Thursday, 10 April 2014

The three new dwarfs painted.

Hiho there.

Last week I managed to get my three new Lansquenet Dwarfs cast and yesterday I finished the painting job on the three Swordplayers.

Today I shot the pictures and am now looking forward to share them with you:

Swordplayer 1

Swordplayer 2 

Swordplayer 3 

So there. :-)

I will have to buy a label writer so that I can put a label with the name and product code on the blistered miniatures, then these are ready to hit the shelves and shops.



Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A long wait for.... Swordplayer 3


I could not post any news in February as all of the stuff I have sculpted in the last weeks is not yet released and so can not be revealed here.

But I hope the news will compensate for the long wait because though I have a very tight schedule of commissions to do I managed to find some time to sculpt another Swordplayer for my Lansquenet Dwarfs:

Swordplayer 3 is sculpted using a new prototype of BeeSPutty called BeeSPuttty Plastic.
The sculpting properties are quite similar to BeeSPutty Rock, just being slightly harder while sculpting and being even harder after baking so that it can easily be sanded, drilled, sawed and even milled.

(Check out this YouTube video where you can see BeeSPutty Plastic being milled).



Sunday, 5 January 2014

Swordplayer 2


Yesterday evening saw the last finishing touches to the second Swordplayer of the six I plan to release.

Contrary to the first Swordplayer this one will come in two parts, else I wo't be able to cast him.
The left arm, sword and right hand will be one part, the rest the other part.
Sculpting was again done using BeeSPutty Rock, the sword is one of my presculpt swords in resin, a bit modified with GreenStuff and the rest of the sword-part (i. e. left arm and hands) was sculpted using the old self-curing 2K-BeeSPutty.

I hope to get Swordplayers 1 and 2 produced this month still, but that of course depends on my buddy Stefan who kindly allows me to use his casting facilities.

Here some pictures of the latest addition to the stout ones:

To the pose of the hands:
Yes, viewed from a solely "stationary" point of view this is an awkward position, but please keep in mind it is just a snap shot from a movement action. 

The starting position is this:

Then the tip of the sword is dropped over the left shoulder but without lessening the grip on the sword hilt, the movement comes only from the wrist joints.

You then get there:

From there you could slash in an diagonal upward arc, or in a diagonal overhead arc.
But the sword is of course not meant to be held in that position, it is just part of a movement sequence (holding that lenghty blade for a time to allow my wife to make the photos started to become uncomfortable in the wrists... and don't mind my dirty pullover, that is just my "working wear"...^^)

Ideas for the next one of the Swordplayers are already on my mind, he will have a more relaxed pose than his two predecessors. More I won't reveal for now... ;-)
Before I can get along with that one I have a bunch of commissions to sculpt anyway...^^



Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Lansquenet-Dwarf Bidenhänder Swordplayer 1 finished.

Hiho and greetings!

Last day of the year and last opportunity to be true to my word.
A promise was made that the Lansquenet-Dwarf Bidenhänders will be the first to get reinforcements so I used the time before the holidays to sculpt a first trooper called "Schwertspieler 1" (Swordplayer 1).

As the other Bidenhänder Dwarfs his upper body is clad in solid dwarven steel, his helmet is a rare cabasset, or "Birnhelm" in german language. To sculpt such a helmet was inspired by a fellow called Fernando, who contacted me with some ideas concerning Lansquenet Dwarfs.
The sculpting again was done with BeeSPutty, the sword was sculpted and than cast in resin to have some copies to convert so that I do not have tosculpt each sword anew.

Here is what the "Lansquenet-Dwarf Swordplayer 1" looks like:

He is the first of 6 Swordplayers I plan to release in the next couple of months. Number 2 is already more than half done and will be revealed as soon as I get him finished.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho and hi again

Not so long and 2013 will be gone.

For over a month now I have my own miniatures on the market and sales have been fine so far, but of course I have also done commissions for other companies.

The chaps at MaxMini from Poland asked me to convert their two "Guerilla Heroines" Anne and Jane to get three more of these hot babes, so I converted them back in July this year using ProCreate for the job:

For more information look here.

Also released was the "Horasier" faction for the game "Schicksalspfade" by Ulisses. I started those in late 2012 and sculpted the last one in February this year. As always the sculpts were made with BeeSPutty, my sculpting putty of choice:

Horasier Capitana




Horasier Mage

Horasier Priest

And finally a promo-miniature for the release of the "Schicksalspfade" campaign-settings:

Right, that's it for the moment.

But I promise here and now to all those who are interested in my miniature line that I will write another post still this year revealing what I have been sculpting for RuneCast-Miniatures.
I promised to do reinforcements for my Bidenhänder Lansquenet-Dwarfs first - did I keep that promise?
Well, stay tuned and find out...^^

Till then I wish you all a Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

RuneCast-Miniatures are GO!


Finally! That is the word that comes to my mind when I think of what I am about to tell you lot.
Because finally, finally for all those who are interested and have been waiting for so long RuneCast-Miniatures are now available - Hooorrraay !  :-D

First a big SORRY for the time you had to wait because of my release date estimations I could not keep.
But then again there is this saying: "Good things come to those who wait", so there...^^

Ok, so what do I have in stock?

Generally said I provide finely sculpted miniatures for gamers, painters and collectors.
My miniatures will be provided unpainted and unassambled, cast in a high-quality tinn alloy.
Slotta-Bases will be included. My miniatures and bits are suited for 28 to 30 mm heroic "scale".

Over the last few weeks I have been showing pictures of the miniatures that will be available now but for your convenience I will sum it up to give you an overview of my product line.
Most of those who follow my blog are aware of the miniatures that I have up my sleeve but till now no one knows about the bits I will also be providing, so listen up! :-)

Let's start with the miniatures, first the Fantasy ones:



These three stout fellows form the Command Group of the armoured elite of the Lansquenet-Dwarfs and those are the first of my fantasy line that will see some love in form of more troopers armed with mighty Bidenhänders (two-handed swords) and clad in finest dwarven steel.

This one some of you might remember as my contribution to the 2012 sculpting contest of the Mini Sculpture forum.
He is going to be the Musician of the Crossbowmen Command Group.


The Beastkin are an odd lot. They dwell in the Great Forests and come with all the character traits one can also encounter in mankind. Some of them live a peaceful and ascetic life, in harmony with the flora and fauna around them, others barely can satisfy their lust and need for battle, rape and gluttony. As varied as their tempers are also their physical appearances.

Hog Tusker 1

This furry bloke is called Hog Tusker 1 (more are planned) and is part of the Brawlers, the melee fighters of the Beastkin.

Satyr Ancient
The Satyr Ancient is one of the spiritual leaders of the Beastkin, highly respected even amongst the most belligerent of his kind. He lives an austere and reclusive life, but in times of need he is always there to give counsel.

On we go with the Science Fiction miniatures I have sculpted so far:


The Cultists are a depraved sect of separatists. They embraced the forces of Entropy and Chaos and are the enemies of progress and prosperity.

Octolyte of Entropy
Here we have an Octolyte of Entropy. The title he gets at the initiation rite depends on what "enhancement" the Acolyte has been granted by the hideous forces he worships.

Krakolyte of Entropy
A Krakolyte of Entropy, given the tentacle of a Kraken to better serve the cause of his masters.

The last batch are the Bits:


Mostly so far I have done bits that took my fancy, were useful to me or asked for. I certainly will do more head replacement bits and other stuff that comes to my mind, but I will also appreciate your suggestions on what might be needed and usefull.

Bascinets with Klappvisor

Bascinets with Klappvisor

These head replacements I did for my own need. In tabletop games among others I field an army of medieval knights of which I did not like the helmets. What to do? Why, sculpt some on my own!
I tried to give them a more realistic, historically correct appearance, so I did a lot of research in books like Osprey and Funcken, the internet and even visiting museums.
Bascinets with Klappvisor were very commonplace in medieval Germany but could also be found in other european countries. Bascinets in general were very popular in their perid of time and much in use from the early 14th century on through the entire 15th century. Depending on the form of the visor used they were also known as "houndskull" or "pigfaced" bascinets, "Hundsgugel" in the German speaking area.

In order to have more variety I also did bascinets with side-pivoting visors which were more often seen outside medieval Germany.

Bascinets with Visor

Bascinets with Visor

Human Long Bones
Skulls are a type of bits that have been realised by many Miniature companies. I also sculpted some back when I worked for Masquerade Miniatures and also did them for Tabletop-Art.
But what of other bones? There always seemed to be a sort of shortage of these, so I decided to sculpt Human Long Bones with which to decorate my miniatures, bases and dioramas.

Being very filigree they were hell to cast but I am very happy with the outcome. We have thigh-bones, shinbones, upper arm bones, elbow bones and radial bones - each in a left and right variant.

Some more Bits? Yes! I also did some arm replacements for my Cultist Acolytes so that they can also be used for non-cultist armies and for more variety:

Cybernetic Saw Arm

Cybernetic Grappler

Cybernetic Plasmagun

Cybernetic Flamer

 That's it - so far!

At the moment I have various commissions to sculpt but I have already locked in sculpting-time slots to enlarge my range of products.
As mentioned before the Lansquenet-Dwarfs will be at the forefront to receive reinforcements.

But now on to the important question:

 Where can I get them miniatures?

Right now the only place where you can buy RuneCast-Miniatures is the PK-PRO Online Shop.

Look out for these banners to get to the place:

Well, I certainly have been waiting a long, long time to give the official release of my miniatures and I really hope you lot out there like what I provide now and will provide in the future.

All the best,