Friday, 1 August 2008

Biggest of the big hats

Just put the finishing touches to the first model for month one of the "Tale of multiple gamers". Here's my general. Although a lowly Thane right now, I don't really want the hassle of making a new general when the army is expanded beyond 1000pts, so I've made quite an extensive conversion. It reached the point where he was in danger of bling overdose, so the idea of having him carried into battle on a platform carried by slaves has been abandoned. For now.....

This model also marks the start of my experiments with GF9 "Grey Stuff". First impressions are favourable. It dries harder than Green Stuff, and can be cut or filed nicely when dry. The main differences are that the working time is much shorter than Green Stuff, making it less suitable for detail work, and it does not have the same sort of elasticity. But it is definitely well recommended.

Anyway, without further ado, here's a close up picture:

And a before and after picture, showing the BFSP Thane that he is based on.

The only question now is whether he will fit in a unit considering all the additional bulk he has been given. Still, that's a worry for another day. The Death Rocket and crew are next on the list...


  1. Ouch. Digital cameras can be very harsh judges. I've noticed that the trim for the top left horn on this guy's hat was a bit gammy. Fixed it now. Also, a quick blast with an air duster might be an idea to clear away the filing/trimming detritus. No rest for the wicked!

  2. Outstanding... You make me sick! Er, in a nice way ;o)

    Look forward to seeing the rest of your army.

  3. Who invited him to join in this paint-a-thon?

    Looking good fella, as always

  4. 100% brilliant!
    Although I'm still unsure of big hats as a fashion statement!

    Is this new putty the same as/similar too "procreate"? As sold via Heresy?

  5. Hi All. Thanks for the encouraging comments. I just hope I can keep up this pace when it comes to preparing the units!

    Lordybloke, I'm not sure if it is the same as procreate, as I haven't had a chance to get my hands on any yet, but at a push, I would guess it is not the same. From what I can gather, "Grey Stuff" is an equivalent to "Brown Stuff", but with less toxic nastiness in it (although this could be a case of misreading the facts on my part), all produced by the same company who make "Green Stuff". Procreate, I think, is made by another company, so there should be some difference somewhere along the line. That said, I've heard nothing but good things about Procreate from manufacturers at shows.