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Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

That is an appropriate size for a swan. I've been charged by one, they's huge.

The koopa turtle is a work of art. I love him

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Viterbi wrote:He's a big one And a very nice white and with his fancy red clothes he looks very regal, amazing job!

Thanks V. Yes he's a biggun. I like the Royal link with swans, (all the swans in the Thames belong to the Queen) so I had to have one in Royal livery.

gobert wrote:Wow! Swany looks great! The white feathers came out really nicely, but his beefeater bib steals the show! Was the crown sculpted or freehand painted? I’m not sure which option to be most impressed by!

Thanks gobert. I did mark out the crown in the sculpt with some little dots but it was a bit off centre. The paint on top really has more to do with the final crown shape, the little divots in the end just add some depth. But I'm very happy with him, he looks like he'd be a serious contender on the tabletop.

amazingturtles wrote:That is an appropriate size for a swan. I've been charged by one, they's huge.

The koopa turtle is a work of art. I love him

The example given for a massive bird is a Raven, I thought yeah... But a Swan though... That's a massive bird.
Glad to like the turtle. That's a solid endorsement coming from you.


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And one last offering for the night, another side by side.

A lovely Oathsworn Rabbit archer and my own raggedy (apparently albino!) ferret swordsman.

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Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Lovely work as always mate! Love the pink around the eyes/toes, a nice touch of realism to a 6 foot ferret with a sword.

I can feel the attitude coming off the swan, and I laughed out loud at Eddie Lizard.

I always love dropping by this blog and seeing what you're up to. Merry Christmas & keep it up!

t z you are k 
   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Nice touch with the Albino Ferret, he looks really cool. The blue on the bunny looks really good. Nice work!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






I always love when you put doubles up, because I try not to read the text and guess, which one is yours and which one the mini I could buy. And it is not an easy task, because your modeling really sets a high standard.
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

I have to admit, I haven't checked this thread in ages, as anthro stuff is not normally for me. Your stuff has so much bags of character though that it overcomes my normal lack of enthusiasm!

I loved Wind in the Willows as a kid, and your minis really capture that vibe!

I love Owl and Hawk, but I htink your badger is my favourite!

Wow, all of those paragraphs had exclamation marks. Here's another!

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 30 pages of Badab War, Eldar, undead and other assorted projects 
   
Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

The ferret looks like a dangerous berserker! I like him.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

tzurk wrote:Lovely work as always mate! Love the pink around the eyes/toes, a nice touch of realism to a 6 foot ferret with a sword.

I can feel the attitude coming off the swan, and I laughed out loud at Eddie Lizard.

I always love dropping by this blog and seeing what you're up to. Merry Christmas & keep it up!

Verisimilitude in fantasy is the key. Pink toes does some of the lifting to supsend that disbelief. Glad to have made you laugh too. Thanks for your encouragement and hope you had a very merry Christmas too.

gobert wrote:Nice touch with the Albino Ferret, he looks really cool. The blue on the bunny looks really good. Nice work!

Thanks gobert. I'm trying to make an effort on the Oathsworn minis as I'm keen to show them off for the great minis they are. And since I didn't sculpt them I feel I ought to put the effort in with the paint job.

Viterbi wrote:I always love when you put doubles up, because I try not to read the text and guess, which one is yours and which one the mini I could buy. And it is not an easy task, because your modeling really sets a high standard.

Well I'm glad you're having fun and that it's a challenge is a great compliment. I've always maitained though that the finishing of my minis, the smoothness of surfaces and clean lines isn't what I'd call professional. And also I'm not sculpting for production so I have that luxury to help make my poses as dynamic as I like.

I post the doubles pics mostly because I want to compare them too. Because I'm making these to play burrows and badgers I want to keep the original asthetic and scale and attitude in mind throughout so the project doesn't veer off into my own wierd world and end up looking very unlike Burrows & Baders as it has been imagined. The doubles pics are a kind of control measure in a way.

