Sunday, November 19, 2006

A new Dwarf Warrior unit painted this week and finished just in time to list on eBay.

Monday, November 13, 2006

This week the master metals turned up for the first of the figure range that I have been sculpting for a local company. I managed to grab one of the cleric to paint and I think that he turned out nice, he was actually very easy to paint if I do say so myself. The rest of the range should be back from the casters some time this week, and I can't wait to paint them too.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The latest in the line of figures that I am making for a local company, I believe that they have gone to the mould makers and should be available pretty soon. This one is a human warrior in full plate with a naginata. I'm looking forward to getting some metal figures back so I can paint them up.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A group shot and some close up pics of a batch of 28mm WW2 Japanese figures that I have just finished sculpting. Hopefully these should be available fairly shortly. The Australian figures in the group shot were sculpted by another sculptor.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

More photo's of the American Rifle company that I have painted. I think that these are better pictures as they show more of the detail and have a better depth of field.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I have been painting these up with a view to selling them on eBay, It's an American rifle company from Battlefront's 15mm Flames of War range. To be honest I am not totally happy with the paint job on them and I will probably add a bit more detail before I list them.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A female Ranger character that I have just finished for a new local company. They have eight figures ready to go now and should be nearly enough to get a mould made and get the figures cast.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Another new green finished and handed over today, this one is of a human fighter in full plate mail. Yet again this is one for an as yet unamed company which should be releasing it's first figures fairly soon.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Finished painting these yesterday, they are 15mm Command Decision German Panther Ausf A tanks. Seems that Flames of War is quite popular with the eBay bods so I thought that I would get a couple of figures painted up and stuck on to see how they go.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

I have just finished painting these two over the weekend, I really enjoyed painting these it's almost a shame to stick them on eBay but away they go. Maybe nobody will buy them and they will get to stay with me.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Just finished this Elven Ranger today for a local company who should be producing this in a few months time. He stands 32mm from toe to eye and is part of a range of twelve figures initially, the others of which can be seen on my website.

It's the reason that I have been quiet for the last week or so.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Final finished pictures of the Lotr Easterlings, based up and ready to go. These will be posted onto eBay later today. Twenty of these chaps in total but I think that I will break them down into two listings of 10 models each

Friday, August 04, 2006

First off I have a pic of the unpainted metal for the Skinnie Leader of Slaves from Mongoose publishing. The green of this is further down the blog, I will be painting him up over the next few days. I picked him up from Forbidden Planet in Middlesbrough as Mongoose were too tight to send me one.

The next two pics are updates on the Easterlings, which are almost finished now, the armour is done and I just have the tabards and robes to pick out in a deep red and then basing. I hope to have these finished over the weekend and posted onto eBay on Sunday night.

Also, today I took a family trip to the Bradford Museum of Photography and I was impressed with what was there. We saw a short movie about the moon landings in the Imax cinema which was great and then went around the museum. The family enjoyed the trip as there was plenty to see and do, but I have to say the highlight for me was the Ray Harryhausen exhibition. Many thanks to Curtis for the heads up on a great day out.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Just finished painting these last night and I went to photograph them and the batteries in my camera were dead and needed recharging. Anyway, a charge overnight sorted that out and here they are. I am going to be selling these on eBay later today as soon as I can find my lightbox so I can get better photo's. As a side note, can anyone tell me how you get a title on your blogs as I can't find the option anywhere.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I've been away on my hols last week, camping in the Lake district. It was very hot and got sunburnt badly on the first day, but was still very relaxing. Computer has been down for a couple days as when I got back home the power supply decided to pack in. Anyway, everything is sorted now so I should be posting something new later on today.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I was just mucking about with a spare piece of brown stuff last night and I whipped this head up in about 30 minutes. I don't think it looks too bad considering it's only 6mm high. I quite often practice making faces which I think are the most important part of a miniature and I have several of these lying around. I will probably use it in a figure at a later date.

The Easterlings and Sicarius are coming along quite nicely. Easterlings have had their armour, boots and swords painted and need their clothing and details finishing. With Sicarius I am half way through the highlights on his armour and some of the detailing has been added.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A little late with this wip post than I intended but here he is after a couple days on an evening sculpting. hopefully he is recongnisable as the character that he is intended to be, and that is Blacksad the private detective. Written by Juan Diaz Canales and illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad is a beautifully realised graphic novel. The characters are all portrayed as various animals but what makes it especially nice is the facial expressions that the artist uses. Highly recommended if your not familiar with the character, check it out at all good comic book stores.

On the painting table for this week are Games Workshop's new limited edition Ulramarine Captain Sicarius and a box of Easterlings for the Lord of the Rings battle game. Updates for progression will be posted throughout the week.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Here is some pics of the green that I sculpted of the Skinnie leader of Slaves for Mongoose publishing. He was sculpted in Kneadatite greenstuff over a 1mm wire frame. The Leader of Slaves is available to buy from Mongoose now. The height of this figure is 32mm from foot to eye.

At last I have got around to starting a new bust last night. I am going to show this one step by step and hopefully on a daily basis, work permitting. I am sculpting this out of Super Sculpey firm, which comes in a nice grey instead of the flesh of regular Super Sculpey, I find it easier to see the detail and smoothness of the sculpt which is a problem with the regular Sculpey. The putty is smoothed over a bolt wrapped in wire and thickened with tin foil which aids in the baking process later on. Next I need to concentrate on blocking out the major muscle groups to give the bust a nice bulk and definition.

Can you tell what it is yet?

See you in twenty four.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

With just under two weeks left to go of my full time employment I am finding it difficult to juggle any time to devote to sculpting. I have still managed to find the time to push ahead and I am now on the closing stages of completing my next batch of figures for Mongoose publishing. The Skinnie Brutes and Tawn riders are a new adition to their Skinnie army list. The figures are brutal savages from a feral world where only the strongest survive. I have enjoyed making these and in particular the Tawn, a large lizard like mount, has been very challenging but fun to boot. I can't post any pictures of the greens for these until they have been approved and previewed by Mongoose but as soon as I am able I will post some pics on here.
T minus 9 working days and counting.....

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Welcome to my blog where I will show you upcoming work and past models.
I intend to show stage by stage pictures of models and figures that I am currently building where possible and licensing permitting.
All figures are sculpted by myself using green stuff kneadatite or super sculpey.
I have been sculpting for around eight years now and over this time I have sculpted figures for several companies including Gripping Beast, Curteys Miniatures, Eastern Front studios and Mongoose publishing.
Having made the decision this year to go freelance I am hoping to make it as a professional sculptor with a range of figures for sale myself.
Comments are much appreciated but please keep them constructive, I don't mind if you don't like what I do but at least let me know what it is that you don't like.