Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hordebloods: Impaler Completed

 Well, my sharks teeth came in, which meant it was time to complete my Impaler! This, this was fun :)

 I start by going through the bag and picking out some teeth.

I tested drilling a hole in one that wasn't as nice as the ones I used, incase something went wrong. Drilled a little too far and it all fell apart. The next times went fine though.

Hardest part? Drilling teeth. Messes you up.

I connected another test tooth to a back spear, and wrapped it in some leather thread to see how it'd look. I like.

 To hold the leather in place, I used glue in a few places. Unfortunately, this really stands out on the leather.

My solution was to us a dark wash and age the leather all over. This game it all a uniform look.
The big spear head kinda obscures the Impaler's face, but I knew I'd have those issues with how I positioned the arm. Overall I'm happy with how he turned out! :)





Take a look at my Step by Step page for the entire Hordebloods project.

Here you will find each model broken down into links showing each step:
Concept, Works in Progress, (for both modelling and painting) and Final Shots

2 comments :

  1. I love the shark teeth on the impaler. They really add to the feral look of him. In the future, you may have more luck drilling teeth if you first soak them in some water. The teeth do tend to get brittle, and will break apart easily when heat and pressure are applied. Drilling a wet tooth helps it to not fracture.
    Your paint job is awesome too. Where did you get the small leather straps? Great work.

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  2. Thanks, I'll keep that in mind and will definitely credit you when I try it out.

    The leather straps are from a hobby store called Michaels. It's basically a spool, like string, but different thicknesses of leather.

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