Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Heresy 28mm Tunnel Dweller (Metal version)


This has taken many years to complete (not all of it working on the model. To begin, the original metal model came in many parts and took several aeons just to clean and assemble. The main abdomen came in six or seven ill-fitting parts so several sessions were required to even get to the upper body.
This kit came with several optional parts. I chose the insectoid head over a humanoid one, and the sword replaced a large scythe.
The six insectoid legs were a pain in the arse to be blunt, I should have pinned them really. 
I undercoated in White, and then it lay dormant for several months whilst other projects continued. Most of the time it was still on the table, staring at me with its beady eyes, and I guess this time was when I began to formulate how it would look.
It picked up the basic stone/rubble base, and then a few greeny ink coats around the base told me that was not the way to progress. More dormancy.
Inspiration happens strangely sometimes, and when painting yellow on another model, I pulled it off the shelf, and set to. Perfect. 'I shall waspify it' thought I.
Much image searching on our friend Google, and I knew what was going to go in all the different spots on the model.
Here are some of my work in progress shots.
Several coats of ink and basic black pattern, blue ink wash on sword, no work on armour yet
More yellow work, and basic bone colour on sword. Tinny tin base coat on armour. Antennae added from fuse wire.
More coats of yellow ochre on body, sword finished, antennae thickened with successive coats of thick paint.
Highlight yellows, define face and upper body more, severed head in hand completed.
More definition and highlighting, armour highlighted, antennae details.

And finally, here's the 360 of the finished model.











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