Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Old Timer


The previous ancient Dark Elf posting determined that these figures are indeed over 20 years old.  While it is very challenging to apply current techniques to something long since out of print, that is very interesting!

It definitely breathes new life into them, and forces you to adapt techniques that are normally used on something that it finely sculpted and cast.  The amount of detail and precision on a typical figure of today is astonishing by comparison.

These figures were also never intended for things like NMM, so finding those vital areas of reflected light and color are more difficult.


He's also here:



6 comments:

  1. Superb! Love the work on the blade.

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    1. Thanks! I really wanted to make sure that there was some kind of difference from all of the golds :-) Had to make sure there was some blue in that metal!

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  2. Really nicely done. Good to see some life being breathed into an old sculpt!

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    1. Many thanks! These very old sculpts can be so darn tricky!

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  3. For something you say you found tricky, the end result is spectacular. I have fond memories of that figure, but they never looked that good ;)

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    1. Many thanks! We have had to paint many of these older figures over the years, some going back almost 10 years further than this :-)

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