Well, at about 11:30pm last night, the boy kind of down for the night, I decided to do a little greenstuff work on my Blood Angels. When I got done, I had some leftover greenstuff so I thought it might be cool to show how I use greenstuff to spruce up blank Space Marine shoulder pads. I warn you now that this is perhaps not the best tutorial and nowhere near the quality of Ron over at From the Warp. So, here are three different shoulder pads that you can make: a circle with scroll work, a circle with laurel leaves, and a Blood Angel blood drop.
Despicable Me. You will flatten each one out.
1) For the laurel leaves, make sure the snake comes to a point at each end. Then make slices diagonal to the length of the snake to create the leaves. Then I added a few slices in the middle to make it look like the leaves were tied together at the stems.
2) For the scroll, once flattened, I made to diagonal depressions on each end about a quarter of the way in to show where the scroll doubles back on itself. I then cut out triangles from each end to make it look like a scroll/banner. It is okay if these look kind of rough as they give the scroll depth.