Thursday, 30 July 2009

Things Past

Just wanted to post up a couple of links back to my work in progress  threads and my current picture gallery. I'm not posting up any old stuff here so if you want to take a look, follow the links......

WIP Thread

Picture Gallery

My picture gallery is based at This site allows you to vote a score out of ten for each model and leave comments if you wish and the site features astounding painting and scratch built models as well as sculpts from the hobbies top artists. If you haven't visited do so now, it really does showcase some astounding work.

More work to do on my minidojo competition entry today, beginning to have some doubts as to whether I can finish it, but I will post it up whatever state it may be in come the 31st July!! 

I received the three resins back today from Grey Matter Figures so work will commence on the 1st August at the earliest on these, just have to decide which to do. The assassin will probably be quickest for me to do as I have it more in my mind what I want to do with it.


Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Serious Work

Last night some serious work began on my entry into the MiniDojo sculpting "competition". Why is that in inverted commas? Simply because these guys are working on "spec" (getting several artists to produce work on the offchance that they may get their work selected). The prize money is generous enough though at 500€. The piece is a 50mm bust with the theme of assassins, mine is a half-orc and pictures will be posted when completed. The deadline is 31st July so it is tight time window but the face was finished last night with just the apparel and weapons to sculpt now - should be just about do-able!

Monday, 27 July 2009

First Post

This is my first real blog entry ever, so I'll try to make it good.

2009 was supposedly going to be a year of "artistic development" of my sculpting skills. I set myself a couple of goals and project ideas and things were going well. Then Grey Matter Figures purchased a sculpt off of me, a caracature of a mean wizard, intended as a one of a kind sculpt on a jar to store brushes and tools in, and things took off well in advance of my plans!! The wizard ("Master of Alchemy") is now available from Grey Matter Figures and comes in two parts made in high quality resin with the highest of standards. I am very pleased with the quality of the cast I received and would recommend them to anyone looking for someone to do their moulds and casts, very experienced guys who have worked with some talented people, including Rackham - producing the resins of "The Crow", "Pumpkinhead" and "Ninja Goblin" models.

Now I am working on a new piece - "The Rat King" this sculpt is in a similiar vein - it's a bust and I will be sculpting three variations of it. This will be produced by Grey Matter Figures also and will be available quite possibly around September time. The master sculpt is finished and thethree variations will be the next thing for me to sculpt. For those eager to see, here is a work in progress photo......