An Ork Mega Gargant conversion for you this time. The stock model for this one is a bit funny looking so I gave it a decent bit of conversion work with the putty to get it looking a bit more like the old Kev Adams Gargant sculpts.
I replaced the weedy arm gun with a gatling gun as big as other races titans and stuck the mortar in the belly to give it some more dakka where it counts. This thing has a very large number of weapon systems which all aim forwards.
Painting was mostly contrast paint over the silver base colour. I used oil washes to shade.
I have added a number of epic orks to the base to communicate the scale of the model.
This model is intended to be the centerpiece for my Epic 40k Ork force.
This is a prototype home casting of the second totem warrior I sculpted. He is a big improvement from my earlier efforts. I would certainly change a few things on him now but I am pleased with most of him for now.
I am planning on making more of the totem warrior style frog people as they have great potential for some fun sculpts and look great as an elite element in the Bizaza armies.
The more eagle eyed will notice that he is more slight than the Bizaza Guard in the photos, this is deliberate as he represents an elite regular Bizaza rather than being spawned for the duty of soldiering like the Bizaza Guard are, the implication is that they are not necessarily as smart as the nimble Jaguar Knight who has had to fight to earn his position.
Looking forward to developing some more animal suited friends for this guy soon.
This one is very special as it is the first sculpture of our company logo for Katsina Miniatures, created by Doti.
This is the painted master casting but this miniature will be sent to our Bizaza Enslaver Cohort Kickstarter backers as a bonus mini early this year.
The intention is for us to create these Katsina cats alongside each major project. There is already one sculpted for the Sea Monsters which we plan to launch this summer (once the existing Kickstarter is fulfilled of course).
It was very enjoyable to paint, especially the fish – not a subject that comes up that often in miniatures. Perhaps we need to think about sculpting a range of fishy people!
These are the master castings of Doti’s Frog Cat sculpts. Unfortunately the red one had a miscast ear, so we need to get him remastered before a production mould can be made for them. Frustrating as the other ones all came out perfectly. In this case as the ear was made from relatively soft green stuff it happened to collapse under the high pressure of the vulcanising press. Nothing for it but to rework the master again and make another master mould which all adds time to the process.
I got Doti to re-sculpt the ear on this master casting to match with the original so that we can at least paint the set to get some painted up for photos.
They are a cool looking bunch of cats. I like that each of them has a very distinct personality – just like real cats.
A unit of our own Katsina sculpts this time. The Bizaza Strong Spawn form the heavy infantry core of my own frogman army.
I built this banner from a pressmoulding of one of Doti’s shields, adding extra feathers, mounting it on a brass pole with some Green Stuff used to suggest the bamboo form. The warrior has had some minor conversion work to differentiate him from other versions of him in the unit. I choose a bright colour scheme for his uniform as I want him to draw attention as the focal point for the unit.
This is the Sea Elemental from our upcoming “Terrors from the Deep” project.
The most excellent old style illustration was done by Mustapha @ Spevna Studio. It is drawn from the perspective of a sailor who has witnesses these monstrosities. Mus has a lovely woodcut feel to his work so we were very pleased to have a project that suited to his talents.
The initial design and sculpt was done by Doti. She took the classic Sea Elemental theme and added…seawater vomit. You can easily imagine sailors getting swept off the decks in a torrent of…..GROOOOLLSSSHHHHHCCCCCssssss.
Presenting my Slannesh cultists – at least the ones that I have finished anyway.
Cenobites direct the faithful servants of Slannesh
I wanted to do this for a looooong time, so it was great to finally get to them. These are chaos sorcerers with some high tech weapons attached to they can have some fun in the far future.
They are super nice guys and naturally they are now wearing their last victims.
Fallen Guardsmen with Ex-Imperial Preacher – Kill! Maim! Burn!
Before you commit to the life of a cenobite, why not try out the lifestyle in the Cult Militant. See if you have a vocation for sociopathic ultraviolence.
Daemons of Slannesh – Fiend, Daemonette and Greater Daemon
The Classic set of Citadel Slanneshi Daemons are perfect for small skirmish games.
I had to do some conversion work on the Greater Daemon, she is really a composite of a couple of greater daemons rather than a stock model. I sculpted the rearmost leg from Green Stuff.
Rogue Psyker – Pyrokinetic
This rouge psyker invariably accompanies this warband. He is a classic armless metal Bratt model from Confrontation. I have used the Soldiers of the Empire set to add the arms. The force rod is simply a halberd cut strategically and carefully filed to flat ends.