Monday, May 9, 2016

Funko Pop! Fallout 4- #49 | Repaint, Conversion and general fun Part 3

So yes I have the attention span of a toddler high on pixystixs but hey, here's the next update.

So one of the only things I didn't like about this Funk POP! was just how cartoony is was, weird right?
Kidding, really it's just the badly done o2 hoses that bugged me, the rest of it looks in "scale" for the POP.

Breaking off the o2 hoses was cake, no cutting involved, just a little flexing and the glue joints popped clean.

Adding a bit of Plasticard tubing both to bulk up the connection area and also make it look more like what I've seen in Helmets seemed to make sense.


Greenstuff tubing is surprisingly fun to make and easy using the Tentacle Maker, from Green Stuff Industries. I have an earlier model that is not transparent, if I actually start hobbing again more than once a month I might order one to replace the white set seen in the photos above.

It's not really designed for hoses at this scale, but I decided to keep the imperfections, kind of fits with the theme of a 200+ year old set of damaged, rusty power armor

Now to start painting this thing!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Funko Pop! Fallout 4- #49 | Repaint, Conversion and general fun Part 2



First things first things first I need a Mini-gun!

Well this is actually a suit of T-60 Power armor, but it's a great action shot.

 So I like the Tri-Barrel look a great deal more, but I wanted to make it as cannon as possible, because you know, "Nerd" reasons, so this is what I am modeling.

 Now I am not a great sculptor presently, but I can Kitbash the hell out of 40k bits.

 A little time with the bits boxes and this is what I think will work.

So what we have here is:
Imperial Guard Leman Russ Punisher Cannon (Center right. glad I found one in my bits box)
-  Imperial Guard Leman Russ Tread Wheel (Center top and bottom)
-  Forge World "Vent" (Top left corner)
-  Blood Angels Bit (Think it's from one of the tanks, not pictured here, but later on)
-  Imperial Guard "something" I think.
Can Anyone tell me what this is from?

 Rough Dry Fit

Little Greenstuff cleanup

 And Finally the start of the Right and Left hand Grips

Ignore the helmet in the background.. That's the next Post!





Thursday, April 7, 2016

Funko Pop! Fallout 4- #49 | Repaint, Conversion and general fun Part 1

Funko Pop! Fallout 4 #49 | Repaint, Conversion and general fun Part 1

And now for something completely different!

Seriously, long boring stories but have had no time or interest in the hobby that got me into painting or converting in a long, long time. 

I've been enjoying the hell out of Fallout 4 however, and I got the inspiration to do a repaint, which turned into the desire to do a couple conversions and repaints (when do I not convert things?).

The base? Well the title covers it, Funko Pop! Fallout 4 #49
One of the core quests of the game nets you your first suit of Power Armor, helping the Minutemen in Concord. Equipped with a Minigun and a heavily worn and damaged suit of T-45 Power Armor you go to battle with a group of Raiders laying siege to the building your in, and then have an Epic fight vs. a Deathclaw.

I've never "owned" one of these, got one in a swag bag, another in a Lootcrate, but never opened one.
Cool figure, tons of mold lines, good head articulation, otherwise just a blob of low detail vinyl

First challenge is disassembly:

Finding a couple articles online they all suggested a bath for 3-5 minutes in extremely hot water, but I wanted to remove the head without popping the "disk" off the head forcing me to reglue it.

I microwaved about 4 cups of water in a glass bowl for 5 minutes, then soaked the model for 5 minutes, and with a little care it came off without any problems.

The arms didn't want to budge, just bend so I dunked it in cold water, flexed and the glue bonds broke.

The Laser Rifle was a bit of a pain, ended up slowly cutting it free. Hoping to use this in a different conversion, later on if I actually enjoy the process.

And finally I decided I could likely do better "pipping" so I removed the overly cartoony o2 hoses.
Broken down I actually really like the figure, it's got great pegs for arm attachment, the way the gun connects makes sense and hope it follows on other models and reposing should be pretty easy.

More soon... I won't promise but likely tomorrow.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Adeptus Mechanicus "counts as" Sentinel Part 4

Adeptus Mechanicus "counts as" Sentinel Part 4

Yes, yes, the slacking continues.....
Got these to this stage about 2 week ago, not happy with the photos, as they look better in person but I have a light booth coming via Kickstarter. Hoping that helps a bit :-)

So the question I am struggling with is do they need additional Detail?
I considered either hand painted or stenciled hieroglyphics along the "carapace", or some of the nice Adeptus Mechanic details via their awesome decal sheet. but honestly stuck.

All 3 from each side.

Carapace shots

Comments and Feedback welcome!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Adeptus Mechanicus "counts as" Sentinel Part 3

Adeptus Mechanicus "counts as" Sentinel Part 3

Ok, ok... I am a bit of a slacker.. Excuses for no updates aside I have been slowly working on finishing this set of Sentinel conversions.

Aiming for a little bit of a different paint scheme, I focused on trying to paint Sandstone.. Turns out not only is stone a difficult concept to paint, sandstone is exceptionally challenging due to the wacky colors combos and random patterns. The aim was something along the lines of this..

I ended up with something completely different, but not terrible.. With more practice and experimentation the goal is replicating something closer to traditional Sandstone.
Going with my Admech Bases to fit in the line Troops

The next set I will pose, adjust and label before painting, the adjustment of the "Toes" was a pain after the fact, too much time was spent fixing paint blemishes after fiddling with the legs to get the position correct.

More soon, and I hope to avoid another 3 months between updates..

Monday, December 22, 2014

Adeptus Mechanicus "counts as" Sentinel Part 2

Adeptus Mechanicus "counts as" Sentinel Part 2

It's slow going at home, holiday prep, my daughter running around, but I am trying to find time to get the first 3 of 6  finished.

Again Still a WIP, but progress is progress!

Number 1

Number 2

Number 3

Piles of Bits

  And Paint actually touching my models...