Tutorial. How to make a truescale Grey Knight

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There are many truescale tutorials (and they’re probably better than mine) but this is how I do it.

I’ve already linked up a few of those tutorials I’ve used to make my version but as there are many individual takes I thought I’d add mine into the mix.

I’ll do a very simple breakdown in the steps I do it. Don’t hesitate to ask in the comments if there’s anything you’re wondering on.

Step 1 – Gathering the parts

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Inventory is:
– Dark Vengeance terminator. As I’m making GK the ornaments are a godsend.
– Terminator shoulder pads
– Normal Space marine torso
– Normal Space marine arms
– Normal Space marine backpack
– Head or helmet of your choice
– 32 mm base. I prefer 32 over 40 actually. I only use 40mm for HQ models.

Step 2 – Preparing the parts
After getting everything together I remove all excess and prepare the parts for greenstuffing.

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On the legs you remove the hip armour.

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Note that I keep most of the ornaments.

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For the arms I remove the details on the pads by scraping it off with a knife. I then cut the shoulder joint off the arms as I’m using the larger terminator ones instead. I don’t glue these together until I’ve attached the pads to the torso.

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For the torso I remove the buckle and cut three strips of plasticard of 0.5mm thickness as spacers.

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Let this dry properly.

Step 3 – Greenstuffing

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Here’s my favourite tools. I have a lot more but I use these the most.

Greenstuffing takes several turns. Don’t rush it as you’ll only make it more difficult for yourself.

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The first thing I do is the lower legs and fill inn the sides of the torso. I let this dry before moving on.

After that it’s the thighs.

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You can see that it’s not 100% since I have ornaments in there but as I add details this’ll be covered.
Again, let this dry before moving on.

Step 4 – First assembly

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I pin the torso and glue it on letting it dry before I greenstuff the torso.

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It’s a bit shapeless but once again let it all dry before moving on.

Step 5 – Second assembly
I start with scraping with the modeling knife to sharpen the details and smooth the transitions.

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With that done I glue on the head, backpack and pads. I pin the latter.

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And yes you guessed it. Let it dry before moving on 😉

Step 6 – Final assembly and details

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Here you can see the arms in place and various details like the candles, scripts, etc. When these things are dry I greenstuff and add the last details resulting in this.

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It really isn’t that difficult but it does require patience. I normally use 2-3 days depending on how much time I’ve got. Only 20-30 minutes per day though. Basically make sure you don’t overextend and let each step dry properly before moving on.

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5 thoughts on “Tutorial. How to make a truescale Grey Knight

  1. Adam Jones says:

    Can you imagine having to do a whole army like that? Your true scale looks great, but if you’re like me ( http://www.spruegrey.com/kayvaan-shrike-conversion/ ), it’ll near do in your head and you’ll decide to leave it for special characters! Keep up the good work.

  2. […] As I was about to start on another truescale Grey Knight I decided to make a quick step by step tutorial. You can find it here. […]

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