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Link – he come to town!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

I was about to split the post in two, but who cares, really?

I made myself some demon twins for Malifaux; Lelu & Lilitu. Albeit with more fitting clothes, of course! Pardon for the variation in picture quality, I threw in a few WIP pictures. Sculpting hands is hard work!

 

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And the WIP’s

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Trappers, jawohl!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

We can’t stop here, this is trapper country!

Instead of having terrible angst over not publishing my articles, I shall instead just post the pictures of my finished models and not care too much about the words. Who’s reading anyways, when there’s pictures to look at.

Below are my 2 proxies for Freikorp Trappers, Malifaux game. They’re based off old Warzone models from the 90’s or early 2000. Love the looks of those old Bauhaus troopers so I did a gunswap and called it a day.

 

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Santa’s little helper

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Tiny model-time. A Mysterious Effigy for my Neverborn, Malifaux again.

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He has my eyes!

 

Lastly I attempted to sculpt Hoffmanns totem, The Mechanical Assistant. It was a mishmash of greenstuff and old bits I had lying around, and in the end it sadly ended up a bit too big, scale-wise. Anyways, it’s done and I don’t think he’ll see play anytime soon anyways!

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Pirahna plants

Monday, March 21st, 2016

  
I’m not even going to pretend that this project is going to end, I’m having way too much fun!

So far when I’ve brainstormed up models for my Dreamer crew I’ve mainly been going with “stuff that I can loosely fit/shoehorn in with the Nintendo theme”, and that’s what happened this time as well; namely Waldgeists. Apart from being pretty solid units, they have no particular synergy with Dreamer, game-wise, but who cares – they’re evil forest spirits, so obviously fit with hungry plants in pipes. Or something. It felt like a good idea at the time.

   

First up I scavenged some random material I had in mind – plastic pipes, wooden marbles and, of course, green stuff.

  

Next, I “draped” the marbles in green stuff to get the proper shapes for the “heads”. The marbles were later removed, once the green stuff had cured. Next I made leafs, stalks and teeth -basically everything that a Pirahna plant consists of.

 

For the sake of ease I painted the pipes separately. To spruce things up I added a mushroom but otherwise nothing fancy here.

The Pirahna plants themselves I added some nasty saliva but all-in-all it was a pretty straight forward paint job.

Finally, it was a terrible story about varnishing in too low a temperature, hence giving them both a horrible white frosting. It hurts too much to write of, but suffice to say I’ll never varnish spray in minus degrees again. So below is the re-painted version, painted with much angst and hopelessness. Enjoy.

       
   

Oogie boogie goes sexy Bobomb

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Long time again, but that’s the way of the world! This time I’ve gone back to a project that just won’t die, the Nintendo-based Malifaux Neverborn Crew. It’s all fine with it not dying though, because I really enjoy it.

This time I made a proxy/replacement for Stitched Together. The Stitched together model is really just a sack with hooks, very much akin to Oogie boogie from Nightmare before Christmas, and I really couldn’t think of a unit from the Nintendoverse that fit that bill, so I had to go a bit outside the box.

Rule wise, a stitched together blows either itself of the opponent up, and emits creepy fog, so I decided to go with Bobomb from the Super Mario games. Plus, I found some cool inspiration for them, and wanted an excuse to use them.

The source of inspiration was mainly a picture drawn by Michael Puncekar, who has drawn all sorts of cool, nightmarish Nintendo-stuff. A more clockwork type of Bobomb as opposed to the classical bomb.

Classic Nintendo Bobomb and Michael Puncekar’s Bobomb

The models very made mainly by green stuff, apart from the scavenged feet from a Warhammer 40’000 Necron vehicle and some guitar wire for fuse. The model was pretty straight forward, just a round ball with some lines and holes (but I guess most models/drawings/masterworks are just some lines in the end anyways, right?).

Green spherical spheres.

Anyways, the next two models are already  modeled and primed, so I honestly hope and think that it won’t be that long until next time!

Stay tuned.



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A wizard is never late, nor is he early.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

He arrives precisely when he means to. And this should logically stand very true for the Chronomancer, or time mage. To rewind a bit (time-puns ahoy!), I found a new game – Frostgrave.

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In short, Frostgrave is an old-school type and feel of a game where you play as a treasure seeking wizard with his/her apprentice and pseudo-trusted entourage. It’s played in a campaign-style way where you gather treasure, learn new spells and establish a base from which you operate. Very role play-y. Tickled me in all the right spots, in other words. There’s 10 different schools of magic (chronomancy, necromancy, elementalism, summoner, thaumaturgy, enchanter, sigilism, illusionism,soothsaying and witchcraft) each with 8 spells each. Since I’m a sucker for timey wimey stuff, I felt the need to get myself a chronomancer – just to be ready if I’d ever play the game!

Attention span short and curiosity peaked I put all other projects on pause and made time and space for a wizard and his trusty apprentice. The rest of his crew would be made up of re-purposed Mordheim Witch hunters.

For the master Chronomancer I went with a Warhammer Fantasy Empire Battle Wizard, because it’s a really lovely modular plastic kit with lots of cool bits to use for a wizard. But honestly, it was the hourglass that did it mostly. I wanted to cram as much “Time magey” stuff into the model as possible, but hopefully it didn’t go too much overboard. Obviously he needed an hourglass, because Time. To emulate some sort of magic time manipulation I went with an inverted sort of sand, so the sand is actually dripping upwards from the bottom half. I also tried to make his base a bit more fit for a centerpiece model, so I tried to the best of my abilities to try and emulate some sort of “time whirl”, which is why there’s both winter, summer and beyond-time-death-stuff represented on the base, where I used the sword to try and tell the story of how it’s instantly rusted. Originally there was going to be a secondary model on the base, some sort of assaulting knight struck mid-time, but space just didn’t allow it, even though I went with a 40mm base instead of 30mm which I originally intended.

