Oops, I thought myself very lucky when I picked up a blister with 3 snipers in it for only 8 bucks. But when I got home and opened it, inside were 3 catachan snipers, you know these ones:
Maybe it is my whining but when I inspected these models, they didn't nearly look as good as these amazing GW models above here. I wonder if the mold slowly deteriorates over time to make models with less detail.
Anyway, I am slowly building some IG and am working on a sniper squad and I really wanted to use one of these men. I didn't want to show any of the muscles but I am very unfamiliar with green stuff sculpting, so please view this as a first tryout.
First of all I filed off all the leaves of his camo cape. Then I green stuffed a sleeve over his left arm, getting rid of all the muscles.
I also filled the hole between the gunsight and his face, I liked him to be more active that way.
Lastly I modeled a kneepad to keep it slightly in line with the normal cadian sniper models.
After that I used the camo technique that I described in a previous post and based him on a miniaturearts base.
I am afraid this post might not be very inspiring, but I love sniper models and I had a lot of fun making this one. I guess what I want to say is: just build models that you like and to hell with everyting else!
The next model in the squad will be the sniper that I found in a box set with Schaeffers Last Chancers that I bought ages ago. I haven't done anything with these guys yet but will soon paint the 2nd from the top left.