I can’t believe that it was September (three months ago) that I last posted anything for my HellGate project.
The other night I managed to get a little time to myself and had a tinker with some plastic odds and ends. To be honest I had no plan or even the faintest idea what I was going to do.
I just simply started and after about an hour I had built this…
I’ll show a few more angles in a moment. Basically it’s a miniature in a sort or chaired case mounted on top of some sort of beast. The weirdest but, dare I say, most interesting part is that the head of the beast is actually the torso from another miniature called a Goliath from the necromunda range of minis that GW sell. Let’s have a closer look at the head then aye?!
Not that you can really tell but the torso is upside down and I added a metal jaw and some fangs. I drilled a couple of holes for deep set eyes. Might add a little green stuff for tiny eyeballs.
The beasts body is mostly Ogre but I cut and carved away to make him look four legged. Then I added a couple of blades from his front legs instead of feet or hands.
The Prince was fun to build but his right mechanical leg was a bit tricky to get right. Even now I’m not 100% happy with it but happy enough.
It felt good to be in my happy space which is converting/creating. Here’s a few more snaps.
I have a couple of diorama to do over the next little while. One of them is for the up and coming Fembruary Challenge Alex from Leadballoony puts out each year. The other will be something a little different and I’ll be using a few miniatures a couple blogger buddies of mine have sent me.
In other news I interviewed my hobby dad and all round cool dude TIM (The Imperfect Modeller) for episode 45 of my humble little podcast. It was a really great chat and a good laugh. I will definitely get him back on the show down the track. Here’s a link to the podcast which can be found on all major podcast platforms.
One more thing before I go. A question for the podcast actually.
What’s your least favourite thing/aspect/step to the miniature hobby?