Fifty wrote:I have to admit, I haven't checked this thread in ages, as anthro stuff is not normally for me. Your stuff has so much bags of character though that it overcomes my normal lack of enthusiasm!

I loved Wind in the Willows as a kid, and your minis really capture that vibe!

I love Owl and Hawk, but I htink your badger is my favourite!

Wow, all of those paragraphs had exclamation marks. Here's another!

Thanks!!!!
Wind in the Willows is indeed a fantastic book. Totally lacking any internal consistency in its world building but somehow none the worse for it. Another case where bags of character overcomes any obstacle.

amazingturtles wrote:The ferret looks like a dangerous berserker! I like him.

He's a rough looking buffer that's for sure. But I like him too.


Got some more minis from Oathsworn so that means more sculpting too!

Got the head separate on this nice shines new cork (happy Christmas to me) not a big fan of the separate head thing so I'll prob stick it on first chance I get, think I need to see it all together or I'd end up making a giant bobble head mini.

   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






See, I’m not even sure I could make a wire frame that well! I did just get a few tool on Amazon, so I should try my hand with the odd bit of GS scultping, your stuff is the inspiration we all need sometimes!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

I'm confident you could give it a go. Grab a paper clip and some pliers and bend it like Bender. Only don't ask your girls what they want a warhammer figure of or you'll be at it all year! (No joke!) That said its been a great project year for me though I have little planes that I got last Cjristmas still unpainted as I've not gotten back to them yet. One day... And I'd like to see your new Void Panthers completed sooner than 2022.

Anyway on with the update.
Here's one for all the Tommy fans.

This is what he was made for after all.

Then back with the sculpt of the day.

This is Elmer. He's hunting Wabbits.

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That poor door

Elmer is already looking very cool, but he seems not very kind to his own kind, hunting them with that rifle
   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Tommy looks to be in his element kicking that door in! Elmer is a genius choice of name for a rabbit hunter. Hope you have a good new year!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

Maybe elmer is a hare!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Thanks everyone, it remains to be seen whether Elmer is a fratricidal rabbit or a genocidal hare. It depends on how big he is when he's finished. I won't claim to be able to keep to a plan either way but I have a base size available for either.

A Lapine with a gun could of course be Buggs but it just seemed too obvious. Besides nobody likes a wise guy. I hope his face doesn't end up looking like Buggs Bunny in the end, I wouldn't appreciate that.

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work theCrowe.

Cheers,

CB

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Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Cheers Cap.

Sculpting on Elmer has progressed somewhat.

Rear view this time cause there's more new to see. Still have the head to do, which is still detachable so I'll see how handy that is. I'm also going to bulk out his bunny tail and maybe add some accessories too. He needs a knife and the ubiquitous pocket purse money bag.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I just enjoyed reading through this blog now too. A fun way to spend New Years Eve Something that is mentioned a few pages ago now, I have to agree that your sculpts definitely hold there own with the official figures. You may want to sculpt one in secret and prime it gray, then prime an official model in green to really confuse people
I'm really blown away about your sculpting ability, and have really enjoyed seeing your creations.

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Thanks for taking the time to read through it all Syro_ you've had quite a productive year yourself. Your big group picture was a real variety show. I know you're only kidding about the ways to try and pass off one of my own sculpts as a proper pro one but honestly I'm not trying to compete or wanting to fool anyone, I've tried to be as up front and clear about what I'm showing. The last thing I'd want is someone looking at the Oathsworn sculpts and thinking I did that. I wouldn't want to claim credit there or have anyone confused in any way, just to be clear. I'm absolutely not into that but I appreciate the compliment.

