lauantai 14. tammikuuta 2017

Discoveries in Sculpting ep1: "Tools and Armatures"

I have been meaning to write a tutorial type articles of the things I have discovered about sculpting miniatures.
I rather not call them tutorials as I am still very much a beginner myself, but rather list things that have worked for me, and what has improved my sculpting, so maybe someone can avoid the mistakes I made.

tiistai 13. joulukuuta 2016

Making a Christmas decoration

 I Decided to use my powers of sculpting to good as it is Christmas, and made a decoration / present.
The two heads in the background are fridge magnets, but I don't think I have time to paint them before Christmas as I have to go to a work trip :(

tiistai 1. marraskuuta 2016

Happy late halloween

Our Dungeons & Dragons gang is meeting up again after a break, so we might need few miniatures.

keskiviikko 26. lokakuuta 2016

I have new stuff!

I decided to buy more leaf cutters from greenstuffworld when I realized that they can be used on real leaves. Of course I noticed I had some other stuff that I "needed".

torstai 22. syyskuuta 2016

Reinforcements to Chaos

With the publishing of "Traitor's Hate" -supplement for Chaos Space Marines it became painfully clear that GW hates me. No new toys, no new relics, copied Loyalist psychic powers and few lousy formations.
So, to field something new, I need to turn to Forgeworld and Chaos Rapier battery!

lauantai 17. syyskuuta 2016

Unboxing graveyard accessories from Ogri Doupe (and finished herald)

I had a chance to visit a miniature store during my trip to Prague this summer.
Apart the usual GW stuff, they had something special to sell.
So, I was at the register of Ogří Doupě, paying for two boxes of chaos hounds. I rolled 20 for perception and noticed these MDF sheets by the counter and asked what they were.
Apparently the owner makes terrain himself and sells it at the store.
There were caskets, tombstones and fences (if I remember correctly), and I immediately purchased two of both caskets and tombstones.
(They have some more available for mailorder too)
 The quality is superb, everything fits exactly, and engravings are really exact. So exact in fact, that they probably need a bit care when painting so not to fill them.
There are no instructions which meant for example that this sarcophagus took an hour to build. I actually did not mind as I was in no hurry, and took it more as a puzzle.
The other, even harder puzzle was this. These were left over after all else was assembled. I had zero idea of what to make of them.
Finally, after several construction attempts I got it :)
Coffins. They could be used without painting in a pinch. Cultist for scale.
So, to sum up, these will get ***** out of 5 chaos stars. they were cheap, and quality left nothing to be desired. So stop what you are doing, surf to Ogří Doupě, and order some!
 Herald got ready too. In the end I got bored and took some shortcuts, it is playable though. The bird claws don't really show, but they are there.
Chest tattoo is from chaos decal set.
I really need to take some time at some point and focus on OSL effect. It is probably not hard, but requires some thought to get it to work. It doesn't do that now.
(My 40k opponents can probably spy at the background some upcoming reinforcements to Legio Penetratus' force)
I replaced the usual disk of Tzeentch with a slimy medusalike creature.

torstai 18. elokuuta 2016

WIP Herald of Tzeentch on a disk

 Next up is a herald of Tzeentch.
I actually did the legs even there would be a nice skirt to cover them up. This was for just practise.