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Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thank you CommissarKhaine. I hope to get back to working on it and finish soon.

   
Made in hk
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Sorry, close to a month with no updates. I'm so worn out from work that I feel no inspiration and enthusiasm to sculpt. With traveling home soon to visit my family for Christmas, I've been feeling happier and got some sculpting done, but still am so busy that I don't find time to upload. This pics are about a week apart, and I have to say, that I am very proud of how these daemon heads are turning out, I feel like I have improved as a sculptor during the making of these and am making better sculptures than I thought I was capable of.






   
Made in us
Druid Warder





Such a familiar feeling... I wish You a great time and easy travels to regain that often exhausted but always needed enthusiasm!

Neat monster horns, BTW

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 Wirecat I'm looking forward to being home, I expect a jump in progress while I'm there too.

   
Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Your sculpting skills have improved noticeably!

--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

Thanks Brian, I'm really glad to hear that

   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Merry Christmas everyone! I'm home for the holidays and it's wonderful seeing my family and relaxing with all my crafting supplies.

I haven't used the first beholder I made, I might not ever get to use it, but beholders are fun to make and I was in the mood to make one so that's what I'm doing.


Progress shots:




Also as an aside, these are the sculpting tools that I like the most and find most useful. If anyone else would like to share their best/favorite sculpting tools either here or on the own blogs, I would be interested to see and hear about them.

   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

One can never have too many beholders.

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 us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm glad you think so Josh

Making the beholder is now done, just need to prime and paint it now

   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Dang, that is sweet. I should get you to make one for me.

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 us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Josh, I appreciate the kind words. Here is the progress on painting the beholder.

Do you think I should leave the main eye featureless and glossy like that?

I am also happy to say that I have finished painting two models today, one of which I starting crafting in May and the other in June, but I had to stop working on them because of how much I have been moving around this year.
Completed Gravestone golem




Completed Tzeentch mutating eyeball dread:





Let me know what you think, and thanks for stopping by

   
Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut






Nice beholder, although I have to admit, that I mostly know it from a Futurama episode, where one was working as a bureaucrat
   
Made in gb
Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot






Glad you managed to finish up some old projects and whilst at home. The Tzeentch Dread looks even better with a lick of paint!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Viterbi: I love Futurama! That part with the beholder was really funny. Thanks
@Gobert: Thanks, I like how the eyes turned out. I could have had more detail on the dread half of it, but it's something I'll likely never get to play with, so I'm calling it good enough. It's a good feeling of accomplishment checking off projects that I was forced to put on hold. Plus I wanted some more stuff done for the traditional year end recap

   
Made in gb
Painting Within the Lines





Fantastic little homemade beholder!

   
Made in us
Druid Warder





Creepy to the point of perfection! Yep, a very nice slimy beholder You've got, even though it is rare for a beholder to be nice. Gravestone golem... Having spent some time around some very old places I wish (a little) that the stone would be more worn and broken, maybe mossy. But there is also a saying that moss never grows on a turning stone, so... another great miniature!

Happy New Year, Syro, have fun and happy time and a health and place to have it with people You love!

(Re: sculpting tools - I'll try not to forget and post my "set" some time soon.)

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 us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@aku-chan: Thanks aku-chan! Did you see the other homemade beholder I made? If not I'll be posting it in a few days for the 2019 retrospective.
@Wirecat: Thanks Wirecat! It is kind of funny how happy this new beholder looks. That's a very good point about moss on the grave stones. I used a green wash on the white tombstones to make it look like there's so algae growing on it, but didn't show clearly. I'm not sure how to make the gravestones look broken in a believable way. I'm looking forward to seeing your tools. I get the impression that your tools aren't as good as the amazing sculpts you somehow make with them. Happy New Year.

I've finally put the finishing touches on my Nolzur's Owlbear (though I seem to have lost the base for it).



Not that different, but finished the last bits of my newest beholder


   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

2019 Retrospective

Hi everyone, I was worried I wouldn't have much to show in accomplishing stuff fort the hobby in 2019 with how much I've been moving around. Luckily in the beginning of 2019 I had an active D&D group that had me very productive. Also the last two weeks or so I've been happily working at a fast pace during my visit home for Christmas. Below is an overview of what I have completed in 2019.

For 40k,I completed my Tzeentch dread:


I completed a goblin tank and goblin fort for D&D one shots this year.



D&D monsters and miniatures include:
Painted dopplegangers:

Sculpted and painted Ochre Jellies:
Crafted and painted Twig Blights


Molded, cast, and painted elementals:

Sculpted and painted nothic:

Dragon cultists:

Mass produced some rat swarms:

I designed, made, and painted 5 different types of golem. Flesh golem, stone golem, clay golem, iron golem, and tombstone golem.

