So, Its been a while, and for good/bad reason. I had a streak of financial problems that have culminated in my having to move across the country to Pennsylvania. Amongst the casualties of these events was my laptop, which dies a few months back. It has taken me some time getting settled in to figure out an arrangement that would allow me to return to posting here, and now I am here. In the interim, I have been working on a project that I think will push my skills to a new plateau. I decided to start a new squad of plague marines, this one with only bolters, except for the champion, who has a power fist, and the squad icon. This turned into work on a land raider, and Lu'urch, my third helbrute. Then I decided that since I made him a nice pimpwagon, lord gutmaw needed a new resculpt.
Along with a resculpt, I gave him a combi bolter, and represented it with a gun morph type mutation.
One of the things you will notice are the tusks and horns, i added them to make some cool helmet mutations, and ended up creating a theme of extinct animals.
here are some shots of pale rider, Lord Gutmaw's pet land raider. My first draft of her was an attempt to use sctatch built trim, texture paint, and liquid green stuff to represent the accumulated filth of ten thousand years of combat, but it was too flat for my liking, so I went in with the knives, green stuff and nurglings and reshaped her into a form more pleasing, without signigivantly altering her form. Each of the toothy bits is hand crafted, and the is inserted into a line of green stuff, ahich is carefully shaped around the tooth using a modeling tweezer.