Thursday, March 1, 2012
True Scale Space Crusader Heavy Armor
These are now for sale in the Three Stage Studio store, here.
I have been working on a project for my local gaming group for awhile now and thought it was time to share it here to get some feed back on it and future projects.
The most popular armies around here currently are 'True Scale' Pre Heresy Space Marine armies. What they all have seemed to lack is Terminators that actually match the size change with the marines in power armor. There is always talk of using chaos Obliterator models as a base but removing all the chaos detail and reposing them is a serious chore, not to mention the cost of it would be through the roof as they aren't a cheap model to begin with. Thus this project was born.
I bring you, true scale Space Crusaders in Heavy Armor. I do realize its hard to tell the size of the parts but let me just say, standing straight up, the model is taller to a normal plastic terminator as the plastic terminator is to a marine. Here is a very early mock up pose to get an idea of size.
I have since finished the master parts and had them sent to a caster. I will get back the parts to make 5 differently posed legs and 5 uniquely detailed torsos. Those will then be put on master sprues and cast in sets o 5. They are designed to fit GW/FW terminator arms, shoulder pads and heads. They fit perfectly on a 40mm base with no overhang so they are just on the right size for 'true scale' based on the various novels that talk about terminator armor.
I'm looking for any and all feedback as the parts will be back to me shortly for the final posing and changing of details to make all 5 unique.
This is just the start of casting projects I have in the works so please do share what you think, good or bad!