Thursday, 10 May 2018

CLXXIII. Old-School Wose Sculpt and WIP Peasant House

Enthusiasm for sculpting has still not left me, and here's the latest model I've finished. A shambling wildman done in the style of old Citadel miniatures. At the moment, I'm back to working on the Countess' spirits: a better version of the Bloodfiend, as well as a Custodian sculpt. Eventually I'll do the others as well. 


This Wose was sculpted over a wire skeleton, using greenstuff , Milliput and a combination of the two. The tiny black spheres are micro glass balls from Greenstuff World. For size reference - the model is standing on a 20mm square base.



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Still more than two months left until the Legen game, but it's best to avoid having to do things last minute. During the next couple weeks I'll be making the four houses we need for our table. First I'm doing just this one, to test my plans and see if there are any problems so I can find solutions. Then it will be easier and quicker to go through the rest of them in a single batch. 


I carved and assembled the basic shape out of polistyrene. I want the roofs to be bumpy and curvy, since that looks more interesting than just straight lines. Hence the underlying structure of tape stretched over roughly cut polystyrene. The thatch will be done with teddy bear fur, but I needed to model the wood underneath. Just the parts on the edges will do, since the rest won't be visible in the end. I used balsa to represent the timber parts, and DAS clay for the wattle and daub areas which are framed by the timber. It didn't take a lot of time, and that's great since this part is the least interesting. Now I got to the detail work: the bit I enjoy the most.



24 comments:

  1. A great sculpture and a nice building!

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  2. Very very cool! The roof of the house has just the right look!

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  3. That sculpture looks very nice, but I love the house! Looking forward to seeing it develop.

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  4. Excellent work on the house and the bod!

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  5. It's amazing how well you sculpt after such a short time. And that house is looking perfect. You are awesome, that's official :)

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  6. That wose is superb! I'm reminded a little of the best Bob Olley stuff - but there's much more sense of movement here. Brilliant!

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  7. That is great work! The Wose captures the style of the old Citadel stuff, but I think your sculpting quality might actually be better. Or maybe it's just because it's a one-off, so you don't have to worry about it being castable with '80s mold tech.

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  8. Fantastic sculptures, wonderful work!

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  9. Awesome sculpt you have there! Great work on the shield too, it's nice to see it that detailed.

    And that house too, wow! Internet is full of tidy, straight and clean city houses - it's awesome to see you working on something much more rural. That curved roof is a great idea. Really inspiring, I am eagerly waiting for more progress.

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