söndag 19 februari 2012
I am back from an extended work trip so there has there is not much new to show. But since the job involves quite long hours with a lot of waiting a spent some time browsing the internet, looking for inspiration. Early in the week I came across some demon princes and I thought that I might get me one. I still have not finished my Balrog conversion, but it is almost done and I wanted one of the new plastic demon princes since they look quite cool. But as I do not just build standard models these days I got the idea to modify it some what (this was before I actually got hold of the model). I thought that it would look great with some duel swords, some robes and both wings and powerpack exhausts. After doing some initial sketches I realized that it looked a bit like a Dark Angel on steroids, and as it happens this is not to far from the fluff, so The Untouchable was borne. A fallen Dark Angel made a demon prince, one whom the interrogator chaplains will not be able to make repent. As this idea took rot I encountered a dilemma. I do not like scenic bases as the base makes the model into a diorama rater than some thing that just makes to model stand up. But one of the demon princes I encountered on the net stood with one foot on top a stone witch made a good pose. This of course made me think about exchanging the stone for a loyal Dark Angel. This idea was to good to overlook so I got the demon prince model and started out to re pose it to fit my vision with a marine under his feet. Now, working with plastic marines is ok when it comes to reposing them, but the demon prince model does not make for an easy re-pose. To many of the joints are pre-positioned in a fixed position and can not be changed without some cutting and greenstuff rebuilding. But as the model will include a lot of greenstuff any way it did not matter so much. In the end I think it looks cool, now I will just have to make all the small details before starting to paint it.