Monday, 30 June 2014

Swordplayer 4 and more

Hello everyone

Having finished another large commission for Ulisses and their upcoming range of DSA Iconics (miniatures for the new edition of "Das schwarze Auge", short: DSA) I was able to find some time to expand my range of Dwarfs in lansquenet style.

In my April post I showed the already purchasable first three Swordplayers for my Bidenhänder unit.
Now I can show you the sculpt of Swordplayer No. 4:








At the moment I am nearly done sculpting No. 5, so I will soon be able to expand the range even further.
I plan to do a Swordplayer No. 6 and maybe even a hero for this unit but that remains to be seen.

What else can I share?

Pictures of these sculpts have already surfaced in the internet so I feel free to share some pictures of my own.

These I sculpted for the upcoming Dwarf Kings Hold - Return of the Necromancer game by Mantic Games:


Necromancer




Twillight Kin Assassin





As always these sculpts were done in BeeSPutty and in case of the Assassin with a mixture of GreenStuff and Milliput.

Monday, 19 May 2014

New Dwarfs now available and other stuff

Hi

Good news for those who waited for the Bidenhänder reinforcements - the three new dwarfs presented in my last post are finally available now.

Get them here at PK-PRO Shop

What else happend on my workbench?
At long last Ulisses released the Orcs for their Skirmish Game "Schicksalspfade" I sculpted for them from September to November 2013.

Here some (rather dark) shots:










Then I sculpted some Hell'ington biker legs for Blight Wheel Miniatures:





Apart from that I did some conversions for private persons and am momentarily sculpting the DSA Iconics for the new release of DSA (Das schwarze Auge), a german pen & paper role playing system. Those will be in the same style as these "Schicksalspfade" miniatures.

That much for now, cheers,

Gregor











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.

Cheers,

Gregor


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A long wait for.... Swordplayer 3

Hiho

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).

Cheers,

Gregor


Sunday, 5 January 2014

Swordplayer 2

Hiho

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...^^

Cheerio,

Gregor

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.