So for my return post I decided to do something a little different.
When we talk about 'thinking outside of the box' as gamers a lot of the time this relates to either tactics or army lists.
Today I'm looking at the modelling side of this phrase.
So rather than just being 'outside of the box' sub in for box, clam shell, or packet.
What is Tylar rattling on about....simply put conversions, re-poses, and kit bashing.
Today I decided to get over my Warp Fatigue by taking the new plastic Contemptor and showing you all what can be done.
I have heard so many people moaning about the plastic Contemptor.
It's not posable, why isn't it a kit....wah wah wah....
I'm pretty sick of it to be fair.
3 years ago most would have fallen over themselves for a plastic Contemptor.
Now we have one, it's not good enough.
I beg to differ..
And I'm going to show you why.
Now in fairness I have been doing this for the best part of 27 years and I've had plenty of failures along the way. Confidence in your own abilities and the will to take your modelling up a notch maybe the difference in an OK model and one that people go, 'Wow how did he do that?'
Here I'll show you a step by of how I re-posed, added to, and 'converted' my plastic Contemptor by 'Thinking Outside of The Box'.
Rather than a full commentary I'll post up the pics and if you have any questions feel free to comment below.
So he we go...
The first cut is the deepest....
Kheres cut ready for repose.
And finally two shots with banner.
Now as I said I've had some practice over the years. But I did all this today in 6 hours.
If you have an hour or two free a night think what you can do with your plastic Contemptor.
Enjoy and feel free to ask any questions below.
Edit/Adition - One thing I forgot to say is have an idea and if you can, have a story. That way it will add to the dynamic of your miniature. Like this Contemptor he represents a previous member of the Templar Brethren. The next will be a previous member of the Phallanx Wardens and an assault Veteran.
It will aid you when thinking of parts to add or symbols to incorporate.