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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Well he’s not quite finished yet, but I did clean up all the black areas including the shoulder pads. The question is wether to keep him shiny black or matte black?! And I also need a color for the cape. I could don’t flesh colored with writing in blood and black, similar to my sigmarine dark apostle.


Anyway, here are the new pictures!






Oh and me being me I also did what I do best. I started a new project! Kind of playing around with some clay here.

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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

So over the last two days I’ve actually started a new Projekt again... but this time I have actually finished it as well! (Though I did scrap that lizard thingy..) I’m currently trying to improve my sculpting skills and therefore I went on a wild image hunt on google, I saved a few creatures that I really liked and am now using those as inspiration for future sculpts to improve.

First up was a concept that would let me practice sculpting cloth, especially the folds that come with it. That’s basically all it is though. I’ve looked at plenty of nazgul pictures and miniatures for references and am quite happy with the result. The mini was sculpted in one go (no baking or curing in between steps) and is now finished. All that’s left to do is to slap it in the oven and bake it, hopefully it’ll stay in one piece... the only thing left afterwards is a bit of sanding on the knives to give them a sharp edge.

Anyway, enough words, here are some pictures. I’ll call it a nightstalker and I really love how it turned out!


Inspiration: Note that this isn’t my picture, I found it on google and thought it’d make a cool mini.
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And last but not least a quick scale shot with a snapfit marine.

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USA

The night stalker looks great! I want to be that good at sculpting robes and cloth. Abbadon's additional paint is looking good too.

   
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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Hello all of you!
I went home over the weekend and didn’t bring anything to do. I did however find some old sculpting tools of mine that I never used. And since I wouldn’t use them the way they were, I decided to just grind away at the, and see if I can’t make them useful. The results are below, I’ll try them out this week and let you know how they are now.







@Syro sculpting is just a matter of practice. I’ve seen the things you do in your blog and you aren’t so bad yourself. Quite a lot of nice things to find there, especially with more unconventional methods.

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USA

Thanks Pneumo, and yeah I feel I'm much better at making things in unusual ways over straight putty. I'm looking forward to hearing how those tools work for you.

   
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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Well, I've already got two favorites among my new tools.
The first one is this:
It's round on the top and then slightly rounded on the inside as well. It's absolutely great for smoothing new clay as well as getting the overall shape of the areas done. In general I feel like I might use this for about 95% of any mini. The example below was almost exclusively sculpted with this.


The second tool I quite like is this one:
It's not as versatile, but it works well with smoothing out areas that are hard to reach. It's just a bend cone that's rounded at the end.



I've put the nightstalker and another monster (I'll show you pictures tomorrow) in the oven but haven't checked on them yet as they need to slowly cool down back to room temprature. Meanwhile I've started a new monster to try out my new sculpting tools.
Right now it will become a dog like creature that's just lying around, but we'll see what I will turn it into in the end.






as always enjoy the pictures and let me know what you think!

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USA

That's great that some of the new tools are working so well for you.
You're new sculpt reminds me a lot of the monster from "Stranger Things"

   
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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

I just googled it, I suppose it does look a bit similar although I haven’t seen the movie or the monster before. It’s a tad Moreno human looking, at least proportion wise.

The two baked sculpts came out really well, I’ll post the pictures tonight.

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USA

oh wow, yeah, I don't even remember the human looking one in the series even though that's what all the pictures are of. I searched a little bit too, to find the right search terms. looks like "Stranger Things demogorgon dog" is the best search to see what I was talking about (if you're still interested). I'm looking forward to seeing the too sculpts now that they're bakes. I'm glad they came out well.

   
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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Now that does look almost like mine
The only difference I see is the longer tail on mine and that the mouth on mine is only split into two halves. Other than that it’s really quite similar. Good spotting


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Alright, I have promises to keep! The nightstalker was baked along with another mini, which I call deadly ball of fur and they both came out really nice. This time I had no issues with cracking or other shenanigans. The trick seems to be to let the minis sit in the oven and slowly cool down back to room temperature. The only issue I had was that a piece of the Nightstalkers left dagger broke off, so I had to reshape it a bit. Still looks fine to me though. All in all I'm really happy with the results.

