Deeper down the rabbit hole I go. Today I put on some more greenstuff to texture the tail of the beast. I'm not entirely happy with it, but I think after I take some sand paper to it I will be more satisfied. Here are the pictures of it. I tried to continue the texture of the Trygon abdomen as it moves down the tail. I added some ridge like things in the center. I may add some scales to it to further reinforce the dragonlike/fishlike theme.
Here are some pictures of the rider as he comes along. I try to make my heroes larger by making them true scale. This allows them to stand above their peers and be easily picked out. I saw some shin greaves on Scibor Minis and a guide on how to make them. I practiced on making Celtic knots, and got really frustrated. I gave it a shot and you can see the results below.
As you can see, they are a little bit too big, even for true scale. The design I chose to make is a Triskelion which I think is a Celtic design, which I think is good for Space Wolves. I need to figure out how to model the rest of the legs. I still may just use Terminator shin pads and just glue my homemade pads on top, but that will make the foot look to small. Also I would have to deal with the cables that are on the calf area of terminator pads.
Tomorrow I will have both of the fish fins on the beast. Then I will need to blend them onto the beast so they look natural, but I have a good plan for this....Sneak Peek!