Saturday, February 9, 2013

What really happened at the Super Bowl

Here is one last piece from Stonehaven.  This is a bit of an 'extra' piece... normally a casualty.

In this case, I made him a drunk, using another little extra piece, the beer bottle.

Somebody should have been keeping their eye on that power relay!!!

Be sure to check out the Stonehaven Gnomes Kickstarter, which enters its final week!!!!!

Alabaster Ruins

Here's another fun Sculpey diorama from a while back.  This worked on the same principle as the Anastasia diorama, as well as the big watch tower.  

First, the basic shape was done in unbaked sculpey.  Once that was baked, further details were added, and it was baked again.

The cracks and exposed under bricks could then be carved out using a variety of tools.

It takes a little while for this process, but the results are always neat!

The foliage is from Woodland Scenics.  I don't know it the product is still available, but it was called "Realistic trees".  The name was appropriate, because they sure looked real!

It was not the cheapest product, but you could combine it with other types of foliage to get the most out of it.

The rest was standard flock, to give it the overgrown look.  I also put in a few broken pillars...

I will post some interior shots and the mini later!

Perhaps I might actually get a chance to make a piece of terrain (or two or three) for a Bretonnian theme table!!

Anastasia vignette

Here's an all Sculpey diorama I did a while back.  This was a precursor to the 'Lost Chapel' diorama which came soon after.

I rolled out some large flat pieces of regular sculpey, along with several thin sheets.  I also used a very small clay extruder to create the strands of sculpey that would be the knotwork.

The original large sheets were baked, and then I applied the smaller, thinner layers of decoration, one side at a time.  I baked it again after putting down the decorative layers on those sides.

Once everything was hardened, I could take my knives and carving tools and chip away here and there to create some ageing. Some texture was carved into the floor, and it was ready to paint!

The little vignettes were a lot of fun.  I hope to be able to do a few of these again at some point, possibly for Kingdom Death minis!

This was an old 54 mm figure from the Spyglass days, sculpted by Steve Buddle.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the Painting Pyramid come to life!  It is actually a reality now!!!!  Yea!!!