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Northern Ireland

Not only is this an awesome thing to do for your kid, but that's some amazing sculpting work!

I also had a toy hedgehog called Hedgee when I was wee. Obviously great minds think alike

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks very much. I am enjoying the project a lot and am pleasantly surprised at how it's been going. I think furry animals are maybe a particularly forgiving subject for sculpting.

So here they are, Hedgee's Heroes.

Very happy with how they've turned out and they're a hit with the kids too so that's all the better.
But I'm not done yet. As everyone knows every good hero story needs a good villain. And the bad guy of the story is

Armour Dog
Spoiler:

In the boy's original story, "Hedgee's Brilliant Rescue" They discover Kitty Mitty has been cat-napped by the evil Armour Dog. Because cats and dogs right? Apparently it's not that simple.
Armour Dog also hates all Hedgehogs because they eat dog food. He wears armour to protect against their spikes and is constantly developing technologies in his evil headquarters (Doggie HQ) to destroy hedgehogs. These mostly include lasers and bombs most often deployed by his doggie henchmen.
Now armour dog is not another toy. He's purely a made up character. And the drawing is basically a round blob with a face and arms and legs. And an R for R-mour on his armoured chest because Armour dog can't spell. There may be a story in there about how being bad at spellings didn't hold him back in life.


So first off it's wire frame time.

We're going for an anthropomorphic Alsatian. Your typical guard dog/police dog type but up on two legs.


And again I've bulked it out a bit with paper. Looks like a mummy. I mix a bit of PVA and water and tissue for this. It lets me mould it into shape on the wire frame and then when it's dry and its greenstuff time i have a semi solid base to start from the will still yield to a bit of stiff pressure if I need to shape it a bit for whatever reason.

   
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Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I love the story, it reminds me of the stories i used to tell with my own dad back when i was little. You're doing a great thing here.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Interesting technique you’re applying to the wire frame. Rmour Dog sounds an interesting character, looking forward to him developing

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This is amazingly professional stuff. Get them on sale!

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks A T. Glad you're diggin the project.

gobert wrote:Interesting technique you’re applying to the wire frame. Rmour Dog sounds an interesting character, looking forward to him developing


Its the only "technique" I know. I'm honestly open to any know how anyone might have on how this kind of thing is normally done.


ScaryEd wrote:This is amazingly professional stuff. Get them on sale!


Thanks, but how would I even begin to do that? It's a nice idea, and I'd be delighted if people wanted to buy their own set of Hedgee's Heroes but in terms of producing versions to sell? I wouldn't have the first clue.

Anyway. In other news.



R-mour Dog got some bits of armour.


And then some more.


And then some greenstuff straps and things.

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How did I miss this thread? Everything you've done is awesome. Top work! Hope your kids are enjoying it...
   
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This is amazing !!! Bravo !!!

Do you take commission ? I had a stuffed skunk named "Stinky" (of course) when I was a kid



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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks both of you. Glad you've found Hedgee's Heroes and glad you're enjoying the results. I'm loving the experience and learning a lot. Still a couple of Doggie henchmen to go after rmour dog is done. Not sure I'd be havin so much fun if we didn't get to keep and play with them.

On the theme of playing with them. Here's the Heroquest character cards we made.



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Sculpting on R-mour dog is complete!

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Northern Ireland

That armoured dog looks great! And with all the slightly older bits in there, it reminds me a lot of some of the classic hand sculpted models. Awesome work!

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Wonderful stuff! From wire to paint - they are gaining substance and character. Loving them all - good luck with this project!

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks I'm really enjoying the journey.

Chuffed with how this guy has turned out, especially now the paint is on!

Found a nice old plasma pistol.

Some bits off an old plastic Necromunda Goliath arm.

Necron Scarab for a backpack

Old plastic termie power fist and 2nd ed 40k ork shoulder pad

And of course a space marine power armour chest piece. (And a few other Space marine bits.)
Got a nice little 'r' on the chest plate too as per the specific brief from my creative director.

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I'd gladly place R-mour dog on my table. What a great work! The cards are icing on the cake. Is there more to this universe after the doggie henchmen?

