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.