Nightstalker:






Deadly ball of fur:
With this little fella I had a bit of fun, my goal was to test out the clay a bit more, especially in regards to really thin pieces (like the teeth). It went well while sculpting but he already lost a few teeth after baking as they are really thin and fragile. In the future I will probably sculpt the teeth out of green stuff and add them in either before or after baking. I'll have to see what works best.








I did some more work on my "demogorgon dog" as well, but not enough yet to justify uploading more pictures. He's coming along nicely too.
Last but not least I have ordered myself some more sculpting supplies, including a new clay I want to try out as well as some simple casting supplies. The clay should arrive rather soon while the casting stuff might take up to 20 days :(. It's probably for the best as I have exams coming up anyway.

That's all for tonight, as always let me know what you think!

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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

And I’ve made some more progress on my dog creature. Just throwing pictures at you today. My new clay arrived too, so I’ll play around with that for a bit and them show you some results.

As always, let me know what you think!







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USA

The dog creature is looking great. I really like the how the head is looking and the frill on the back.

   
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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

I have finally finished my own personal Abbadon and I really love how he turned out
While I was making him I learned quite a few things, for example that I absolutely hate black armor and the grey edge higlighting that comes with it.

Compared to the last version you guys saw I have mainly added more details, painted the cloak and base as well as redoing the sword. I really like the way it looks now. I thought I'd create another collage just like I did with my dwarf. I think it's a great way to show the time it took to finish this model. I only have two regrets with this miniature:
1. Seeing the finished pose next to the "come at me bro" pose on his left I kind of feel I made a wrong choice for the final one.
2. As I'm not into playing 40k at all I'm afraid he will never see any real action and just collect dust standing around.

But all in all I'm very happy with him and I'd love to hear what you guys think about him!









And because I have finished one thing, I thought I'd start a new project as well. I'm not sure if I will get it done in time but I'm planning to sculpt a figure for the monthly painting challenge (Into the breach). I'll give you an update on that later today or tomorrow, depending on how quick I can make progress on it.

@Syro: Yeah I'm starting to get really attached to the dog as well, it's a shame it is supposed to be a corpse on a base for a bigger creature . I might make a standing one at some point in the future though

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Amazing sculpts! You are very good with flowing forms.

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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

And here’s the promised progress on the breacher for the painting challenge. I won’t actually submit him until I’m done sculpting, but I’ll keep you updated here. Right now he’s obviously nowhere near being ready to see some paint, but at this pace I should be able to finish him by the end of the month (including painting hopefully).
It’s only roughed out shapes for now, the only thing with a bit more detail is his lower right leg, I’m starting my way down there and moving upwards. Right arm will be getting more tentacles, we’ll see how I’ll do that, not sure yet.

Let me know what you think!





@Wirecat: Thanks! Glad to hear you like them

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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Due to exams coming up I’ve only managed to make a bit of progress. I sculpted the right upper leg and that’s about it. He’s slowly getting there though and I thought it might be interesting for you guys to see how much I sculpt in each go. Although this is an oven bake able putty, so it’ll stay soft until baked anyway.

I hope you guys like where this is going. As always, let me know what you think!




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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

And a ton of pictures for you guys! It might not look like a lot has happened, but I'm slowly getting there. I kind of don't want to sculpt the left leg, especially the foot
The last two pictures kind of show how I go about adding volume to the model, it's mostly in small strips of clay which will then get smoothed into existing clay. I like where this is going!

As always, let me know what you think!












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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Alright folks, I have made some more progress on the breacher. I bulked out the left arm and added a bit of detail to the chest. You might also notive the new sexy left foot, maximum effort!
He's coming along nicely and should be done in time. I have one more (well four in one) exam on friday, then I can commit fully to this. I'd love to get some feedback on him though



I've also dug out another chap of mine, a Sigmarine possessed. Added a few details to him and will start painting him soon, probably Word Bearers.


As always let me know what you think!

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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Well I decided against sculpting him in one go and threw him in the oven after the last stage. Should be a bit easier to continue now as I don't have to worry abouut smushing detail.

While he was baking I cleaned out and organised all the bits I have flying around, it's quite a bit. And since I have also ordered some resin I thought I'd to a quick test of a fallen marine on a base. I just tacked him together and then but blue stuff over him to get a mold, then the resin was poured in. I'm really happy with the result (just gave it a wash so it is more visible) and I think I will use this quite often now.


As always let me know what you think!



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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Since studying for exams is overrated I got in a bit of time to paint! The breacher is slowly coming along too, it went through baking just fine.

