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Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm very happy to say that my art supplies have finally arrived! I can now start some sculpting.


I spent most of the window of time for crafting making stuff for my classroom instead. I'm making a model volcano out of clay, and also a model solar system to hang from my ceiling. I also discovered that I still need to buy some super glue, so I didn't get to far, but I have begun the armatures for two more bloodthirsters that I plan to sculpt. Wish me luck

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Good luck!

"Captain Scarlet is indestructible, you are not, remember the difference." Colonel White Thunderbirds Are Go!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Nice supply drop, glad to see you are getting set up allright in Hong Kong.
Yeah lack of superglue is the worst, and blocks everything ! I'm currently trying to make my last tube last the sunday...Won't happen ^^ !

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle !

 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Meer_Cat, thanks KernelTerror.
@KernelTerror: I hope your super glue lasted, I forgot to buy some again. I did a probably unnecessary price comparison and the store with the best price is a little harder to get to. I don't remember 100% where it is either...

I've done a little work of GOAT bloodthirster and his buddies.



   
Made in lt
Druid Warder







Don't remind me about dentistry! But, actually, I need a couple of scalpels-spreaders like that. Making do with pocket knife and bits of hardened wire is possible... yet tiring and frustrating. Now do some bloody bloodthirster! Chaos won't happen by itself, no matter what some people try to pretend. :(

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) 
   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

 Syro_ wrote:

@KernelTerror: I hope your super glue lasted, I forgot to buy some again. I did a probably unnecessary price comparison and the store with the best price is a little harder to get to. I don't remember 100% where it is either...


Well now I feel bad, while my tube was empty by 2 in the afternoon, I then remembered I may have had a stash in the garage...And managed to keep on gluing.

Nice to see that the goat is getting friends !

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle !

 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

But, actually, I need a couple of scalpels-spreaders like that. Making do with pocket knife and bits of hardened wire is possible... yet tiring and frustrating.

Wirecat, are you seriously sculpting those amazing things that you make without typical sculpting tools?

@KernelTerror: I'm glad you had enough glue, I finally got some. And thanks, hopefully all the bloodthirsters will turn out okay.

You see see some of the slow progress on the bloodthirsters





More art supplies as well. I finally bought some super glue, my girlfriend ordered me some magnets, and I picked up some extra x-acto blades while I was browsing an art store.


I mixed up way too much putty today, so after finishing what I felt could be accomplished on the bloodthirsters I had a lot left. I threw together some not very good brains for my mind flayer, hopefully they will look good enough with a splash of pink paint. I also bulked out a helbrute with the excess.



Thanks for stopping by

   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

It's been a long time since my last post on here. I've been very busy with work and also just plain forgetful. I've been meaning to post this for two days but get distracted reading everyone else's blogs

A little more progress on the bloodthirsters. GOAT is starting to get its whip holding arm (mostly to help it stand up as the cheap plastic of the goat toy keeps bending over time from the weight of the putty and then won't stand up). I also found a Warhammer store here in Hong Kong not far from where I live, I stumbled upon it while shopping. It was really nice looking at the minis on display and the tables. It was also my first time seeing a bloodthirster model in person. They always look so massive in online photos, but aren't. I broke the legs of the least complete bloodthirster to reposition it to more of a crouch, and any future bloodthirsters I will try to sculpt much smaller than I have been.


I also started sculpting some daemon heads. I have trouble sculpting heads, and I'm trying to improve and research techniques. Hopefully this will look more okay as I add detail and layers.


On the left I also sculpted two multimelta barrels

   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Your bloodthirsters remind me of the old Realms of Chaos days, when daemons were all weird and unique sculpts. Yours really look like they'll be real creatures of Chaos.

Now showing part of a Z'zor team for Dreadball!




Painting Total as of 1/29/2020: 18

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Heh heh, thanks Josh, sadly the weirdness of my sculpts aren't intentional
But I am trying to make each one look unique. I'll be building up a lot on top of the "screaming green marbles" that I started with

   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

It's been really nice being able to devote time this weekend to sculpting. I've been trying out making more daemon heads, worked a bit more on a modified helbrute (not fully pictured), and picked up a few more supplies at the Hong Kong equivalent of a dollar store, tht my girlfriend told me about and took me too.






Thanks for stopping by

   
Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

FYI, Syro, I'm now running an online D&D campaign. Using miniatures!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Congrats Brian! I'm glad you are getting to play. I'm also glad you are getting to use that beautiful collection of miniatures you have, but I admit I'm confused how you are using them in an online game. Could you give some more detail?

