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Now that it's the weekend, I'm back to plugging away at the D&D monster sculpts. The giant constrictor snake is nearly complete, and both the boar and the giant boar are progressing. I decided to chop the head off of a toy polar bear and throw an owlbear into the mix. It's a little small, so I will be building up the front half.
I finished a lot of the monster sculpts I have been working on. I might add little balls of clay for the eyes still, but other than that the giant constrictor snake for D&D is finished and ready for paint.
I have also finished the boar boar and the wild boar (I have be working on making dramatic poses for the sculpts):
I also started sculpting on bulk and feathers to my owlbear conversion, and I am extremely happy with how it is looking.
@Viktor von Domm: Hi Vik, it's great to hear from you again. Thank you for your kind words about the snake I have always disabled voting on everything I post. I feel like the voting is quite harsh and faceless. Hearing from someone like you on my blog about my word has so much more meaning to me than voting
@KernelTerror: Thanks! I really like how how the paint job came together.
@Pneumo: Hey Pneumo, it's great to see you. It's bee a long time. And thank you.
You have probably noticed that I tend to sculpt many things at once, so there will be long periods of time where I am working and then everything gets finished and posted one after another. I am in painting mode right now, so it will be a little while before I finish the owlbear and a surprise monster. But I have finished painting the boar and giant boar, and am almost done with the ankheg.
I wanted to try something new and flocked the backs of the boar to give them longer hair there like a razorback. I'm not sure if I like how it turned out, but it's not too bad. I don't know if I should have tried covering more of the bodies, and left it off completely. I think it turned out better on the little one since I could actually dip that boar right into the container of flock, where the big one was too big and I had to sprinkle flock by hand.
Painting Total as of 9/12/2021: 71 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!
Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone
thanks syro_ , and to make the praise even thicker... I comment rarely...due to a mix of awe and envy... you´re really chucking out artful stuff in such a regular and productive pace that my own feeble attempts often twindle down to nothingness...
but rest assured you deliver each time lots of inspiration...!!!
If I could get my act together i might be able to show off a fully playable tavern my son and I made recently...
@JoshInJapan: Thanks Josh, I'm glad you approve of the bristles.
@Viktor von Domm: Thank you Vik, I do enjoy praise . I always enjoy hearing from you, so don't hesitate to comment. I hope you do post what you have been up to with crafting. Many years ago when I was still just a lurker here on Dakka, your bog was one of the ones I bookmarked and frequented. I also enjoyed everything you made for LoER. Just like I'm the guy who is always pushing the boundaries of what can be crafting with hot glue, I think of you as the guy who pushes the boundaries how much can be crafted from wood.
One more finished model before I probably go quiet for a while. I finished painting the Ankheg for D&D that I sculpted.
Your capture of motion has improved by an order of magnitude and the paint jobs are excellent. I agree with several earlier posters that you might consider re-enable voting, as these are excellent sculpts and paints in their own right. When added to the fact that they are your intellectual property from conception through design to creation and finishing, it makes them truly excellent examples of our art.
"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."
this is plain awesome... i totally agree the pose is a story teller for sure.... for D&D totally something is would love to see on a table...or in a computer game... If not for the WIP pics I´d say it is made by reaper^^
@Viktor_von_Domm: Thanks Vik, you really know what I like to hear For the sculpts I put the most work into,it makes me so happy if they look as good (or better) as commercially available minis. I hope I get to use it in a game soon, I have been trying to craft two adventures to play if I can get a group together. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have been making.
@Ezki: Hi Ezki, it has been a while. I'm really happy to hear that my sculptures put you in a good mood. And thank you for what you said about them.
@Viterbi: Thanks Viterbi, I'm a little scared to work on the owlbear until I'm really feeling "in the zone". I'm worried I'll mess it up after the start is so good
I should be posting the finished pictures of that fourth mini I was sculpting. Instead, I got distracted and made a fire elemental. In a tabletop crafting group, someone asked if anyone had made any elementals out of junk. It sounded like a fun challenge, so I made a fire elemental out of only hot glue and a plastic blister.
This is how it turned out:
The plastic is from this packaging
If anyone wants to see the steps of how I made it, look in here:
I cut up the packaging into some basic shapes. (It's important to use plastic that deforms from the heat to help it look more organic)
I used scissors to cut flame patterns in the plastic.
After adjusting the width, I glued the three long pieces into a kind of pillar for the main body.
I started adding smaller pieces of flame shaped plastic at different angles along with the arms. I then started bulking it out with hot glue, so the flat parts wouldn't show.
Two main things really helped the appearance of the fire elemental: that I twisted the body in a spiral while it was hot and pliable from the glue. This stopped it from just having four vertical lines of flame tips into looking more natural. The other was texturing all the hot glue.
Here it is with just the yellow base coat, but it is the orange dry brushing that really sells it.
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