Monday, 24 August 2009

My Marbo

After getting to grips with the cloaks on my snipers, I decided that I'd have a go at coming up with my own marbo model. The things that I wanted to get across on the model was :-

1. He's an old school veteran who's outside the norms for the regiment.
2. He carries a custom pistol
3. He carries a demo charge
4. He's stealthy.

Let me know if you think I've hit the mark, any constructive criticism is welcome.


Cawshis Clay said...

Looks great! I like the grizzled he's some crazy mountain-man militia climbing out of his cave to kill some Eldar. I love the hooded cape work too. Nice!

FoxPhoenix135 said...

That's a nice Marbo... the demo charge he is carrying looks menacing. So how did your tournament go this weekend?

Col. Hessler said...

At first glance I wasn't sure but as I pondered it a bit more, I think it's a good way to go. The cloak, of course, is awesome and the other bits tie it up quite nicely.

I am officially requesting a tutorial on those style. The Imperium demands it!!!


kilian said...

Nice work on the pistol, methinks that looks a helluva lot better than marbo's cut down lasgun.

Mordian7th said...

The cloak is fantastic, and the pistol and demo charge are definitely menacing. The only thing I feel is missing is marbo's 'envenomed blade', perhaps a hilt attached to the belt on left hip, as though the scabbard/blade was hidden within the folds of the cloak?

Great stuff, can't wait to see it painted up - keep up the great work!

Tristan M said...

Definitely like the pistol/demo/cloak but I think the large base kinda makes him look small - at least in that first pic.

Darkwing said...

He definitley looks like he's been out in the bush for a while...and also someone you don't want to mess with!

Craig said...

he looks great. Im with Mordian 7th, a blade would add that extra custom touch!!

Cannonfodder said...

Good conversion. I personally dislike the head- looks too beardy for me. The cloak is very good indeed- maybe not rigged enough for someone al loneyl acting as a Marbo character. On a second thought I would drop the cloak alltogether- but that is most likely the last thing you want to hear after modeling it that good. I hope I wasn't too negative. Keep up the good work.

Paul Wu said...

You've gotten incredibly good at sculpting cloaks! I like the bearded look you've given Marbo. Seems like a break from the more traditional shaven-faced Rambo clones. The beard makes your Marbo look more like a loner...after all, why bother shaving if you're out there alone, in the wilderness?

Col. Corbane said...

Thanks guys.

Must admit I couldn't figure where the blade would go, with hindsight, the hilt idea is pretty good but I just want to get him painter now.

I'll see if I can get a tutorial put together on the cloaks, although videos are still a sore subject in our house.

@Fox - One win and two draws mate.
@CF - No worries mate, everyone can't like my models - lol