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Demiurg (take 2)
Topic Started: 19 Nov 2017, 08:26 PM (709 Views)
Inso
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There is another Demiurg topic that I started on here but it became dead as a result of Photobucket being mean... so...

To cut a long story short... I quite liked the idea of rock-dwarfs in space so I decided to put some together. I used some bits from various companies and based the troops around GW Kharadron Overlords with converted heads.

These three are the first of the troopers:

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They represent (bottom row from left to right) a drone controller, leader and mech. After a little bit of negative feedback, the leader got a trim:

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The idea is that each unit has the three troopers above in it and is accompanied by a range of drones; both ground and air based. The first drones are these:

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I need to re-base them to match the Demiurg but they are painted and in storage somewhere so I will have to dig them out, at some point, to do it. I also need to tidy up the base of the drone controller that is posted below (the first one of the Demiurg that I have painted):

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The next one to be painted will be the mech.
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That's the controller and the mech done now... next up is the leader (which is already started :) ).
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euansmith
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Officially frigging excellent!
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Inso
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Cheers :)

So... in a moment of drug induced (prescribed painkillers) euphoria, I went online and did some shopping and for some reason, I bought a radio controlled truck. It was cheap (luckily) but it is large and has six wheels.

I have no idea why I decided to buy the thing but, in hind-sight, it probably wasn't such a bad idea. I can turn it into a Demiurg super-heavy transport :) .

The truck is the one on the left and the image on the right is of the shape I quite like... but obviously, the vehicle will be MUCH larger :) . I reckon I can turn it into something quite interesting... with the added bonus that it will be able to move around under its own steam :

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Prescription drugs should have a warning, "Do not operate eBay whilst under the influence of this drug".
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I have now finished the third Demiurg (the leader):

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I have also started work on the army commander:

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Inso
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I did a bit of rooting about in storage boxes and have located the drones that I have assembled. 3 just need the bases doing and the other 3 need a lot more work. I have also started the three Demiurg troops for the next unit :) :

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I thought I may as well get on with the next 3 Demiurg, seeing as I am sculpting heads for the commander and his driver already... may as well do them all :)
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Your re-purposing of the Gharr is great.
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Just love your models, just wish I was anywhere near that good a sculpting.
Heads looking better cut down, before they reminded me of Bart Simpson hair cut.
Commander looking interesting, who makes the vehicle ?
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Cheers :)

The commander's vehicle is from here: https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/ghar-empire/products/ghar-command-crawler
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Have you seen the new Boromite Hauler from Warlord? It is 50 but has definite possibilities.
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16 Dec 2017, 06:42 PM
Have you seen the new Boromite Hauler from Warlord? It is 50 but has definite possibilities.
I have... and I think it is a very cool bit of kit.

I am toying with the idea of getting one... but I'm not sure whether I will get one for this project or something entirely different :)
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The first three drones are now re-based and have joined their Demiurg owners:

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I think that each of the drone squads will have six of these large drones in them, with a few aerial drones for spotting and shielding. I haven't decided on which aerial drones I will go for yet... so I will tick along with the big drones and Demiurg for now :) .
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I still can't get over how phenomenal the greenstuff work you do is. How long have you been sculpting?
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20 Dec 2017, 05:04 AM
I still can't get over how phenomenal the greenstuff work you do is. How long have you been sculpting?
Thanks :) .

To be fair... if I hadn't picked up a little more than the basics over the last 32 years of sculpting, I would hang my head in shame :)

I started sculpting with Milliput when I was 15 and then... I discovered Green Stuff and then I ACTUALLY started to sculpt a bit better.

My advice for sculpting has always been the same:

1. Make sure the putty is properly mixed.
2. Always keep your sculpting tools clean and moistened.
3. Work in layers and allow things to dry in between (that prevents you destroying earlier layers).
4. If you need sharp edges/smooth surfaces, rework the areas after allowing the putty to dry for 20 minutes.
5. Practice.
6. Practice.
7. Practice some more!
8. Be ready to scrape things off and start again... or bin what you are working on and start again.
9. Learn some anatomy so that you get the proportions correct and can pose the miniature properly.
10. Yep... more practice :)

Some people are gifted and can sculpt straight away. Others need to practice a lot.
Edited by Inso, 20 Dec 2017, 06:22 PM.
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I'll add my praise for your greenstuff work and for your inventiveness at re-purposing and converting minis.
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Cheers :)

This project has stalled... so I have been trying to get it moving again, by removing the need to sculpt every head. As a result, I decided to try using an old style, Mantic Steel Warrior head (now called militia) and this is what I ended up with:

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He is a standard mechanic/engineer and has the usual Anvil Industry weapons and pack. I think the large size of the helmet works very well and I am going to continue with a few more of these :) .
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That Mantic head looks really rather sinister.
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Always liked those helmets. Too bad you cant buy them separate :(

Great kitbacking, Inso :)
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