Counts-as Huron Blackheart: Final Stretch for Sculpting

This isn’t a huge update from the last round with my counts-as Huron but it’s progress and progress is something I’m getting little of with this model lately. It seems half of what I try either doesn’t work and I scrap it or it just takes way longer than it should. However, I’m in the home stretch now and then it’s on to paint.

I sculpting in a large arrow on his right thigh and added another triangle on the lower leg that matches the existing ones. At this point I feel the legs are suitable detailed so it’s on to getting the tabard done. To that end I have some thin plasticard on there to lay down the foundation. Ron at From the Warp (really hoping he returns eventually), has a great tutorial on how to sculpt a half tabard. That’s the guide I’m following for this. It’s something I saw a long time ago, that tutorial, and never had a need to use but kept it in mind for when I did. I’m pretty excited to get to the sculpting portion of it.

Hopefully this week I wrap up that tabard and get him primed. I need this model ready for this month, so I have time but I don’t want to be rushing last minute either.

  • Looking good Thor. I enjoy these little micro updates on the work flow. Really shows how much thought and time you are putting into him!

    • Thanks.

      I wish they weren’t micro updates but you do what you can when you can. I envy the bloggers I see who have amazingly painted models every single day or two on their blog. I have no idea how they do it.

      • I thought the same for awhile. Then I found out that some of those bloggers do it for their job, then didn’t feel so bad :).

        • True. There’s no competing when you do it as a hobby in your spare time compared the folks who get paid to do it for a living. Still, you can’t help but be envious :)

          • If you want to be jealous, look at Todd. He has a family, kids, works, and still somehow has time to do all sorts of amazing work. If he wasn’t such an awesome guy, I’d dislike him! :)

            http://sincain40k.blogspot.com/

  • Warren Falconer

    I think you got those legs looking solid. The berzerker legs are really difficult to get looking quite right, the guy is trying to take a nose dive into a crowd basically, but the sculpting looks great and the tabard helps tone down the old sculpts, can’t wait to see paint on him!

    • Thanks.

      I enjoy doing small things like this with models. Small sculpting projects can go a long way towards the end result of a model.

      I can’t wait to start painting him. I’m already agonizing over color choices, specifically the head and the tabard.

  • Those small details do make a big difference. This is coming along nicely! Is Huron part of your Standoff list?

    • Yep, he’s part of my Standoff list. His warlord trait to infiltrate D3 infantry units works really well with my aggressive style of play; plus he’s a neat character.

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