Sunday, 19 June 2011

Ex Royal Court Dwarf Jester with assistant



Why?– just a whim really, something I might like to paint, I have always been a succor for miniatures that alluded to some kind of story and interact well with each other for that purpose. Not always easy to find in straight gaming figures, not without converting anyway!




When I started this piece some time ago it really was just a practice piece to see how far I could go with Magic Sculp alone, as I do enjoy to carve and scrape away with a scalpel blade, the harder more clay like epoxies being ideal for this. As the Dwarf progressed to the final stages of fine detailing, I did find the Magic Sculp appeared slightly translucent, making it slightly more difficult to see the details especially when using Vaseline as the smoothing medium. So I decided to add Procreate in different quantities to the mix ensuring slightly firmer working putty with good detailing and more opaque qualities. The second companion piece was then used to experiment on different mixing ratios of the two putties all of which were successful and gave a good degree of variation in uses and properties.




I have plenty more ideas to work through, most of which are probably totally not viable commercially :-)



Don't be afraid to let me know what you think!........it can only help on the next ones...





13 comments:

  1. I love them, very original work. I particularly like the pose of the assistant and the dwarf staff. Are you going to have them produced?

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  2. Thanks for the comments, I had not thought about producing them at this stage, but you never know!!

    Cheers

    Steve

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  3. I think they look utterly cool! Looking forward to your paint job on these original sculpts.

    Christopher

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  4. Wow! :)

    Stunning work and can only second that they look utterly cool. Hopefully these will be moulded and cast. Way to good to be one-offs, IMO.

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  5. Yeah, full of character, very nice sculpts, well done.

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  6. Thanks Christopher, Clam and Dan for looking and commenting, food for thought :-)

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  7. Bloody nice ones, Steve! Really enjoy the built in back story... gets the mind working on what happened to these a month or two prior to "this" moment in their lives. =) Looking forward to see more of your stuff!

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  8. Thanks Mattias, maybe they need a before sculpt in happier times;-) Nice stuff your getting Pil to do for you, hands full I take it!

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  9. Hello, Steve!

    Excellent job of modeling, the figures have much character, I look forward to seeing the pair painted, congratulations!

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  10. Thanks Daedalus, yes lots of different colours I think!

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  11. Hands are full allright... it's 3.30 in the morning and I'm sat in the kitchen working on two computers next to me and surfing on a third one! Li'l sprog woke me around 1.30 and I couldn't get back to sleep as work is hounding me a tad. So - painting has been outsourced for the near future. I have done a few minis though, and will update the old blog as soon as I have a chance to finish their bases and take some photos. =D

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  12. I know these are older sculpts, but they are fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Chris! was always quite happy with the characterisation of these two

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