Saturday, November 19, 2011

EPIC Wraiths "How To"

Thursday was a very productive day for me. I had nothing going on so I got to spend the day making my Wraiths for my army. My goal was to make 12 stands however I only had enough models to make 10. For today, however, I am going to show you how I made these models. They are not painted yet and once I get them finished I will show off the completed models.

So lets get started:

When I made my first stand of Wraiths I used pieces of scrap metal from older models. The problem was I didn't have much of it to use. I then decided to use some Styrene. I actually found that I could work with the Styrene faster.

What I did next was just started cutting along the side of the Styrene. I made small cuts with the angle side of the clippers facing side of the Styrene being cut off. You might need to try it a few times until you get the hang of it.

Then I cleaned up the Styrene. As you can see, the cuts I made created a nice detail to the Wraiths body. I also filed a small recess towards the front. This is where the model will be glued in place.

Now I had to cut up the model that I am using. I am using the Sergeant model from Exodus Wars. It came in the Edenite pack. I had a lot of extras and felt it was the best model for the Wraiths. I started by cutting its legs off. They I had to flatten the back of the model so it would fit into the recess I made in the Styrene. I just used a file to make this happen.

Then I trimmed the sides of the torso so that it was the same width at the Styrene. If you look closely at the model you will notice some flashing and that is all I removed.

Then I glued them on the Styrene that I cut up. You might notice that I did some shaping of the Styrene where I glued the model on. I feel it just looks better this way.

I then took the unused part of the models and glued them onto the base. The main reason I did this was to file the recess on the base. Once the glued dried I cut off the rest of the model and filed flat.

Then I cut them off the Styrene and glued them to the base. This is an important step. You might have to cut the Styrene at an angle so that the model is not looking straight down. It is up to you on how you want your models to look. I wanted mine to be at a slight angel that way they are looking down on their victims.

If you have any questions or need clarification please feel free to leave a comment and I will answer it for you.


Inhir said...

How you did a lot of work on those bad boys