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Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

gobert wrote:Looking good theCrowe! I think the circle aliens are my new favourites!

Thanks gobert. Mine too!
Viterbi wrote:Your ideas and the execution are just amazing!

Can't take credit for the ideas. My kids are the inspired ones. I'll claim credit for the execution though. Thanks very much. You're very kind.

Super excited to show what I've been working on tonight! Squareville just got a whole lot more colourful.


The Square Cops got a nice shiny new Square Chief. Look at Square Dog, he's delighted. The lads are sneaking off before they get any more assignments from the boss.

Then next up and fully painted we have the brand new heroes of geometry...

Super Square and Captain Circle. Proper comic book colours for these fellas.

And of course every hero story needs its villains.

Nober the Robber, the Rampaging Robot and the Triangle Alien could team up any time for an all action show down. I totally forgot to take a WIP shot of the little triangle guy but you get the idea by now. Milliput triangle, wire and greenstuff legs and arms, greenstuff facial features. It's the miniature sculpting equivalent of a stickman.

And then of course there's this part of the plan.

The old slice and swap to create the evil Super Villain Robo-Disk and the upgraded Cyborg version of Captain Circle! Honestly had so much fun with colour scheme and sculpting to make the boy's bonkers plan come together.

And of course what project post would be complete without the obligatory group shot?


Thanks for looking folks. Always a few more things to share on Sculpting for the Kids. Painted Elephant soon and I'll have to get Andy the Ant painted up too.


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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work theCrowe.

However, I am not going to show this to Ms. Captain Brown or she will demand I made some.

Cheers,

CB

37 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished 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
Skillful Swordmaster






Amazing as always, but it’s the little details that I love. Like how Captain Circles eye and mouth on his left are slightly grumpy/evil so he fits in with Super Villain Robo-disk. Oh and it’s good to see that the Chief is getting in on Movember!

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

Thanks guys.

Quick update for today.

One elephant and one ant painted as instructed. Classic blue cartoon elephant and a cool rainbow burst for Andy.

   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Your lad was right, elephant was done, he looks good all in blue. Not as awesome as Andy the rainbow ant! Awesome sauce!

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






UK

Absolutely brilliant, just an inspiration!

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Rainbow Andy is gorgeous and of course a children's elephant has to be blue Love the ears on him, pink contrasts nicely with the blue.
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Cute theCrowe.

Cheers,

CB

37 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished 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 ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

Rainbow ant! How could anyone say no to that

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Thanks everyone. Glad the cute and the kiddie friendly still has a place in the gaming world. It just makes the grimdark all the grimmer and darker afterall.

Anyway. I'm back at it with another order from the boss baby.


Why have only one fire spook when your dad can make loads of fire spooks? More kitchen roll, anti-chip paint and greenstuff to come for these soon.

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

A bit of putty later.



Now all I need is a good tutorial for how to paint fire.

   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Man, they look cool!

I’m afraid I can’t claim the recipe as my own, and it takes a long time compared to some. The recipe is from Darren Latham’s YouTube Flames tutorial. I’ve written up the recipe in the spoiler
Spoiler:


Base Averland Sunset thin coats
Lower portions Yriel Yellow thin coats
Upper half Fire Dragon Bright thin coats to meet the Yriel Yellow
Lowest parts get Flash Gitz/SunburstYellow
Wash (50/50 water paint) lower (hotter) parts of Sunburst Yellow with Dorn Yellow (or mix white with SunburstYellow 50/50)
Wash lowest parts pure white
Thin coats of Trollslayer/Blazing Orange on upper parts of Fire Dragon Bright
Thin coats Evil Sunz Scarlet on upper parts of Fire Dragon Bright
Thin coats Mephiston Red on upper parts of Evil Sunz Scarlet
Khorne Red next
Khorne Red and Abaddon Black mixed on upper most bits
Abaddon Black at very tips
Colour blocking is now done, next is details

Lighten the recesses of each colour by one stage
Darken ridges and tips of flames by one or two stages

I did the flames on Pious Vorne this way and then I adapted it for the green flames the Chaos Cultist Firebrand. Like I say, it takes a while, but I’ve been really happy with the results

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

Thanks gobert, though that sounds a few stages beyond my painting chops. I'm not nearly as dedicated a painter as you. I'm a bit more of a base, wash, drybrush kind of a painter. Quick and tabletop effective. Not to mention I haven't bought a GW paint in over a decade. I'm like Yriel Yellow, I guess that's more or less yellowish than sunburst yellow... I'll maybe watch the video tutorial and translate it into my own bucket of colours.

