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WIP 30mm Forgeworld Elysian Drop Trooper
RobH
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 08:39 PM UTC
It's been a while since I posted any work here.

Here's a 30mm forgeworld resin piece, part of Games Workshops Warhammer 40000 universe.



very much a work in progress, and colours obviously influenced by troops in Iraq right now.

painted in acrylics, there is so much detail in this multipart kit; it's beautifully sculpted and all the equipment is seperate.

comments and critiques greatly appreciated

cheers

Rob
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 03:47 AM UTC
Looks very good! First time I have seen one of those guys painted. Can´t find any critique so far except that the shoes perhaps should become a bit more highlighted.
I look forward to see the continue!
Cheers Andreas
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 04:27 AM UTC
good one... i want more big scale 40K figgies on market
please keep us posted
RobH
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 02:27 PM UTC
cheers folks!

I'll get some more pics up by the end of the day.

Anf it's a shame it's not a bigger scale Graywolf - it's still a gaming piece and 30mm high
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 03:14 PM UTC
I think you are doing a wonderful job on him. My only suggestion would be to give the poor guy some hands, seeing how the Elyssians might not let him fight handless. :-)
RobH
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 06:37 PM UTC
An update:






still bits to do, need to paint the weapon and some small details, add more to the visor (not happy)

comments and critiques welcome and encouraged!!
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 07:52 PM UTC
Rob:

I work in 1:35th a lot but have never tried anything
smaller. I really like your work, the choice of colors
and the shading. These little critters have a lot of
detail and your photographs are very good.
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2006 - 09:42 PM UTC
I'm very impressed by the paint scheme, I've been looking at the forgeworld website for a while at these figures.

Its a tie between the droptroopers or the cadian upgrades which also look amazing. Decisions Decisions.

Keep up the good work, what type of base are you going to use for your figure?
Maki
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 01:09 AM UTC
Great job... I have developed a soft spot for these figures and like them very much. In fact I bought two Kasrkin Imperial Guard troopers and I know how small these guys really are. You did a wonderful job, the details are amazing.

Keep us posted please,
Mario
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006 - 12:05 PM UTC
Rob impressed in 2 ways - first amazing clear photos of a 30mm figure and 2ndly I love the very natural style of this work (now you only need 100 more mates for him) sorry am also aa gammer and would love an army of figures like this one Rob- very very impressed
(ps I see a lot of good figure as I actually work for GW in Australia and he is right up there but I like the more natural look you have achieved rather than some of the brighter ones I see at Work)
RobH
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006 - 04:54 PM UTC
Wow, forgot about this!

Cheers for the new comments folks. I'm a historical modeller by nature and edge toward the subtle. I'm also very much into the uniforms worn in Iraq by the US forces and certainly tailored the paint job to that.

As for the photos, glad you like them I confess to having a digital SLR, so they should be OK at least (but any camera is ultimately only as good as the user). It is scary to enlarge a small figure like this but it certainly shows any flaws in your painting!

As for the base......think industrial complex with stagnant water and sneaky baby tyranids lurking below...........

(but I have temporarily stopped this......you guys have pushed me to get it moving again! Thanks)
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 02:08 PM UTC
Looks fantastic Rob
Especially as I can appreciate how much enlargement it has withstood!
There are some great bases available from Micro Studios (Poland) which I recently snared which would suit this fella.
Cheers
Clinton
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 03:08 PM UTC

Quoted Text

There are some great bases available from Micro Studios (Poland) which I recently snared which would suit this fella.



Do you have an URL for Micro Studios?

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 03:15 PM UTC
http://micro.webd.pl/shop/catalog/

Really nice suff and brilliant service to here in the UK from Poland
Good Luck
Clinton
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 05:37 PM UTC
Thanks, those bases look cool... do you have some pics of your figures on those bases?

Mario.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 05:52 PM UTC
Sorry, have only received them in the last week but will have some finished in the next few weeks or so.
Clinton
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 08:24 PM UTC
Clinton; I had seen those bases before; some of the tree ones are especially nicely rendered. I've half made the base for this guy; I'll post a pic or two soon.
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2006 - 03:47 AM UTC
I'll be looking forward to those pics, keep up the good work.

jamie
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2006 - 08:35 AM UTC
Very well handled!