Friday, 30 October 2015

Smaug Has Come

Within weeks of starting commission work I have landed this big brute and i can tell you I am excited to get this one going.
He will be done to Display Standard so I will be aiming for him to pop.
The client has done some green stuff work that needs some cleaning up, so with that and all the joining, sanding etc it will be a while before paint appears.
I want everything dry fitted as snug as possible before the glue comes out then I have something else for join filling.

Here is how he arrived and that little bloke in the middle is a 54mm figure, it gives the idea of scale.

Here is something new I am trying for doing filling, modelling paste.
You apply with a brush then go over with a wet brush to smooth.
I am already liking this, so much quicker to greenstuff and it sands down nicely. For only £5 for a big pot it should last an age, provided it doesn't dry out !

There will be plenty of updates along the line as I aim to get this finished as soon as I can, though I will be doing some other jobs in-between to stop me going a little Smaug crazy...

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Lurtz and Scout Uruk Hai Commission.

Next up on the production line is this nice little set of Scout Uruk Hai, led by Lurtz with Ugluk ever ready to hack off the odd head.
Merry and Pippin are tiny folk, even tinier are the sculpts, damn near microscopic but are still clear enough to give them some detail. 
It's the eyes for me, even on my lowest level they need to be there are right to give the figure life. Lurtz is a good example of how this affects his look to make him have that sinister feel.
As with the client request I have done these to a table top standard.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

1st Completed Commission

I have finally got something to show and give you an idea of the type of finish you can expect.
First up is Thrydan Wolfsbane.
I have done him to an ' Above Table Top ' standard.
A lovely sculpt to work on

And here we have a set of Beserkers completed to a ' Table Top Standard '

I am a little annoyed with myself as I photographed everything before packaging, to find that a few photos of the other came out rubbish, damn me for not checking properly.
They included a mounted Saruman and some more Uruks.
I should have taken more time on the photos as these are much better in real life.

More great things to follow and watch this space for something very big...

Friday, 2 October 2015

Zombie !!!

What can you say about this bust, fantastic and can't wait to get my teeth into it
Sculpted by Peter Muller from Next Step Painting entitled ' The Infected '