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Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks so much, Vik,Gwyn, and theCrowe

   
Made in be
Nimble Pistolier





Antwerp

These are all great sculpts. Thanks for inspiring me to pick up the greenstuff more often!

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Love that fire elemental! I'm always amazed what you can achieve with hot glue. All I can do, is burn my fingers and sometimes even glue stuff to other stuff
Thanks for taking the step by step pictures.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

@Flapjack: Thanks Flapjack , and I'm happy to hear you feel inspired to sculpt more. (Pneumo, theCrowe, and Wirecat are my favorite blogs for sculpting inspiration).

@Ezki: Thanks Ezki. I've burned myself plenty of times too

A silly little update. I made a snowman ready to sock someone in the face and a hiking backpack. The snowman is one of the easiest minis I have ever made.




He's made from a paper mache' ball, a bead, and a foam ball. Toothpick for a nose, and epoxy putty arms.


This backpack will be worn by a mini I have been sculpting

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






(Committee confers amongst themselves) Spokesman: Wow!

Looks of modeling goodness here, so much to comment on:

The Fire Elemental is terrific! I read through your step-by-step and the technique is intriguing and yielded a very organic, believable piece. The sense of movement and animation is very strong- it literally flickers as you look at it.

The Disagreeable Snowman (Abominable, by any other name) is very funny. Important for us to take time out to have some pure fun once in awhile.

The rucksack has a surprisingly high level of detail (straps, flaps and all dats) for such a small piece. Really well done.

Rock on!

"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."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks so much Meer_Cat, I really appreciate your comment and enjoyed reading it.

With the rucksack done, I was able to attach it to my unfinished mini. I sculpted some straps and think the mini is finally done (though I am tempted to add on a pan for gold panning). He is grumpy drunken gnome prospector.




   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

nice menacing/yelling pose! is a grumpy one for sure!!!

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks Vik I'm happy to see you visiting so often.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Lots of great sculpting going on here! Love the little goblin girl, instantly reminded me of Tears of the Mushroom from the Discworld. And that fire elemental is ace, great mini!
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks Viterbi I'm a huge fan of Terry Pratchett and his books, so it makes me happy to have my sculptures remind you of Discworld. I unfortunately haven't read the novel that Tears of the Mushroom is in, yet. I'm looking forward to it.

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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

be wary.... she is named aptly named... the book is partly one of the saddest ...

   
Made in us
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Your sculpting is coming along nicely, love the snowman

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Uh-oh, thnks for the warning Vik

Thanks Theo

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I have been forgetting to upload, so some of these are actually from weeks ago. I finally have everything finished enough to run the Dungeons & Dragons adventure "The Pudding Faire" I will have to take pics of that soon. I have also been in painting more lately, so I have been painting some of the minis that I sculpted last year.

I've found ripping apart EPS styrofoam with your hands and making sure there are no flat edges left works surprisingly well to quickly make some easy trees. It only took me an hour or two to make these trees. The trunks are disposable chopsticks slotted into cardboard drinking straws with hot glue for texture. I have started flocking them now, but just painting them green will do in a pinch IMO.


Here is the cerberus I sculpted, all painted up. I'm not that happy with the paint job, but it's a big improvement over my first attempt.


I painted up the cat I sculpted to look like the family cat back home.


And the simplest paint job is the bat.


   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

the styropor trees is a genius idea! lovley! I´d add just a tiny amount of wash to enhance the definition...

cerberus and bat looking stunning too!!!

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks Vik, and good advice. I've actually flocked one of the trees so far, and plan to experiment more with the others. I only have black and burnt umber inks with me. Would you suggest using one of those for the wash, or try to make a dark green wash from paint?

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

dark green... tho the umber wash could work too... as those underline the "natural" feel...

reread your post and the chopstick idea sounds....er sound to me too...hmm... i need to experiment in this field too...hmmm

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Tree experiments look cool, excited to see the finished ones.
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Critters are very well done- nice work!

I was thinking "chopsticks for trunks, even with cardboard straws? No way!" But then you said hot glue for texture and I was down with the struggle- they really are very good, especially for the time and materials invested. And lots of room to maneuver figures around the lower trunks, very good.

