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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Sad to hear the conversions fell apart.
What happened to the GS, did it just fall off, or has it broken up (and therefore not re-glue-able)?


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Gitsplitta wrote:Really sorry to hear that CL. Sad news for all of us.
Camkierhi wrote:Oh man, sorry to hear about the models.
Dr H wrote:Sad to hear the conversions fell apart.
What happened to the GS, did it just fall off, or has it broken up (and therefore not re-glue-able)?
Thanks for the support, fellas, it's still a bit of a sore spot. It's a bad state of affairs really as with my limited output it's a huge loss. I actually haven't touched them or even looked in the direction of my desk since it happened. I'll pluck up the courage in the morning and I'm going to bite the bullet soon and start fresh on them using the pictures to replicate my work.

Basically the GS softened, warped and detached to different degrees in different locales. One miniature looked like it might have survived because the sculpting was so small and tight that it couldn't really do anything but stay where it was, I'll find out in the morning if it's recoverable. The rest is ruined, gluing back in place might have been an option but Infinity miniatures are helluva small and fingers, holster straps and ribbons are way to small to glue on at this scale.

Silver linings, maybe this will kick start my sculpting again and give me some practice before I tackle something new. I've also picked up a couple of 'items' which I can have some 'sculpting' fun with to lighten my mood a little. If all goes well then I'll get pictures of that tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it.

Gitsplitta wrote:One way to help manage (and direct people to) multiple blogs... go check out my signature. Descriptive links to everything that I want people to easily get to. Not sure how many people see/use it, but it's there every time I post!
Good shout man, I was looking at all of your signatures for that exact reason actually. I have links in mine already but it would be nice to improve it, I often wonder if people just breeze past them on the forums.

Stay cheery, folks and happy hobbying!

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I see.

Re-sculpting them will be good practice as you know what you are aiming for, rather than just a picture in your mind.



The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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For sure, Doc. Well I had a good study of the Infinity ones and I can repair some small parts now they have dried out. Most of it will need resculpted but I can get on board with that.

I also pulled out those 'items' for 'sculpting' this afternoon. Used one to practice and get a feel for the medium, it shall now become soup, possibly with blue cheese, and maybe a smoothie with bananas. The other one awaits me getting home from work.



I've been getting a bit obsessed with Ray Villafane so I might try and push myself on this and incorporate his style into something more traditional. Wish I had a dremel right now! I've got too many and yet not enough ideas so while I'm away feel free to throw me some suggestions. Papa Nurgle is foremost in my thoughts.

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Checked out Ray's stuff. That is insane o.o

Sculpt a Nagash! I dunno

   
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Yeh that guy is unbelievable. Nagash would be a stretch for my first attempt I think! Something is coming through but I'm winging it still.

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Almost forgot to mention that I revisited this pumpkin solely to practise some stuff and get more of a feel of he medium. I have some proper ideas for bigger pumpkins now but here is where I got to while messing around.





This is a really fun material to work in and it's interesting to be carving in rather than sculpting out. You have to reverse how you think and start at the extremities plus if you go too far it's game over. Just like working in wood or stone I guess but I've never tried that kind of sculpture before.

   
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Madison, WI

*shakes head*

...

*sighs heavily*

...

Casey, Casey, Casey... what are we to do with you?


Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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Fixture of Dakka







Moar miniatures, less pumpkins?

Or is it more, 'Suck less, try harder'? I can understand and agree with both interpretations of your comment.

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Affton, MO. USA

pumpkin vomit for the win

Well your still ahead of most gamers "Try less, suck harder"

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 
   
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Creepy crazy pumpkin...

   
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Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja






The picture is actually a picture of Casey. You can see his name on the side. He has been blessed by nurgle!

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice carving.

Now reproduce that in scale...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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[Jǫtunn]






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MOAR PUMPKINS!



The one mini I'm always on the hunt for is a cool figure with a pumpkin for a head...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!

