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Author Topic: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.  (Read 4734 times)

Offline PhilH

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Re: Bears ahead Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2018, 06:27:25 PM »
Owlbear miniature. Almost finished. I just need to cut his head off, then shore up the neck, for casting purposes.
I'm looking at launching the Kickstarter tomorrow!


Offline Elk101

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2018, 07:26:35 PM »
Very nice indeed. Make sure you put the link up for your kickstarter.

Offline Juxt

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2018, 07:35:59 PM »
Wow! Some great sculpts in here  :o
I almost certainly need a bear... and a tiger... and a bull you say? And a boar?

Offline PhilH

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2018, 07:55:42 PM »
Very nice indeed. Make sure you put the link up for your kickstarter.

Thank you all. Iíll report back when the Kickstarter is ready.

Offline PhilH

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2018, 08:23:02 PM »
The Kickstarter is now live. Hope to get all these sculpts into production, with some more stretch goals on their way!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/98300108/bears-head-miniatures-wilderness-encounters

Offline Elbows

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2018, 08:35:27 PM »
They look well sculpted, but I fear I'd be turned off by the lack of exaggerated detail/undercuts.  As they stand now, I feel that when cast the detail would fade very heavily.  It just doesn't look like the details are deep enough or prominent enough to pick up paint from dry-brushing etc, particularly after transitioning to actual metal/resin.



2018 Painted Miniatures: 96
(2017: 226, 2016: 233, 2015: 32, 2014: 116)

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Offline PhilH

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2018, 09:06:04 PM »
It may be that the photos don't show the depth of detail too clearly, but I'm happy with the sculpts and confident the right level of detail will come across in the casts.
The tiger and shark are relatively smooth by design, so some freehand painting won't be interrupted by deep scores etc. The shark has lots of scars and scrapes, becoming of a real brawler, I'll get some better pictures to show this.

Offline pelonas

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2018, 10:40:53 PM »
These look amazing! Will be looking out for the kickstarter.

Offline PhilH

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2018, 10:54:52 PM »
These look amazing! Will be looking out for the kickstarter.

Thank you Pelonas. The project is live and almost 50% funded :D

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/98300108/bears-head-miniatures-wilderness-encounters

Offline Elk101

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2018, 11:37:08 PM »
The bear and werewolf look like must buys. I love the shark too. If I had any sort of underwater setting or island setting (pirates) I wouldn't be able to resist it. I hope the owl bear gets unlocked too.

Offline PhilH

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2018, 09:52:42 AM »
Thank you Elk101.

I've got a Highland Cow joining the project. The Owlbears going to need something to eat :)



Offline Ogrob

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2018, 06:00:08 PM »
Owl Bear and fluffy Cow unlocked now, lovely minis.

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2018, 09:32:22 PM »
Splendid creations. Well done  8)

Offline PhilH

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2018, 07:02:53 PM »
Thank you. I've got more sculpts on the way to join the others. More Highland cows, orangutan, Sasquatch and maybe something a bit different.

Offline Cubs

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Re: Bears Head Miniatures wilderness Encounters.
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2018, 07:14:48 PM »
You've done another fantastic job on that, not just the technical stuff, but you have that gift of grabbing the feel of a creature and making it look like you've captured a natural moment in its life.

I once thought of converting a minotaur into a highland cattle stylie beast for a Caledonian themed Bloodbowl team. That would be an interesting project for you!

'Sir John ejaculated explosively, sitting up in his chair.' ... 'The Black Gang'.

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