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Title: Question Re: MK III Space Marine Legs
Description: Or, banded mail in SPACE!


JEBennett - June 14, 2010 11:49 PM (GMT)
Hallo there, folks,


I've been following the very excellent guide here: http://www.mywargame.com/pre-heresy-model-...ting-resources/

In my quest for awesome Death Guard action, I have decided that MK III pants are the way to go. However...I seem completely unable to cut the breaks in the armor on the back of the leg in anything resembling an acceptable manner.

I have tools ranging from Xacto Knife to Hobby Saw, and while the later has given me a pretty good set of demarcations from the front of the leg plate to the back where the banding should be, my cuts either end up much too thin or much too rough and wide.

As an aside, any ideas on sculpting green stuff into layered plates/the use of plasticard to actually construct banded leg armor?

BigWill - June 15, 2010 02:56 AM (GMT)
I think the best looking are using beserker legs and carving bands in with exacto
I tried going the route of using small scale plastic bands and it did not look to good.
It did make an interesting termie chestplate though.
I made this tutorial a while ago using g/s to get mk3
http://z15.invisionfree.com/The_Great_Crus...?showtopic=1095

Whitehorn - June 15, 2010 09:14 AM (GMT)
Hi JEBennett, I'm glad you find my tutorials useful.

You say your cuts are too thin. That's fine. You only need to mark the lines with the knife when cutting. What I then do is hold the knife with the blade facing down and scrape across the line to give an angled edge to the cut. Then face up (or turn the legs over) and repeat for the top edge.

Since you have raised this issue, I will get onto a short tutorial for ways of making such cuts.




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