Counts-as Huron Blackheart: More Modeling Progress

Work continues on my counts-as Huron. As Kamui said the other day, work when you can no matter how little that is, and that’s what I’m doing. Progress is slow but it’s progress.

First up, some shots.

Again, everything is magnetized from the arms to the upper torso to legs and even the backpack. I had to reset the lower torso/leg magnet because the upper torso wasn’t sitting right. Magnetizing a torso is more of a chore than I thought it would be.

Complaining aside, you’ll notice I re-based him and used the rock to straighten up the normally skewed pose from the Berzerker legs. He still has a forward momentum look, which I like, without leaning to a side, which looks off normally. I figured the rock would help lend to the idea that he’s about to leap onto someone. Oh, shoulder pads are on now too which really helps finalize the look.

You’ll also notice the heavy flamer on his lightning claw. I went for the same look as the normal Huron model in this regard because I like the look of it; it’s simple and doesn’t ruin the look of the claw. There isn’t much to it but I’m happy with it.

Official model for heavy flamer reference.
Official model for heavy flamer reference.

I’m still debating adding something to his legs. It was mentioned last round to use pouches, grenades, etc. I tried the bits I had and nothing sits just right and then there’s the added problem of a magnetized upper body. I’m still not sure what I want to do really. With how I have him setup now I don’t feel so compelled to add more to the lower half but I’m undecided.

Comments and feedback welcomed!


I began playing Warhammer 40K in 2006, and have been an avid player and hobbyist since then. I have also been blogging about 40K for almost as long as I've been playing it, having started Creative Twilight in 2009.

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  • More weapons on the legs? Swords, another axe, etc. Progress is good so far. Already looks much better then GW’s model :).

    • After I took these shots I started sculpting some more trim onto the legs, the upper thigh area. It should give it a bulkier look and detail the model out a bit more.

      Thanks. I actually like the Huron model. I hate Finecast and never use stock character models but it’s a cool model, though a bit dated.

  • Looks good! The rock does balance out the pose quite a bit. The flamer nozzle is simple but effective.

    For the legs you could try adding a tabard or some chains. It would be relatively easy to have them draping from the waist without interfering with the torso fit.

    • TheRhino

      That would be my suggestion as well, adding small details to the thigh areas. The Berserker legs suffer horribly from Old Model Syndrome. Are there any very small Chaos icons you can slice and add to the blank plating, like the Loyalists have in the form of Crux Terminatus or something? Little Khorne symbols or Chaos stars?

      • Most of the iconography is a bit large for the legs. Most of the bits like that they made intending to go on backpacks and such.

    • I was thinking about a tabard on my ride into work ironically. I think getting more leg trim on there and then adding in a tabard would flesh it out well.

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