|My Mournwolves basically finished, although they need a banner.|
The things that remain to be done are honing the green stuff axe head (which needed to cure, so I couldn't do it last night), tidying the sides of the wolves down where the saddle straps go (just plain forgot about that), and work out what the hell to do about a banner. Given my tight schedule and how long green stuff takes to cure, I suspect only the sharpening of the axe head will happen before they see undercoat tonight.
This curing time of green stuff is really the reason it was such a late night for me. It meant that I really needed to get all the putty work done (so that it could harden overnight and during the day today) if I wanted to be able to undercoat the models tonight.
So what did I do last night? I sharpened up the armoured arms a bit, made 2 sets of moulds of them, made 2 more sets of arms using the moulds, and stuck them to the models before they had even fully hardened (they were still tacky). I made a mould of the hands on the weapon haft and made a copy of that, actually putting plastic rod into the mould with the green stuff where the hands went. Figured I'd get a better finish than making the pole out of putty and it worked fine. I made a ogre-sized furry master cloak and let it cure for long enough that I could make a mould and press out 3 copies, using them whilst they were still flexible as I did for the Knights Panther when I first tried the process. I then stuck it all together, glued on some suitable heads and extended their beards to make them more White Wolf-ish, and scrounged some weapon heads. That basically covers it. I'll discuss any finer details in the picture captions.
|The cloaks got wrapped over the shoulders and down the backs of the models whilst still only half-cured. This meant they were hard enough to pry them out of the moulds without too much damage, but still easy to drape and shape over the Ogre.|
|The thickness of the cloak on top of the bulky armoured shoulders gives them a pretty hulking appearance, but I'm not too unhappy with that.|
|This guy wound up with another Black Orc weapon head, but this time I wanted it to be larger. Once the green stuff is properly hardened, I'm hoping a knife and file will give it the edges it needs.|
|The same guy from the side.|
|A closer look at the axe head. I think I've given it enough shape to make the remaining effort easy enough.|
|These guys are really just a mass of fur from the back, hey?|
All in all, it was a very successful night. For the first time in the project, I really came away feeling like I'd done everything I could hope to. Now I have 2 whole nights to paint these 3 guys. And the 2 Ogre Halberdiers. And the Sabretusk. Not even a problem...