Hello, and welcome to my new blog. I am an avid Warhammer 40k player, and modeler/painter. In my free time I attend dental school. This blog is to chronicle my attempt at creating a showpiece model that I can hopefully make a play at some competitions with.
After a long drive home from Da Boyz GT, I talked with my traveling companions and we threw ideas back and forth about this. Originally I wanted a Space Marine riding a Dragon, but we settled on something pretty close: Space Wolf Lord riding a Leviathan
I will attempt to describe my vision for this monstrosity. Wolf Lord Hagar the Horrible has bent a mighty leviathan to his will. When it is time for battle, he rides atop the leviathan setting upon the enemy by bursting from below through the ice of a frozen lake.
Now this project is really made of three parts:
Part one: The Wolf Lord. This guy needs to look more bad ass than the other marines. I intend to make him true scale like the other Space Wolf characters I have completed. He will have custom made armor. Since the model is going to be bursting from the ice, he needs some apparent way to have been breathing underwater. I could use a helmet, but I think I am more likely to have him bare headed with some sort of apparent rebreather.
Part two: The Leviathan. The fluff describes these creatures of the deep as beings of an ancient tyranid hive fleet. Little more description is given. I plan on combining dragon and trygon kits to create the beast. He needs to be apparently of tyranid origin, so that means 3 sets of legs and a carapace.
Part three: The ice base. This is the part where I am having the hardest time figuring out. I want to make the beast seem as though he has just bursted forth from the ice lake. This means there needs to be (from bottom up) a water effect for about half an inch, then an ice effect for a little ways, and then some way to make a splash with the water and ice effect as it shatters and blows out. I really have to idea how to do this. I have clear two part resin that people often use for water effects that I think will help.
Pics on the next post!