Saturday, 29 September 2012
Just dusted these fellas to put on ebay and thought you might like to see them? They're by the Foundry Miniatures company and all are fantastic sculpts. I've added to all their bases, by attaching them to bigger one's and detailing. I'm happiest with the bottom figure, a Nort Trooper from "Rogue Trooper" as his barbed wire base came out pretty well.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Well, that was great fun. Was a bit anxious, me being the only modelling table at a comic con, but i was in the creative room, with follk doing wall art, making custom albums, that sort of thing. And i had a whale of a time - had tons of folk coming up, watching me building, but mainly asking about all the models i had on display. I'd deliberately only taken things i'd scratchbuilt and sculpted and the most interest was in how i'd used household items for an awful lot of the basic shapes and for detailing. I also had the build challenge of making, painting, decaling and weathering a craft in just 4 hours. Thought that'd be plenty of time - but never factored in that i'd have to stop what i was doing to explain to people the ins and outs of different craft. Anyway, i'd tipped things in my favour by prepping the main shape yesterday. I went to Tescos yesterday and picked up two £7.00 hairdryers:
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
I'll be having a table at the Demoncon4 comic convention in Maidstone this Sunday, with a whole bunch of my scratchbuilt projects. So, if you're in the area and don't have much to do, pop on by and say hi ok? I've been digging things out of storage to sort out what i will and won't be taking and thought i'd show a few from yonks back.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
That's the ladies done then:
Had a blast doing these guys and they were real fun to do, virtually paining themslves, the detail was so crisp and well defined:
Friday, 14 September 2012
Being an occasional series while the paint is drying, the glue is hardening or waiting for enthusiasm to come back, where i have a waffle on the things, films, books and whatnot that had a direct influence on me, getting me into this hobby or the whole SF/fantasy malarky.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
These lovely ladies turned up today and, yet again, it looks like they're reigning in the metallic paints as there's hardly any on either. So, no need for a repaint here, which is just as well as i don't fancy trying those tights (if you see what i mean):
With him all primed up:
Friday, 7 September 2012
Some of you might remember a while back i made a bunch of these Nurgly beasts, a nasty combination of flesh and metal:
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Making those Space Orks took my mind back to the only time i've ever before painted anything from that line - the Shokk Gun waaaay back in the late 80's or early 90's. The only reason i'd bought it is the same i buy any of the Games Workshop minitaures - i like the look of it. In this case, the barmy notion of having a weapon with a huge, whirling triple arm at the front that creates a Warp opening that sucks its enemies in. Add to that lots of luvverly quirky detail on the weapon such as a sand timer, chimney, tap and cranking handle plus the Ork with his tongue sticking out as he aims, and it became one of my favourite figures from that time. As good as he was, he's long gone now (think i sold him on eBay years ago) but i started to have a hankering to have another one. He's one of those miniatures that you can buy again now as he's been given an all new look and all new sculpt but, as usual when they do this, GW have taken away all the charm and originality that made these miniatures so memorable. Back to eBay then, and i was real surprised to find one still sealed in its blister pack for only about 4 quid.