Tutorial – Artscale Terminator

Ever since I made my first Artscale Terminator I’ve been asked for a tutorial on how I did it. I was very hesitant for a long time because it takes a while to put this together but also because it requires a better grasp of using Green Stuff than the Artscale Space Marine in Power Armour. However, enough people requested it, so...

Painted Truescale Space Marines

I recently got some pics sent my way of conversions I’d worked on for other people. It’s actually quite rare for me to see models I’ve worked on actually painted, so to see these is a bit of a treat for me (too much green and grey on this blog). I have to admit when I first was the combat squad pics it didn’t...

Artscale Space Marine Combat Squad

Well it’s been far far too long since my last post. Crazy times of late have meant my priorities have had to lie elsewhere. But now I’m back on track and focused on new things… Starting with this Space Marine Combat Squad. I thought about posting an update on this squad last week but procrastinated over it and decided...

Vulkan He’stan Rebuild

This particular conversion has been a long time coming but I’ve been a bit distracted lately. This is a rebuild of the stock Vulkan He’stan into something a bit better than the existing skipping rope pose. I knew that this being a regular scale conversion I wanted to use the existing model as a base to work from, because...

Tutorial – Artscale Space Marine

This is my guide to how I make a basic Artscale Space Marine in Mark 7 Power Armour. This guide shows my approach to the idea of scaled up Space Marines, and has been strongly influenced by many others. Since I made this original guide two years ago my techniques have changed a little. The original tutorial is presented here but where...

Tutorial – Imperial Laurel

Anyone who collects any Space Marines (most of us right?) will most likely have seen the Imperial Laurel bit included in the Command Squad box, but to this day I don’t think I have ever seen one used on a model. The bit itself doesn’t fit. When I started work I most recent project, a member of the Deathwatch, one of the criteria...

Heavy Flamer Gauntlet

  Here’s a Heavy Flamer gauntlet destined to be fitted to a Counts As Vulkan He’stan conversion (not mine). The process is pretty simple. I took a plastic power fist from the Assault Squad box set I believe. I removed all the surface details so that when sculpting over a new “skin”...

Artscale Combat Squad

I didn’t really get around to making a “work in progress” post about this squad unfortunately the finished pics will have to suffice. Pretty standard work, all in all. With the exception of the shoulders (I made once then cast nine duplicates using Blu-Stuff) each Space Marine was built in the same way shown in...

Blu-Stuff Iconography Molds

Please excuse the simplicity of this video, this is my very first attempt at making a video ever, so it’s a little rough. I wanted to show how easy it is to cast small details like iconography in Green Stuff using Blu-Stuff as a mold. I started with some icons I sculpted myself for a Minotaurs Space Marine chapter that were sculpted...

Artscale Terminator Chaplain

This particular conversion was part of the Mark V army I was commission to build. There’s pic of an Assault Terminator on page 31 of the 4th Ed. SM Codex with riveted legs armour. That’s what I tried to capture here, that there is an extra layer of armour riveted onto his normal Terminator suit, so the greaves are larger than usual....

Artscale Chaplain

This particular conversion is for the Mark V army I’ve spent an age working on. Pretty straight forward really. The helm is from GW’s biker chaplain (accessory mounted on back of the bike) that’s been sitting in my bitz box for 12 years! The custom crozius is a power axe with the iron halo taken from the sanguinor model. Not much...

The Tyrants Lightning Claws

I did a little job converting the rather stylish Lightning Claw on Forgeworlds Huron model a few weeks ago. Because there is only one right hand claw making a pair requires conversion from right to left. I also replaced the actual claws with plastic ones as the resin ones were too deformed for my tastes and too delicate to repair. To do...

Artscale Mark V Pedro Kantor

This is one of a few characters to lead the Mark V artscale army I’ve been working on. This one is a counts as Pedro Kantor. I’ve tried to give him an authorative commanding pose, ordering his troops to move their asses to the objective. I really wanted to try another scratch built power fist after the one I made for my Huron...

Tutorial – Artscale Arms

This is a slight update to the Version 2.0 of my guide to converting Actual Scale Space Marines (original post found here) that makes arms much more straightforward and doesn’t rely on having an abundance of terminator arms. I’ve tried to make this as easy to follow as possible, a picture says a thousand words, so they say :-p So...

Artscale Mark V Devastator Squad

Click to enlarge. As part of the Mark V armoured Space Marine army I’ve been building for over a year now I present the Devastator Squad. A large amount of sculpting per model has kept me really busy. Note: some of the shoulder pads are missing on the above pic because the client was to supply his own. As part of the criteria for this squad the client asked for the sergeant to be holding a pair of binoculars up to his face, which has actually worked out simpler than I thought. Finally able to make some progress on this squad. All the studs and cabling just mean these take forever to make (Mark V’s are going to be a rarity in my Lamenters force I can tell you that much). This is the basic 5 man squad with four missile launchers and I...

Tutorial – Artscale Jump Packs

I’ve been asked a couple of times how I enlarged the jump packs of my Artscale Assault Marines so I figured I’d throw up a quick explanation. As with the regular backpacks I enlarge (by cutting up two and gluing the bits back together) the size difference is subtle but I feel it is enough to make it worth doing. Start with a regular...

Artscale Librarian (Ezekial)

One of my favourite Games Workshop miniatures of all time is the Dark Angels Chief Librarian Ezekial. It’s just a really characterful model in an awesome pose and I want to make an artscale version to include in my Lamenters force. I’ll be keeping the original head and resculpting the rest of the model in the same pose and with most...

Artscale Mark II Librarian

Here I have for you an Artscale Librarian in Mark 2 armour. I have to admit I really struggled with the pose on this. The helm, top of the torso and backpack are all the resin parts from Forgeworld and I have to say the quality of these new Space Marine bits is just outstanding, the best I’ve seen from them so far. The rest of the...

Artscale Space Marine Bike

This is my first Artscale Space Marine Bike (a prototype you could say). The whole thing is about half as long again as a regular bike, hence the need for a custom base (2 x 40mm rounds and a 40mm square). The plastics are a combination of Ork and Space Marine bikes and the exhausts came from a Baneblade or perhaps Shadowsword kit...

Artscale Techmarine

This is my second Artscale Techmarine, loosely based on my previous Master of the Forge and this awesome illustration. This one was completed far more quickly than the previous one as there was far less planning and forethought going in to it, even so I have to say I’m really pleased with how it turned out. This is part of the Artscale...