   
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Theophony wrote: pumpkin vomit for the win

Well your still ahead of most gamers "Try less, suck harder"
Ruglud wrote:Creepy crazy pumpkin...
Haha, thanks folks. I'm really looking forward to doing a big one before the season ends. I'll plan it out and draw the design on first though, probably should pick up some made to fit tools too, the flathead screwdriver on my leatherman wasn't ideal.

ckig wrote:The picture is actually a picture of Casey. You can see his name on the side. He has been blessed by nurgle!
Caught!

Dr H wrote:Nice carving.

Now reproduce that in scale...
Alpharius wrote:MOAR PUMPKINS!

The one mini I'm always on the hunt for is a cool figure with a pumpkin for a head...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!



If there really is interest in such a miniature I would genuinely be interested in canvassing opinion to come up with an idea for me to try and sculpt/cast. Anyone else interested?

   
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Yes!

Oh, you mean anyone else?

   
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 Alpharius wrote:
Oh, you mean anyone else?
Well I did but even if you are the only one, Alph, I think I might be hooked. If you are interested in such a miniature then start throwing ideas at me and lets see what we can come up with, that goes for anyone who would be interested in obtaining such a miniature. I don't want to turn this into a giant project with a load of different variations for different units but I could entertain a couple or more pieces as one project.

 Casey's Law wrote:
I want to get my current, and many, projects finished before I start anything else
So I'm a liar among other things.

So I've been hobby focussed tonight. The Second Annual Mantis Maker Challenge has stirred an idea I had entertained around the time of the original MMC... and it's matured somewhat. Which means more work. Which means a pain in my backside. I don't really know if I want to bite this delicious looking hook but I need to let the creative juices flow so I've put together a mock up of what I would enter if I was going to take part. Nah, seriously I'll never finish it but at least I'm doing some hands on sketching. If you haven't heard of this before then click that link, show the guys some support and, even better, submit an entry. Anyway, here he is:





This little Mantis has already caused quite a bit of trouble. I had to go through quite a few boxes to pool the majority of my bits in order to access this or that component. I did bump into these lads along the way though:

It's been a long time since I picked these up and they are one of those projects that I no longer have any intention of completing. If anyone would like them then raise your hand. The conversions aren't finished but I can do that for you if you just want them to paint, or you can have them as is.

In other news I read someone's blog today and will comment soon, another amazing addition to my exalts. Then I read my own Heralds of the Knife blog and got really, really into reading my own fluff. How vain is that?!

Take care, chaps! And lasses.

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Auckland New Zealand

loving the mantis marine, very cool concept!

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Affton, MO. USA

Cool mantis concept, it made me think of Schwarzenegger in predator as he climbs out from under the branches covered in mud.

And yes to pumpkins

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 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Looking good on the mantis there bud, and I'd forgotten about those bad boys!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

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Good thoughts on the Mantis.

Those stealth suits do give me an idea. Not just painted to look like they are actively camouflaged, but modelled to represent how they will look. Almost like they are melting into or out of the terrain. Adding that to my list.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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 Casey's Law wrote:
 Alpharius wrote:
Oh, you mean anyone else?
Well I did but even if you are the only one, Alph, I think I might be hooked. If you are interested in such a miniature then start throwing ideas at me and lets see what we can come up with, that goes for anyone who would be interested in obtaining such a miniature. I don't want to turn this into a giant project with a load of different variations for different units but I could entertain a couple or more pieces as one project.



Well, I am a fan of Jack O'Lantern, even though he's a C-Lister Marvel villain.

He's had a few people take the name, as well as a few different looks over the years:





I prefer the Hi-Tech Version:




Malifaux is allegedly releasing the Carver in plastic soon:




And someone does this one too:



I guess I'm looking for a more Hi-Tech SF version?

   
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Not where I should be

Love the Mantis Warrior concept, you must do it!

Like the idea of your take on Jacko too.

Really love the stealth suits, they do look great.