First update for the new year. (Though technically it was a completed sculpt before midnight so ta the last one of 2020)

Elmer the Hare is done! (Though that gun barrel is looking like it could use a drilling out from this angle.)
Gosh, Elmer what big ears you have! All the better to pinpoint your exact location in low-light conditions and shoot you, my dear.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Yes, it was meant as a compliment. As someone who doesn't play Badgers & Burrows, and who wouldn't already know and recognize the official line, I honestly think that I wouldn't be able to tell which are bought and which were sculpted when they are all painted up and standing together. That's all I was trying to get across about the quality of your sculpting. I don't think you would be trying to trick anyone, sorry if it sounded like I was suggesting any dishonesty.

Elmer looks good, btw

   
Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

Have to agree with Syro_ here. Many of your own sculpts and conversions are so well done that they'd easily pass as actual minis of the game. Carry on the great work.

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Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

Happy new year! I had a feeling he might be a hare, and he's a good one too. He looks like he just sighted he quarry.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Happy new year to you too AT, and to all the Dakkanauts. Thanks Max and Syro_.
Yes, he's a nice looking piece, I'm quite pleased with him. Was lookig at the rules though and there's not much point in giving a caliver to a hare seeing as his ranged dice is one of his lowest but nevermind, I like the idea of him.

And he's not the only idea to have popped up on my cork of sculptitude.

Another "massive" creature on the make (hopefully not quite so massive this time) on the big cork. Head sold seperately.
Then on the bottle cork. (Happy New Year! Pop.) is a new mystery medium sized creature. I'll let you guess what these might be as we go.

Ive been trying to get some painting done too so hopefully a couple of finished minis coming up soon. And as you'll note above Tommy has had his base done properly as have a good few others. I have a plan to take nice proper pics of larger groups all based alike for each of the four factions, camera, computer and time permitting. But plenty of painting, basing and apparently more sculpting to do in preparation. All plans for 2021.

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Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Was lookig at the rules though and there's not much point in giving a caliver to a hare seeing as his ranged dice is one of his lowest but nevermind, I like the idea of him.


If a hare is one of the worst shots with a gun, then it just shows how appropriately you named him

I'm curious to see what the two latest armatures will become. I don't know what the choices are, but the head of the big one looks lupine so far.

   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

No wolves in the game however it would be possible and entertaining to invent stats for a massive sized lone Wolf warrior. A massive hound is an option so maybe just some skills or bonuses added to that.

Options for massive size creatures are Badgers, Beavers, Hounds, Birds, Raptors (birds of prey)

Nothing the size of a donkey or a deer or a bear in the game so far. I think Threa maybe a refference to a legend about a bear in the fluff but not the playable rules.

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Hare looks great and if he can't shoot anything with it, he still can bludgeon the other creatures
Excited for the new sculpts!
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Thanks V. Yeah, I suspect he'll have more success using his weapon that way. Good that he has both options I suppose.

Quick update,

Milliputing is done on these two. Can you guess what it is yet?

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

My guess is frog on the left. Is the one on the right a new badger?

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

That's exactly right Syro_

I'm aiming to have the frog in a leading axe strike pose with a one handed axe above his head in his right hand. I'm struggling with costume though as I want to keep his proportions and body shape from being distorted with too many skirts and tails and sleeves and things and I want something suitably savage without him being a naked axe wielding maniac.

Badger will be Sledgee's boxing rival. I'm going for chain wrapped fists and a fierce looking face. Shorts and maybe a towel around his shoulders. I hadn't decided on the arm position but now I have the frame filled out its becoming easier to visualise where to place them.

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Update for the days progress.

more arms have been applied all round. I drill the milliput, apply a bit of paperclip wire bent into the right shape, and then build on that with more milliput. They've also seen some greenstuff. Badger got his shorts and big old weight-lifting belt. Froggy got some super skinny fit trousers and a fringe jacket. I think maybe he's going for the Robert Plant look. Let the Zeppelin pun frog names commence.

   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Black Frog?

Tadpool in the Rain?

Croakmir?

Love the new additions! It's really fun to follow along from a wire armature and playing the guessing game to seeing the full painted miniature. Happy New Year mate - looking forward to more animal madness in 2021!

t z you are k 
   
 
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