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Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Yeah, have a watch, the principles translate to pretty much any colour; brightest in recesses and nearest to the source, fading to black at the furthest/highest points. Admittedly it’s a lot more steps than I’d normally do. It would probably work well as a base of yellow, dry brush orange, red then black in reducing amounts

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 thought it important to show this stage.



it's the first coat of yellow over gray primer. But it looks horrible, it's disheartening and I wanted any painter out there who's ever achieved this level of a beginning to know that they mostly start this way and not to give up. Persevere and have a bit of faith in yourself, it will get better. At least I'm aiming for better, fingers crossed. They can't get much worse than this anyway.

   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Yellow over grey would probably need a couple more coats to get decent coverage. If you’ve only got old citadel yellows you might be better off putting a layer of white or maybe bleached bone down first before going back to the yellow. My old Bad Moon yellow was so watery it would take about 5 coats for decent coverage. Sunburst Yellow would need at least 3 and Golden Yellow minimum of 2. Alternatively you could go for an orange first and then water down the yellow to act as a wash

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

Well here they are.


Don't know how many layers but after a while I just had to call it. Painting fire is not my strongest suit but there you go.

   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Hot sauce! They’re a fun looking bunch! Fire looks pretty decent

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Painting Within the Lines





Lafayette, CO, USA

I second that the fire guys look neat.
The one with what appears to be ski goggles is my favorite.

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Thanks guys. I'm not super fond of them: the goggles I agree look the best. I might just do the eyes of the other two a more flat white comic book style to try and tidy up their faces a bit.

No more plans for sculpting for the kids just yet but you never know. There are always more square folks and no shortage of ideas.
Though I have made a couple of sculpts of other soft toys in the boys collection. They've all been shared on my Burrows and Badgers project but I'll post a shot of Hedgee riding on Hooter on here some time. I need to find/fix Hedgee's sword.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Wow theCrowe! I don't know how I never stumbled upon any of your blogs before, but I just finished an amazing read through every post of this one. You are amazing, and a real inspiration for when I become a parent. I love the Hedgee's Heroes figures and how the game around them evolved. I'm very impressed with your sculptures and the speed you create them. I wish my cerberus had as good looking dog heads as R-mour dog. All the dog henchmen were so much fun too, as were the very hungry caterpillar sculpts.

I'll be checking out your other blogs soon too.

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Thanks Syro_ I'm glad you enjoyed it and took the time to go through my bonkerz year of fakily fun.

My only other sculpting blog is the burrows and badgers one, everything else is scattered around dakka in either showcase or historical or fiction. Some 1:300 scale WW2 planes and Red Cross vehicles, some Goblins and maybe some Necromunda and 40k. It might test your dakka-fu to find it all but I hope you enjoy whatever you stumble upon. Thanks for your interest.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks theCrowe, I only visit the P&M section, which is maybe why I missed seeing so much of your stuff, but it still confuses me about this blog and Badgers & Burrows (both of which I have now read through). I hope you have a great 2021 full of more great sculpts

   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Well I finally replaced Hedgee's lost sword. (I just haven't painted it yet)

And can happily share a pic of Hooter (an IKEA owl hand puppet) making good use of the magnet I hid in his back to give Hedgee a ride.

And also magnet related,

Slimon has abandoned his detritus base for pastures new, (and mosty metallic or magnet.) As I was requested to stick a little magnet in him too, because slugs can climb walls so why not, right. The other bugs are jealous.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I love it! It's great that you can use you skill to support your children's imaginations like this. It makes sense about Slimon being able to climb, I agree. The owl is cool looking too.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That is definitely fun with magnets and if you have seen Flushed away, it's essential that slugs can climb walls
   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Hedgee looks very heroic perched upon Hooter, great magnetising! Listen out for Simon providing a backing song or two!

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