Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Terrain for next year...

There's so much work going on in the background that doesn't reach this blog.

Here's a quick work in progress snap of one such thing, for next years mega project...

Monday, 16 October 2017

Greek mythology - scale comparison and compatibility

So here's the final post in this little series for now, showcasing the scale comparison:

(left to right in the above image)

  • Victrix plastic torso, converted using MOTN metal head and arm parts
  • MOTN hoplite miniature
  • MOTN Faun archer miniature
  • Victrix Greek archer, converted to use a MOTN head.

I now need to clean up and prepare the masters for production molds... a painstaking task.

Final shots below, these were test sculpts with my dollies. Some of the arms are wonky but I painted them up anyway. Here I'm experimenting to see if I can do hoplites with the left arm and shield all single piece with the body (so only the head and right arm would be multi-part). I'll likely take this approach with my god specific warriors and regiments.

And lastly, my humble little conversion parts gracing the Victrix plastics.

Stay tuned for more Greek mythology developments.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

More hoplite colour schemes

Few pics of more test colour schemes. These are all made from my metal parts, only the spears have been taken from the Victrix plastic kit.

Monday, 9 October 2017

The hero in blue and white

I like this colour scheme! Though will perhaps make the silver a bit more moody and dark in future.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The Spartan, paint job.

Another colour scheme experiment on a master cast... with a base fitting an underworld setting.

Planning on doing this head and shield combo as a single sprue, think I'll be able to squeeze 20 or so into a master mold. Folks can combine these parts with some victrix plastics for a mass army.

Faun archers painted

Some colour scheme tests on the master casts!

These are more civilised 'city' fauns... there's a wilder variety lurking somewhere in my long sculpting schedule.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Painting some masters - Hoplites and Fauns

I got some master casts back so I've cleaned up a couple, assembled them.. and started painting.

I'm guessing the embossed shields will be popular, everyone wants a spartan shield, or a giant omega symbol.

When posting images I've always tried to maintain a discipline of using a light tent and cropping the image. This is a bit of a departure for the blog with a quick iPhone shot synced with the iMac in a second. This method might be useful in terms of speed for work in progress shots.