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Title: True scale marines


Marzooky - March 24, 2011 05:16 PM (GMT)
So I've been lurking, trying to decide a new project and direction to go in and I've decided true scale is where my money is going now. I just have a few questions and can't seem to find any good links on my specific questions.

I'm using Apologist's approach, as it is quite simply the easiest with still striking results however I can't seem to figure out a few things, mainly:

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What size of plasticard is that? .5 mm? I've never used plasticard before, is that part of a circular piece or is that bent all the way around the waist? And any other inside tips used for true scale modelling would be greatly appreciated! Also, a link to a tutorial would be cool as every link I've come across is broken.

Yvraith - March 24, 2011 10:41 PM (GMT)
I'm not sure of the gauge or the plasitcard.

But my guess is that it is a piece of normal plasticard, bent into shape.
That is what I have done with my first TS efforts and it worked fine. ;)

Apologist - March 25, 2011 11:10 AM (GMT)
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What size of plasticard is that? .5 mm? I've never used plasticard before, is that part of a circular piece or is that bent all the way around the waist?

It's a strip of 0.25mm plasticard, bent round into an ellipse. Nowadays, I'd just use putty.

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And any other inside tips used for true scale modelling would be greatly appreciated!

1) Go slowly, don't rush like I did with that one! :D
2) Do everything bit-by-bit, rather than getting carried away. It's too easy to smoosh putty that you've sculpted while you try to work on another bit.
3) It's all in the posing get a good pose and it'll make up for a lot.

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Also, a link to a tutorial would be cool as every link I've come across is broken.

There's some pics that might be useful in my new blog, but you could go back to the source and ask Doghouse. He doesn't bite! :)

Apologies for the broken links, but my old Photobucket account has pretty much every photo I ever took of the early stages of old project. Feel free to rummage around, good luck with your project, and please do post up piccies we'd love to see 'em!

Marzooky - March 25, 2011 07:34 PM (GMT)
Oh pics are definitely on the way! Thanks Apologist, tbh I like your approach the best out of any I've found online and I'm sure those pictures will help a bunch! Now just to pick a legion..

MrBojab - March 27, 2011 10:14 AM (GMT)
I hope you go well with ur TSing, as for legions, the least done are Raven Guard, Salamanders, Alpha Legion and probably Night Lords.

Cheers
MrBojab

Marzooky - March 27, 2011 07:07 PM (GMT)
Updates: I have narrowed down which legion I'm going to choose. I've decided I'm going to go with a loyalist legion (well.. one that continued to be loyalist) and it's between Imperial Fists, or Salamanders. Mostly because I don't want to deal with sculpting door panels and such.

I've also found a way to do PH Dreads that will actually scale correctly to TS marines. Taking a Dreadknight:

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And the front of any Dread:

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And voila! All I have to do is shave down the legs a little, use a little plasticard and GS and you have a PH Dread. I'm not sure what rules I want to use for them, but they will either be the 'nilla dex or the new GK Dex. If anyone has any advice on how to model two Autocannons without it looking strange please let me know. That's the one part of this project I can't seem to get my head around.

MrBojab - March 30, 2011 10:46 AM (GMT)
id say imp fists, something about giant bananas on a city wall seems cool.

But in all serious, imho truescale imp fists would be awesome.

Cheers
MrBojab

Doghouse - April 9, 2011 12:06 AM (GMT)
I've tried mucking about with the dread knight but it's way too big for even a truescale dreadnought to be honest.
The best way around it is to shorten the thighs and shins of the legs if you are going to use the kit.

A truescale ph dred should really stand about about three and a half inches tall tops by my reckoning.

Don't let that put you off using the DK kit though. :)

BigWill - April 11, 2011 02:06 AM (GMT)
When I see a dredknight I want to hit it with a hammer :o
"BANG!!!get Starscream off the table :lol:




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