Switch Theme:

theCrowe sculpts anthro animals for Burrows & Badgers, now with added Mouse Guard!  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in us
Using Inks and Washes





Looks good!
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland



It’s a bit easier to see in close up cause they’re quite small.
So first up is the boss, Gwendolyn the Matriarch.

This was the first of the faces I did and I’m not super happy with her.

Looking at the blown up picture I can see so much more messy putty work around too. This one will take some judicious painting. At least it’s not so obvious when they’re this small.

Second in command is Celanawe, AKA the Black Axe.

It was lots of fun to do this guy and I’m really happy with how he turned out and looking forward to painting him up.

Then we have Rand, the defensive expert.

He’s got his signature massive shield and I’d keep him next to Gwendolyn to be her bodyguard. Maybe came out a bit smaller than intended but I really like the end result regardless.

Now we’re getting into the normal guards, the rank and file mice. This is Kenzie.

He’s a mouse with a stick who often leads away missions. I think I did this face maybe second and you can see he has a longer nose and is a bit rougher but I like him.

And anyone who knows the story will of course know Saxon is his right hand mouse.

Saxon has a tendency to rush in with his two handed sword. This was the hardest one to pose with his his arms down like that. I was trying to recreate some of the original art but in the end it never comes out quite like the drawing. More my own interpretation of Saxon from Mouse Guard.

Then we have their young buddy, newest recruit to the guards, it’s Lieam.

He got some last minute remodelling for a much more dynamic pose based on the inside cover art where he’s taking on a snake. I did his face last of all and I’m happy with the shape and expression going on.

And last but by no means least we have Sadie.

She’s armed to the teeth and more than capable of handling her own missions. The only ranged member of the warband but maybe I could add a few throwing knives around the warband roster.


   
Made in us
Druid Warder





I like these pointy noses! And You have got the dynamic well too. Congratulations!

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 (2/57 done) 
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Very swashbuckling band of mice! Excellent posing and sculpting of the details

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

theCrowe,

Some more nice sculpts.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Amazing work on those small critters. Unbelievable what detail you manage on such tiny miniatures. Can't wait to see some paint on them!
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Thanks everyone. No painted mice yet. I had a notion I might be able to do them for the February painting challenge if it had’ve gone “we are legion” but it’s gone “age before beauty” which I voted for so I can’t complain. Unfortunately for fans of this blog it means I’ll be painting old terminators and not more critters. So I tried to crack out a quick pair before February arrives.


Getting back to the B&B roots of this project with a pair of magic critters side by side. My own Bunny Mage and the Oathsworn original Squirrel Witch.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Lovely pair and very interested to see you tackle something other than woodland creatures. Consider me intrigued
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Nice work, the paint on the squirrel is lovely! I might have to check out the painting comp to see the Terminators

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Viterbi wrote:Lovely pair and very interested to see you tackle something other than woodland creatures. Consider me intrigued


I’m going to have to start another blog at this rate. “ theCrowe paints something other than woodland animals”
I don’t even know what else I’d blog there but painting comp stuff and there’s a thread for that already. Plenty of examples of my GW heritage collection in the gallery. I haven’t learned anything new with paint in well over a decade. But still, it’s nice to be intriguing.

gobert wrote:Nice work, the paint on the squirrel is lovely! I might have to check out the painting comp to see the Terminators


I’ve been banging on about those termites for years, they’ll not be a sniff on your Crimson Fists but I’ll certainly be checking back on your blog for your thoughts at the time because I’ve never seen better.

I’d like to try inventing my own chapter but it’s been ages since I gave a thought to anything Space Marines and to develop a whole thing, to plan and execute a paint scheme with half descent schtick by the end of Feb... I’m half tempted to just paint some classic harlequins. At least I have a scheme planned for those.

Anyway, do check out the painting comp. Go ahead and join it if you’ve got anything old lying around in primer.

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Eek! At it again.


