Monday, January 14, 2013

Got yourself in a tight spot there, Frodo!

This is one of the first pieces where I tried using sculpey to create a diorama for some figures.  This is probably about 2004, early 2005.

That Nazgul is all metal, by the way!

Doing this today, I would have baked everything first, and the carved all the texture in later.

That would have made the cracks so much easier to sculpt!

I could have taken some of my extra broken pieces and shards to create the rubble, instead of trying to sculpt that sort of thing in the very smushy sculpey...

It as fun to paint the Fell Beast, although I am looking forward to painting a new one as part of my new Mordor/Minas Morgul army!  I want to do the whole semi-transparent wing effect. :-)

Definitely not looking good for a particular Hobbit...

Look out, Frodo!

Here's the little guy...

So, hopefully you will be seeing a new Nazgul, and I can set up some side by side "Then and Now" shots!!

Very scary!


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    1. Glad you liked this guy! Thanks for checking out the blog as well!

  2. Absolutely love this man, inspiring me to set up my own LOTR set piece from the series! Good work!

    1. Hello! Thanks for the kind words! I did have lots of fun with this...

  3. Very nice job. Do you still use it as a gaming piece, or is just a diorama?

    1. Sadly, this was sold long ago. That's why I am happy that I still have one that I can paint for my own Morder/Minas Morgul army. Lots of spiders, Morgul cavalry, knights on foot, and some specialized ringwraiths!

    2. Sounds like a great army, looking forward to seeing it in action!