Thor’s Workbench: Chaos Warpsmith Grimtech (PIP #3)

This time around I wanted to show the backpack and mechatendrils for my Chaos Warpsmith, Grimtech. It’s very close to being done in these shots, just some finishing touches left.

The quality of these shots is not great. I need to work out better lighting when I do this as my camera is having a hell of a time focusing.

I’m really happy with how this is all coming out. Finally getting paint on a conversion really brings things together. It’s a bit hard at times when it’s all plastic grey and greenstuff to envision the final product.

I struggled a bit on what to do with this backpack and the mechatendrils. I wasn’t sure what color I should do the cabling for the mechatendrils and the ends of them and finally settled on what you see. Ultimately I wanted everything to blend together while being slightly distinguished. I used Runelord Brass for the ends of the mechatendrils, washed with Nulin Oil, and like the result. It’s a brighter brass color that I think works well in blending in with the gunemetal of the cabling while standing out a bit from the rest.

The next time I take shots of Grimtech it will be the finished product, hopefully.


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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  • JD Brink

    Cool! Doc Ock, watch your ass!

  • Looking good! I can’t wait to see it all come together.

    • Thanks. I’m hoping today to wrap it up and get it sealed then get some shots.

  • TheRhino

    Very cool. Are there wire armatures under the tentacles, or are they pure Greenstuff?

    • Had I thought about it ahead of time they would have had wire armatures but those are pure greenstuff. It wasn’t until after I went through the pain of getting those just right as pure greenstuff that I thought about using wires. Hindsight and all that.

      • TheRhino

        Getting the wires to sit right inside the tentacle maker might have been a pain. Do you own any Brown Stuff? It cures MUCH harder than Greenstuff. You might be able to mix the two together to make a more rigid piece if you ever do this again.

        • I don’t own any but I’ll have to pick some up. I’ve been meaning to get some other sculpting mediums for different projects. I could definitely see the brown as having been useful here.

  • stealthystealth


    • Thanks! The showcase will be up tomorrow, shots of everything together all done.

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