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Lord Graviax, Canadian Slayer Sword 2007
Manufacturer: Scratchbuilt
Category: SF

by Silphid




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Lord Graviax, Canadian Slayer Sword 2007

Lord Graviax, Canadian Slayer Sword 2007

This year I set myself to a great personnal challenge: Attempt my first full sculpt, and no NMM! I must confess that the torso is a plastic terminator chest which I enlarged and re-worked, but otherwise my result is all sculpted.

It appears my motto since the Juggernaut remains true: Pushing yourself to go above and beyond what you can currently do is the best way to learn and improve your work. I honestly never thought I could achieve a result I would be so proud of. It is far from a perfect sculpt, but I have learned a lot through it, in both sculpting and painting. I owe Jérémie (Bragon) zenithal light sourcing and Allan the Steel metallics. I like to think my work on the red and gold is my own "Messieurs, je vous remercie et vous salue!"

I hope you enjoy this adaptation of my style, moving towards more realistic effects, though it retains a certain fantasy appeal in the colors which I enjoy. I believe it is my best work to date, and I look forward to my next full sculpt project, this time I will go for more organic shapes... and no more red for a while

Vincent Hudon

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#223257 Rating: 10 7 May 2007
This is soooo good!! Best wishes //ALEX
#223256 Rating: 10 6 May 2007
Wow man, that's an amazing figure. I don't mind losing to something this good I wish I was able to attend in person instead of just doing the regional qualifier thingy. I bet he's even more impressive in 3D. There's definitely a Warmachine kinda look to this guy, he has Khador written all over him. That's a good thing by the way, Khador's my favorite!
#223253 Rating: 10 6 May 2007
I can't say much more than I was positively esctatic to see this in person. You are a MASTER.
#223246 Rating: 10 6 May 2007
By the Gods -- the dark ones to be sure -- this is a masterwork. I hate to say this, but while I am blown away by the sculpt and the painting, and even the eye of terror mosaic on the base, Graviax's face doesn't seem Khornish enough. I kind of wish it was tattooed or somesuch. Anyway, take my criticism lightly as this piece is an incredible accomplishment.
#223237 Rating: 10 6 May 2007
WOW!!! Amazing work on this mini! Well executed ligthing and conversion work! Congratulations on the sword! -Mike-
#223233 Rating: 10 6 May 2007
sweet job mate, way cool. very much deserved sword. chris.
#223229 Rating: 10 6 May 2007
Wow, fantastic work. Great dynamic pose and the painting is awesome. Congratulations on the sword. Are the cracks in the skull on the shoulder sculpted or painted?
#223223 Rating: 10 6 May 2007
Well it certainly is a Silphid Productions Ltd. so much Khorne! what im curious is, do you have any pre painted pictures? also what scale is it? 32mm or 54? i have a feeling its 32 as it was under single not large the textures are excellent!! one of these days Im going to have to go for a session where I can actualy sit down and learn while doing
#223221 Rating: 10 6 May 2007
I bow before you..you are truly a Master indeed! Congrats on your second Sword.


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