Well the Magnate Guard unit sits mostly complete, all I need to do now is finnish painting the last few bits and then its on to the banner (which will likely be a project all of its own). However I really haven't felt the painting urge of late and so I decided to move on to a project which I have been conjuring for several years now...
I present a very early WIP of Lord Commander Bron Sagar, Chapter Master of the Dark Wardens. He is for now a mock up of what I intend but does give a pretty good idea of what I hope he will turn out like. You will notice that the lower half of the body is a (very bad) resin cast of a 2005 GamesDay space Marine model.
NOTE: Now making casts of a model like this lies within the grey area of legality and so it is worth me mentioning here that I have no intention of ever selling this model and would point out that this conversion would have been very hard/impossible to do using the metal miniature itself and thus is the reason why I cast it up as a resin piece. In other words, please don't sue me GW (or condemn me to death for Techno-heresy!).
This is my first venture into resin casting and I was very pleased with the results considering that this was my first go and I never intended it to be perfect. I had initially try'd to sculpt a pair of walking legs earlier to get the same pose but I could never have hoped to attain the same level of detail. The torso is the MK8 torso from the tactical squad set which has had some details carefully carved away and replace with Rivets to represent a row of studs on the gorget and and shield on his chest respectively.
Next step now is refining the casting process and getting a usable lower half to attach to the torso.
Until next time!