I‘ve painted my possessed as a back up for the painting challenge (though I do still intend to enter my sculpt) and am quite happy with how he turned out. More pictures to follow. I‘ve also had a chat with a cousin of mine who’s a 40k enthusiast as well and offered to create a mini for him. So he send me a bit of fluff along with his ideas and a color scheme. It’ll be a hombrew loyalists chapter, the Imperial Judges, successors of the Imperial fists. Paint scheme is black armor, gold or yellow shoulders and red trim. So I‘ve done a quick test mini.

And since I had Abby standing around and the finished possessed, I wanted to show you guys just how small the snapfit marines really are. Or rather how massive my conversions are.

As always enjoy and let me know what you think!


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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

And I did a quickly Test model for a color scheme that I could use as my warband facing off my cousins imperial judges. I think I like the bone colored armor, not entirely sure how I feel about red (or colored in general) shoulders. Any ideas on that? I might also go with a lighter shade of gold.





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I like the dog creature - it has pathos. I think you should do a figure standing over it - kind of a diorama.
   
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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Well, had my last exam today and it went alright. So to celebrate I did a bunch of painting on snapfits to test color schemes and put in some more work on my breacher.
Pictures say more than a 1000 words and you can see I made him extra special

Enjoy!


Spoiler:

Seriously though, I think the head is hilarious. Obviously it won't stay this way... But I couldn't resist
Only the head and a bit of touch up is required to get him ready for painting, staying on track here.





@kestral: Thanks mate! Glad you like it, the diorama was the idea behind him. I plan on sculpting a bigger creature over him! And forgive my ignorance, but what is pathos?


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USA

Wow, you've been busy. I really like the dog too, any temptation to make the dog it's own piece of scatter terrain and make something new for it's original purpose? Also that little face you made as a joke on your most recent sculpt is hilarious!

   
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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

And I had some time for more painting while my breacher was being baked. Today I present to you my Alpha Legion color scheme. I really like how it turned out and this might be the one I’ll be using for my chaos warband
Enjoy!





And I also converted a Chaos Cultist into a special ops Alpha Legion affiliate. Basically just gave him a sniper, I wanted to have some cultist for scale next to the bigger marines.



As always, let me know what you think!

@Syro: I have thought about making a mold and cast of the dog so I could use it for both. It’s just not getting a lot of love right now due to me putting the breacher first. And I’m glad you like the head

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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Ha! I got myself a supply drop, found the dark Imperium set on eBay for basically 50% off. Only catch, everything was assembled with plastic glue... Not the best for conversions unfortunately. So I broke some stuf... but most stayed usable


So first chaps will be a jump pack captain for the imperial judges and a twin LC Chaos Marine.




And then I de-nurglified this plague marine to create a less chaotic one. Looks suitably gritty and old!


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Germany

Hello all! I have returned!
After failing to sculpt a head for my breacher, lots of stuff happening at work and writing my bachelor thesis and yet, despite all the I found the time to start another sculpt.
May I proudly present, not my first
Spoiler:



, not my second
Spoiler:


But my THIRD attempt at sculpting this particular Khorne daemon prince in terminator Armour!

So yeah, third time‘s the charm is what I heard... the weapons will be sword and axe, the two handed one I just played around with as it’s from the first sculpt (which was massive, it was a one hand axe on that one). Hopefully I’ll find enough time to work on this and finish it in a reasonable time. I’ll keep you guys posted!

Enjoy the pictures and as always I’m happy to hear any kind of feedback!






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Interested to see how that demon price comes out!

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Germany

@Sageheart: So am I, believe me

The thing with green stuff is that whenever you want to be really productive you have to force yourself to constantly stop in order for it to cure. If you don't do this you will end up regretting it... My point being I had to re-sculpt the land on the globe about 4 times due to me squishing it while reposing wings, arms or working on the mouth. So once the upper teeth were done I put it down and left it alone to cure.
Same thing with the axe, teeth got done, will cure now and then receive an additional layer to blend them in with the axe. Letting that cure and then finishing both sides of it seperately with the borders seen on its big brother.

Enjoy and as always let me know what you think!



This one is just to show the size compared to its first incarnation


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USA

I really love the look of your Khorne axes. Good luck with this latest daemon prince, I hope it works out for you. What is that orange clay?

   
 
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