Wednesday, 30 November 2016

All Part of the Plan

Following on from my last post, I figured I'd put forward whet I had in mind for the Dwarf Warriors I'm sculpting. The casting will hopefully begin tomorrow which will allow me to start making duplicate soldiers with various weapon options and poses, but keeping them uniform. Only the beards and hair will be altered beyond that. Lots of plaits and styled beards for that little bit of character.

To give everyone a bit more of an idea of what I'm planning, here are the initial concept sketch of the warrior alongside his more heavily armour companion and a bunch of ideas for shields and the like. I was planning on making a crossbow, but I'm not sure about it at the moment.

Feel free to leave a comment about what you think, or any details you'd like to see added. Something that you've not seen done for dwarf miniatures before, but would look cool? Let me know. Until next time.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Grumbling In Green

After the work I did for the Dwarf BB Team, I decided to carry out another ambitious little project that I've been planning. With the personal success of my home sculpted Goblins and Orc Brutes (available to buy HERE) I took the plunge and started sculpting a new batch of little green dudes.

This time I've decided to sculpt dwarfs. Considerably different to my earlier stuff. The biggest challenge will be keeping everything neat and uniform. All the work on the Orcs and Goblins was pretty rough, but it was characterful to those miniatures, their armour and weapons were meant to look like scrap metal stapled together in the rain. The dwarf style I'm going for is much different; straight edges and uniform equipment. Now, I will freely admit to cutting a few corners here and there. By casting up what I've done so far and then reposing before detailing everything properly, I save myself a fair bit of time and headache. But if you see for yourself what I've been up to then I'm sure that most of you will agree with me.

On to the sculpting!

In addition to the main body above, I've made a few extra heads that will be cast without helms. The head on the left is a goblin (I couldn't stop myself) then there is a male dwarf head and then a female dwarf on the right. The body shape will need to be altered once I've cast it, but I'm aiming for a small army of mixed gender, just to be unique.

And here is the finished dwarf body with helmet. This will be going off to cast later this week along with a few weapons, a shield and the extra heads.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Blood Bowl New Season's Kit

The new season of Blood Bowl was announced recently and not wanting to get left out I decided it was high time to get new team painted. First though, I had a commission to get out of the way.

This one had been sat in a jar of paint stripper for while so it had been on my To-Do list. So in true BB fashion the first team out the dug-out this year are the "No-Name" Orc team.

Next up, my team for this year. I've settled for Dwarves this time around (I paint up a different team every season) for two reasons. First, the local league is only allowing newly re-written teams (Dwarves are one of them) Second, I had the models on hand and couldn't be bothered to paint a second Orc team for myself. The Team are nothing special at the moment, but I've been working hard on the team's Death-Roller (Stomper) and pilot. The dwarf lines-woman on the left was kept on hand for scale.

A few spikes to be added to the front and she'd good to go.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Bat-Punk (part2)

A little late on delivery, but here are the pictures of the finished Batman Rogues Gallery. A lot of work went in to these, but they were a wonderful project to work on and it was a great chance to learn sculpting techniques that have been developed since then.

Two-face from all sides.

The posing for this piece was a little awkward. They were supposed to look as though they were attacking in both directions, but it looks like Ivy is about to spank Harley.

So there you have it. The Rogue's Gallery in steampunk and miniature. Nabbed a few best painted and retired when Malifaux 2nd Edition was released. Good times

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Bat-Punk (part1)

This is an old project from waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back that has been sat on my shelf for a while. It started out as small modeling project and then kind of jumped to a full on mania. I done a few sketches in work of Steampunk Batman villains based on poses from the Wyrd Miniatures range. I had no real plan in mind and at the time I was playing Malifaux quite a bit and with a few tournaments coming up in my area I got my trusty clippers out and went to work. First up, here are the original sketches that I did to before going nuts.

Tomorrow I'll post up the photos of the miniatures. After I finished the pieces based off the sketches I continued to convert more characters so there will be a few rogues that aren't shown here. Until next time.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Want Nightmares? Because This Is How You Get Nightmares.

It's been a while since I posted any drawing, so after a quick rummage through some of my old sketch books, I've found an assortment doodles and concept art to really give you all a linger sense of "He's not right, that one". Most of these come from past projects or as designs for stuff I use later, the first collection are a series of ideas for mutants for my slow growing chaos army, for example.

So that's all for now. I won't bore everyone with long winded descriptions of everything. I'll let the images do the work. Until next time.