Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Paraeroa

The title may say nothing to you, but let me explain, Paraeroa is Maori for 'Veteran' (At least that is what the dictionary I've consulted says!). After two characters, it was time to start building up the Veterans squad. So here you have the first one. Let's see the process. The original mini was this terminator:

Brother Deino, to surgery
[Cut cut, chop, glue glue, putty, putty]

It's alive! Mwahahaha!
I kept on dismembering my Raptors marines. The change of pose is evident. Not as aggressive as the original, maybe, but it works for my purposes. Here you have it once painted:

Paraeroa on the shoulder pad
Yeah, I know, writing 'Veteran' on a Veteran mini is kind of lame. I have to work on better signs...

Yes, just pose for the pic, gazing into infinity. That's right
Just to remember the size of these blokes:

Bear in mind that the Blood Angel is wearing high heels has a higher base
Alongside his mates...

So the Squad begins...
Fear not, I have not forgotten about my other projects, I simply followed the momentum and built this one. I'm in greenstuff mood, so I'm working simultaneously on the next mini for this force and on certain mechanical mount (wink, wink). Any of them soon on your screens!

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    1. Thank you! I'm just starting to discover the possibilities of these kits, but I'm having fun!

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    1. Thanks! I still need a full squad, (shivers)

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    1. Thanks! I'll see if I can keep the vibe for the whole squad...

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  4. You really improved the pose from the original Suber. He looks fantastic, especially with your paint job too!

    Excellent stuff mate :)

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    1. Thank you! I thought it needed a different pose and approach. I'm still learning about Maori art pattenrs, I hope I'll improve as I paint, hehe

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    1. Thanks! The credit goes to the original mini. All the Space Hulk termies are really great starting points!

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  6. Very impressive! How does Veteran the Vet scale up against a Primaris? Just curious...

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    1. I hope they'll work fine! I'll use the Primaris as regular marines alongside these vets, so I'll take comparison shots for sure!

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  7. Upscaling Marines makes sense to me, and I think your execution is great. Wow, what a painstaking process.

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    1. Thanks! Well, says the master of scratchbuilding! :D I'm a mere apprentice!

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  8. That pose you created is really bad-ass!!! He has that you don't want to f*** with me look. XD Nice one Suber :)

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    1. Haha, thank you! I tried him to look menacing, that's the vibe I'd like to get for the squad. Hmmm, a squad of badass sharks... :D

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  9. Congratulations for your blog and your panting skills I am really impressed. Could you please send me an e-mail or a message? I have a few specific questions and I am not going to waste your time.
    Thank you

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    1. Thank you! Sure, drop me a line to oldschoolworkshopblog@gmail.com
      (I should add that address somewhere on the blog!)

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  10. I just love the pose that you pounded him into. It communicates so much strength and badassness. And (as always), a gorgeous paint job. Congrats, Suber.

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    1. Thanks! I tried him to look agrressive, yet constrained, not like a Berserker, but just with enough self control while eager to attack. It's fun how you can read the pose of a mini from subtle details!

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    1. Thanks! I'm on my way to converting a few more!

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  12. joder, esta increible Suber! Me encanta!! :D

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! A ver si en breve puedo poner más cosas :)

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  13. What a splendid idea, one I would for sure have never thought about myself. The end result is simply fantastic.

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    1. Thank you very much! The idea of building an unique squad using the Space Hulk minis was really tempting... but it's proving itself quite an endeavour!

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