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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

princeyg wrote:OH MY!

This is without a doubt the greatest thing I have ever seen on the internet!

In one thread you have managed to encapsulate everything that is great about our hobby, parenthood and frankly life in general!

Its easy to get mixed up with negativity and general cynicism in this day and age, but here you are proving that being a good person and thinking about others first can lead to great things!

I'm sure you`re son will go on to do great things in life with someone like you as a role-model!

I don't post much but this thread just makes me so happy!

This thread shows skill, technical ability and caring

I salute you Sir!

PS. Do you think we could get an "adventures of hedgees heroes" series of battle report type things thread? Would really love to hear how all your hard work worked out in the end.


Well thank you very much. I do appreciate your encouragement and support. But honestly it's much more fun doing this and having an enthusiastic gaming buddy than trying to convince an eight year old that all the rules and points etc in 40k are super important. Nothing kills the fun and creativity quicker than a heavy rule book full of words you don't understand that probably don't even cover the cool thing you want to do.

The boy is really down for bat reping a series of games, (one for each hedgehog) when they're all finished. We'll brainstorm some plans and see if we can make that happen some time in the future.

gobert wrote:Square cops and the Wiz are looking great! Maybe a rim on his hat would make him look more wizard than gnome? That might be hard, so maybe his power have gone to his head and grown it? Looks awesome... kinda hoping he gets blue clothes, red hat and a white beard too... sorry!


Well yes his head is too big. I think his little unfinished arms don't help. By the end I'm hoping his head will be more "heroic scale" than just big and fat. I'll probably bulk out his boots too. But anyway, it'll be arms and hands next. And a shirt of some kind. Maybe even a magic talisman or medallion of some sort..

Wirecat wrote:That wiz is evil enough.. Making him more evil would require turning the star on his wand upside down - or painting anarchy symbol on it.

Very good greenstuffing here! Great progress, please keep up and keep us informed and in the news! Cheers!


Thanks for the encouragement, I do feel like I'm groping in the dark a little on this one. Just figuring out things as I go along. There's not been any progress the last couple of days. The boy and I have been working on his next book (Square Cops 2: The Underground Adventure) so no more sculpting has occurred. That and a delivery of wall paint for the dining room. A roller is not my preferred size of brush. :(

   
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I love the line up of the replacement cousins... you can see the different degrees of love they have each received in their turn in the worlds most important role

I feel like you need an old school warhammer command group. Hero, champion, standard bearer and musician


Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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This just gets better and better.. :-D

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

 Flinty wrote:
I love the line up of the replacement cousins... you can see the different degrees of love they have each received in their turn in the worlds most important role

I feel like you need an old school warhammer command group. Hero, champion, standard bearer and musician



You think GW would take me on to sculpt them a new AOS army? The Hedgehog Hegemony! A faction known for its unmatchable cuteness.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Progress update on the Square Cops


I've been adding a layer of greenstuff one side on each everyday and filing it flat when it hardens up trying to make them as flat and squared off as possible but it's tricky enough. This is the rear view. Just the face sides to go now but I need a chance to work on the faces without being interrupted which in home lockdown with the kids isn't always possible. Hence no further wizard updates either. Soon hopefully.

   
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Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






 theCrowe wrote:

You think GW would take me on to sculpt them a new AOS army? The Hedgehog Hegemony! A faction known for its unmatchable cuteness.


They’d be mad not to surely? Hook those yoofs on the plastic crack nice and early!

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 theCrowe wrote:
Progress update on the Square Cops ... I've been adding a layer of greenstuff one side on each everyday and filing it flat when it hardens up trying to make them as flat and squared off as possible but it's tricky enough.


Actually greenstuff is one of the worst kinds of putty to sand or file. You could try Milliput or other clay-like putties for this kind of work, maybe going for heat-hardened "plasticines" like FiMo. Stuff people use to make larger dolls (mostly Japanese made), that hardens in the air may also work.

Well, amazing stories and works of art continue! GW may or may not take a notice, but there are a lot of other companies and individuals out there that may take a notice at such an unusual style and subject. Cheers!

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 (0/19 done) 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

theCrowe,

Wizard was great.

These guys sort of remind me of minions...just square vice round.

My two cents,

CB

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Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland



Slow progress on this guy with only tiny chances to sculpt a tiny bit at a time. This update adds a wooden wand handle, the right hand, curly toes on his boots and a spell book under his left arm.

Still smoothing and filing the square cops. Filing the greenstuff doesn't seem to be too bad. It's working OK for what I'm going for. I still have both of the faces to do so not much progress worth showing there. I'll just take a pic to show when they're done.