Made a cat Witch (Kitty-Mama, Kitty-Mitty’s mother) riding on a broom but the boy didn’t like it so I had to make another! Version one may end up a weasel witch.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






It's witches fight night, mice vs. weasels here on ESPN 8, the ocho

Excited to see them develop! What would be fun (but probably very timeconsuming) is taking a pic with a set camera after every turn of the metal and than having a nice video of the sculpts folding themselves. It would probably only take a few hours more
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Yeah, pull your finger out and get on with the animation will you

Actually, you might be on to something Viterbi - if he has to stop for photos after every incremental change it might bring his speed down to mere mortal levels

Good to see the artistic director is still keeping an eye on your work.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Loving the thread crossover! Hedgees gang have high standards it seems

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Viterbi wrote:It's witches fight night, mice vs. weasels here on ESPN 8, the ocho

Excited to see them develop! What would be fun (but probably very timeconsuming) is taking a pic with a set camera after every turn of the metal and than having a nice video of the sculpts folding themselves. It would probably only take a few hours more


It will surprise no one that I’m not going to do that. Cause then you’d see how often I break the wires by over bending them! And yes also because progress would be glacial.

monkeytroll wrote:Yeah, pull your finger out and get on with the animation will you

Actually, you might be on to something Viterbi - if he has to stop for photos after every incremental change it might bring his speed down to mere mortal levels

Good to see the artistic director is still keeping an eye on your work.


Oh yes, he keeps me in check. He makes sure the important figures (the characters he came up with) are done to a certain standard of playability.

And as for speed, the thing slowing me down more these days is that I’ve been joining the painting challenge and the LoER and this month neither are fitting my cute and cuddle brief. So when I’m doing these I have guilt because I’m not painting my old termies or making my dimensional portal any better. Though given that I’m about to post an update it’s obviously not slowing me down that much.

gobert wrote:Loving the thread crossover! Hedgees gang have high standards it seems


Yes I suppose it is a bit of a crossover moment. But certainly not the first, as we’ve had Hooter the Owl, Ortis the Tortoise, Bufo the Toad, Count Venom the Vampire snake, Barron Von Klinkels the fox and the Boxer Badger all original Hedgee-verse characters all sculpted to Burrows & Badgers spec. It’s a big part of how the collection grows.

And speaking of the growing collection.
Cracking on with these two


And starting another of course.

This of course is going to be Kitty-Mama’s inter dimensional Bat-imp named Zum.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
And just to keep the apparently blistering pace up.

Green progress on Kitty-Mama including some miliput-mix. It’s the best stuff for cloaks and clothing. Just looking like a person so far. Looking forward to the cat fur going on.


And version one is getting some meat on the bones too. The hat is huge but I’m just going for it.


And then Zum is still just getting the base down to detail on. Tricky enough these bat wings.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2022/02/04 22:24:52


   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

It definitely is a blistering pace. Looking good as usual too.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






They're growing up fast and looking great. The hat is exactly the right size for any self-respecting witch, probably the Skyscraper model from ZakZak's Magical Emporium
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Nothing wrong with a big hat… you can pull more things out of it . Looking good on the latest batch.

I hadn’t noted the other crossovers to/from the Hedgee-verse, I should pay more attention

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2022/02/05 19:38:28


Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Syro_ wrote:It definitely is a blistering pace. Looking good as usual too.


Cheers Syro. I’m looking forward to seeing your old painted granny too. Hang on, that didn’t come out right…

Viterbi wrote:They're growing up fast and looking great. The hat is exactly the right size for any self-respecting witch, probably the Skyscraper model from ZakZak's Magical Emporium


I really should read up on some of the more recent Pratchet stuff. I used to read him in my teens a lot, the DEATH series and the Guards series and old Rincewind and all. Great stuff. Though I started reading Truckers with the boy once and he wasn’t too bothered.

gobert wrote:Nothing wrong with a big hat… you can pull more things out of it . Looking good on the latest batch.

I hadn’t noted the other crossovers to/from the Hedgee-verse, I should pay more attention


No worries I’ve shifted Sculpting for the Kids largely toward bat reps and many of the connections between my B&B sculpts and the Hedgeeverse are largely theoretical.