I was in the mood to work on the helbrute today, but did a very little bit more on the bloodletters.





   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I point a camera at the battlemat, and screen-share the cam's output.

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Briancj: That's sounds a lot nicer to look at than the usual digital tokens of many online D&D games.

I continue the slow methodical progress of sculpting daemon heads

   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA


I'm calling this daemon head finished. I have to say, I'm very happy with how it turned out. It's better than I realized I could do. I credit that to Wirecat who has answered my questions in the past, and from watching his own sculpts in progress helped me become a better sculptor.

I'm also happy to say that my girlfriend bought me a desk and chair, plus made room in the apartment for them so that I could return to crafting in a more relaxed manner. Until now I've been doing my sculpting in my classroom after hours usually returning at night. It's been hit or miss though, where sometimes after getting everything out of the storage cabinet I'm too tired to feel inspired to sculpt. It also didn't always have the relaxing feel I'm used to where I'd be interupted sometimes by cleaning crews or exterminators and couldn't get my focus back. So this has been a real blessing for me.


Over all progress on the plodding forward sculpting of the daemon head collection


It's good to be back, and thanks for stopping by

   
Made in us
Druid Warder





A good collection of parts - and a really well lit working surface, congratulations! I hope Your continuing progress will result in great miniatures. That brute looks almost natural!

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) 
   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Great demon face, that will be impressive once painted !
Congrats on the desk too !

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle !

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic work sir, wonderful to see you still going forward, and really happy for you to have a place at home to create, makes a world of difference.




 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Gratz on the desk, tha'll actually help put a lot. And excellent sculpting, I have to say. Well done!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Wirecat, thanks KernelTerror, thanks Cam, thanks CommissarKhaine.
I'm hoping I can sculpt the bodies well enough to look right with the head. I'm very happy to have a desk to work at now.

   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Still rough and WIP but made a good step forward on the mind flayer. (Also it wants a hug)


Scraped one of the daemon heads, it just wasn't turning out right. I experimented and made the head on the left. Not good for a bloodthirster at all, but it turned out looking a lot like a terminator head. I may use it for a daemon prince elevated from a terminator?


I did some work of the back of the helbrute which I feel helped:



thanks for stopping by

   
Made in pl
Stalwart Space Marine



Wasteland(free from wreck but still stuck on the death world)

Wow! I never thinked about that. Thanks!
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Loving the mindflayer, and all the mods are looking good!

It always takes courage to scrap something, so kudos on that!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Druid Warder





Don't look for reasons in chaos - it might start reasonong with You!

Heads are good, but I wouldn't go looking for hugs next to this one welcoming figure. Nice progress, Syro, keep up and steady!

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) 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@sajmonikpl1: Thanks for stopping by
@CommissarKhaine: Thanks Commissar, I'm glad you're liking it. The mindflayer was originally going to be a sculpt for part of an old LoER contest that I got no where on. It feels good to get back to it (and hopefully finish it).
@Wirecat: Thanks Wirecat, and good advice

Some more small bits of progress, work has kept me very busy and tired. I broke and re-positioned the arms on the mindflayer slightly try for a more lifelike pose (sorry for the lighting)


Finished the horns on one of the daemon heads and started on the face of another


And worked on the Helbrute's pauldrons

   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

The hacked Helbrute is looking great!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in us
Druid Warder





Syro_ wrote:


The more "from the top" shots You post, the more I am convinced his hands/arms should be slanted a little more to give his sleeves the same sense of movement as his "bottom". Or just add some small bits of clay along the sleeves and brush them in the same direction. Anyway, this is already a very cool miniature. Please continue!

Briancj wrote:The hacked Helbrute is looking great!


Seconded. You a doing great!

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) 
   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Brian! The helbrute is luckily approaching completion, just need to detail the right arm and the back some more, and make a few weapon swaps.

Thanks Wirecat. And thanks for the advice, I appreciate it. I've been slowly changing the planned pose for the mindflayer over time. It started with the "hug" pose because I was trying to make a pose that was like a shop keeper spreading out his arms to say "look at everything I have for sale", but could double as a combat pose. I built the cloak off of a molded cape to make the fabric folds better than I could sculpt. But you are so right that with the cloak so full of sideways movement and action it would look better to have the arms follow the same movement, and will look better too. Do you think I should do anything more than trying to make the sleeves follow the same movement? Thanks.

   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

It's the season to go back to older stuff I guess, I've been doing the same. I love what you did with the hellbrute, improves the model by loads!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
 
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