Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Far from Over - Sedition Wars Grendlr, version 2
Since I got two of these beasties, and both liked the original and don't like having duplicates, I decided to try something more spectacular...
The base the most obvious change. It's actually the first of its kind for me: I'd never done a display base that incorporated absolutely no greenstuff/kneadatite. This is entirely plasticard, copper tubing, and insulation foam.
However, that wasn't the real conversion (nor was leaving off the 2 secondary hooks b/c I decided they didn't look right). I actually thoroughly hacked apart the model, the rebuild it roughly the same, but around 1.5x as large.
It was pretty tricky, but I wanted to try blending the sculpt together in a new way. With the exception of the join around the hips and tail (which I didn't particularly like in the normal version of the model either), I'm quite happy with the results, particularly the shoulder and extended mouth.
The main reason (other than having a spare copy to hack on) that I did this conversion was that the model seemed awfully small for something capable of consuming a human whole, but, once I had started modifying the mouth, I realized that it would be out of proportion with the rest of the miniature, hence the Alpha Grendlr was born.
Finally, for scale purposes...
earlier Grendlr, cowed by its larger kin.