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 Mk III Iron Armor tutorial
BigWill
Posted: Jun 18 2008, 09:32 PM


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This is a tutorial to convert a marine into mk3 complete with textured legs.
You need to be a little comfortable with g/s to do this and a dremel shaves hours off the prep time,you can use a knife but it will take longer.

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These are the bits I used,the main work will be done to the legs and torso.
The chaos chest with the single large cable with the skull on the front can be carved down to make a mk3 chest .
Remove all icons and scrape the ribs off the cable.

it should look something like this
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You can also use the Space Marine chest that has nothing but a skull on it and remove the cables,as seen in the center with 2 prepped chaos chests
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you will have to g/s the center plate on the space marine one

For the legs you want to use the Space Marine kneepad legs,either standing or running.
You want to start by carving(or dremmel) the upper legs in half from behind l
You also want to mark a line from the flare in the lower greave up to the kneecap
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Then carve(or dremmel) the lower legs in half up to the line you've drawn as seen below
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............Next I will show step by step how to g/s the back legs...............
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BigWill
Posted: Jun 18 2008, 11:32 PM


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Mix yourself a small sausage of g/s
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I actually had to cut that in half to get the right thickness

Place the sausage on the back of the leg
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you want to try to make it so the leg is about as thick as it would normally be
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Using your craft knife,press down where the back of the knee would be
notice there should be a little bit of the front plastic of the bottom leg that is NOT covered with g/s,the upper portion above the knee should blend in
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Then add the rest of the horizontal lines on the leg
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now back off and let it dry,You will be tempted to do the other leg at the same time
I would not recommend that as it is easier to do the leg line while holding the other leg.

Once dry repeat on the left leg
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Once that is dry make two tiny balls of g/s and put them behind the leg right above the foot and scupt it into a square
Then use your knife to make ribs in it
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Here are the legs painted on a model
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recceboy
Posted: Jun 19 2008, 10:20 PM


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BigWill
Thanks for this as I now know what to do with these extra parts in my bitz box.
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BigWill
Posted: Jun 19 2008, 10:32 PM


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Next you add studs to the chest and shoulderpads
I normally use plastic studs that I buy from Walthers.com
http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?quick=...cksrch_butt.y=0
But for this tutorial I used the PVA glue method which everyone should have in thier home,
It took about 6-8 passes to get the studs looking right
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Lord_Mortirion
Posted: Jun 22 2008, 12:09 AM


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yea, i did the legs that way... what do you use for the groin armour thingy???
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BigWill
Posted: Jun 22 2008, 12:23 AM


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I used the terminator groin guard but I think a shoulder shield might be even better yet or you could even use a small rectangle of plasticard(you'll have to put rivets on it to look good IMO)
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BigWill
Posted: Jun 22 2008, 01:21 AM


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Now that you have the legs and chest just put them together add the groinguard(this one still needs studs),arms,backpack,and gubbins and you are good to go.
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Here he is with the rivets and primed
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That is the rundown on how I make my MkIII armor.
Please feel free to PM me
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SQ
Posted: Jul 1 2008, 02:45 PM


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Huhu,

I'm using this tutorial for my Assault Marines now, and I have to say that they are coming along very well! Kudos on the great tutorial, it works really well!!

Thanks for this tut BigWill!! biggrin.gif
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Lord_Mortirion
Posted: Oct 5 2008, 02:17 PM


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never did see the finished mini... thats well cool... i like it
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