Monday, 28 October 2013

Tweaked out space dude

28mm or 1:56 scale science fiction trooper. This guy is part of the planetFallers force and is a communications/combat drone operator. Sculpted mainly with Kraftmark ProCreate and PSI yellow/blue kneadatite for the understructure. The base is one from several I have lying around that's from a big name brand game and is for display purposes.

Done some tweaks:
Elongated the fingers on both hands.
Sanded and shaved  the edges of the shoulder pads.
Lengthened the one knee pad that was short.
Enhanced the nape of the helmet.

I'm eager and way tired to start the next one which is in the Warpunk genre. It's going to be awesome.

28mm sci fi miniature com/drn

There are a couple of little tweaks I'd like to make but he's almost totally done.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Nice sleeves, guy.

The fingers aren't as super awesome as I'd hoped but they're not as bad as I feared so it's all good for now.

I'll get better at it.

The sleeves are nice.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Hoping for nice fingers.

A lot of sanding and carving later, I'm feeling slightly less temporarily disappointed with this guy and slightly more temporarily liking him. I sculpted a few additional details as well. Trying out a new technique for the hands, I hope to get nicer fingers out of it. Let's hope!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

planetFaller communication/combat drone operator

1:56/28mm planetFaller communication/drone operator.
Got some work done. It's a little rough in places but I hope to improve it.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

28mm Space Man from the Stars. (1:56)

1:56 Starship crew

1:56 scale is a good fit for the ubiquitous 28mm scale. The miniature was sculpted mostly in Kraftmark ProCreate with some PSI blue/yellow Kneadatite (AKA Green Stuff).

The design is meant to be simple, leaving ample room for the player to customize the uniform. It's somewhat of a military look with strong inspiration from fighting vehicle crew but with some stylistic differences. He's got some pouches and is holding a gadget. I wanted to give, rather than a pose of action, one of readiness or anticipation but at the same time confidence and professionalism.

I included some group photos along with my recent 1:56 sculpts.

I'm eager to work on the next miniature!

Comments, questions and criticism are most welcome.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A cocky space guy (28mm miniature)

More progress happening. This is a 1:56 scale or equivalent to most 28mm miniatures. The subject is a starship crew member.

The pose is one of readiness: reading a gadget and preparing to draw a weapon while keeping alert.

I realised in retrospect it might have been wiser to have given him a pose with one shoulder raised higher to accommodate holding the space-blaster. As he is he looks fine, I suppose. Came out surprisingly smug. Cocky, even.

Here's also my FOW tanks I'm working on. They've been primed, basecoated, chipping effect fluided and then painted with the base color. I think I'll do the chipping right away and then proceed with shading and drybrushing and the details after fixing the chipping with fixative (which is what I have).