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

There's been some pressure to crack on with Nedgee.


So here he is so far. Foot up on the gunwale and ready to swashbuckle.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Sculpting is finally done on the evil wizard!



Looking forward to getting some paint on this fella to really bring him to life.


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And Nedgee now has a bicorn hat and telescope.

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

And sculpting on the Square Cops is done.



I think I'll do these lads in a nice powder blue.

   
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drinking tea in the snow

You got their expressions perfectly!

realism is a lie
 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks AT.

Its been a busy sculpting day.

Nedgee got a face. And work on Sledgee is already underway.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

The Evil Wizard is painted up and ready to wiz.





   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Wonderful 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 | Finished Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building 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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Wow, you’ve been busy since I last stopped by. The Wiz and Nedgee are looking fantastic. The wizard almost looks like he was thrown out of hogwarts and couldn’t afford new clothes his entire life! Apart from a hat and cloak!

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Palitine Il

I’m getting an “Old School” Early American History Teacher vibe from the wizard, which is perfect.

You know the one, EVERYBODY hates him but he’s had tenure forever, apparently hates anyone who isn’t at least 20 years older than him, and hasn’t updated his information since graduating college so beyond the basics it’s been considered at best apocryphal for the last 10 years. Not intentionality evil, just sanctimonious and out of touch to a dangerous degree.
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Yes Gobert. The Hogwarts Hufflepuff colours tie is a deliberate nod. And yes, ChaoticMind, I was going for Annoying Grown-up. But I like your version a lot.

One other progress update for today...

Nop and Dop the Square Cops have had a nice lick of paint.

   
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So many new and wonderful things! Coppers and wizard are very in-style and in-mood. Loving them to the point of love-and-envy. Nedgee and Sledgee are coming to life too! Have a good time with them, theCrowe!

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 (0/19 done) 
   
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6 foot underwater

Nedgee coming together very nicely! The wiz and the square cops are excellent.

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Nice job on the square cops. Can I make a request for a bent cop? It’s an obvious pun, but that’s how I role! Clearly it’s down to your creative directors decision though. Keep up the awesome sculpts!

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Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

The square cops are my favorite. Delightful from idea to execution.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

theCrowe,

Your kids must love all this.

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 | Finished Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building 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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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Gobert, Have you ever seen the Bent coppers -Line of Duty supercut? Very funny.

The square cops mostly chase a guy called Nober the Robber who keeps escaping from jail. They usually square him away by the end of the book. (There are many square puns)

Thanks everyone. Glad you're all enjoying the project.

Tonight's update is another finished sculpt having got the prickles on Nedgee.



All ready to paint.



   
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Lafayette, CO, USA

Oh, my.
I just stumbled across this thread. I have to echo the praise you and your boys have already received.

-Eric Carle's Hungry Caterpillee - A fantastic paint job. I love the mini, and the butterfly version is brilliant.

The hedgehog cousin progress is looking great, but Hedgee is still my favorite.

Kitty Mitty takes the cake, and his magic hat for magic tricks is a nice touch.

I like all the dogs and spooks, too.

Looking forward to Square Cops 2: The Underground Adventure and the terrain you'll build for that story.

I can only imagine the joys and struggles of being quarantined with two youngins, but the stories you are making with your boys are fantastic.

Keep up the good work, and quit mixing up the Hedgehogs!

   
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 theCrowe wrote:

All ready to paint.


Ace! From this angle bulwark w. gunwale looks better. Definitely usable. Hope it wouldn't impede painting his legs...Good luck and steady brush!

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 (0/19 done) 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks DJJJ - glad you found the Heroes. It's funny, everyone has their favourites. I'd be fun to do a poll and see which is the most popular. I suspect Kitty Mitty might score well. But strangely enough, my first is still my fav too. Never bettered the original Hedgee.

Thanks Wirecat. Not too hard to access that foot but unfortunately no painting progress to show on Nedgee yet I'm afraid. I have been working on Sledgee's arms and legs but he's not done yet.

I'm also working on another odd one from the miniature mind that brought you Slimon (and Kitty Mitty as it happens, and Wedgee!) It's a little fella called Mallow. And yes, he is a marshmallow. With arms, but not legs. Apparently he just hops about on his pink marshmallowy behind.

I'll post a pic of both Mallow and Sledgee soon.


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Sledgee is taking shape.

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Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Sledgee and Nedgee are coming along very well. Looking forward to seeing them get a coat of paint.

I haven’t seen the Bent cop video, I’ll have to look it up

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This thread continues to make me so very, very happy

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