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Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks for the funny comments about the beholder guys

I'm currently sculpting a Dungeons and Dragons sphinx for a sculpture contest, but I have had no time to work on it. I've only gotten to work on it twice.


   
Made in de
Furious Raptor





Germany

I think you’re off to a good start with that sculpt. I always find that getting the initial pose and bulk done is crucial to getting a nice miniature in the end.
Definitely think it will turn out great!

Have a look at my scupting blog The things I do  
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks Pneumo, I am happy with the pose and think it will speed things up. Often I'm cutting and clipping and applying new putty to get the pose the way I want in the end. It's a homebrew monster so the plans for the head are strange. it's the part I'm most worried about messing up the piece.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Hope you will get some more time in for the sculpt, it is off to a good start!
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks for the words of encouragement Viterbi. This is how far I got on the sphinx before the contest ended (the wings are from a toy). I haven't worked on it since, but I plan to get back to it.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/07/12 13:05:15


   
Made in us
Druid Warder





Sphinx starts to look amazing. Reminds me of Chimera of Light from Confrontation fame a lot - but she had a sword and her forepaws were in the air. Good luck with her!

And that trick with alu foil is something I'll definitely try when I go back to larger models But right now I need to scrape some courage for a petty griffin.

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 (2/47 done) 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks Wirecat, and wow that Chimera of Light from Confrontation looks incredible. I'm looking forward to seeing your griffin.

The current contest is for Lord of the Rings so I am making hobbits that will also be halflings for D&D, specifically halfling townsfolk. I have finished 2 of the four I have planned, a young woman collecting mushrooms and an old granny. One possibly interesting thing is that I am making all of these without using wire armatures, instead I jsut make pieces and attach them, or super glue on a piece of epoxy putty skeleton and then sculpt on top of that.

The mushroom collector


Granny


The starting point


I was very happy with this face, as I sculpted the entire face in a single sitting after attaching the green stuff to a prepared sphere.






That's all for now, thanks for stopping by.

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I've finished the third that will double as a halfling and a gnome. In the adventure I made him for he is grumpy because he has been insulted about his big chin.



I squished down a foam ball and used putty around it, to give him his potbelly

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Third guy looks amazing the other two too), love the bit of background and am also a bit sorry for him. Maybe he should try to get an audition as the next batman with a chin like this
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks Viterbi, I'm glad you like them. That's funny idea about being the next batman

I finished the fourth and final halfling/hobbt for the contest today, the chubby and jolly mayor of the halfling/hobbit village.
Here they all are with the best lighting I could manage (Mayor is farthest on the right).

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

honestly mate...it seems you are leading a life with missed opportunities... your sculpting prowess is getting better´n´better... imagine if you had started earlier...

   
Made in gb
Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Norn Iron

 Viktor von Domm wrote:
it seems you are leading a life with missed opportunities...


In the nicest possible way.

The halflings are looking good. I especially like the mushroom picker. And I'm a bit late to the game but I get a kick out of all the terrain and dungeon furniture earlier in the thread.

Also, you went a step further than I did. When I tried to come up with a setting, I only started with ocean gyres and Hadley cells.

   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Nice work on the halflings-- I particularly like the old lady.

Now showing the finished Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/30/2020: 153 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

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
Nasty Nob





USA

@Viktor von Domm: Thanks so much Vik, that's very flattering. I do wish and wonder what would have happened if I had discovered epoxy putty sculpting earlier. I certainly can't compete with the artists of minis today, but I think I could have made it in the 90s as a profession. Unfortunately I was a little kid at the time. You kind words mean a lot to me, thank you.

@Vermis: Thank you Vermis, and welcome. I'm glad you like the halflings. Once I'm finally back home again in America, I'll be able to get back to more dungeons and other crafting again.

@JoshInJapan: Thanks Josh. Out of curiosity, are you a Studio Ghibli fan? I based some of the design of the old lady on the two witches from "Spirited Away".

   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 Syro_ wrote:
@JoshInJapan: Thanks Josh. Out of curiosity, are you a Studio Ghibli fan? I based some of the design of the old lady on the two witches from "Spirited Away".


Fan or not, Ghibli is inescapable here. Now that you mention it, though, I do see the rememblence.

Now showing the finished Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/30/2020: 153 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

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
Druid Warder





What a colorful (OK, right now that is more of a green) company of haflings! Liking them all, but the old lady and a mayor get a bigger share of liking from me.

