Forge World Varagyr WIP 03

With the original five Varagyr converted to correct some posing issues and all of the fur resculpted attention has turned to the sixth pack member. With five unique models making the sixth posed a challenge to achieve a differing aesthetic, as such the potential duplicate model was chosen to be the Squad’s Thegn allowing for a little more customisation.

the fur was resculpted to match the rest of the squad and his frost-axe switched out for a chainfist. A grenade harness as added to the top of the carapace.

Whilst building this model a second thegn was converted up to lead the second proposed varagyr pack.

Until Next Winter…


Geigor Fell-hand (re-imagined) WIP 01

With the construction of a swathe of new Grey Slayer packs the decision was made to revisit to Geigor Fell-hand and bring his aesthetic into line with the core of the army.

Design Note: There are a couple of minor things that have never sat right with my about the official Geigor model; 1, his armour is particularly ornate, more so than many other characters within the heresy series yet by profile he only wears power armour, not artificer armour, i felt a more spartan aesthetic would suit the claw-leader more. 2, excessive wargear, the official model wields a combat blade which isn’t listed in his wargear serves no practical application on the model other than to make him look cluttered by having his bolter slung. 

Using one the upgrade torsos and a collection of MkIII parts a replacement Geigor has been developed.

A couple of parts from the original model have been retained to keep his identity as a character, the variant should pauldron and accompanying legion symbol adorned pauldron. A combat knife in its scabbard has been added as nod towards the original model.

Until Next Winter…

Grey Slayers WIP 02

The third pack is completely assembled. This pack being 15 totally new models (the previous packs already had a couple of completed models).

This completes the assembly of the grey slayers, leaving a little green-stuff work to tidy up some armour joints and add armoured gauntlets to the double handed axes to hide the wulfen hands.

The shield walls look great assembled in formation together, on to painting!

Until Next Winter…

Grey Slayers WIP 01

With the release of the new Grey Slayer Upgrade kits work on three packs of shield wielding infantry has commenced.

The kit is really amazing, such nicely proportioned and detailed components that really mesh well with the MkIII plastic kits (MkIV would work well too, depending on your preference).

First Grey Slayer Pack (4 pack members with power axes are already complete and painted, not pictured):

Second Grey Slayer Pack (1 pack member with a power axe is already complete and painted, not pictured):

The third pack is progress. More to follow!

Until Next Winter…

Forge World Varagyr WIP 02

With all the fur re-sculpted on both the legs and below the pauldrons the Varagyr have been assembled.

Two of the Varagyr have had their posing altered, mostly through shortening their gaits (to reduce their stride length) and making minor adjustments to the arm and torso connections to get a better visual fit of the shoulder pads to torsos.

The combi-bolters were also swapped out to be replaced with standard pattern ones with the twin barrel magasins instead of the belt fed shells.

Until Next Winter…

Forge World Varagyr WIP 01

Following on from the review of the kit, work commenced in earnest.

A dremel was used to remove the fur from the waist and below the pauldrons, in preparation for re-sculpting the fur. This was done on all of the Varagyr.

Once removed fur was sculpted on using a 50:50 mix of Green Stuff and Miliput,this dries harder than just greenstuff, but keeps the tactile qualities while working it (thanks to @AnvilsofKonor for the advice, do check out his amazing work on Instagram).

The fur was sculpted by applying a layer of the mixed putty to the area i wanted fur, using a hooked and pointed tool this was gently scored in a downward direction, but not in a regular pattern, the downward scores were made at varying angles. This was then enhanced by using the flat of a scalpel blade to move the ‘fur’ into more natural directions and clumps.

The finer fur give more balance to the model’s aesthetic, giving contrast to some of the other bulky details and removing the cartoony feel.

Until Next Winter…