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
– 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.
On the legs you remove the hip armour.
Note that I keep most of the ornaments.
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.
For the torso I remove the buckle and cut three strips of plasticard of 0.5mm thickness as spacers.
Let this dry properly.
Step 3 – Greenstuffing
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.
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.
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
I pin the torso and glue it on letting it dry before I greenstuff the torso.
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.
With that done I glue on the head, backpack and pads. I pin the latter.
And yes you guessed it. Let it dry before moving on 😉
Step 6 – Final assembly and details
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.
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.