And probably the greatest achievement is making and painting all of these beholder/beholder-kin (unfortunately the gazer is from 2018 & not in this pic):

I only just finished the deathkiss beholder today, so this is the first ime anyone will be seeing it. I'll be making a second copy of it with tentacles extended.


Terrain for D&D including carts, merchant stalls, campfire, fantasy doors, and a bronze statue, and this grassy area


For a LoER contest, I made this card table:


Thank you all for your visits and support this year. I hope 2019 treated you well and that 2020 will be better for all of us

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/01/05 15:06:08


   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

this is probably the best post of all because it allows me to re- apreciate your works and congratulate you for your 25 pages of awesomeness and also wishing you a happy new year!

also... i have been lurking and not really felt the energy to talk about your wonderful golem works... (there is a slight pang of guilt on my part for still not acting upon my own idea) we recently moved with the whole family in a new town and are still quite a bit exhausted...and my hobby space looks still a mess...

the gravestone golem is a piece art... and the deathkiss beholder looks really cool too...(unknown beast to me by the way, and reminds me a bit of that super mario toadstool)

   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks so much Vik
I'm really glad you appreciate my stuff. And no worries about feeling too tired to post, I've been there, but it's good to see you online. Try not to feel guilty about your thread, it's a really great idea to have a place to share methods of making fantasy minis. It will still be there, we can also pick it back up and start adding to it again when both of our lives calm down. I hope you'll have the time, space, and energy to return to crafting soon.

   
Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut






Like the deathkiss beholder. He isn't by any chance inspired by Yivo, if you are a Futurama fan too?
   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Been absent from the forums for months, so had to do some catching up.
It's always a pleasure to read your posts and to see the progress you have made. It was actually quite nice to read all the updates I have missed in one sitting.

Firstly, good that you got settled in Hong Kong. It was a big step I presume.

I almost laughed out loud for this comment:

 Syro_ wrote:
I have trouble sculpting heads


And for the few next updates, I see nothing else than excellently crafted head pieces
I mean, really really good work!

It was also nice to see all the stuff you finished last year. Quite an accomplishment. Especially the fact that you have created the stuff yourself.
Keep it up for 2020!

   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

@Viterbi: I am a Futurama fan too, but it's been so long since I watched the movies that I didn't even realize how similar the deathkiss beholder looked to Yivo. You're right about the similarity, but I was just following the design as best I could from the source book (Volo's Guide: p.124)

@Ezki: Hey Ezki it's great to see you back. And thank you, you say such encouraging things it makes me very happy. I am surprised how well the demon heads came out, I did a lot of research to try to improve my head sculpting, but still surprised myself. I'll keep it up as best I can in 2020. It will be the divided as usual. D&D and bigger projects while I'm home, back to daemons in Hong Kong.

   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I bought myself a few presents. 4 new miniatures. The goristro and faerie dragon are because I want to be able to run the free WotC adventure "Harried in Hillsfar". The two giants are just because I want them. I have been working on sculpting a simple dretch to make a press mold of, but it's not really worth sharing yet.
Also some fun news is while I'm here visiting home, my old D&D group really wanted to all get together and have one last adventure with me before I go back to Hong Kong so that will be happening in two days


   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Cool end of year wrap up.

Also glad you get to have another game before you go.

All those eyes .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Theo, It was a lot of fun, we tried to pickup with the "Impregnable Fortress of Dib" Where we left off back in May/June. It was a lot of fun seeing them. They burned the fortress to the ground with flaming arrows, then carefully approached through the underground tunnel avoiding the trap.



   
Made in de
Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

Loads of cool stuff to comment on here, but I just love your Beholders. Your method is so effective and produces such excellent results! Your sculpting is coming along really well as well.

   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Thanks Da Boss, I'm really happy how well the beholders turn out also, especially when it's such a quick and easy process.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

So much wonderful inspiration. I have missed you my friend. Love it all. Going to pour over your whole blog with my daughter, she will be DMing for the first time.




 
   
Made in us
Battle Tested Karist Trooper





Central Coast, California

I love stopping by to see what crazy, awesome, creepy, creatures you are currently sculpting and scratch-building. Particularly loving the beholders. Keep up the awesome work Syro!

I know how it is to be overwhelmed with work and let hobby time slip just from being exhausted and burned out....heck, I've only just got my mojo back recently to start building, painting, and posting in here again after a much-needed break and recovery over the holidays...I think its been like 6 months for me.

Anyhow, nice to see you are back at it!.

   
 
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