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 (2/47 done) 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks Wirecat
I like how everyone seems to have a different favorite. For me the mushroom collector was my favorite until I finished the mayor, now the mayor is my favorite of the four.

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Syro_

Cheers,

CB

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Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks CB

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Many of you have seen me on your blogs, but I have been quiet on my own for quite some time. I haven't been feeling enthusiasm and inspiration for sculpting even though I wanted to.
I have managed to finish the wererat mini I started last year. I made it to be able to have the entire piece copied with a two-part mold.




With the school year starting I should have less time now, but a person in a sculpture group shared a "Sculptember" calendar, an intense self challenge of daily sculpting prompts for September. This got me excited to start sculpting again even though I am still ignoring my half finished sculpts that would be more useful.

I started a week late, and most sculpts take quite a while to complete, but I am having fun with it and will be posting more this month.


   
Made in ca
Been Around the Block





in the computer?

Good to hear you've got your creative mojo back! Hobby burnout is something i think we all get from time to time, luckily the craft is always there when we decide to return.

The wererat looks great, it has a very old-school Citadel feel to it - I think it's the pose, I have a very old Bloodbowl elf mini that came in a bits bag that looks very similar.

I'm excited to see what your take on "Captain Hell" will be in the Sculptember challenge. That challenge looks like a grueling undertaking, but also a way to come up with fast sculpting techniques and trying out new concepts. I hope you have fun with it.

 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Rock on! I'm picturing every one of those Sculptember figures holding a storm bolter, to include the Ear and the Nose.

Especially the Fairy- I can just hear the conversation in a D&D game "Who you callin' 'Fairy'?!" [Dakkadakkadakkadakkadakkadakka]

Going to be fun dropping in here to look around for awhile!

"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 us
Three Color Minimum





Lafayette, CO, USA

Sculptember. I like it. Of course now it's the 10th as I'm reading this, so already behind. But could be fun to jump in.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Good to read from you again, wererat looks fun and I'm excited to see what you have in store for Sculptember.
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thank you everyone, it made me happy and flattered to get this warm welcome back to my blog.

@Thumpingbear: Thanks, I'm glad to have my mojo back too, I'm not used to getting hobby burnout but I'm glad to be back. I'm glad you think the were-rat has that old Citadel miniature feel to it, I was thinking about those miniatures when sculpting it. As for "Captain Hell", that one really stood out to me also. It sounds like it should be from some established lore or product, but I couldn't find anything with research. I was considering some kind of D&D devil commander, but I'm not really sure yet.

@Meer_Cat: Heh heh, Thanks Meer_Cat I have made any storm bolters yet, have any bits, or thought of that, but it is a very funny idea.

@DJJazzyJeff: Yeah, starting late will make it even more intimidating. I didn't start until the 5th. It might still be fun and worth trying for you too.

@Viterbi: Thanks Viterbi, I'm glad you like the wererat. Below is my progress on Sculptember.

I haven't finished the dog yet, but here is the cat for September 2nd


I thought having to sculpt a nose was weird, and I thought there was a second list for "Sculptember" that said the 3rd should be Deep Sea themed, I decided to combine the two (even after I found out the second list was actually for "Sculptober" in October. Here is my Deep Sea Nose that I imagined as the nose portion of a giant statue broken off from the head and lost in the sea.







Last, here is the gnome for September 4th:

Scale shot:

Without the hat:


Thank you again for stopping by and commenting.

   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

That gnome is great!

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks boundless, I'm glad you like it

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Love the Deep Sea Nose combination, the lobster looks so cool.
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks Viterbi, I'm glad you like it. I am found of how its face turned out even though it is very simple.

I finished the fairy for September 9th (not that impressive, I carved it from a bamboo skewer) and for September 13th "ear" I decided to sculpt an ear of corn.


I also found this while out shopping in the equivalent of a dollar store, I thought it could work as an interesting texture roller.

   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Glad to see you back!

Hobby burnout is something most of us get from time to time.
For me, the trigger is the feeling that "I have to outdo myself and improve from my last mini". And I might even feel stressed if I don't update my thread too often.
It's weird that the thing that should help with stress, soemtimes causes more of it.

Astonishing work as ever!
Loved that gnome.
One can only hope to possess skills even close to yours

   
 
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