Sunday, February 5, 2017

Truescaling and Reposing Adventures!

This is an SM post, although I've been working on my Necrons some more since the last post. I have a unit painted and ready for a photo session, although I'm waiting for weather to clear up first.

So, Space Marines! They squat and look silly. Kinda like my Necron Warriors, their legs need to be reposed, and they need it bad.

However, as you may or may not have noticed, Space Marines also have short legs. And no waist. Their hips extrude right from their rib cage. Maybe that's why they're squatting? I don't know.

Inspired by this blogpost, I got 1mm thick plasticard to extend their legs at the shin and at the thigh. I used the same plasticard at the waist.

As you can see, I used Milliput to try to fill up the gaps and make the extension smooth. That didn't work out well for me. The plasticard was hard to file compared to the plastic. I was very hard to achieve a flat surface, and as of right now, this model is still lumpy. Back to the drawing board.

Next up, I tried to make sure that the extension is as seamless as possible, I cut the legs at flat areas for the armor (as much as possible). I also made the plasticard bit smaller than the outer diameter of the armor, so I can use Milliput or something like that to fill up the gap and sand the extra material smooth.

This time things looked much better. I could use Milliput to properly pad the legs!

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out - for now. When I start painting, it will be much easier to see if the end surface is lumpy in any way. And while I really tried to sand things as best as possible right now, I expect to be stripping primer, sanding, and repriming when the time comes to paint.


  1. Looks great! Glad my post inspired you. Surprised you had difficulty filing the plastic card. I never had much issue with the stuff I used. Also used the blade of a bobby knife wherever possible because if you can lay it flat against places like the leg and "scrape" the excess plastic card off, it will end up mostly flush with the leg.

    However, if smaller card squares and putty do the trick for you, that's great.

    1. Hey, thanks for chipping in!

      I guess I could try again with the hobby knife? I normally prefer to file and sand stuff like this, but that was not working out.