Friday, February 25, 2011

Climb Upon My Faithful Steed

Like I promised, I am working on this guy at a rapid pace.  Today he finally comes together.  Hagar has bent a mighty leviathan to his will, and rides him into battle.  Enough jibber jabber. Here he is!

Yes that is a valkyrie base.  I think the truscaling came out pretty well on the marine.   It was good that I worried about it as much as I did, because it was essential to get him to look right.  I still have to finish his rebreather, make a sheild, add the chains, and decorations, but overall I am very pleased.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

OMG, I'm learning so much about sculpting you guys.

Alright.  Big updates.  Now that this guy is beginning to really take shape, I am getting really excited about it which means more motivation which means more work on him and more posts for your amusement.  Watch this spot.  
Below you can see what I have done to created an underwater breathing apparatus for the beast.


 Here is a picture from a different view.  You can see that I've left a hole down there at the anterior (look at me using anatomy words I learned in dental school!!!111!).  The idea is that from each of the three protrusions that compose the gill, will be a gill like frilly thing which will connect the rod to the neck.  I will probably use fake eyelashes for this.  I will be purchasing them incognito.  The idea is that water can enter the gill through the hole I left as the beast swims along.  It will then pass the frills and oxygen exchange will occur, just the way nature (or the hive mind) intended.

Also Hagar is moving right along.   He is essentially finished.  I need to glue him together, add a rebreather of sorts, and finish the shield.  Unfortunately the shield is somewhat of an embarrassment currently.  Ill probably scrap it and start over.  I want a Scottish Inspired Targe which should fit in nicely with the designs on the shins as well as the viking theme of these guys. 

So what is left to do?
1. Glue him together
2. Sculpt rebreather
3. Make Shield
4. Removably pin him to the Leviathan

1. Glue the head on
2. Fix the nicks in the gills
3. Add fake eyelash frills
4. Affix him to a base
5. Add chains to connect him to Hagar
6. Add Space Wolfy decorations and battle damage.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Grind Continues

So I have been swamped with school work, however I have managed to put some time into Hagar the Horrible.  I made a tread on the left foot, and Ill soon have a matching one on the right.  I'm pretty pleased with it.  I also added a strap on to the back of the leg in the calf region.
Below you can see some of the thigh armor detailing I did.  It is supposed to look sort of like the rims on the grey hunter legs.  I plan to do similar work on the opposing leg.

Next I need to finish work on the gill apparatus for the leviathan, and sort out the other leg.  From there I just glue him together, and its pretty much good to go.  I want to finish building by the end of the month to give me a month to paint this guy.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Recent Work

So I just realized that my deadline for this monster is approaching faster than I wanted.  I need to get crackin!

I worked on this recently:

The rider has had his left foot finished.  I'm really pleased with it in general.  Also his torso has been bulked out laterally.  Once the arms are in place I think he will look just about right as far as scale goes.  Tonight I want to finish the other foot, and maybe do the calf on the left leg. 

I also worked on the leviathan's head and neck.  I eased the transition on the neck.  It looks pretty solid, but now I need to figure out some way to make gills for this guy.  The things I have on there at the moment I am not really happy with at all.  Here's a picture: