Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Carpe Noctem: Ghouls and bears

Ok, finally new pictures. First, all the ghouls. I did one rank at a time to show all the crap they are carrying - it is hard to see in the group shot.

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and a group shot
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And lastly, the 'dollies' for the dancing teddy bears. I took these with a background shot of the bears image that I was going for - these will be on cavalry bases. I have a second set of five as well. Next step is to fill them out with green stuff.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Carpe Noctem: roses

Ok, a few more pictures

First - adding a tube top to a wraith
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Then some more of the roadies - not individual shots, but a group of the 20 that are converted so far
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Then as I was doing the sleeves for the rest of the top hat unit, I had a little green stuff left over, so I took some heads and tried the rose wreathes. These came out pretty good, so I had enough to do 7 of the next unit.



And finally, a big group shot of what the size of this army will be. These are all the trays/bases I plan on having - about half of which will be available to raise. There are no characters yet - but those will just be 4 more infantry bases. (and those are only about half the sprues sitting on my workbench!)

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ok, no pics yet, but I am slowly working on thing. The ghouls are finally finished - trying to come up with ideas for them really kicked my butt.

Now on to the dire wolves - i.e. the dancing teddy bears. My sculpting skills, especially for larger items, are pretty poor. I've had several mis-starts so far, but I think I've got them now. I tried using some modelling 'dollies', but they were too small. Then I tried freehand for the base, but was going through huge amounts of green stuff and not getting anywhere. Then got the idea of using beads. So now I have 10 dummies made from wire and beads made up, in (I hope) the proper positions. Next is to fill in with greens stuff (much easier IMO) than to go from scratch, but we'll see. I'm still feeling pretty intimidated at this point, which leads to much procrastination.

I'm still a bit frustrated that my LGS can't seem to get in a order of 40mm magnetic bases from GF9 - but if they don't have them by next month I'll pick them up at GenCon.

Right now I'm hoping to have them ready for the Marauder's Mayhem in October, since I've miseed Origns, Buckeye Battles and GenCon this year (I'll only be doing GenCon for 1 day, so won't be in the tournament).