Yup your back dude, good to see you.




 
   
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Knightley wrote:loving the mantis marine, very cool concept!
inmygravenimage wrote:Looking good on the mantis there bud
Dr H wrote:Good thoughts on the Mantis.
Camkierhi wrote:Love the Mantis Warrior concept, you must do it!
Theophony wrote:Cool mantis concept, it made me think of Schwarzenegger in predator as he climbs out from under the branches covered in mud.
I guess I'm entering the competition then? No promises.


Say what you see!

Alpharius wrote:Well, I am a fan of Jack O'Lantern, even though he's a C-Lister Marvel villain. I guess I'm looking for a more Hi-Tech SF version?
Theophony wrote:And yes to pumpkins
Camkierhi wrote:Like the idea of your take on Jacko too.
I really like the idea of a sci-fi pumkin miniature, I haven't seen that before. I don't really want to work on an established character but there's some good inspiration from those images. I particularly like the first sci-fi styled one that looks Green Goblin-esque. Think I prefer on foot though. What scale should I be looking at working in? I'll keep the cogs turning on this, keep throwing stuff at me too.

Dr H wrote:Those stealth suits do give me an idea. Not just painted to look like they are actively camouflaged, but modelled to represent how they will look. Almost like they are melting into or out of the terrain. Adding that to my list.
That was pretty much the plan. I additionally planned to give each one individual nose art style markings. Whatever you do with them I'm sure it'll be awesome and I look forward to it.

Camkierhi wrote:Yup your back dude, good to see you.
Was having a bit of a sucky day and that cheered me right up, chief. You're a gem.

   
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SF Pumpkin Man should be in that classic 28mm - 32/35mm range?

   
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Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja






So those chainswords pop out like mantis claws? Awesome!

   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

That's better positioning of the head, the first mock-up you posted made it look like he's had a heavy night on the town and was being violently sick in the woods... Now he's ready to pounce on his unsuspecting victim... Nice work

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Yup that looks awesome. If you where walking through some jungle and glanced at that you would definately deficate your power armour. Great job.




 
   
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Alpharius wrote:SF Pumpkin Man should be in that classic 28mm - 32/35mm range?
Always a good choice! I'm churning away on this and won't drop the ball. RIght now I'm really trying to come up with something better than sci-fi armour with a pumpkin head because if it's that simple I could just sculpt the head and stick it on whatever I want. Playing with a few more involved concepts. The trouble seems to be that all this subject matter comes from a fantasy theme. Does it have to be an actual pumpkin because I was musing on Dark Knight Scarecrow?

ckig wrote:So those chainswords pop out like mantis claws? Awesome!
Yep the claws are meant to pop like a Mantis, it's not exactly my original concept but I'll leave that for another day.
Ruglud wrote:That's better positioning of the head, the first mock-up you posted made it look like he's had a heavy night on the town and was being violently sick in the woods... Now he's ready to pounce on his unsuspecting victim... Nice work
Ruglud, you have good eyes, the head at this angle is throwing me so many problems. Still not settled on something for it.
Camkierhi wrote:Yup that looks awesome. If you where walking through some jungle and glanced at that you would definately deficate your power armour. Great job.
If you saw it!
Thanks guys.

I've been playing around with it but I somehow managed to run out of all types of glue without realising it. More on it's way. The legs are pretty much in final positions but the toes need to come down flatter and glued properly before I do the greenstuff work on them. Arms and body pretty much completed but the head is winding me up, got a few concepts on the go but I'll probably end up using a bare head of some kind. Started working the base from the bottom but again I have no glue, pva this time. Anyway, here is a progress shot, not a lot to show but I haven't posted for a while.






Not finalised a position yet but he's bloody hard to photograph in this one I know that much.

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Madison, WI

It's a very 3-dimensional pose... I've made those myself on occasion. Damn near impossible to photograph properly. You really need to have them in-hand so you can turn them around and study them from all angles to fully appreciate them.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

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