   
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:Wow: Rmour Dog looks amazing! He really looks like an Alsatian! I’m going to be sad when you finish this project!

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Northern Ireland

 CaptainWaffle wrote:
I'd gladly place R-mour dog on my table. What a great work! The cards are icing on the cake. Is there more to this universe after the doggie henchmen?


Well let's see now. Rmour dog has a brother called Sneaky Dog. He's a bad guy from another book. This book is a super hero comic starring our cat Banjo - it's called Banjo SuperCat. He's a crime fighting feline with a little sidekick called Super Budgie. (We don't have a budgie) So after the 2 doggie henchmen I'm working on (pics to follow soon) I can see me doing Banjo SuperCat, Super Budgie and Sneaky Dog.

Sneaky Dog, I've been told, has a long nose. So despite the fact that he's Rmour Dog's brother he'a not an Alsatian. The boy has picked a log nosed Russian hound type of a thing.

So plenty more to come if I don't run out of greenstuff.

   
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Northern Ireland

Stage one of Doggie Henchmen


And stage 2.


So they're on the go with greenstuff stage one to follow.

   
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First stage of greenstuff on the doggie henchmen beside the artists rendition of them at work. Still lots of detail to do including their entire heads!

   
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Northern Ireland

Stage two of greenstuffing on the doggie henchmen.


And apparently stage 3!


They've come together well enough though I'll be happier once there's some paint on them I reckon.

They're kinda just generic poses so I can stand them in front of a defensive laser or bomb launcher. I've been raiding the old bits box to build those too.

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Great little sculpts Crowe.

Cheers,

CB

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These are amazing!!!

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks. They're at a halfway stage of painting but that hasn't stopped play. Hedgee's Heroes have been making an assault on Rmour Dog's lair.
So here we have Rmour Dog and Doggie henchman number one in action atop Doggie HQ with a their WIP bomb launcher.

It's half a Skull Pass dwarf cart attached to some kind of fat ordinance gun barrel mounted on comically oversized airfix wheels. It'll have a big cone on top so the bad guys can toss stuff inside to fire at our heroes and I'm totally going to give it a red circus clown canon paint job.

Meanwhile Doggie Henchman number 2 is manning the perimeter defence laser.

It's a standard guardie lascannon on an improvised base, bit of rough sprue for legs and some greenstuff for detail. It's pretty much finished, just needs some paint.

Kitty Mitty isn't a bit bothered though...

Paint or no paint she'll happily turn the big laser against Rmour Dog's tower. She's all cute and cuddly on the outside but she's no softy!

   
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Love that idea for the cannon

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Cool little scenario you built for them. Do you use specific rules or just make up/free play with the kids?

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

It tends to be a bit more free play but we'll use Heroquest combat dice and the occasional Necromunda based mechanic; initiative checks or the doggie henchmen if Hedgee is trying to fool them with a clever disguise or leadership rolls if someone might get scared or scatter dice for random movement. There are no real hard and fast rules more just ways of telling the story.
It'd be funny to do a full battle report on one of these games.

   
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Sounds really fun. Kids and rules tend to be a challenge when they’re young, but I bet the story keeps them interested. That and the awesomely sculpted minis you’ve made for them!

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Man this is a special thing you are doing for your little ones there.. Beautiful stuff. I hope you don't stop.

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I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks Argive, not much chance of that. There's no shortage of enthusiasm from the wee man.

So here the Doggie Henchmen are, all painted up and ready to defend Doggie HQ


Look at their wee hats and hi-vis tabards. Safety first pups.

Not the tidiest sculpting from the back I have to say but I'm very happy with their little doggie faces.

And what's next?

I've got a new gaggle of wire skeletons on the bench all ready to go.

   
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Northern Ireland


Bit of the old green on another pair of Doggie Henchmen. These two will be a Scottish Terrier and an Old English Sheepdog. At least that's what I'll be aiming for. We'll see if they come out looking anything like. Still lots of detail to go on both.

   
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Been a few updates since I've seen this, stellar sculpting and painting work! They are all so much fun and full of life

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
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Man, this stuff just keeps getting better and better! I think their little hi-viz jackets look great! The Old English Sheepdog already resembled his breed. I can’t wait to see where this goes next!

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