View Full Version : Custom Raek
12-17-2009, 02:21 PM
*Update* - New model in post #7.
A few days ago I had a flash of inspiration and decided to sculpt my own Raek. Working at top speed, I managed to get the last licks of paint on him tonight. When I compare him to my Teraph, my only other Legion light, he is far too fat and chunky and not angular or spiky enough, and a lot of that is to do with the fact that I built the main body in one go without an armature, so the legs needed to be thick enough to both support the body and retain their shape without support. Anyway, on to the pictures.
Considering how quickly I was able to make it, I might try and make another one and take a bit more time to make him look more like a lean and skinny feline, rather than a monstrous gorilla. :)
12-17-2009, 02:37 PM
Wow... looks awesome dude! I actually think a chunky & fat legion warbeast would be pretty cool... hrmn... perhaps some dev will see this and get some inspiration!
12-17-2009, 02:49 PM
That's some nice work, there. Besides not all beasts are really the same, some could definitely be porkers that get to eat more kills than others:p
12-17-2009, 02:51 PM
Let me guess you used absylonia's carnivore spell and it eat a bunch of winter guards.
12-17-2009, 03:26 PM
Wow, pretty cool, I'm not a huge fan of making my sleek hunty dragon-kitty so bulky, but that thing's pretty horrificly cool, would match great with Abby, feels like a highly aged Raek that smacks the smaller ones to do the work.
12-17-2009, 06:12 PM
Raek is a cat, this is a bulldog.
I like it.
"Don't write with your head, write with your heart."
12-23-2009, 02:18 AM
Still filled with enthusiasm, I made another Raek using a different technique to make him slimmer and more lithe. I made the nose a bit longer which has made him look more like a wolf than a cat this time, but I think I could trim that down fairly easily if I decide I like the cat look better. In either case, I think this one looks more like a proper Legion beast.
Sorry for the crap picture quality, problems with the light. The paintwork is basically the same as on the other one.
12-23-2009, 01:33 PM
That is a really neat model you have made for yourself.
The first one is kinda cute, but this second one has a great pose and build.
12-23-2009, 02:51 PM
I personally like the second one. Reminds me of that panther thing off of Avatar.
The first one kinda looks like a Walrus......
12-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Cheers, I'm much happier with the second one too.
My next project is a unit of Woldstalkers, which is interesting because they'll be the first small based models I'll have made for Hordes. So far I've completed the Stoneward and one woldgrunt.
12-23-2009, 08:01 PM
These are great! Now make one with armature and a big-cat-pounce pose, with back feet on the ground and front feet swiping the air in front. You've certainly got the horrific maw down to a science already!
12-23-2009, 08:07 PM
These are awesome! I like seeing scratchbuilt stuff :)
12-24-2009, 04:01 AM
2nd raek much better. Both are fine sculpting jobs.
12-24-2009, 05:11 AM
Excellent work meng. Not all beasts are made equal. Having both a chubby and skinny one gives you some variety. Way to break the mold with these
12-24-2009, 08:47 AM
Awesome! Really, really impressed.
Is there some guide showing you how to do this?
12-24-2009, 08:56 AM
These guys are great! how'd you do it? The second one makes a very nice display model.
1st made me think the previous battle must've went well.
12-24-2009, 01:20 PM
Cheers! :) Making these was really pretty straightforward, it's just a case of sculpting the pieces in as many separate pieces as required, assembling them, then embellishing and adding detail until it looks good. You have to start very basic, so it's important to have a clear idea of how you want the model to end up looking when you start (even though you can deviate from that idea if necessary along the way). The hard part is obviously the sculpting itself - which, like painting, takes practice to get a feel for.
I have unpainted pics of these models but no WIP shots, but I have WIP shots of other models I've built if anyone wants examples of what stages are involved with models like these. :)
12-24-2009, 02:55 PM
These are absolutely brilliant. Very much looking forward to whatever you come up with next.
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