Commissar Molotov Posted July 21, 2014 Share Posted July 21, 2014 (edited) True-scale Deathwatch Project Thread http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd464/INQ28/wp_ss_20160227_0004_zpswyzo6vrg.jpg I've spoilered the first post so that this can be used as a directory of where I am. Hope you enjoy! Hello.It feels weird to be creating a new topic on the Bolter and Chainsword; it is my first for many years. There aren't many familiar faces here anymore, but I look forward to starting afresh.This month marks nine years since I first posted my DIY Chapter, the Castigators. The thing is, in nine years I've never had an army. I've wanted one, but I've never really been able to achieve it in a way that's left me satisfied. One of the primary reasons for that is that I just don't find that the Space Marine models fit my thoughts about the Astartes - how they should be hulking, post-human monsters that sacrifice some of what makes them human in order to defend humanity. A lot of my hobby work in recent years has been in the field of 28mm Inquisitor, and so the Space Marines should stand above and beyond the ordinary humans. The obvious response, therefore, is to build a better Space Marine.My initial attempts have been sporadic. Based on Sebastian Stuart's Brother Stavus, I first started working with plastic terminators, using power armoured arms. Originally I was very happy with the concept, though it does produce Marines that look like T-Rexes - they have very short arms. In this spoiler tag, you can see some of the work I did on a true-scaled Deathwatch team: http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/TSDeathwatch/Flamer-004.jpghttp://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/TSDeathwatch/ultramarine004.jpghttp://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/0032.jpg http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Comparison-1.jpgIn recent years, I have moved towards techniques favoured by Apologist, particularly the use of terminator-armour for the arms. Here you can see the next True-Scaled Marine I made - this one a Chaos Marine, made partly with Dark Vengeance bits and partly with the Terminator Lord kit.http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/2014/DarkApostle.pngBut it was seeing this Grey Knight by Thomas Kyrsting that changed everything for me. He was the first modeller I'd seen who used Tartaros legs for true-scaled Space Marines, and it seemed to work so well that it ignited something in me. The next project I embarked upon was a true-scaled Black Templar for our next INQ28 campaign: http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd464/INQ28/Gottfried_zps12b1f639.jpghttp://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd464/INQ28/Gottfried1_zpsd47d16fc.jpghttp://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd464/INQ28/Gottfried5_zpsb0c832bf.jpg http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/2014/Gottfried.pngThe realisation that so much time has passed and I've not managed to achieve one of my primary hobby goals has spurred me into action. I intend to use this as a thread to collate and spur on my progress towards a small true-scaled Deathwatch Kill-Team.I'm not the most prolific or proficient modeller, so I will no doubt be taking it slow, but I hope that the thread will be interesting to you - and I look forward to your feedback.I will be posting soon with the progress - such as it is - on my Deathwatch thus far! Edited October 24, 2017 by Commissar Molotov Tyrannicide, Lysimachus, Bukimimaru and 4 others 7 Back to top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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