Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tor Megiddo: Abalone Mutant

I've been a bit slow starting this project, but here's my first finished miniature for Tor Megiddo. 

The vast deserts on Tor Megiddo is the home to all sorts of mutants and strange creatures. Abalone Mutants were once sea creatures, but chaos has speed up the evolution and turned them into something else. When the great Tor Megiddo oceans dried up, a few creatures survived by hiding in the enormous sewer systems under the cities. They only come out at night, to hunt...

This miniature was based on a Crypt Horror and a real snail shell. The legs are from a Nurgle Plague Drone, and the head is taken from a FW chaos spawn. 

I'm planning to make a smaller version of this kind of creature, based on a Bloodletter and Tyranid parts. If I have time I'll also make a small terrain piece to go with the mutants, some kind of tunnel opening to the sewers.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Tor Megiddo: WIP


Dark Imperium: Foetid Bloat Drone

My version of the Foetid Bloat Drone from Dark Imperium is of course based on the Foetid Bloat drone. I'm not the biggest fan of the original miniature, so I had to do a few changes to it. The most important thing to change was the pose. I glued together the main parts of the body and held them over the base, trying to figure out which flying pose I wanted. When I found the pose I liked best, the Drones face was pointing upwards, so I had to replace it. I ended up giving it the head from the Skaven ship from Dreadfleet (you can still see the skaven symbol/scar on the side of the head that I forgot to remove). Now the creature looked a lot like a fish, so I have it fins, using the wings from a Nurgle Plague Drone. The claws are from the same kit. 

I painted the Dronething the same way I painted my Poxwalkers (TUTORIAL HERE), washes and glazes over a Corax White undercoat. I also decided to paint the armour black, to contrast the pale flesh. Before I started painting I primed the miniature White, then I covered the flesh with masking tape and sprayed the armour black. The whole miniature was painted in one evening. 

The next unit from Dark Imperium will be some black Plague Marines!