Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Just a quick post showing the stuff that got sent to Jacqualine for casting  last week.

Included in the shipment were:

Female rкомисса́р (aka commissar)
- I decided not to sculpt the weapons since it would unnecessary delay getting the figure cast and I figured you would rather provide your own weapon-load-outs to suit your army anyways. 

Female marine scout torso
- for use with the usual scout legs (with modifications to the crotch) and IG arms with the female marine heads from the current sets.

Female marine torso with jump harness
- for use with separate assault posed legs. Jacqualine will be separating the torso of the current assault pose figures from their legs to offer them as separate components. 

Female marine helm with opened chin guard

- this is my own helm for my assault squad captain. I plan on doing variants with the face guard fully opened and one with it fully closed once I get the cast back.

Female marine legs

- one kneeling posed and another assault posed legs.

Smaller marine shoulder pads
-One is smaller than the other, but both are smaller than the standard marine pads. I prefer the larger of the tow but I'm going to leave it up to Jacqualine to decide which one she wants to cast up for us.

Next up on my work table are female and male champions of war and female soldiers:

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Here are finished pics of my entry for Koridon's "May Challenge" for Cystic Fibrosis awareness from last month.

I had lot of fun painting a figure for a change. It also made me realize that I really need to paint more.

No contest winner, but I'm glad I was able to get it done. I started a new job last month and I was busy flying back and forth between Seattle and San Francisco on business almost every week.

Things are starting to settle down finally, so hopefully I'll be able to get back to sculpting again and posting stuff again soon.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Here's some w.i.p. pics of my entry for the Koridon's "A May Challenge" over at Dakka Dakka to promote awareness of Cystic Fibrosis: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/447166.page

Basically I have until end of May to paint any one infantry type unit from any game, using purple and gold as the main colors with a rose somewhere on the model (the symbol for Cystic Fibrosis is a rose).

The roman numerals on the knee pad is "LXV" for number 65. Children often has problems saying Cystic Fibrosis' so they call it 'sixty five roses' instead for them.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

W.I.P. More Female Marine Parts, Mech and a Female Commissar

A quick update on some stuff I'm currently working on.

First up are two more leg options for the female marines; kneeling pose and another assault pose. I'm working on one more assault type legs and torso with chest harness for the upcoming female assault marine set.

I recently had a bout of nostalgia and picked up the Battletech Introductory Boxset, which made me want to try sculpting mechs.

The female commissar is almost done.  I've started working on her weapon options already.

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

As if I didn't' have enough on my plate, I've decided to enter Koridon's May Challenge over at Dakka Dakka:


Koridon is proposing this challenge since May is Cystic Fibrosis awareness month.

Please help spread the word to help raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis. 


Time for me to brush up on my painting skills; it's been ages since I actually painted anything.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Howling Hounds (a.k.a. Manshees) are done!

I finished sculpting the Howling Hounds and shipped them out to Chapterhouse Studios this week.

This project has taken way longer than I had anticipated.  But I'm rather pleased at what I manage to achieve with the wacky idea of doing a male version of the banshees.

The pack was given their weapons and then their arms were removed to make them easier to cast.

I kind of dread this part since the process of separating the arms from the body inevitably results in some damage to the figure; which then requires touch up sculpting. 
Fortunately there wasn't any serious mess to clean up this time. 

The Packleader has 3 weapons options:
 The trsiskele weapon option:

 The dual Sword weapon option:

The Glaive weapon option:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Female Marine Combat Squads are Ready to Go!

It took a long time but the female space marines resin castings are finally ready.

For those fellow gamers out there interested in getting your hands on some of these female marines for your own, Jacqualine47 has graciously offered to help in making them available to us.

Please contact her directly by e-mail: jacqualine47@yahoo.com for further details.

It is thanks to her generous efforts that I can finally offer them to you. Thank you Jacqualine!

Currently the available kit consists of 5 female marines, one of each sculpt as shown in the pic below:

In the Dark Grimness of the Far Future, there is Only War -- and Misogyny, apparently :)
One with torso/arms/legs, two with torso/legs, one separate legs/torso with plain breastplate, and one separate legs/torso with aquila -- plus five different un-helmeted head sculpts and five helmeted head sculpts that include two standard marine helmets, one company champion helmet, one beakie helmet, and one open-face helmet.

Thanks for your patience and continued support. I will be continuing to support this project by completing the assault squad set and sculpting additional figures and parts.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

W.I.P. Female Marines: Size Comparison

Here's a size comparison pic of the female marines along with my so-called art-scale/true-scale marines.

Size comparison with the art-scale bodies:

These below are shown with the smaller helmets I sculpted for the female marines; which in my opinion helps with the art-scale look.

Size comparison with an AOBR terminator model.

I'm trying to keep my art-scaled models to fit on the standard bases rather than the larger termie bases. The cork base I use while sculpting has a 25mm diameter.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

W.I.P. Howling Hounds: size comparison

There were scale issues with the Scorpion Warrior-Priestess. So this time I tried harder to keep the size of these figures more compatible with the current range of 28mm figures.

Here are some pics to show size comparison for them that will hopefully alleviate those concerns.

W.I.P. Howling Hounds

Current state of the Hounds. Almost there; just need to add weapons and do some clean up.
I made a press mold again for the pistol. Though my attempt at making a 2 part press mold for them didn't pan out so I need to sculpt the other side by hand. It's still much easier than having to sculpt each one from scratch. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Female Marine Castings by Jacqualine47

Here's pics showing the first casting of the female space marines by Jacqualine47

Jacqualine is  a garage-workshop resin caster with a lot of experience with 2 piece (and sometimes 3 piece) molds and pressure casting.  She stumbled across my blog, saw the female space marine sculpts and  offered me help in making molds and do castings. 

Looking at these pics, I'm so glad I decided to take her up on her offer! 

It's amazing what a difference in quality there are between my poor attempts at casting and the wonderful results she achieved with hers. 

 She said that she will try to take some good progress pictures for us so that I can keep my blog updated :)




 I'm very excited to finally see some real progress on this project!

Hopefully in a couple months, I can finally get them to all my friends who have been patiently waiting to add them to their army/collection :)