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Wilco’s Claws in the Dark (Space Hulk Hobby Challenge)

Wilco’s Claws in the Dark (Space Hulk Hobby Challenge)

Project Blog by wilco92

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About the Project

Another Hobby Challenge is here and what a good one it is. SPACE HULK!! so with only 6 weeks and not much money in my pocket I was strongly considering not having a go at this project but come on its space hulk I just cant so I want to make something simple. my plan at the start is to 3D print some corridors (I have been looking in to this as part of my AVP project)and have something in the dark that can only be patchily seen. I plan to use an air brush and washes to give the effect of lighting in the dark only showing part of the creature in the dark corridor. I may think about using real light sources as part of this but that is if I have time. at the moment my plan is to only use one to 3 minis. lets hope the project all goes well and in to the dark we go.

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The Dark room..

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Adding the glow Part 3 GOING RED

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My Mix, 1 of red, 2 of wash mix and 1 of thinner.My Mix, 1 of red, 2 of wash mix and 1 of thinner.

Testing The LED Lighting.

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Time to test the LED light to see how the glow effect works.

Adding the glow Part 2

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Adding the glow Part 2

Adding the glow Part 1

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Using the Airbrush i have made a source light from the lamp to help intencafy the glow of the LEDUsing the Airbrush i have made a source light from the lamp to help intencafy the glow of the LED
Beast in the darkBeast in the dark

Lets Light it up.

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One of the main thing I wanted to do with this project was to have a lot of source lighting using airbrushing and possibly real lighting so I’ve decided to do both.

firstly I want to have a light on one side of the door so the light would only reflect of one side of the tyranid.

Using a flat end 6mm red LED and a City of Death lamppost I’ve been able to make a lamp to go on the wall beside the door.

Lets Light it up.

Adding the Next Layer.

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After finishing all the Black Primer I have done a very light dusting of grey using the airbrush to help give some of the details some definition but keeping the darkness I want.

On the floors I wanted to make shore the details under the gridding were still visible once the mesh was put on top. I went abit stronger with the grey and highlighted some of the details so once the mesh is glued on you still have that depth.

So Far.

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All togetherAll together

Can you see the Nid…

with everything matt black the effect I’m going for so good with the darkness behind the tyranid and it emerging in to the corridor.

If once all painted I get the same effect still ill be very Happy

In to the DARKIn to the DARK

Airbrushing the floors and Nid

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Decided to Airbrush the floors using a badger black primer as it sits better on a metal surface. whilst premiering I primed the tyranid in the same way.

Bulk Prim

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Taking all the parts outside to first Pre Prim with a Filler Primer to help remove some of the stepping on the 3D Prints. Then a Black Prim.

All Primed BlackAll Primed Black

Black out... Door

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I needed to black out any way that light could get in to the room the Nid is in so it will make it seem like it is pitch black behind it.

using Plastercard, supper glue and superglue activator I’m attempting to close any gapes light can penetrate.

Scratching Claws

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I wanted the claws to look like the had scratched and dug in to the wall as the arm comes out of the dark to grasp the door frame of the air lock.

before before
AfterAfter

Floor Work.

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Got myself some fine brass mesh to go over the floor panels.

After cutting them in to shape I plan to detail below them then cover the floor tiles with the mesh.

in addition I’ve cut up one tile so the talon of the tyranid looks like its pulled back the floor panel.

Prifile

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An idea of the profile lim trying to getAn idea of the profile lim trying to get

Green Stuff

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Green Stuff

The Corners.

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I wanted to glue the two corner parts together to make one solid part, this means it will look like a single part once filled with some green stuff.

Cleaning up the Prints

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All Parts Printed.

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Images with the tops on to give the enclosed feel to the corridors, to make the final images for the project to be dark.

the dark corridor the dark corridor

Almost finished printing all the parts i need.

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Keeping Printing

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Dry Fitting

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Playing with positioning, Want to have its claws griping the door frame with its right claws and it left on the floor but its a bit of an ask so the left is not doing much.

Want the left talon to be out stretched looking like its piercing the floor and dragging back as the right talon is just high in the air.

Building the Beast

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Frankan' Parts

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I want to swap the talons from one side to the other as one is more withdrawn than the other and I need the left talon to be more out stretched.

I’ve decide I will pin all the part so I can play with all the limbs position especially as some of the arms I’m cutting at the elbows.

Cleaning befor Building

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Must remeber to clean resin befor painting. Using walm water, some dish soap and a tooth bruch.Must remeber to clean resin befor painting. Using walm water, some dish soap and a tooth bruch.

The Beasts Frame.

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My Plan is to frame the beast in this doorway. I want to make it look like beyond the doorway is pitch black and only parts of the tyranid will be protruding from the door way from the dark.

The Beasts Frame.

Flooring

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Got my hands on some fine brass mesh that I wanted to lay over my flooring. the 3D printed floor tiles have a great cavity to have cables and pipes on but not a great surface over that I hope this mesh will help with that.

A Lucky Mistake.

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in recalibrating my 3D I pasted some filament through the extruder but wasn’t watching what I was doing. the filament came out as it should but it rested on the bed below, normally I would hold the end as it came out so it wouldn’t sit on the print bed but then looking at the effect it looks like coiled caballing that has fallen from above.

I think this would look great in my project to show damage to the section of corridor.

Blocking the path ahead

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I wanted to get a feel for the profile of the beasty in the door way by holding the arms and talons where I would like them to appear coming out of the dark.

Blocking the path ahead

Printed so far.

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The focal point is this dorway with something blocking the path ahead.The focal point is this dorway with something blocking the path ahead.

The Beast in the Dark

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Why is it always genestealers? why can something a bit bigger and griblyer be hiding out in a space hulk.

The Beast in the Dark

First ideas for Layout.

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In to the Dark

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In to the Dark

Luckily I’ve been researching some of the parts for this project for another project I’m ruing to make a AVP 3D, 3D printed game board for the AVP Miniature game.

Scale..

Sadly my first attempts were not exactly what I was looking for, for the AVP Game but its what I need for this project.

I Hope to use he STL Files to make a corridor network that will frame my creature in the dark.

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