Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Commission - Space Marine Shoulder Pads (Part 2)

A little later then planned but the third and forth Marine Pads are now finished.

The first of these is one for the Scythes of the Emperor Chapter, this has given me some trouble despite being one I've done before, the first attempt came out rather thick however the second attempt has worked out much better with a more 'delicate' design for want of a better word. It was done in three stages, first the shafts upto the point where they cross, then the upper part of the shafts and finally the blades.

The second of this batch is for the Storm Lords, this consists of two elements, the central skull which was done first and allowed to cure, and then the three lightning bolts which project from the skull, these were the trickiest bits to do as they need to be identical, a small pair of callipers proved useful to enable this.

Commission complete.


Cawshis Clay said...

Nice work! Fairly nifty looking shoulder pads!

Eltnot said...

Nice work as per usual. Gets me fired up to try and better my own green stuffing skills.

Anonymous said...

So are the pads being commissioned so some one can cast their own set of shoulder pads?

Col.Gravis said...

Thanks gents :)

mathhammer, the purpose as far as I'm aware is for a one off unit of Deathwatch Marines.

Anonymous said...


I would love to find a decent way of getting a bunch of shoulder pads for the Huron's astral claws (Red Cosairs) (using BOLS transfers now). I don't understand why GW doesn't do more shoulder pads. Seems like a simple thing to do and quick and easy.

Col.Gravis said...

Well it's certainly possible to use greenstuff casting to good effect with shoulder pads given a suitable master, until GW pull their finger out and catch on there is a market for small production runs of pads for named chapters its about the only way unless you can create your own decals - also easy enough.