Saturday, February 1, 2014

When 'life' imitates 'art'

OK, this is another blast from the past.  Long ago, I had seen this piece of art (not sure who the artist is, but I am assuming that it does originate from Games Workshop).

I thought it would be very fun to make something that was a bit like it.  This meant chopping up a solid metal Marneus Calgar figure... before I ever had a razor saw.

That certainly made this task more difficult!  You can see where the extra GW bitz were added, as well as the brown stuff and plasticard/polystyrene tubing.

I seem to remember using an Ork Choppa blade to create the Nemesis Weapon.  I forget where the Storm Bolter bit came from.

And the painted result.  It was a very complex paint job, since everything was sculpted in place.  Normally, many of these pieces would have been painted separately and then attached when complete.

Also, it weighed a ton!  It was sitting there on the end of the dowel rod, with the pin almost bending under the weight.

Still, it was an interesting project.  Believe it or not, I did 2 more conversions using solid metal Marneus minis.  Guess I just didn't learn my lesson the first time!


  1. You just keep amazing, if I EVER achieve half your painting skills I would be a VERY VERY happy man.

    1. Thanks for the kind words... and for checking out the blog!

  2. This is amazing, I may try and copy a few ideas for my own Inquisitor!

  3. The storm bolter is from the old metal space marine captain