Sunday, 3 April 2016

'nids part 194 - Tyranid Void Shield Generator part 8.

Second side plate completed. I think I'm getting the hang of this now, I mean it's not the most amazing sculpting, it's pretty basic in fact but it's a level I comfortable with, both in results and effort involved to achieve it.
 

I know I could achieve something similar with a tonne of hot glue and some simple haousehold rubbish but I wouldn't be happy with it. Whereas this aesthetic is a bit more involved but not too much I'm rendered motionless by the weight of the task at hand.



The fourth spine plate was done too.



This was the progress night before Throne of Skulls, side plates complete and spine done.


Next up containment spikes on the spine.


Then fleshy bits on the spine interior and the battlements.


I'd been musing on the battlment base, It'll be similar to the Skyshield but the VSG stamen will hopefully look similar to this, the centre of a pumpkin flower.


Although it'll be red, like this.



16 comments:

  1. Awesome work Dave. This is starting to look absolutely horrific which it spot on for nids if you ask me!

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    1. Thanks Ian, sadly I've not had the time or the motivation to progress this any further. However I've a Dark Angel Tactical squad all but varnished so I've not been idle. I just need to get on with the the fleshy bits once I've done those spikes...

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  3. Looks great Dave and far alien and realistic from its inception.

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    1. It's definitely progressed quite well, sadly on hiatus for the time being but I may be able to fit some bits in as and when I find other projects tedious.

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  4. Nice organic work Dave. Rightly gross, especially when you have painted the flower like bits, reminds me of a fly catcher in red, maybe you should research a bit like the pitcher plant or Venus flytrap for the flower bits?

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    1. Will have a look at those, once I've got the spikes out of the way.

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  5. yeah! loving it!
    It looks really well, great job :D

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    1. Cheers, I think yours will be completed before mine though ;)

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  6. Looking great, man! Always amazed at your sculpting skills. Keep up the great work!

    By the way, you won my giveaway - drop me an email at moonlight at cold-moon.com and we'll sort out the details!

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    1. My sculpting is bold and functional, fine detail is not my strongpoint and the clay is often too delicate to hold it's shape when carved, so easily tears. But I'm comfortable with it as a material and the results fit my aesthetic and more importantly are achievable without being too laborious.

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  7. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks, it's on hold for the moment but will one day return to the top of my To Do List.

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  8. looks good mate, but have to say the front on pic (image5) looks like its giving me the finger lol

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    1. You have no idea what the sculpting video looks like. I mean it's done but I just can;t bring myself to share it, it just looks wrong!

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  9. The sculpting work you have done has really brought it to life, you have to post that video :-)

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