Friday, September 21, 2012

Minotaurs Vs Lamenters Vignette (Part 2)

Hi everyone,

I have just finished building up the vignette's base and I have taken some pics as well for today's blog entry.  I am quite happy with the results, even though I always find this scale a very challenging modelling project.  Basically because the 28mm heroic scale is not always very proportionate, and this tends to complicate matters somewhat - but it does make hiding mistakes easier too.

The first pic above is basically the format of the vignette - that is a small section from the Lamenter's flag ship.  It is mostly scratchbuilt except for some parts (the grey ones) that I took from other kits.  The other parts are basically plastic sheet and tubing, as well as wires. I then put it all together with the hope of it looking something like a space ship's corridor.

The next picture is basically the same with the exception that the outer gangway has been attached. This allows all the work underneath to remain visible, giving it a more solid sense of the technological - at least that is what I hoped to achieve.

The last picture above shows the two participants in this little vignette.  I have assembled them with a bit of blu-tac to give an idea of how the whole piece will look like when it is finished.  The model laying in the backgound is the Lamenter and the one in the foreground is the Minotaur standing victorious.  There is still a lot of work to do on them, especially the Lamenter, but that will be a topic for a later blog post.

That's all for today.  As always:

Farewell and good health,


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Minotaurs Vs Lamenters Vignette

Hi everyone,

I am currently giving the finishing touches to my Space Wolf Diorama which I will post soon.  In the meantime I have been working on a small vignette on the Minotaur Vs Lamenters struggle during the Badab War.  Of all the Badab engaments,  the showdown between these two Chapters is the one I most enjoy.  I hope they write a Space Marine Battles Book about it someday.

The vignette will contain only two figures and portray the Battle on the Lamenters' Chapter Barque Mater Lacrimarum where they were nearly wiped out.  It will have one Minotaur Captain standing over a fallen Lamenter.  The Lamenter will be a standard tactical marine laying on the floor dying; while the Minotaur will have a sword and shield.

I have decided to give the Minotaur some personal heraldry, and I have decided that the heraldry will reflect the old Chapter colours.  An homage so to speak to their image before Forgeworld's remake. Below is a quick sketch of what I have in mind.

I will be posting some pictures of the vignette background later on in the week and then some pics of the models next month, unless I finish them before.

Well see you all soon,

Farewell and good health,



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