I almost went with pure purple, but in the end I’m very happy having gone with white robes. Purple allover, as fancy as purple is, would still have been pretty boring, I’m afraid.


Doctor Who quote!

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Base close-up, minute picture. Get it?

 

For an Apprentice I didn’t have any good idea for a long time, until I out of the blue won a contest on the Frostgrave Facebook page. Mountain of Metal hosted the contest, and I won three models which are bound to be released sometime this or next month. The fair rogue-lady looked sneaky enough, and the model is wonderful, so I gave her a pocket watch (Big wizard, big clock/hourglass. Rookie wizard, small clock. Makes sense, right?) made from green stuff and called it done. To make it a bit more timey wimey, I placed the remains of an old ruined clocktower or somesort and gave the dials a proper bend to tie in with the chronomancers view on time.

Besides holding a pocket watch, she’s also holding a dagger behind her back, and I figured that while the Master does all fancy stuff, the apprentice makes due with just stopping time and stabbing opponents repeatedly – I mean, that’s what anyone with limited knowledge of time magic would do, right?

Looking a bit too satisfied, aren’t we…?

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And finally, the dynamic duo assembled! Best thing is that this pretty much sums up all I need to do to play a proper, all-painted game of Frostgrave. Well, besides finding the time in my overly crowded parental leave-schedule.

 

Still need names, too. I’m thinking Corvax for the master, because of the educational animated series Muzzy in Gondoland, which involves eating clocks. Anyways, I should probably stop now.

Polar Teddy

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

 

 

  

 

Polar Bear-Teddy done for my Nintendo-based Malifaux Dreamer crew. The model is a slightly converted limited edition Malifaux Miss Ery/Teddy.

Teddy is based on the pink swim pants-wearing polar bear from Ice climbers. For those that are unaware of Ice climbers, it’s a Nintendo game where you climb… Ice. And it also features a polar bear. So there, reason enough!

Added sunglasses, swim pants and a torn poncho, so nothing extremely exotic, modeling wise. It was fun to sculpt a really tiny Nintendo console by his feet though!

Paint job was kept quick and dirty, since the amount of time I have available for painting is diminishingly small at the moment (as always?).

I know I said the Dreamario project was over, but who cares. Fun ideas warrants more models. Next up will probably be some Waldgeists.

Pulling it off with sexy pants

Guns don’t kill people, games do!

Aaand obligatory WIP

Finally some documentation – Lucius crew & Lincon tournament

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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For someone that lives and dies for documentation, I sure am horrible at documenting my models.

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Knock knock. Who’s there? Boo. Boo who? Yeah, I’m sad of reused jokes as well.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Realized I needed more than one insidiousl madness for Malifaux.  Since they’re great and all.

So a week or so ago I went ahead and sculpted myself two more (you can have a maximum of  three in a game).

Most stuff to mention is probably best read in the original post, but here’s a picture of the shy trio all together. Someone obviously has their back turned towards the middle one.

They’re all 100% greenstuff. Basically a ball with a mouth, so nothing revolutionary, but still.

Maximilian McAllistei – Chaos lord from the Warzone

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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Alright, this is not a new model, but I never got around to snapping any pictures of him, and since I hadn’t tried out my Foldio lightbox yet, this was a golden opportunity!

Maximilian McAllistei is my Warhammer 40´000 Chaos space marine lord for my Legion of Discord army. He rides around on his daemonic horse and flames things, ideally.

The model is more or less completely scratch built from different kits and I made him as a tribute to the Mutant Chronicles/Warzone Venusian Marshal pictured below, since they’re awesome. The passive, menacing look just tickles me the right way.

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Back when I first started to build the model, Warzone was an old, mostly forgotten, miniature game with old ugly sculpts, so doing something like this really felt like a fun way to honor it – So it was with equal bits of despair and joy I found out there were going to be a Warzone kickstarter to reboot the game. On the plus side, it’s great. I mean, I love the universe. On the downside it sort of punctured my inspiration for my chaos army, since the theme was pretty much a Bauhaus Venusian Rangers color sheme (bone white and blues) mixed with spikes and demons. At the moment, I’m not sure where I’ll go with my chaos army, but for now I think it’ll have to take a bit of hiatus. I have other models to paint anyways!

The models main components are a Warhammer Fantasy Daemonic steed, a chaos space marine with a chaos tank commander helmet, Chaos Possessed bits, a mechanical legs and a flamer made out of a bolter, a piano wire and Chaos tank sprue demonic head. The cloak and hood was green stuffed. Not pictured is an axe and a sword and some other weapons that’ve been magnetized so that it can go on the side of the horse. Because I like magnets.

And for those interested, gamewise he mostly rolls around as such:

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  • Veterans of the long war
  • Mark of Slaanesh
  • Steed of Slaanesh
  • Burning Brand of Skalathrax
  • Sigil fo corruption
  • Lightning claw (Not pictured.. maybe they’re retractable!)

So he comes in from nowhere and flames people, and then generally gets shot down.

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