Skulltaker mounted on chariot completed


Alright, since I know how much you guys like the posts on finished projects, here's the Skulltaker ready for battle. He's already in the hands of his owner and no doubt crushing Imperial forces as you read this.

This was a fun project to do with lots of work on a small model. It's not something you see regularly on the tabletop and I think that's why I like him so much.

You can click on any of the images in this post to see the larger versions.





Project Link: Follow my Skulltaker project


Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!

25 comments:

  1. Just fantastic work Ron! Seriously, some of your best work. So characterful

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  2. Fantastic! That model is supremely awesome.

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  3. He looks awesome Ron. Not much more I can add to that. A really great model.

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  4. Thanks guys, I want to start a Daemon army now so I can get one of these things too.

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  5. Wow, he looks really cool, but I think that the Daemon codex states that his chariot is drawn by a Juggernaut. Keep up the fantastic work. Cheers.

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  6. Wow...that looks great. I am very impressed. What chariot body did you start with? I just couldn't find one that worked right.

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  7. That's well.. simply awesome. Badass and awesome. Can't really add anything more that has been said before.

    But I'm still wondering how you painted that gold! ;)

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  8. jugger grimlord: It's a High elf chariot I beleive... I only used the base and the pole.

    Hal'jin: The gold is GW shining gold with a heavy Devlan mud wash followed by a drybrush of gold again on the uppermost raised edges.

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  9. This is an excellent conversion as well as paint job. Very inspiring imho. Thanks for posting the finished shots.

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  10. Well played, sir. You have inspired me to start my scratch-built Tzeentch chariot.

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  11. John: The one with the seahorses?

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  12. Wow, that's really cool! The cloak of skulls is amazing, and the two hounds pulling the chariot are really dynamic - you can almost feel them straining against their reins with murderous intent.

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  13. I want a skull taker chariot CURSE you ron for adding more projects to my plate curse you and your making it look eas-i-ness. ps awesome work.

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  14. Pure awesomeness summed up in little pieces of metal and plastic.

    Your free hand is inspiring, your metallics are eyecatching, the pose oozes murderous intent...

    How many more platitudes can we heap upon you.

    Great work Ron.

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  15. Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.

    But really, this is what the hobby has become for me. I never realsied how much I enjoy the modeling and painting aspect and being able to create models like this for people.

    I'm going to be getting back into gaming in the coming month but this is where it's at for me.

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  16. I still amazed at how you get such good results so fast. When I painted my Skulltaker (just him, no chariot) I had to spend a boatload of time -- and I have to give myself the benefit of the doubt to say I did as good a job.

    I guess God must like you better -- he gave you a great talent. :-)

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  17. Ranillon: Maybe a little bit of God given talent... but I cheat too. I'm not gonna lie.

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  18. IMHO, there is no cheating in painting except for trying to pass off the work of someone else as your own. Otherwise, if it looks good it is good regardless of how much effort it took.

    In fact, one sign of a great painter is that he or she can get good results fast (and amazing results with more time).

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  19. Ranillon: I could never fathom calling someone else's work my own.

    Maybe one day I'll sit down and put all the tricks I use into a PDF so that anyone can paint like this and just as quick too.

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  20. Great work and that cloak looks awsome, although it does kinda look like he should have been turned around 45 degrees to be facing forwards with his sword off the left side as atually fighting from that position would probably end up in swinging at one of the flesh hounds. Because the base is magnetized would it be possible to turn him/it around?

    As fantastic as all this commision work you are doing is, what's been happening with you're Eldar/White scars?

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  21. Peter: I sold my White Scars a while back and my Eldar... well, I have a post coming up soon about them.

    I still have some work to do with those guys to get them finished.

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  22. Very true, that's how awsome my memory is

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  23. Wow, thats just what i needed! I need some kind of calvary for my Chaos Deamons army, and this is what i need! Now i get a fun conversion job... now to figure out how to make Seekers of Slanesh.

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  24. Really nice job there Ron. I love the skull taker model but for some reason I can only invisage him as a chaos biker. Well you never know someone might do it one day.

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  25. james fenton: Getting him on a bike would take some real conversion work. This was hard enough for me.

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