Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours.

May your Holidays be filled with warmth, joy and love!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Exorcists Chapter Icons

This is a joint project with Mike Youtz, a talented mold maker and resin caster; I sculpt the icons and he makes the mold and cast them for our armies.

Icons for Land Raiders:

 Icons for Rhinos:

Shoulder pads: Regular and Terminator sized:


W.I.P. Alternate Battlesuit

W.I.P. Female Space Marines; Helms

Smaller helms to fit with the female space marine body size.

Jetbike Rider for Chapterhouse

Sculpted just the rider's legs and arms to fit on the jet bike for Chapterhouse Studio.

W.I.P. Art Scale Space Marine; counts as Shrike progress update

W.I.P. Howling Hounds ak.a. Manshee progress update

Sorry about the poor picture quality; I had to take the pics at night by lamp light since there wasn't enough sunlight today :(

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Future Project: Battle Suits

I'm fan of the Tau design aesthetics; they have that uniquely 'Western' mecha design that's a refreshing alternative to the usual Japanese mecha designs.

Unfortunately for me, the design and model for their Crisis Battlesuit leaves something to be desired...

The newer FW suits are sweet, but are too pricey for me to build an army with :(

Hopefully when they update the codex, they will release a new battlesuit to replace the current one.

Here's my initial concept sketches for the battle suit. As usual I'll be making changes to the design as I work on the sculpt, but it's good enough for now as a starting point.

I plan on sculpting these digitally on a 3D program (either Maya or 3ds Max) in a month or two.

For this project, I'm doing a design based off the Shirow Masamune's Appleseed Landmate configuration with the pilot's leg encased in the thigh armor (the Tau Crisis Battlesuit was described as being worn this way in the Fire Warrior 40k novel as well.).

My initial design criteria for this projects is:
  • The design needs to have 'organic' flowing lines and curves like the Tau vehicles.
  • The suit should have elements that makes you think of a Samurai to go along with the fire warriors' Ashigaru feel.
  • A more 'Western' robot design aesthetics, as in the Transformers the Movie rather than my usual Japanese anime/Gundam mecha designs.

    Thursday, August 4, 2011

    New Project: Female Soldiers

    After reading the Ciaphas Cain omnibus books from the Black Library, I felt inspired to start working on my own version of the female guards.

    Size comparison:

    W.I.P. Howling Hounds a.k.a. Manshee progress update

    Progress update on our merry band of Manshees :)

    Sunday, July 31, 2011

    Kunso Furumoto, Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, 1922 - 2011

    On June 9th, 2011, my father passed away to join my mother in heaven. God bless their souls.

    He was 88 years old. He passed away while asleep in his bed at home with his sons watching over him.

    The month leading up to his passing and the month after has obviously not been a productive one for me. 

    I'm starting to get back to my usual routine again and will begin posting on my blog as I make progress.  

    Saturday, May 14, 2011

    Female Space Elf Ninja Painted by Angel Giraldez

    Painted by the amazingly talented Angel Giraldez for Chapterhouse Studios.

    This 28mm miniature figure was designed and sculpted by me, cast by Chapterhouse Studios and painted by Angel Giraldez.

    It's almost a dream come true for me to see a miniature I designed and sculpted, cast for production and painted by a professional painter :)