Thursday, April 9, 2015

Glottkin Lamprey Maulerfiend Conversion Painted!


TJ here with another insane conversion monster painted and ready for battle. Today I am showing off the panther (or lamprey) Maulerfiend conversion I made from the Glottkin arms. Let's take a look:
This conversion was insanely fun and despite a little nervousness on my part (I haven't painted anything this big in a while), the model came out better than I expected.


The flesh was painted using my old Corrupted Flesh Tutorial. After the initial flesh was painted I went back and painted all of the boils and the wounded flesh.


Looking at the model from above, it really came together and the large sculpted mid section blends very well with the parts from the Glottkin.


I loved the details and the textures of this model. GW gave me a million little boils to paint, crazy veins, teeth, horns, metal and torn muscle tissue. I added some great textures as well with the cables (courtesy of the GSI Tentacle Maker) AND one very large wound ...


The gaping hole in the model's side was sculpted in layers and that really came out when it was time to paint. I got to play with all kinds of colors as I blended the wound together. It is a great way for me to highlight the amount of sculpting effort that went into this model. For a link to the conversion article, click here.


Here is a peak at the underside of the rib cage from the other side of the model.


I think this model would have looked much different a few years ago due to the GW paint selection. I used every glaze and shade they now produce (except the green ones) as I painted this model and I learned a lot about filtering colors using those paints as well.


The real new paint for me was the GW technical paint Blood For The Blood God. BftBG is a simulated blood mixture that stays glossy and lends the appearance of fresh blood.


When I finished painting the majority of the model, it seemed a little clean and peaceful for such an ugly monster. I then added the BftBG using a stipling brush (one I made, not any particular one) and added it where it seemed appropriate.


The mouth was a prime target for my initial BftBG work and the teeth are a perfect example of the type of realism you can achieve with careful application.


There is a little BftBG in many of the wounds to help amp up the irritated look and to show that these wounds are stretching and breaking open as the beast tracks its prey. The tail is a great place to showcase the many textures and various types of flesh effects present in this model. Here you can see the use of many of the shades, glosses and BftBG, along with the finished product of several basic painting techniques.


The base is the product of a ton of drybrushing. The entire base was painted Stormvermin Fur, then drybrushed with Dawnstone, Fortress Grey and Ushabti Bone in that order. The browns and blacks and reds were all added afterwards with powders (I use weathering powders from Secret Weapon and Forge World). 


I kept the base simple and muted in terms of color palette to contrast the loud model. Close inspection reveals little Easter eggs like some sculpted cobblestone and some details in the shattered statue. 


I usually go light on the powders, but was heavy handed this time so I could work the colors into the deep crevasses of the base. This left everything a little muted. If you find yourself in this situation just wet the end of a finger (spit works, haha) and wipe down the higher surfaces and it should clean up nicely.


Here is a view of the base from the other side.


The section of wall that I used had a huge broken section on the pillar, which I wanted to use to anchor the model and to also create the effect of the model's fist breaking the stone as in trots over it. I made little chips using green Stuff and placed them around the area as shattered chips of the pillar, which seems to have worked out as I planned.


All in all, the model takes a gruesome place in my Chaos Marine/ Daemon army, the Army of the Apocalypse. It has all the right elements going for it to hang with the Minotaur, the Spawngrinder and all the others! As always, your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. 

21 comments:

  1. Gross. That last shot may actually give me nightmares.

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    1. That is the best compliment since bringing nightmares to life is what my army is all about!

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  2. Holy pus filled blisters! If it was impressive during the build phase, it's amazing now that it is painted. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. That, my good sir, is pretty darn impressive. Hats off.

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    1. Jeff, I have looked up to your work for so long. I seriously appreciate the hats off. Thank you.

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  4. I feel a bit unsettled describing that as gorgeous - but man, that's a gorgeous piece of art. Great work from concept to finish.

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    1. Peice of art!!! Thabk you very much.

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  5. Really great. Fantastic job on this one. Love the base...Last image - monsters in the group - a brutal and terrifying power!!! Superb:-)

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    1. Thank you. I have been striving to up my basing game, so I look forward to building better bases in the future.

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  6. Great execution and great finish. It looks bloody, gruesome and horrifying just as it should.
    Look forward to whatever's next!

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    1. Thank you. Hopefully a vacation is next ... in all seriousness, I have a move coming along with a roadshow, so whatever is next may be a little smaller, but whatever it is will involve some serious conversion.

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  7. That is an exceptionally disgusting piece -- and I mean that in the most positive possible way ;)

    Seriously, a brilliant paintjob! And the colours of the base have also turned out particularly well. Excellent work, all around!

    Next stop, that Imperial Knight/Lord of Skulls conversion you promised us a while ago, eh? ;)

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    1. Thanks KS. I need to chat with you on the side a little about that and the angron project ... or maybe I could post and we chat in the comments. I dont know, but in any case, I want to hash out some ideas and color choices with an old hat like you, particularly one as intimate with khorne as you are.

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    2. Go right ahead and drop me an e-mail, mate! We can always spin it off into a post later ;)

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  8. Thank you everyone for the kudos! I cant wait to get this on a table or to start the next project.

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  9. This is such an inspitational piece. Really awesome. You made me start my own Maulerfiend bitsbash conversion.
    /Thomas

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    1. Thank you very much. I would love to see it.

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  10. really great keep up the good work!

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