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Awesome job, dude. Well done. They look ace. :tu:

thanks mate, need to build 10 more and then paint them all up, anyone know whats the best loadout for justarin terminators? also can they have combi meltas? or is that only 40k?

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update time! so i been working on my justarin terminators and all thats missing now is some storm bolter bits so i van maje the last combi plasmas also missing two of the powersword arms so i can make the last catonian poweraxes for them.

 

here is a picture of my poweraxe prototype, what i did was i had a powermaul that i got from a good friend, i cut the head off the maul and taking the round ball part from a old skeletonwarrior morningstar and makeing blades from plastic card it started to take shape, added the last details with greenstuff(tryed cutting them free from some plastic powerwepons but that just keept failing. the nodes are so small and fragike they just curl and deform) so i sculped the nodes and was quite happy with the look, onece my proto type was done i used instamould also known as magic mould to cast more axes in grey stuff (greystuff gets less bendy then greenstuff)

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/6EC8AF02-C7DA-4E31-9F7D-572EEBE6D227.jpg

 

this is the mould i made for the axe and also cut upp a betryal at calth kombibolter side to make it compatible with forgeworld kombi bitz then glued it together and cast that too

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/F0480F8E-2C3B-428E-AB4A-58994A593DCA.jpg

 

 

so now i have 15 justarin terminators konverted from betryal at calth box, almost all done as i mentioned then they need some paint ;)

 

and here they are

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/E7395094-C272-4C11-B7FE-893CA6F7C2B3.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/21BAADE7-503C-49C9-8DC3-3DB6C1072394.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/DF443702-C7AD-46A5-A7E8-0084B739867C.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/6E697F84-0880-44FE-8880-BBFD0AEF85F3.jpg

 

now i just need to get the last bits im missing then i can get the last two justarin finished.

 

nex project im gonna start on is makeing some Sons of Horus Reavers.

so gonna convert up some mk 3 torsos to be reaverlike ;)

 

hope you enjoyed this litte update, and if you have any questions or comments you know I like to hear from you all.

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Glorious! Excellent work Thamier!

 

You have created something truly unique here that fits perfectly with the theme and spirit of 40k the hobby. They look marvellous.

 

You sure get a lot done with that instamold, I can make press molds ok, but haven't tried two part molds, the photos have got me thinking... Hmmm any further tips?

 

Can't wait to see em painted, the Son of Horus earlier was really nice too btw

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Glorious! Excellent work Thamier!

You have created something truly unique here that fits perfectly with the theme and spirit of 40k the hobby. They look marvellous.

You sure get a lot done with that instamold, I can make press molds ok, but haven't tried two part molds, the photos have got me thinking... Hmmm any further tips?

Can't wait to see em painted, the Son of Horus earlier was really nice too btw

thanks alot for the compliment, i noticed that i gotten better att using the insta mould, i can tell you all that i learnt.

i one great feature is that if you make one side of the mould and let it cool for about 5 minutes before you make the other sode they dont fuse into one solid bit ;).

 

also started to use a toothpick to make a few holes in the bottom part while its still soft, moving it in a circular motion so when i press the top bit on later it fill the holes and it will make the mould align nicely once you start casting.

 

step by step what i do is 1 heat up water and add instamould 2 rughtly shape it to fit the part( most of the time i make it square)

3 place on flat surface and press bit down into the instamould half way. 4 use sculpting tool to first press the instamould in snugly to the sides of the bit, and with bigger sculpting tool press the sides of the entire mould in twords the bit to give it a squre shape. 5 after 5 minutes i heat up instamould part 2 and shape it roughly square with fingers. 6 i losen the first part from the flat surface so i can move it around and then i press part 2 down onto the first part, starting from a cornor and sliding it ontop to let most of the air exscape then i flip the mould so the part two is now downwards onto the flat surface and i press it down firmly and with tool press sides in to fit better around part one. step 7 after its cooled i pry the them apart and remove to bit. 8 with a scalpel i stap a few slits into both sides on the highes parts so air can excapse when casting.

 

hope that was helpful, sorry for the confusing discription

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Wow, Thamier, those Justaerin are truly excellent! Having recently worked with the plastic Cataphractii myself, I am all too aware that quite a bit of work is needed to turn them into something a bit less vanilla and more original, and you've really knocked it out of the park with these! The press molded stuff and scratchbuilt axes are also truly something -- very nice!

 

On a related note, so you need some plastic combi-bolter bitz for those last two Termies? I am asking because I didn't use up all the bolters on the sprue for my own Cataphractii, so I have some leftovers. If you're interested, just drop me a PM.

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Wow, Thamier, those Justaerin are truly excellent! Having recently worked with the plastic Cataphractii myself, I am all too aware that quite a bit of work is needed to turn them into something a bit less vanilla and more original, and you've really knocked it out of the park with these! The press molded stuff and scratchbuilt axes are also truly something -- very nice!

