Kwinik the Shieldbearer

28mm, Bizaza, Frog People, Sculpting

The 6th sculpt from the Kickstarter.

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Weapon and shield was done by the missus again.

The full Bizaza Guard set

The full Bizaza Guard set

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Urbat the Sheildbearer

28mm, Bizaza, Frog People, Sculpting

Finished off the 5th of 6 sculpts for the Kickstarter, Urbat the Shieldbearer.

I have kept him pretty free of equipment for the most part so he should be good for interesting body paint or skin patterns.  He is not socketed for weapon swaps but I anticipate I will be giving a version of him a pistol and power glove in a later edition.

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Hello Sailork!

28mm, Genestealers, Orks, Sculpting, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K

I made this nautically themed Hybork for the Oldhamer Legacy Crew 2015.

His name is Pop-eye the Sailork, credit for his naming go’s to Niibl on the Oldhammer forum.

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Most of him is my sculpt – with the exceptions being the weapons and one hand which came form the Citadel Space Ork ranges.

His armament is deliberately Oldhammeresque, being armed with the original plastic Space Orks chiansword and a 3rd Edition Brian Nelson chainsword.

Project Hybork

28mm, Casting, Orc, Orks, Sculpting, Space Orks, Uncategorized, Warhammer 40K

This is my own sculpting with the hands chopped off and replaced with weapon hands taken from GW Ork plastic kits.

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They are compatible with standard ork/ork fittings and are multi part models with separate legs, arms and heads.

I plan to do a private crowd commissioned casting run for these guys soon, organised via Facebook.  Let me know if you are interested in getting in on the action.

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The Armour of the Moon

28mm, Sculpting, Slann, Space Slann, Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy

Back in March Axoim via the Oldhammer forum came up with the idea of running a challenge where people would paint a single model under a common theme and then the entire collection of figures would be awarded randomly to one of the participants.  The theme was basically a force of multi-racial lawful warriors sworn to seek out and destroy the forces of chaos.  The name for this warband, “The Dogs of Law”.

I duly volunteered to paint up a Slann for this, someone gotta represent for the frog people, can’t have the dry skins getting all the glory!

The simple approach would be to just paint up a suitable Slann model from my collection but being me I can’t just take a simple approach, ideas come and demand expression or they will just bounce around in my head irritatingly for years.  The idea which appealed to me the most was one rooted firmly in proper Warhammer cannon.

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Antiriad is a corruption of Anti-Rad suit

The Slann of the Warhammer world are the remnants of a once mighty spacefaring species and so I wanted to create a character which gives a tip of the hat to all that jazz.  There were a couple of notable influences on this, Homer Simpson and the old computer game The Sacred Armour of Antiriad.

In rod we trust

In rod we trust

So that leads to this chap who is based off an old Eagle Warrior from 3rd Edition Warhammer:

Slann Power Suit Conversion

Slann Power Suit Conversion

Side and rear detail

Side and rear detail

“Moixa’remoh was once a humble servant of the Temple of the Moon at a time when the temple was set upon by raiders, devoted to the chaos god Tzeentch. During the course of the battle a great miscast of magical energies by the chaotic sorcerers directed at the temple had the curious effect of reactivating the warp reactor of an artefact of incalculable age.  As a high Slann artefact, it was much more than a mere machine.  The suit was symbiotic,  autonomous and intelligent and aware of the impending threat.  It reached out to the closest Slann mind, the mind of the servant Moixa’remoh who was drawn to it, and into it, bonding with the spirit of the suit.  A new prime operational directive was instated, enforce order, annihilate chaos…”

The Armour of the Moon

The Armour of the Moon

The colour choice for this one was to be more or less limited to olive and bone.  I wanted the suit to look ancient so I used a good deal of weathering on it with the exception of the mysterious glowing green weapons, the gold visor and the edge where the visor would have been clamped shut for aeons.

Rear details

Rear details

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Left side

Left side

Elevation

Elevation

It is a space suit after all :)

It is a space suit after all 🙂

Now don’t forget who’s planet this is!

Halflequin

28mm, Halfling, Sculpting, Small People, Warhammer 40K

Finally finished the Halflequin paint job, huzzah!  This model took a fair bit of effort to get it to this level of finish but I think you may agree that the concept is worth the effort.  I think that I have managed to incorporate the Foundry colours nicely on the model which was the only colour constraint I set myself on this project.

