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.
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.
Well I’m getting round to it actually but I’m very uncertain if I’ll do a large army of any kind for a very long time. It’s not the modeling that’s detracting but the painting. I enjoy it but it’s very demanding at the same time. Freaking awesome Kayvaan btw!
Thanks! I have just been looking at the rest of the squad. You’re a machine and a better man than I am!
No not at all, I just found it to be a fun process 🙂
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