Sunday, 18 November 2012

progress is slow but worth it.

Here's number one of my side project to re-interprit some old school RT era marines.

 Legs started off as some 4th ed boxed set marines and the torso from the bits box Chain sword is home made double set teeth and is a bit longer than standard.
 Shoulder guard is a sanded down modern one and the bolter is a green stuff press mold copy, sits more snugly on his upper leg. The skull on the back pack is another push mold.
 The beacky helm is a mk 7 reworked as i've none in the bits box (I here ebay a calling) and the lower legs were scored and the tag added to simulate the original miniature.

 Side by side with the old school original. Now we see the reason for reworking him using new plastic marine parts and lashings of green stuff he's a short chap and wouldn't look right next to the modern models. Couldn't quite get the stance right or the arm crossing the body as the new torso's are much more substantial.
Maybe i could have canted him leaning into the swing more but as this was the first test model i didn't wont to attemptto much frankensurgery(tm) on myy first go. Next re-imagining is far more involved and you shall be seeing him very soon as he's done already and will be uploaded mid week for your delictaion and comments.

Cand C always welcome.



  1. Other than the lean, I think you've done a really decent job there sir. That twin toothed chain blade looks nasty!

  2. Thanks Dai I thinki could have been a bit more adventures and tried to put more lean into him.