Thursday, 29 March 2012

Mega Shark


While waiting for some putty to cure, I FINALLY did the right side highlighting on this bad boy. He is a little bit shiny as he's not yet matt varnished. I really need to get a can of dullcote sometime soon. It is a Monsterpocalypse figure that I sculpted new claws for over a year ago.

Like the last one, the figure was very easy to paint, though a little laborious due to the size (He is on a 50mm round base). I'm looking forward to painting some "science team" and army vehicles to give the big guys some scale.. Although I feel I must start on the resin city pieces next so I can have my first game of Ganesha Games' Mighty Monsters.

Thanks for looking!

27 comments:

  1. Very nicely modeled claws, Jacker. I like this conversion better than the "fish-scale-webbing" on the original. If one desired a web-look to the new "hands", he could putty just a hint of webbing btwn the claws. Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks Jay. I learned a lot about greenstuff making these. The main lesson I took away was that I prefer ProCreate! ;)

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    2. I will second Procreate as a preferred putty for anything bulk the bulking up. I still use green stuff but only when that's all I have.

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    3. Yep, I've switched over to ProCreate also.

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    4. I appreciate the 'putty insight', gentlemen. I've got some ProCreate resting comfortably next to my stash of green stuff. So, I'll give it a try next time I 'update' a mini and let you know how it treated me!

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    5. As a further insight, I have had some success starting with a build-up of green stuff and then detailing on top of it with grey. The green has more tacky to it and so gives the grey somethng to stick to. You may have to learn to live with two-tone sculpts but this has made it easier for me to get the small detail bits of grey to stay in place when I working them.

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  2. This beasty looks great!

    He would also make a cool life form in 15mm as a mutant, alien, or fanfasy monster. Think Rancor beast :)

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    1. Thanks Eli! Yes, that's a good point. I was originally going to use these models as giant creatures instead of tanks for certain races. There's an iTEN mission that revolves around both sides attacking a nasty robot.. I think that kind of thing would be a great use for a giant monster.

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  3. Spacejacker, I've said it before and I'll say it again. If I didn't know that you painted 15mm scale figures the sheer amount of detail you manage would have me thinking I'm looking at 54mm at least.

    I know that particular mini is larger than most 15mm, but still... simply outstanding.

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    1. Thank you Legion! These guys are massive compared to my usual work, but it's fun to make a change sometimes.

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  4. Simply great spacejacker, I look forward to seeing these used in a game. Either smashing buildings, or being the target of some civic defence forces ire.

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    1. Cheers Lobo, always nice to hear from you :)

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  6. That paint job really *pops*. Nice highlighting.

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    1. Thanks Mark, there is plenty to highlight on this guy...I'm relieved to get him finished after all this time.

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  7. He looks great! You'd never know he was converted from looking at him now

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    1. Thanks Ferret, this was really my first foray into conversion with putty on this blog so I'm glad it hangs together ok.

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  8. Oh wow! Great looking stuff there! Shading and highlighting are perfection!

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    1. I just went back and looked at the original model. Holy crap! You absolutely DOMINATED the original figure!

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    2. Thank you very much! It's a lovely sculpt that deserved better treatment ;)

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  9. Hey Spacejacker! Top job as always! Do you find that Testors Dullcote is sufficient protection for gaming models without a gloss coat first?

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    1. All my figures have a single coat of Vallejo matt spray varnish, so I'm hoping dull cote is just as good if not better. In the past I didn't varnish figures at all and rarely had any problems. I've never transported them around much though, and am careful about tipping them over. The main reason I play on a zuzzy mat is it doesn't scratch the minis :)

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    2. Just be careful with Dullcoate. It's great varnish but reall dulls the shine on metallic paints waaaay too much. Better to leave the metal parts unpainted until after the rest of the model has been varnished. Sometimes fiddly to do, but that's the price you pay for the best protective anti-shine varnish spray on the market.

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  10. Wow, great conversion. The claws came out great and are an excellent improvement over the original. Great paintjob on this, too. Outstanding job.

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  11. I second these comments! Great job on sculpting and painting!

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  12. I love it. He would be a great tank for the Khurasan karkarine and lamprey men.

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