Figured I'd throw these guys in for fun. They're a unique monster for my campaign. The idea was that they're a sort of elemental undead spirit. They're supposed to look twisted and unnatural, like faces screaming in the flames.
I started with paper clips that I twisted into simple armatures and pierced into wine corks. Then I carefully filled them in with hot glue. After that, I used the hot glue gun to create the flame texture from the bottom going up.
I'd squeeze out a ribbon of glue, let it cool for a few seconds, and then wipe it upward with my finger. This created a really cool torn effect with lots of details to paint. Then I just stuck them on some one inch bases, and painted them like flames.
These fire mephids are wonderful and easily the most creative crafted monsters I've ever seen. Kudos, Mr. Skull!
I've started sculpting characters and monsters to augment our Out of the Abyss adventure. It's challenging but I'm learning stuff everyday. Here is my quaggoth demon sculpted from green stuff.
very nice ,since when do you sculpt ? how many layers ?
I started modifying figures last year. The modifications became more and more severe until I finally just started from scratch and sculpted my own. I mostly worked with Sculpey until two months ago when I discovered green stuff from watching DM Scotty's videos.
With all the doing, breaking down in angry frustration, and redoing, it's hard to say how many layers are actually in the finished model. Roughly speaking, I'd say two layers of GS over a wire armature.
yeah the transistion fimo/sculpey to greenstuff is awfull i messed up half a dosen project before getting it rigth ^^ the concept of layering is totaly different being able to complete the project and having a decent result while "using an unorthodox technique" make me think that you must be quite skilled can you post some of your sculpey scult?
The stonework of this tower is sculpey with a YC Mongolian take home box as a base. LOL.
The woodwork on the tower consists of popsicle sticks stained like wood rather than painted. The figure on the tower was my blind fighter who inadvertently came out looking more like Lady Gaga. Her Katana is hand-forged steel.
My Jabberwock started out as a Reaper figure, but it was modified so severely that after three months work it was practically a new sculpted model. The "son" figure is all sculpey. The vorpel sword is hand-smithed steel. (It's a minor obsession of mine to replace my figures' weaponry with stuff I smith.)
Here is the drawing of the Jabberwock I used as a model for the ....um....model. Since the Jabberwock's outfit reminded me of the white rabbit, I conceived of it as sort of the evil version of the white rabbit and painted it as such.
You guys may have made a mistake encouraging me to post some of my modeling work. Here is another highly modified Reaper figure I made in honor of a dear friend who passed away. The modifications were done with green stuff with the exception of the great sword which (as usual) is hand-smithed. (not that I'm obsessive or anything.)
The quality of the photo is not optimal as I was experimenting with editing tools on my smart phone. My bad.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT