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Title: Pre-Heresy Terminator Shoulderpads
Description: As per the artwork

BigWill - January 21, 2008 09:19 AM (GMT)
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All you need is some plasticard that is not too thick - you can even use the blisterpack the figures come in! Here are pics of my templates, the bolter is for size comparison...

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You take the trapezoid and wrap it arond your paintbrush to get the curve, and use a combo of plastic and crazy glue to attach the bigger end and put it on the terminator. It may take a few goes to get it right!

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Now with the rectangle use your clippers to cut out a notch like you see on the figure below...

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The pre-Heresy suits had leather straps hanging down where I have chains
but you can greenstuff or cut out plastic strips like I did on the tabard. Leave a little lip on it uncut to ease in gluing to the shouder pad.

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Glue the longer piece on top of the trapazoid like you see on my marine above.
Once dry trim off excess and you should be done!

A finished shot...

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Weiss - January 22, 2008 12:59 PM (GMT)
Hmm, if I wanted to use plasticard for this, what thickness should I use (so they still look chunky, but easily bendable...)

Gagoc TheAncient - January 22, 2008 02:45 PM (GMT)
I've heard that some people use this kit:
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as a source.

They use the Oil Drums, cut up, as a basis for the large part of the shoulder pads.

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This pic shows those oil drums in comparison to the drums off the IG Tank accessory sprue.

Sorry about that! ISP probs are affecting the stuff I do on the net.

ShroudFilm - January 22, 2008 06:40 PM (GMT)
Nope, that would be the same pic twice... :D

Rogal Dorn - January 23, 2008 06:27 AM (GMT)
i difference seen

Gagoc TheAncient - January 23, 2008 08:11 PM (GMT)
Picture now corrected.

BigWill - January 23, 2008 09:46 PM (GMT)
yeah the oilcan shoulders look quite good too but I never did one.
for the thickness .020 is very user friendly though I think the ideal is
.025 to .030

All I can find in my stock is .020 which will work but is on the thin side
and .040 which is slightly too thick so in between that range

Weiss - January 24, 2008 12:48 PM (GMT)
Was that a reply to my post BigWill? If so, 0.030 then? and what unit are we talking here (I doubt it's mm's)?

Vredesbyrd - January 25, 2008 03:49 AM (GMT)
Not only have these been 'advertised' on Ron Saikowski's blog (where our forum's advertised) but the web address and a link to this thread is there too....

I told Ron about us as I know him from, but this is good - not only is it showing people that we exist, but also that we have useful articles like this one.

Go team!

BigWill - January 25, 2008 10:13 AM (GMT)
Wow thats a good blog.
Also I'd like to say


Maybe that mesurement was in inches but that was what the thickiness said on the sticker it did not specify mm or in but like you said .030 mm would be microscopic.
But to be honest I bought a ton of different thicknesses and patterns ages ago.
And I still have quite abit.

Weiss - January 25, 2008 12:57 PM (GMT)
Right-o, I'll just play it by ear then... Thanks for the help.

Vredesbyrd - January 26, 2008 06:25 AM (GMT)
Haha. Next step World domination...

Any chance of some templates mate?

Rogal Dorn - January 26, 2008 06:28 AM (GMT)
BigWill is officiallythe tutorial guy....VIVA DEH WORLD DOMINATION! whose with me? *crickets*

*Tumbleweed rolls by* Vredesbyrd

BigWill - January 26, 2008 07:45 PM (GMT)
Templates errrrr....
Ya gotta eyeball :blink: it like I do :lol:
I cut the card the length of the clipper blades.
Once you make a size that works for you save it and write a T on it and use that as your Template,that's what I did.

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