My Worst Nightmare…. revisited

 

Revisited indeed. It never took me so long to complete a project. And honestly, it isn’t even finished now.
Not that I didn’t finish other stuff in the meantime, figures mainly, but still. This project has been on a stand still most of the time over a period of 3 (!) years. Life’s all about priorities, I guess .

Anyway, I am finally pretty close to finishing off this project. Nearly all elements are painted, and done.
Here’s the man-in –distress. Sort of completely sculpted.

And here’s the unpainted and temporarily assembled set up of the guy on his bike. Click on the images to enlarge!

And the man’s head in close up:

And here’s the painted version of it all. Still have to work a bit on the guys trousers and shoes and then start gluing the remaining parts together.

And then, the biggest challenge still to overcome…the wave. The water needs the most attention still: it needs more painting, mainly white foam and most of all, it needs more coats of acrylic gel. The top of the wave also needs additional work as it’s in a premature state right now.

Some of the accessories, painted and ready to go.

Obviously the shark needs to be properly embedded in the sea, and I am stil in doubt where the pelican will go.

To be continued……soon! (really)

Our webblog has been refurbished

After roughly 16 months we have re-installed our website. It took us a while to decide whether we should proceed with it or simply ditch the whole idea and post our work only on  social media. We decided to hang on to the website, or blog concept, after all. Although nothing really ever dissappears from the internet, we believe that eveything digital vanishes into oblivion rather fast, particularly on social media. So there you have it, our own website. Just like in the good old days, that aren´t even that long ago when you come to think of it.

Whatever reasons we have for making this website, we enjoyed building it and we hope that you enjoy viewing it.

A lot of the older work has been archived, and we have decided to focus on displaying only our latest work and some of our own favourites in the galleries.

We left the old blog posts intact as they contain some in-progress and step-step-by-step info you might find useful, and some in-progress articles are still relevant. Not sure if that’s a good thing though, as it means that the project still hasn’t been finished. Anyway…..

The intention is to use this blog also for show reports, to show you what’s on the workbench now and also to share other hobby related stuff with you that we think is worth sharing.

Enjoy viewing Stories in Miniature!

Margot and Robert

New bustes by Margot

New bustes by Margot

Margot has finished these bustes recently, the Necromancer and Wendat Warrior

front frontclose

The Wendat Warrior depicts a Huron Indian and was featured as it came in the box. The Necromancer buste was modified as the original piece has a rather chunky, ugly looking shoulder piece on the left that looked pretty much out of place, so it was replaced with GWS gosts.

Both bustes were done in oils over an acrylic base.

More images in the gallery, as usual

Margot’s Boudica finished “Odi et Amo”

Margot finished the Origen Art bust depicting the epic Celtic warrior queen Boudicea or Boudica. The piece is titled Odi et Amo (I hate and I love). Base colours were done in acrylics and the majority of the painting was done in oils. More images in the gallery, as usual

P3077064 P3077066 P3077068

Boudica in progress

As I mentioned, Margot has been busy and still is.
One of the projects she’s working on right now is the Boudica bust, an epic miniature by Origen Art.
Sharing some in progress pictures seemed a good idea, so here we go:

Boudica2

Boudica3

Boudica1

New entries in Margot’s gallery

Margot has been busy lately.

First there is her new project, Watch Out, Bilbo!, which shows the hobbit from FeRMinatures on a home made base including spiders, a giant mushroom, and “UHU”spiderwebs. Check out more pictures in her gallery

Bilbo

Her “Colours Of The Ocean” received some additional TLC with an improved result. The images are also to be found in her gallery. Rumour has it that she tweaked this figure even a bit further after a conversation with a certain guy from the company that produces the figure…..but these rumours are yet to be confirmed 🙂

The base of “Sirens Call” was painted black after all, and seagulls seem to have tails. Something the manufacturer failed to add, so Magic Sculpt to the rescue. Some new images were made and added to the gallery, just because it looks so cool.

Sirens call black

“Sent from Heaven” is also recent additions, as well as a new set of images of Queen of Darkness (formerly known as “Vampire Queen”). Again she tweaked the painting of the vampire figure a bit, hence the decision to place new images.

Please enjoy the images and if you feel like dropping a line, please do so.

 

 

 

My Worst Nightmare

I am sure that I am repeating myself here, but this is another project that I started early 2014, maybe even late 2013. Who will tell? It has been lying on the shelf for lack of confidence probably, as it involves some serious sculpting. You know, sometimes you started something and end up thinking: “what did get myself into now?” Well, this is one of those projects.

Here are some in progress images. The steampunk bicycle is from Smart Max, with some scratch built additions. For the figure I used a plastic miniature, to have the proportions right at least 🙂 All details and most of the plastic was scraped off with a scalpel and I added a mix of Magic Sculpt and Green Stuff, or only Magic Sculpt.

The plastic arms were completely left off, and used for measurement purposes again.  I replaced them with wire and putty and are not done yet, as you can see from the pics. The guy is going to hold an umbrella and has to hold on to his bike, and frankly it took me a while to figure out a way to get it all done. Not regarding the umbrella of course, but the way the right-hand/arm-to-the-bike connection could be done leaving space for painting after sculpting and construction is done and to sculpt in the first place and still have everything still fitting at the end. Pretty tricky really. The right foot will be firm on the pedal, but the left one will be positioned in such a way that it appears to have slipped off the pedal. Think about it: you have several attachement points between the two subjects: right hand-bike, his butt on the sadle, and one foot on the pedal. Perhaps I’d better stick to building little tankies.

Head and hands are from the Hornet range, and I used Green Stuff to add hair, beard and side-whiskers,
The coat has a lead foil base, and the cuffs are from lead foil too. Shoe laces are fashioned from thin lead wire.

And in case you are wondering where this is leading to: hang on, as it’s getting weirder as we go. Water, waves, driftwood and a shark. Don’t ask. I haven’t called it My Worst Nightmare for nothing.

Enough talk, he’re the images of the story so far:

P1216879

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

P1216881

P1216880

To be continued

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This