My wife is afraid that I'll hot glue my fingers to my elbow, but I may have to get more into this hot glue sculpting you're pioneering. I mean, really, I can use a chainsaw, how hard can it be? (to use, not to sculpt- the sculpting takes real talent. I mean not to stick my fingers to my opposite elbow....)

"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."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks everyone. I'm finally going to be moving back home soon, so all that preparation isn't leaving me any crafting time at the moment. Though I have been using my crafting skills to build custom shopping boxes from cardboard I grab from the garbage room.

@Viktor_von_Domm: I have been meaning to take some pics to show you, so I will do that right now before finishing this post... And done. I hope you do get a chance to experiment on this kind of stuff. I haven't gotten to experiment on the washes yet.

@Viterbi: Thanks Viterbi I hope I have time to get back to them soon.

@Meer_Cat: Thanks Meer I am happy with how they turned out, but there is of course very much I could do to improve them further. I hope you do try out some hot glue stuff, it is a lot of fun. If you're good with a chainsaw and have kept yourself safe I think there is nothing to worry about. Unlike a chainsaw, the worst you can hurt yourself with a hot glue gun gets better after two very uncomfortable weeks (personal experience)

The Lorax would be sad, but here is a pic with all the trees removed showing the cardboard straw slots.






For storage purposes,I only have tress on two of the four tiles. All the terrain for this adventure can be crammed into an 8"X6.5"X6" box (20cm X 17cm X 14.5cm)


Thanks for the comments guys

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

yes! that´s intelligent building! tho one minor suggestion? paint the insides of the treetrunks... later on you can use them for chopped down trees

   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Ah, that's a clever way to make the trees detachable!

After years and years of pondering, I'm finally running my first ever game of D&D for our group.
I've been playing quite a lot, but never been a DM. Which is funny in a sense, as I'm the only one in our group who has studied game design (albeit video games).

Anyway, when I get some more storage space sorted out I'll be sure to revisit many of your different projects for inspiration.
Sadly, this might have to wait until we move to a bigger crib

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

@Viktor_von_Domm: That's good avice about painting them to look like stumps, thanks Vik. I'll do that.

@Ezki: Hi Ezki, that's really exciting to hear that you are running D&D now. You can use your game design experience to good use, I expect. What you said reminds me a lot of a series that a Youtuber called RuneHammer (formally Drunkens and Dragons) used to make called "Room Design". Are you playing official adventures, one shots, home brew, something else? Let me know how it goes. And that's cool that you are considering making some projects similar to mine in the future, make sure you post them if you do

A while ago I sculpted a Fomorian giant for D&D. I just painted it today. I tried to go for the skin being patchy, dirty, and full of sores and raw skin.




   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

 Syro_ wrote:
The Lorax would be sad, but here is a pic with all the trees removed showing the cardboard straw slots.


He did speak for the trees.

I do my trees the same way, except I just us the plastic plug in trunks from Woodland Scenics. If you ever decide to use that product, make certain the stump is really well secured, as the plugs are quite tight.

Cheers,

CB

46 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

now that´s a shifty fella... the face is priceless... kind of reminds me of myself in the morning looking in the mirror....hmmm...XD

   
Made in de
Terrifying Doombull






Nuremberg

Your sculpting has improved so much over the past while! Those hot glue sculptures, the ceiling mimics and those boars are all amazing! You can really see the increase in skill in every post. Great stuff.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

@Captain Brown: Thanks for the advice about Woodland Scenics CB.

@Viktor_von_Domm: Heh heh, thanks Vik. Sounds like your family would be wise to have your caffeine ready and waiting for you in the morning

@Da Boss: Thanks so much Da Boss And it's nice to see you back now that the school year is over.

   
Made in gb
Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh


Loving that giant result, mate, just great creativity here as ever

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks so much Ragsta

I have been sculpting a bunch of small animals that can be used as familiars in Dungeons and Dragons the last few weeks. I think the turtle that I just made last night is the most photogenic, so I will start with it. It's really a challenge to sculpt at this small size, they are one half inch bases (about 1.3 cm).





A small snake


A frog/toad


A lizard


And the smallest sculpted mini I think I have ever made: a seahorse


Here's a group shot


Thanks for stopping by.

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice little sculpts Syro_

Cheers,

CB

46 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
 
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