Gallery of completed commissions
Quite often, people will come to me with only a very vague idea of what they want. I takes a few sketches to come to a decision, but the end result can be pretty amazing. Here's some of what I've already done over the last couple of years; click on one of the images, and if there's a post on my blog about them, it'll take you there.
VICTORY AWAITS, reposed, extensive kitbash:
Once an Imperial Knight of a noble house now long forgotten, Victory Awaits is now forced to fight daily for his life in a daemonic gladiator arena.
The gauntlet was given a shield and the base chainsword was replaced with a scratchbuilt one to represent the curved gladus and rectangle buckler of the murmillo; I admit I was sorely wanting to make a helm to match, but the right-sized sphere didn't present itself - the head is magnetized (along with the arms) anyway, and I decided to go with the mask from the WHFB chaos chariot.
His legs are reposed and some of the added trinkets include classic skaven trophies and even the mace from Kharn the Betrayer.
ALDRICH, extensive kitbash:
Claiming to be loyal to the Imperium and a child of house Terryn, Aldrich has, as his namesake, a peculiar habit of devouring men...
I had to split the carapace open, but in a safe manner that wouldn't fall apart over time. The gap I then filled with greenstuff... innards, and members of the WHFB zombies kit. The pilot has a plaguebearer base, and the IK's arms are magnetized.
30K RAVEN GUARD GUNSLINGER, extensive kitbash:
At the time (and probably not for a while) no official model existed of the Raven Guard character Moritat-Prime Kaedes Nex, so I had free reign to do whatever I wished. He's got a cape made from durable tin, more greenstuff sculpting that's good for him, and taking inspiration from anime, a coffin to carry his weapons and ammunition in.
ORK KILL TANK, no kitbashing, just a straight-up paint:
The client odered a Forge World kit and had it shipped to me. A combination of cyanoacrilate, pinning and two-part epoxy holds the resin together solidly, and I must admit I've never used so much Stirland Mud in my life.
CUSTODES CONTEMPTOR DREADNAUGHT, extensive kitbash, extensive magnetization:
The client ordered the Talons of the Emperor box set, desiring a set of obsidian Custodes.
There must be pieces from a dozen kits in this build. Grey knights bolter and psycannon, Scourge wings, a space marine power fist, some out-of-production weapons from the old Leman Russ kits and even the eagle head ruin from Robute Guillman's base... There's a lot of ordinary jewelry from the dragon's hoarde and guitar wire there too, along with a Kelly doll face.
CUSTODES, extensive kitbash:
I like to make infantry helmet-less whenever possible, especially when each member is as major a character as the Custodes are meant to be.
CUSTODES LAND RAIDER, not-quite-as-major kitbash:
I like to call this one Laurie the Landie by little golden books. Yes, all in one go.
The few additions to the base kit include more decorations from the dragon's hoarde and a Custodes commander made from spare parts. Obviously, I had a doll head kicking around too. It ties it in nicely with the dreadnaught which was also part of this commission.
The entire tank was drybrushed to keep with the obsidian theme.
HOUSE CADMUS LANCER, minimal kitbash:
Another Forge World piece, and one of a set of three Cadmus Imperial Knights. The driver was based on the sister of the commissioner, as this was a family project.
The arms are magnetized for shipping/storage purposes. Being the pathetic Dark Souls fan I am, I also rotated the shield to um... to be the right way around. A few decorations here and there, and a ridiculously detailed base.
HOUSE CADMUS CRUSADER, reposed, minor kitbash:
One of the brothers of the same Cadmus commission, Gearish Rose is a lot more vicious than his siblings, so I put siege drills on the underside of his feet to reflect that. He's currently putting two Alpha legionnaires out of action, as these IKs were made for a 30K detachment.
CYPHER, extensive kitbash:
I had already made Cypher once for myself, so I wanted to do something quite different. The pose was a little difficult to pull off, but with a greenstuff sole and a length of chain for a bit of interest, he turned out solid. The cape is tin and there are a few additions from other kits in there too.
ALPHA LEGIONNAIRES, extensive kitbashing on the biker champion, straight-up paint for the Crimson Slaughterer:
Two centrepieces for an Alpha legion force. The biker champion has a ravenwing bike base and a lot of greenstuff snakeskin. There are two two snake heads on the banner pole and the horns are from a Tzeentch standard.