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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks all. Really glad you're still enjoying the madness. Tonight, the first two spooks get some insides.

Just a couple of waste chunks of kids modelling clay that I found. Glued the wire in there and shaved it down to roughly the right shape. Pretty rough but it'll hold a sheet of gluey tissue paper.

But the real fun of the evening was when my younger son wanted in on the action. We recently finished "publication" of his book 'The Construction Workers' featuring a slug called Slimon.

So of course I had to make him a little Slimon to play with.
The balls of green stuff will be drilled and stuck on the eye stalks once they set. Better and closer pics soon when it's all painted up. Although, Slimon is a black slug. I'll maybe have to dig out the real camera for a proper picture. (if I can find the plug for the battery charger!) all my pics of late have been crummy phone pics. Last decent camera job I did was for Rmour Dog.

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Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Simon looks ace already! Where can we find copies of your kids books?

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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

You'd have to go to my kid's p4 class and give him 20p, but unfortunately school is closed due to lockdown.

I suppose I should try to get them online for him. Is there a free and easy and child safe place I can host my own webcomics? That sort of thing could work I guess.


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Time for a progress update.

The purple blobs of clay have been covered in a sheet of PVA soaked tissue and left to dry. Then I hit them with a liberal blast of (I kid you not) stone chip paint, like you'd use to underspray a vehicle. It's heavy globby stuff that I hoped would round off the roughness of the kitchen roll I used for the ghostie sheets and give them a more cartoonish feel. Worked well enough I think. Once that was dried off it was onto the green stuff.

With a nice later of green on the front of the spook I let the boy do some of the sculpting to draw out the face and give him whatever expression he liked.

We also had some fun with balsa wood and the exacto-knife. (Don't tell mum!)
And here we have...

"Special Delivery!" It's the Post Ghost!

In other news.

Slimon got some primer and he's ready to paint.
@gobert- not Simon, it's Slimon (SLIME-on) These kids crack me up.

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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Lots more spooks cominacha!

And then, starting to look a little more spooky.

I'll hit these with some anti-stone-chip paint tomorrow morning as I'm happy that it works well and kinda thickens and rubberises the surface of the tissue paper. And it smoothes and fills the roughness out of the surface. It works.

And the big red invincible King Spook. He now has a face and some arms.

I've been told he needs a melty crown. So that'll be fun.
His buddy is also coming together. No theme in mind yet. I'm sure I'll be told what the plan is for him shortly. As for the rest, if I can slip a CIA spook in there I totally will.

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

theCrowe,

Slimon made me smile when I saw the model you made.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
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+  
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Sorry, slimon was a level of genius beyond my comprehension! Awesome sculpting on post ghost, dad had better watch out!

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Made in gb
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Simon is fantastic

   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Hi everyone. Another exciting update from the world of Hedgee's Heroes today as another member of the original Hedgee crew, a founder member in fact, is finally taking his rightful place among the miniature collection. It's none other than...

Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar, known to Hedgee and friends as Caterpillee. The guys ride on him like their trusty steed.

Sorry for skipping photos of stages but this one is a wire strung with balls of the same pink clay as the spooks are made of. He was hit with a coat of stone chip paint (to hide my finger prints and sloppy work) and mounted on a card base.

After a few minutes the stone chip paint is actually quite good to etch into with a pin. I did some flagstone detail before it was fully set and added some toothbrush bristles for grass. Then he got some static grass fur along his back and some green-stuff horns and eyes and a "world of Eric Carle" label on his tail. (Just like our plushy caterpillar). And a coat of grey primer. (I obviously didn't wait long enough for the other paint to dry as there are little bubbles coming through) Looking forward to painting this guy up as he's a bit of an art legend.

And on the subject of painted minis...

Post Ghost is done.

And also fully painted and apparently an instant fan favourite...

It's SLIMON!

   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






I can see thy Slimon is so popular, and it looks like someone is amazed by him! Post Ghost looks great too, but I can’t wait to see caterpillee. Will you be doing half eaten fruit for terrain!?

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Your kids must love this theCrowe.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
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+  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Palitine Il

Ya know, except for the eyes, Slimon looks like you captured an actual slug on a bit of detritus!
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Painting on my sculpt of Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar is done and I have to say I'm delighted at how he turned out.

And most importantly the kids are happy too.



Back with the spooks. There's been some good progress with some simple green stuff faces added and wire arms ready for some more.

These aren't nearly as detailed as the doggies so I should turn them out quick enough... I hope.

Thanks everyone for all the comments and support. We're all still having a great time on this project. Glad you're all enjoying it too.

   
Made in au
Wicked Ghast





Australia

The very hungry caterpillar! Superb

Nothing to see here, move along mortal.  
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


Codex Hedgee's Heroes is coming together. Trying to add a little more order to the madness.


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Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






the caterpillar looks amazing! Even Mrs Gobert approves, which is saying something. Great idea with the codex, will you be getting the kids some inks and charcoal for some Blanchitsu illustrations?

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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

We did some charcoal drawings as requested.
One in classic Hedgee style. (This is how the boy draws them in his books.)

And I had a go too.

Not exactly John Blanche but I'm having fun anyway.

   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Awesome pics, I think I prefer the first one though, sorry the Crowe!

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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

On Monday he ate through one Bretonian Knight.



But he was still hungry.

   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






You’ve started it now, so I’m expecting a post a day and (rest of post contains plot spoilers)
Spoiler:
a butterfly by the end of the week!


Cool bretonian btw

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in us
Druid Warder





Amazing-hilarious-wonderful! A-and - yes, I wouldn't underestimate a butterfly transformed from a caterpillar that ate a knight!

Waiting impatiently for painted spookies!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/38 done) 
   
Made in us
Scouting Shadow Warrior






Always a joy to see what you and your kids are up to, crowe, and that you all are staying well! Excited to see how the ghosts turn out. Gives me things to look forward to when my offspring get older.

   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

 gobert wrote:
You’ve started it now, so I’m expecting a post a day and (rest of post contains plot spoilers)
Spoiler:
a butterfly by the end of the week!


Cool bretonian btw


Hmmm perhaps I haven't fully thought this one through. I'll have to get busy. Or maybe I can cheat. I'll try not to disappoint either way.

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

More nice work theCrowe.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
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+  
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






 theCrowe wrote:

Hmmm perhaps I haven't fully thought this one through. I'll have to get busy. Or maybe I can cheat. I'll try not to disappoint either way.



Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Alright alright! No cheating.


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On Tuesday he ate through two Imperial Commissars.



But he was still hungry.

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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

On Wednesday he ate through three Eldar Harlequines



But he was still hungry.

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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

So much win in this thread

Loving all the spook goodness, and caterpillee is brilliant.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in au
Storm Trooper with Maglight







Awesome caterpillar.

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I am giddy with anticipation for what may come on thursday! dine well, caterpillar.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Genius! That is going to be one HUGE butterfly!

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