Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Custom Biker Wheels!

So I've been looking into Space Marine Bikers lately. I like the idea and I'd like to have some of my own, although I'd prefer if there were a melee option.

But! The models are ancient and awful. They need a lot of work to look good. So I better start with something! And here's the inspiration:

As usual, I had them printed at Shapeways. I'll be putting them online for sale once I have the design finalized; this one's good but it'll need a bit more work. The print is a bit rough on the sides but that will be easy to sand.

My plan is to get Forgeworld Outrider bits, extend the plastic bits a little bit to make the bike longer, truescale the riders and move their butts backwards, extend their torsos and lean them forward, and use custom wheels. We'll see how it turns out once I have the models in hand.

As for why I haven't been posting - I've been painting a lot but have not been doing any photo sessions. Taking nice photos and editing them takes quite a few hours that could be spent on modelling and painting! I converted and painted quite a lot since my last post. I should probably take a family photo one of these days.

Thanks for looking!