Greetings Terrans, I trust this post finds you well. I have (yet) another new Wolf Time squad to share with you today – as the title suggests, this is one of the two Technician squads needed to run the campaign… The technician squads are actually a bit of an oddity in the campaign – one squad is modestly armed with Bolt Pistols and Swords, and only appears in game 1, while the other is fully tooled up with Plasma guns, Conversion Fields, Bolt Pistols and Swords!! Thankfully, (for the Marines), the Plasma-toting hombres only appear in game 2!
Anyhow, today, we’re only looking at the first squad. I deliberately picked out some of my more weird & wonderful minis, most of which have some technical vibe to them. Also, all the models in this unit are converted to some degree:
I went with a predominantly grey scheme for these guys, (because technicians), and I used blue as the squad colour. Also, they all have some small sample of the desert camouflage that I have used throughout the main body of the force so far, just to unify the army a little.
In other news, I have had a semi-productive week with the putty last week, and got 4 new power armour conversions underway. I’ve switched to Brown-stuff (rather than green), and invested in some clay shaping tools thanks to good advice from Jon ‘Axiom’, so the whole experience was way better than my first attempt. I even got a bit fancy with the stuff I was sculpting!
Still very much WIP, and waiting for Chainswords from my pal Mark @ heresyofus, but hopefully these give you an idea of where we are headed :-)
That’s all for now folks – more Teknishuns to follow!
Jaysus Alex, your orc-fu is getting impressive, you’ll get a massive thumb up from Kev this summer !
Awesome job on this project so far.
Aw, thanks dude, glad you’re enjoying the ride! Would be great if Kev makes BOYL next year – validation from the Goblin Master himself would be a sweet reward indeed!
Looking great, buddy!
How do find working with brown stuff? What the difference compared to Green Stuff?
Proper tools makes a world of difference too.
Thanks mate, progress eh? ;-) I’m quite enjoying brown stuff – it’s a bit sticky at first, but starts to behave itself quite quickly, and it seems easier to smooth and edge… that said, I’m no afficionado! The tools are definitely the big differentiator here :-)
Those teknishuns are looking great, loving all the characterful faces you’ve used. Was going to ask the same question as Thomas regarding brown stuff, I’ve never used it before either but judging by the results you’re producing it may be something I need to explore soon.
Thanks dude, they are a motley crew, aren’t they? :-) Like I said to Thomas, I’m not experienced enough to advise on the differences in any meaningful way, but the tools made a huge difference ;-)
Brilliant work, mate :)
Pete S/ SP said:
They look superb. I like what you have done with the paint job too.
Thanks dude, I’m quite pleased with the grey too :-)
Mr Papafakis said:
Your a devil with the sculpting business Alex! I can’t wait to see those Nobz painted up mate :)
Cheers matey, it’s all good practice :-)
This will be the definitive “Wolf Time: project I reckon.
Oooh, I like that mate, that sounds proper! Fingers crossed :-)
All looking good, teknishuns and the hevvees! Nice colour scheme on the teks and I’m impressed with the sculpting!
Cheers matey, glad you like ‘em :-)
Those are waaaghtastic minis! Both the teks paintjob and the sculpting work on the new squad! Terrific work!
Thanks dude, it certainly feels like I’m getting there :-)
Brilliant mate. The grey looks good. Why was brown stuff better?
Cheers mate :-) I was told that the brown is better for holding an edge, but I’m not skilled enough to tell the difference yet… I thing they are pretty interchangeable at amateur level ;-)
Mark A. Morin said:
Wow, impressive sculpting AND painting. Brown stuff? Is that the brown milliput?
Cheers Mark – no, it isn’t Milliput, I think it’s the same producer as does Green Stuff
The Tek Boyz look really good. The grey works really well for them thematically. I’m really liking how the Power Armoured Boyz are shaping up as well. Really nice sculpting there that fits in well with the aesthetic of the original models.
Thanks mate, glad you like the techs & very kind of you regarding the PA boys! Still a lot to do on those guys, but making progress :-)
Well, they’ll be bloody impressive if they look only half as good as Thrugg!