 

On a related note, so you need some plastic combi-bolter bitz for those last two Termies? I am asking because I didn't use up all the bolters on the sprue for my own Cataphractii, so I have some leftovers. If you're interested, just drop me a PM.

that was a very nice compliment thanks KS, i was talking with some friends the other day and they told me that i wouldent win any best in show competition with those, cause ppl wouldent know they arnt the real forge world models, and woukd assume i just bought them :p

 

 

and PM sent :)

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Justaerin are sooooooo awesomez! You have really outdone yourself with them. When they are painted they will be difficult to tell apart from the originals. Outstanding :tu:

Please tell me you are doing a Heresy Abaddon to go with them after your 40k version.

thanks Midnight, i had planed on getting the forgeworld Abaddon bit havent thought about konverting it cause it is already a awsome model

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Hi there Thamier, I've just read through the last dozen pages of your work and I'm already a fan of the Balefire Legion! Also awesome work on the justaerin, when painted they'll just look like the original (still wondering how you managed to do those diminute spikes). Finally, you've really inspired me to start press molding things with insta mold, as you get great results, but have you tried using other materials appart from greystuff? Because I've been thinking of trying polymorph to be able to reuse the spare material, but I don't know if it will work as good... Edited by The Traitor
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Hi there Thamier, I've just read through the last dozen pages of your work and I'm already a fan of the Balefire Legion! Also awesome work on the justaerin, when painted they'll just look like the original (still wondering how you managed to do those diminute spikes). Finally, you've really inspired me to start press molding things with insta mold, as you get great results, but have you tried using other materials appart from greystuff? Because I've been thinking of trying polymorph to be able to reuse the spare material, but I don't know if it will work as good...

thanks alot :)

the spikes where also pressmould then once cured i cut them lose andglued them onto the models one spike at a time.

 

havent used other matirials than green and greystuff, would like to trysilicone moulds and do resin casting, but idont have the room nor equipment for it and dont know how.

 

but you should definitely try out polymorph and letme know how it works

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continuing with my 30k adventure i just can't stop building, so made a heavy support squad even got a sargent with a augmented arm.

 

here is a few pictures

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/DE515B96-B1E2-43C7-8F37-7DF562D31C20.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/2BF08735-5179-400F-8866-C3E1E8E7BA16.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/C5925BE0-E2C1-4916-83FD-BAD8FF516A29.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/06EF3F05-FDA4-4E68-B5C0-F7EB71EC70FE.jpg

 

 

also started on a libraian not sure what weapons to give him yet also planned on makeing a master if signals and a few apothecarys

 

anyways... got my hands on a mk3 torso so need to build a squad of reavers so started on those, on the picture heee below on the right is the mk3 torso i started with in the middle is my first finished sons of horus reaver torso prototype, gonna make a press mould of that and start building reavers. on the left is work in progress of my 2nd reaver torso. would love to hear what you guys think

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/85FB51BC-630F-4265-A26C-6669C0AFEFC5.jpg

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Really realy great! Your ability to sculpt complex shapes with gs as smooth as you do is brilliant

 

thanks sheep, that was awsome comming from you with your awsome SoH :)

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nice work dude. Could yuo maybe do a tutorial for them? I'd love me to sculpt some of those myself. :)

I wasn't planing on doing more than one then making a press mould and duplicate it ;) but if i get the time ill do a tut on it.

i googled some pictures off reavers then filed down the mk 3 torso to a base then cut away a few bits that was in the way, added the bits of eletric bas string as cabling glueing that down then used silicone sculpting tools to add the final look.

 

i gotten quite caut up in building been wanting to make a librarian for 30k but only psycker i seen is the one from forge world, so i decided to make my own using that as a base. i took teo shoulderpads and glued to togeter for the psychic hood, then started carving and filing it down before glueing it onto the torso i filed down a bit, the head is a normal mk4 from b@c box aswell cut a bit fldrilled and filed and added a bit of green stuff details

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/9D83A625-96D6-4BA2-87B8-2368BC5DC165.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/E5792CD3-6385-44D2-A9EA-A2352ED0B684.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/C62CB4C7-53FA-4A4D-9FAC-AC5B54C6F284.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/FAF496FB-FC9B-4CAA-BAB2-1E5999750084.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/4A1455DC-FA3D-439F-B9D9-C16BEB1C6ADA.jpg

 

i know its rough and far from finished but im happy with it so far, what do you guys think?

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Really outstanding. Your work really is a source oft inspiration. And THX to you i now know how to really make insta moulds

 

thanks mate, that makes it all worth it! 

 

And i wish you the best of luck with your insta moulds

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is the hood a pauldron?

yup two pauldrons glued back to back

Very cool, the resemblance to Sevrin Loth is uncanny! :D

thanks it is based on him only not as expensive ;)

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I love your thread, so much great info and cool models.

thanks Col.Hertford thats very kind of you, glad you like it.

 

 

feel like i needto post more than that so ill add a pic or two.

 

i was going to make a master of signal but was missing the arms. so I busted out the plastic card.

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/3B4CB877-92DA-4EDE-924C-E74828418440.jpg

 

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad269/thamier/work%20in%20progress/DDF33B32-58BF-4CCD-AC4C-8908A021C9BF.jpg

 

was really fun to build, but the glue drying time was awful.

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