Miniature Painting & Sculpting Hobby Blog

Some Updates

Friday, March 23, 2012

Having a blog is pretty useful, it's a great way for me to see how long I've been procrastinating on some of my projects!  I haven't had as much time to work on my miniatures, mainly the Rat Lord, but I'm getting back into it now.  The Rat Lord is primed and ready to paint, I just need to figure out the colors.

Back with the Space Wolves, I've got about twenty Grey Hunters, five Fenrisian Wolves and three Thunderwolf Cavalry to start on, and two dreadnoughts.  I got an Assault on Black Reach box from eBay which somehow ended up with a couple swapped out sprues so I ended up with two dreadnoughts instead of the standard one.  What I've decided to do with them is create the dreadnoughts as Geri and Freki, Leman Russ' two pet thunderwolves.

I've started work on cleaning them up and removing some decorative bits as well as starting on space wolf-ing them up.  I want to give them a very wolf-like look to them, and I've started with the feet and making them look like paws.  This was my first time trying out some green stuff and milliput.  I used the yellow-grey milliput to create the claws and the greenstuff for the fur.  
The fur making part was definitely a challenge, but I started to get the hang of it after a few paws.  One thing I learned is it's helpful to keep the tool moist with water as well as the surface of the greenstuff to keep them from sticking.  

 

3 Responses so far.

  1. Fayte says:

    Very cool! Hope to see more coming soon. That fur is impressive for a first go at it.

  2. They look great! Do you think the claw could be made with green stuff too?

  3. Yep, the claws could have been done in green-stuff as well, I just attempted them with milliput to feel the difference between green-stuff and milliput. Definitely a lot of differences, I'll write a post about that later, after I have a bit more play with both.
    And thanks for following!

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