So on with the update. Trying to keep on painting and reduce the backlog of grey primed minis in my collection before I sculpt (or buy!) any more. So without further ado, another side by side painted pair.

The Coney the Bunbarian faces off against the oathsworn Hedgehog witch hunter!

But check this out.

They’re a couple of mean hombres when they’re looking right at you!
YIKES!

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Indeed, that last shot is mean as.


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

theCrowe,

Very nice.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

So here’s what I’ve been up to in between painting and sculpting etc because I decided to join this month’s LOER Terrain Challenge

So the theme is Crossings and I had this thing.


Which I figure is the threshold for crossing into another realm, right?
So I decided to throw it into the mix but with a bit of a base made of this stuff.



Which I took a knife to and carved up into a big stone paved circle.



Flocked the verges and added some torches with hot glue flames.



But of course I had this lot.



Which after some light conversion I was able to set into the stone circle for some more playable options.







I even made some more.


This one flips for a blanking plate on the other side. So I can throw a sarcophagus on top like so.


I also made a B&B suitable of slightly sinister burrow entrance.


Then all that was left was some paint and it was done.




This is the other side of the portal door (which I think I like better than the front!)

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out but what I like best of all is the playability.

Our heroes come upon a strange arcane circle in the darkness.


What could it mean? What mysteries await to be unraveled in this strange portentous place?
Stumbling upon a stone pillar with an oil lamp set on top , naturally they decide to light the lamps.


They process around the circle lighting each lamp in turn. Squirrel is feeling a tingle in his tail. Is something terrible going to happen?


No sooner is the fourth and final lamp lit when a weird portal appears in the centre of the stone circle. An unnatural wind whips up roiling magical energies at the threshold to another realm.


But before they have gathered their wits there issues forth a band of unspeakably hideous fiends! Beasts from another dimension! Not at all cute or adorable but foul and brutish and accursed!

That’s what you get for lighting the lamps in mysterious magic stone circles.

And just because I’ve got lots more options to play with…

Spoiler:


A mouse maiden offers devotions at the statue shrine of the mouse goddess.


The sorcerer’s apprentice reaches for the sword of destiny.


The evil Count Venom is tracked to his burial casket by a witch hunter intent on slaying the foul beast.


The stone circle is set for the summoning of spirits from the nether-realm.


Two rabbits defend their burrow.


Dark magic and unspeakable evil is afoot .




Whatever we get up to on the tabletop in the future I expect the stone circle will feature heavily.

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2022/02/10 00:45:39


   
Made in us
Using Inks and Washes





Very nice terrain, and.the modular parts are nifty!
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Amazing work on the stone circle, now that is what you call multi-purpose

And holy are the bunbarian and witch hunter scary when they fix their looks on you!
   
Made in us
Druid Warder





Nice stone texture and colors, they really work in a very... ambient way, lending atmosphere to whatever centerpiece theme You use. Congratulations on yet another great addition to the universe!

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 (2/57 done) 
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






See, with all of this crossover, I’m thinking the Oathsworn Hedgehog is actually a live action version of Hedgee! . Seriously though, he and Coney came out great. The last shot is quite intimidating for a pair of cute critters.

Excellent work on the stone circle, the variety you’ll get from it is great. I love how you can light the flames to get the portal to appear, genius!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Thanks everyone. Glad you all enjoyed the brief terrain diversion. Back to pushing putty around for me here. (Though I do have some new painted minis in the works too. )

So here we are, my two new witches. Classic styled with hats and brooms and all.



Kitty-Mama (yes, it’s Kitty-Mitty’s mother) unleashing a death ball from her magic Kitty paw!
And then the other one, a weasel witch… or a dog maybe. Perhaps unspecified small animal, still I’m enjoying her big hat with hat pins.

   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

I really like how those two witches turned out, they look great
I like the handy hatpins,Granny Weatherwax would aprove

   
Made in us
Using Inks and Washes





Witches looking good, I like the fireball and both the poses!
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some good terrain work there theCrowe.

Cheers,

CB

   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: