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Thanks guys, its encouraging to hear that real grown up gamers also dig what I'm putting out there.
Tonight's progress comes in the form of a mummy-stage Sneaky Dog and a wire skeleton Banjo SuperCat.
The photo's not the best really but you can see the long neck on Sneaky Dog. There was a whippet tied at the school gates this morning and the boy and I both took one look at it, looked at eachother and went "Sneaky Dog!" So thats that.
Then on the wire frame Banjo you can see he's in a dynamic action pose, one foot planted the other out behind, bit of a superman pose in the arms and a cape flying out back. Well maybe I you squint at this pic you could see that. The mummy stage might be easier to see the shape.
Anyway, I'm super excited for this one!
Green stages on the doggies is progressing, slowly.
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Tonight's update sees one more Doggie Henchman done with greenstuffing and ready for some primer.
Still not sure if he needs a hard hat so I reckon I'm gonna get some paint on the guy and eyeball him for a while to find out.
Well Wirecat I'm not achieving anything close to your level of precision. I actually had a look at your sculpting WIP pics before I started this whole process to get an idea of how to go about it. So thanks for showing us those they were very helpful.
Tonight's progress is another completed doggie Henchman.
Rocking out with a spanner!
Thanks cap. Glad you like them. Not much of an update tonight I'm afraid. There have been a few issues. The Old English Sheepdoggie got stood on! Not to worry he's been mended now and painting has begun on both. I also thought his nose needed a bit more fur too so that's got to cure before I can get back to painting him.
I've also been working on the Doggie HQ defensive weapons but sadly nothing is finished so nothing to show yet.
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Wirecat wrote: Great group shot(s)! Wonderful opportunity to show off their individuality. This would need an industrial or a suburbian battlefield though...
(goes away to kick the "Suburbia" out of the stupid wire head)
Let's take a ride, and run with the dogs tonight
You can't hide, run with the dogs tonight
Break the window by the town hall
Listen to siren screams
There in the distance, like a roll call
Of all the suburban dreams.
Haha, Petshop Boys. Wierdly appropriate.
I was actually thinking just that, about an urban setting for this. I was thinking of adapting old Necromunda rules for a full on Raid Scenario. Proper industrial setting that.
And AT you're right, those doggies are just too cute to be proper bad guys. Turns out I can't sculpt evil. Good job I'm not doing vampires and zombies for the boy's "Halloween Army" (that's really a thing. He has an undead skeleton T-Rex and everything!) Imaginethe blood curdling terror of a super cute zombie giving you those puppy-dog eyes because he wants your brains.
Godert, I can't claim the genius. I just do as directed. But I agree, it was a top idea. The child is full of them.
Work begins on SuperCat's sidekick SuperBudgie.
Not so much a wire skeleton as a... Magnet skeleton?
And with the obligatory coat of greenstuff. Not very impressive at this stage I know but they all gotta start somewhere.
I've also been required by my creative director to show you all this.
He's seen all your comments and encouragement and is a very happy boy. So thanks from both of us.
Automatically Appended Next Post: Some proper WIP for tonight's post.
Banjo SuperCat and Sneaky Dog get some green. Spent most of the time on Sneaky Dog's leather bomber jacket.
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Today I've gotten some painted artillery to show.
The lascannon is a bit rough and ready and admittedly not so exciting as the big clown cannon but they're both very useful.
I have also been producing some bombs for the launcher. Their design owes much to the style of bombs in Danger Mouse. One big counter for the supply of Bombs the doggies use and another smaller one so we can place the bomb they just launched beside the hapless hedgehog (Bwa ha ha!)
In proper sculpting news. Super Budgie has some features.
Actually I'm not at all sure you could call that proper sculpting. Wings and legs have been done separately and all will be assembled tomorrow.
Banjo and Sneaky are also coming along slowly too. I'm hoping to get them both more or less finished tomorrow too so hopefully all three to show soon.
Some solid progress on the sculpting front today. Firstly we've got this guy done!
It's Sneaky Dog, fresh from his latest bank robbery. But what's that ominous shadow behind him?
It's this guy! Super Budgie is complete. Not surprising that he's done before Super Cat as he's so small.
Here's the crime fighting duo beside the cover of the boy's book.
Unfortunately Super Cat isn't quite done yet. Still some facial features and his shrink ray to complete.
But also, I've been having fun with magnets on these three.
As you can see in this shot Super Cat has taken the magnetised swag bag off Sneaky Dog. (Thanks to the wire skeletons inside each sculpt)
and Super Budgie (also magnetised) has swooped to the rescue grabbing Super Cat in the nick of time.
We can put the bag on the budgie, the budgie on Sneaky Dog's hand and so on. The play potential is looking great! I could see more magnetised items in the future.
Absolute genius work you’re producing theCrowe. The kids must be loving the magnetised bag and budgie! It’d probably last about 5 minutes in my house though! I can’t begin to imagine what you’ll produce next!
Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully!
Super budgie is looking impressive! Those little goggles are excellent
He's the quickest he's the bravest he's the best!
Love me some DM. It really does make me laugh.
You'll notice the goggles look different on the first pic from the second one. That's cause after they dried I managed to bust them off and then went and glued them on upside down! Still, looks ok.
gobert wrote:Absolute genius work you’re producing theCrowe. The kids must be loving the magnetised bag and budgie! It’d probably last about 5 minutes in my house though! I can’t begin to imagine what you’ll produce next!
Thanks gobert. I'm in painting mode for now with these three. I'll post a pic of the completed SuperCat sculpt soon.
Automatically Appended Next Post: Here he is. Might do a bit of something around the face maybe I'll see what it looks like with some primer on. Pretty happy with how the "shrink ray" turned out. It used to be a little Necromunda stub gun.
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Tonight's update comes in the style of a battle report. Or at least the story of one of our games.
Ladies and gentlemen boys and girls, we give you...
Sneaky Dog's Sneaky Bank Job
It was a Bank Job and Sneak dog laid the plans out on the table for his gang of no-good criminals.
The Bank was a high security multi storey facility and heavily guarded. But that never stopped Sneaky Dog before.
All he needed was a good distraction and a bit of luck. So the gang split up and made themselves conspicuous.
They drew the guards away from their posts allowing Sneaky Dog (with the aid of a little invisible spray) to sneak in the back door unnoticed.
Down in the basement Big Ed managed to score a big hit on the buildings main generator and knocked out the power and the alarm system!
But the alarm had already been raised as a shoot out was developing over on the east side of the tower.
Super Budgie was first on the scene swooping into action on an unsuspecting bandit.
Super Cat (in his Catmobile) and the Chief of Police weren't far behind and they soon had the bad guys in cuffs. (Sadly SuperCat hadn't been painted yet)
But Sneaky Dog is already inside and he's spotted a guard with a key card that he needs to get into the vault.
With that guy bumped off its time to get his dirty paws on the cash.
Over in the south west the decoy squad were busy breaking into the security store.
They scored some handy new gear but the cops were still on their case.
They let off a smoke grenade and escaped in the confusion.
They didn't get far however because Super Cat's remote control Cat Mobile was onto them.
One of the bad guys managed to get inside but the other fella wasn't so lucky... (rough justice I guess.)
Meanwhile Super Cat has been interrogating the boys in cuffs and threatening to shrink them with his shrink ray.
They've blabbed the whole plan telling Super Cat all about Sneaky Dog. He's in the Vault!
Super Cat and Super Budgie waste no time but fly right on up there just in time to see that Sneaky villain making a getaway down the back stairs. Looks like his invisible spray has worn off!
Super Cat and the guard open fire while Super a budgie swoops.
Super Budgie wins the fight relieving the sneaky thief of a bag of cash but he's still getting away with the suitcase of gold bars!
Down on the ground the Bad Guy in the Cat Mobile has had a bit of an accident.
And over in the east a couple more bad guys have made an attempt at rescuing their captured buddies.
But the long arm of the law prevails in short order.
However, while the chief and the guard were dealing with them the other prisoners escaped and met up with their boss who breaks their cuffs.
We're back in business boys! Now where is that dog with the swag?
He's on the run and Super cat is hot on his heels. But even though the guards are well out of position he still has to run their gauntlet of laser fire in a bid for freedom. But then...
He is headed off by Super Cat with the guards closing in behind. He has nowhere to run. Unless...
Sneaky Dog's lurking surprise-goon was lying in wait. He fires at Super Cat and misses but the momentary distraction is all Sneaky Dog needs to make a break for it.
He doubles back hoping to join up with the rest of the gang but this time it's the cops' turn to shout "Surprise!" He's shot down like a dog in the street!
And Super Cat makes the arrest, while Super Budgie secures the gold.
The chief closes the net around the remaining gang members and the guards mop up the last goon on the ground.
All that remains now is for Super Cat and Super Budgie to hand over the Sneaky culprit and the stolen swag to the Chief of Police.
Another great day for justice!
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Super Cat Banjo is looking a bit cuter after a facial fix up.
And Super Budgie is.... A much simpler paint job.
I just slapped on the Hawk Turquoise and called it a day. Maybe because I sculpted this one to be very like the original picture It maybe didn't make sense to start looking at actual budgies for the paint job stage.
Thanks CB, very kind of you. Glad you enjoyed the game.
Tonight Rmour Dog's R&D team at Doggie HQ have been working hard.
So that's two more doggie henchmen on the bench getting the green treatment with a view to giving the dog squad some serious armoured fire power.
Watch out Hedgee!
Automatically Appended Next Post: Also, in an unrelated story.
We now also have this guy. This fella is simply called The Monster. More on him later.
Missed a pic of the wire stage on all of these but you get the idea by now.
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