This is a cool little sculpt that was a pleasure to hack up and remodel into this fun little guy.

Thanks for sculpting him Kev Adams!

The Halflequin

A Halflequin

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And how small is this small person you may ask? Well he is this small.

And how small is this small person you may ask? This small.

Halflequin Conversion

28mm, Sculpting, Warhammer 40K

This year at BOYL attendees got one of these models sculpted by Kev Adams.  This is a lovely limited edition model with bags of character and charm.

Boyldrick's original green by Kev Adams

Boyldrick’s original green by Kev Adams

When I got my copy of it and had a good look at it my brain immediately gravitated to the most novel and cool thing I could think of to do with it, which was to convert it into a character from the 40K universe.  This guy represents an illuminated ratling who hangs out with the Eldar Harlequins and runs the catering at any functions or events taking place in The Black Libray.

Halflequin FTW!

Halflequin FTW!

 

Good old limited edition models.  Best to chop these up as soon as you get them, the longer you leave the butchering the more morally outrageous it becomes ;).  This was a pretty complex conversion as they go what with the Harlequins kiss and all but worth the time spent I feel.  I have chosen to incorporate the original model’s hand over the easier option of using a hand from another model – mustn’t pollute the Kevness of the sculpt too much.  There is a tube from the bottom of the “mask” running underneath the hood, a gemstone on the belt sculpted on the front.  Pistol is from the vulnerably old Eldar weapons sprue.

This Halflequin has all the techno-trappings of his Eldar friends

This Halflequin has all the techno-trappings of his Eldar friends

On the back I sculpted on a Harlequin style backpack as well as that towel looking thing that Harleyquins keep handy on their belts for some inscrutable reason.

Next I need to work on the base for this chap.  I plan to incorporate the base with the “OLDHAMMER” and “2014” into the base for the model.  I think I can make that work, yeah no hassle!

 

All in all I am pleased with how this chap came out, I am sure it will be a pleasure getting some paint on him.  I freely admit that I always loved painting the Harleys.  The background for them and the associated models encourage you to get out of your comfort zone with the painting, that’s for sure.  Not exactly sure what he will end up looking like but I plan to go with the Foundry colours.

 

Demon Frogman Eagle Warrior

28mm, Fantasy, Frog Men, Sculpting, Slann, Warhammer Fantasy

No update in a while but fear not loyal reader for I have been relentlessly working on a sculpt for a Demon Frogman Eagle Warrior.  This is but the beginning my spawn-kin, when I get enough frogmen sculpted I will surely do a professional production run if you wish to get your hands on copies.  Rather than have a text heavy post I will point you to the discussion about this project in on the Oldhammer forum if you are interested.  I will paint up the prototype and post it up soon.

The (almost) finished green

The (almost) finished green

Quick and dirty prototype casting

Quick and dirty prototype casting

Size comparison

Size comparison

Right side view

Right side view

Left side view

Left side view

 

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Zardork

28mm, Orks, Sculpting, Space Orks, Uncategorized, Warhammer 40K

Zardoz (1974)  is one of those movies that burned itself into my mind as a kid and it is not difficult to imagine why with imagery like this…

 

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…Sean Connery in a wedding dress, yes indeed.

Expurgation of something like this from my mind calls for my calls for some Warhammer 40,000 catharsis.

 

ZARDORK

ZARDORK

Zardork has been built using the Savage Orc plastics from Games Workshop.  The base is a (edit, thanks Cheetor)30mm round base from EM4 miniatures and was kindly donated by Cheetor over at Sho3box, cheers dude!  The 30mm is a good fit for the wide stances of some of the models from the kit.  I hacked off any extraneous details from the model, reposed it and then did some green stuff sculpting to get him to look like Sean Connery in one of the most bizzare costumes in cinema history.  The gun is from the plastic Necromunda Goliath gangers in case you were wondering.

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He is wearing a big ass ring which although not in the image above is from the movie none the less.  You will just have to watch the bugger if you want to know what that is about, perhaps more than once!  The ring is real plastic, just like the movie.

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A WIP of the build:

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He took me a fair while to make, but I think he was worth the effort.  Naturally now I feel the need to make an orky version of one of these for him to ride around in:

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…and I’m spent. 😉