Sunday, 24 November 2013

Dire bat and Vampire spec-ops - 28mm WIP

Facing some interesting and educational challenges so far. I'm looking forward to seeing things flesh out more but it's really fun.

The sleeve I freestyled as I sculpted it. It occurred to me on the fly to add the outerwear and to sculpt him as wearing a military style sweater. It just seemed too silly and awesome to pass up.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Give us a hand, willya?

Trying out this new/old hand technique. It's difficult to get the right thickness and smoothness as well as give some more specific description to the anatomy of the hand. A very intense session, sculpting that. I mixed some Green Stuff into the putty to give it higher stickiness so that it would adhere better to the bare copper wire.

I should do whatever gear and details go on the torso before dressing up the anatomy of the arm.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Vampire dental surgery

I had to do some major facial remodelling.

The left eye was badly misaligned and the mouth looked terrible.

I'm still not happy with the result but this is as good as he's gonna get for now.

I want to do a series of different heads after this just to get better at making them.

Soon I'll have to move on to the bat and also I want to add some props and maybe try a new hand making technique I've thought about.

Will update.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Vampire face calculations

Not much to say yet. The head is again slightly enlarged and I miscalculated the size of the teeth so he looks a bit grotesque. I'll try to sharpen the gorget when it cures.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

New project: Vampire spec-ops riding Dire-Bat

Starting on a new project
1:56/Warpunk/Vampire Spec-Ops riding Dire-Bat.

I'm keen to see how it goes. There are going to be a lot of special challenges.

The scale 1:56 is a good fit for 28mm miniatures size. I'm working right now mostly in Green Stuff AKA blue/yellow Kneadatite. Later I'll use KraftMark ProCreate which I prefer for the outer layers work. That's just a personal preference.

The Warpunk genre is simply a mash up between stock fantasy and 20th century military themes.