Nice! I got my two Giganta figures on Saturday. Compared one to my old Ral Partha Storm Giant figure: she is maybe 2-3 mm taller, but they will work as female Storm Giants. I plan on painting their skin purple, to match the male specimen. Then I plan on putting some long dresses on them, as Giganta wears a pretty small outfit. I believe Storm Giantesses would dress more conservatively, in my campaign world. Looking forward to acting on the recommendation I got from margaret , so I will be using tissue paper, as it is thinner, to represent the fabric of their dresses. Will be a lot of fun to try a couple of new crafting techniques: making giantess clothing with tissue paper and watered-down PVA Glue, as well as modifying some figures with the first technique! I'll be painting the figures first, then draping the "dresses" over them. I suspect the results will be quite nice.
The Giganta figures, themselves, are very well sculpted, and painted, to be quite honest. Modifying them for my purposes, should be quite easy. I also put in a bid on another set of Heroclix Giant figures. It contains a different pose version of Giganta, as well as three male Giants I believe I can convert into male Storm Giants.
I'm planning to use them all in a 2e BattleSystem game, some time in the future. They will be powerful allies for the good guys, and whale targets for the evil Shark guys, to attack: "Bring down the Giants, Boys! We'll be getting free drinks for the rest of our lives, retelling the tale of how we toppled them in battle..." Cheers!
I just realized, Sam 'the beachcomber' , that you re-positioned Giganta's right arm, as well as adding a giant axe to her hand... Did you just cut the clenched fist, and the bicep area, twist, and glue? Please share! I would expect you pinned the upper arm, after cutting. Cheers!
Post by Sam 'the beachcomber' on Jan 16, 2019 17:07:34 GMT
Hi guys, thanks for the comments. 1st, Draklith "Dirty Harry" said, "A man has to know his limitations.", I paint to "Good Enough to Game With" standards, they work for me. I have "Benign Congenial Tremor", which means my hands shake, precise brush control is an issue. It was also why a lot of pics came out blurry, I learned to set the camera down when taking pics. 2nd, sgtslag I cut her fist loose from her hip, soaked her in hot water, then twisted her hand up and away with pliers, the plastic was fairly soft and pliable, I then ran it under cold water to set it. It has drifted back a little. The axe was vertical.
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