Post by Troll Forged on Sept 2, 2013 21:17:40 GMT -5
I love it with the arms as it is sorta bug like in idea. I think it fits fine as a concept myself. The arms armed with the sword are cool but the others make it appear more demon or beast. Just my opinion.
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Taking a break from the fly thing. Here's a spawn WIP. I'm doing it based on this concept which drew a year ago or so:
Most of the sculpt is being done in the 50/50 Super Sculpey/Uro mix that I like so much. The head, however, is made in beesputty, a new product from Masq. It reminds me a lot of my home mix, so naturally I like it. It doesn't offer great variety though, so we'll see if I order more of that.
Ed: How does it look with casting submissions? I'm considering getting some of these guys cast, so I'm looking for options, but it seems that you're pretty busy at the time.
Post by bartholdy on Sept 18, 2013 11:16:06 GMT -5
I'm pretty happy with it as it is so far. I think this is some of the best sculpting I've done yet. I still need to do the spikes on its back and some minor other detail work, but it's getting close to done.
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2013 11:36:31 GMT -5 by bartholdy
Post by bartholdy on Sept 26, 2013 11:43:10 GMT -5
For anyone who's interested, I'm currently communicating with dark-art-studios.co.uk about releasing this thing. I'll post updates when I know more.
Another thing regarding beesputty. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but after baking the stuff it becomes very brittle, to the point where i've had to repair both horns on this miniature, as well as the spikes on its shoulders, either by gluing them back together, or with greenstuff. I'm not sure I'd recommend it. Do any of you have similar experiences?
Hi again everyone. I've been commissioned by worlds end publishing to do a miniature with the possibility for doing more if this one comes out well. WEP has made the rules for a post-apocalyptic, kinda fall-outish tabletop game in 28mm scale. You should go and check it out!
Anyways, the concept for the Psychic Husk goes as follows: The common mutant psychic is maligned by most wasterlanders, not only due to its misinformed sense of superiority, but also because of the inherent danger of its powers. The husk is a prime example of why this fear may be justified. When a psychic loses control of its power, either by accident or by intent, there is a good chance it will fry its brain. The body lives on and the psychic husk is doomed to wander the wastes. What makes them so dangerous is that their psychic powers are actually enhanced. The psychic powers become powerful weapons that randomly manifest themselves as the creature wanders free from the demands of conscious thoughts. The husk ranges far and wide sowing mindless terror until its inevitable death.
Besides from that the client asked for it to be dried out, as it's spent most of its post-fry time in the desert sun.
These nurgle inspired sculpts are great and they just keep on getting better. The chaos spawn on reminds me quite a lot of a character from gears of war, can't remember the units name though, but it also walks on it's front legs with small malformed back limbs. i could definitely see these models being bought by 40k nurgle collectors, the spawn would fit straight in as well a spawn lol. I reckon the flying insect could be used as a daemon and the slugs with some conversion could make some very nice chosen, about the only change I would make to them is to add some pieces of tattered armour, probably breast plates, then give them bolters which your unable to sculpt due to copy right.
That beeswax putty looks like resin in the photo's untill you said it wasn't I though you had used a head you had, had cast. It could be worth experimenting with mixing a small amount of another putty with it if you like sculpting with it. Something like green stuff which is quite soft and flexible once set might improve it's properties.
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The slugs were actually intended to have arms and swords, but I'm in the process of selling them to a miniature company along with reproduction rights, and they wanted them without the arms. That isn't to stop you from doing whatever you want with them. If you get some I'd be happy to see what you decide to do with them
Another guy actually told me the same thing about the beesputty. I don't think it's a good idea to use green stuff however, as the beesputty is a polymer clay and needs to be baked to harden. I might try with some fimo if I get a new batch of beesputty. I was so frustrated with the stuff that I threw it right out.
Finally finished the Psychic Husk which I've been working on for worldsendpublishing.com/. Just waiting for the sculpt to be approved.
Considering this is the first 28 mm scale miniature that I've made (all my previous sculpts has been somewhat larger) I'm quite happy with the result. I feel I've learned a lot doing it, so that's very positive. I really liked the concept too, so it was a joy doing it.