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Offline Stroezie

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Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(sculpting a Grell)
« on: April 25, 2020, 08:33:21 AM »
This thread is a continuation of my ROSD thread over in the Frostgrave section, it started out as a ROSD project but has since meandered quite a bit so I thought it better to continue in the general fantasy section.
Here's a link if you want to check out what I've been up to previously http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=114841.0


Last week we finally got down to making some D&D characters for my wife and daugter.

A Witcher inspired half elf paladin for my little girl and as usual my wife went the furry route and decided to play an Alseid ranger.

Now it was up to me to find them some suitable minis.

Easy enough for the kid, a demonworld elf with an extra scabbard added for his second longsword did the trick.

For my wife's ranger I started with a demonworld centaur, resculpted the tail and hooves and added antlers and the appropriate female bits.




In their first adventure they have to stop a strange tree creature from harvesting villagers heads. This guy from Splintered light fits the job perfectly.



And what would D&D be without some ogers...






... and some trolls




And finally, my first ever dragon miniature.

Its a plastic dracolich mini from the first edition decent boardgame.

The details were a bit soft in some places but over al I'm quite happy with how she turned out.





I always thought she looked a bit small next to the other minis in the box, but for 15mm she's just about perfect imo.




I still need to make some more bits and bobs of terrain and a miniature for the singing tree for  the finale of the adventure and then we're all set.

Cheers,

Stroezie.



« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 06:35:17 AM by Stroezie »

Offline Stroezie

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy (more caves and mushrooms)
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 12:36:29 PM »
 I managed to make some more progress on my modular cavern terrain.



I wanted a way to add some elevation so I made some simple risers from foamcore and some wall pieces to go in front of them.






I like them, but I will be experimenting some more I think to break up that ruler straight line.

As I was about to paint the last wall piece I suddenly thought to myself "I could paint this blue and have a little waterfall !" and so...



Then, as a change of pace, I decided to try my hand at some more fungus terrain.

I made two mushroom trees.



I really like how these turned out and I'll definately be making more of them.

If people are interested I may even do a little tutorial.


And then of course I couldn't resist building a little encounter, just to see how it all goes together.

Perfect for a big end battle! 😉




And of course a close up of our two heroes about to enter into an epic battle with their fungal opponents.




That's it for now.



Cheers,

Stroezie.

 

Offline manic _miner

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 01:15:25 PM »
 Nice start.

 Looking forward to seeing the next pieces for it.

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(more caves and mushrooms)
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2020, 07:12:56 AM »
For those of you who might be interested, I've put up a tutorial for the mushroom trees on my blog

http://planetares6.blogspot.com/2020/07/how-to-grow-some-mushroom-trees.html



Cheers,
Stroezie.

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(mushroom tree tutorial)
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 09:41:12 AM »
That's a very nice looking setup.

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(mushroom tree tutorial)
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2020, 07:36:36 AM »
Just a simple update of the models I managed to paint these last few weeks.
They are all from Ral Partha's Demonworld line.

I did three more trolls, they are a bit darker then the two previous ones but then these are obviously more civilised and thats enough of an explanation for me. 😉



Another oger cause all good things come in threes.



A murder of harpies...



More death from above in the form of some savage gargoyles



And last but not least, a dark elf raiding party



More to come...        ...soonish...

Cheers,
Stroezie.

Offline LouieN

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 05:03:31 AM »
All very well done.  Good work on that Dragon

Offline Stroezie

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2020, 07:37:17 PM »
I decided to experiment a little to see if I couldn't come up with an idea to make more mushrooms quickly.

After rummaging through the bits box I came up with these.



Different sizes of half beads and .177 and .22 airgun pellets => instant mushrooms.



Not as good looking as my fully sculpted ones  but way faster to make so I'll take 'em!

I decided to try doing a tree to.

It looks ok but I think I'll stick to making these  fully by hand as there  is much less of a time save.





On the  minis side of things, I decided that my dark elves lacked leadership so I painted up a priestess and her fiendish bodyguard.

(both are from Splintered light miniatures)

The figure on the ground was made from all the green stuff and milliput leftovers from other sculpting projects.






Well, that's it for now.

Next time we learn how to summon monsters...

Cheers,

Stroezie.


Offline LouieN

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(more mushrooms and dark elves)
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 09:31:34 PM »
Well that was a brilliant idea and the paint work brings them alive. 

Well done. 

Offline Stroezie

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(more mushrooms and dark elves)
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2020, 05:02:24 AM »
First we build a metal framework to hold the creature during the summoning process.





Then we mix the four basic elements together to form the sacred "Green Stuff" (50/50 mix milliput / kneadatite)




and with the hard and soft implements we alternately press, poke and caress the putty into a similitude of the creature we wish to conjure.




Slowly the creature takes form...



untill finally, after much patience and detailed work...       ...succes!!!




Now through the use of various mythic pigments, we bring our monster to life.

And lastly we give it a small offering of flock and bind it to this plane of existence with a final "Ard Coat".





Behold fellow practitionners of the arcane arts: "the Othyug!"

Never shall we have to worry about where to get rid of our excrement again!

Or worry about those pesky adventurers surprising us during number two for that matter.




Cheers,

Stroezie.

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(Otyugh)
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2020, 07:36:50 AM »
 Great sculpting on the little fella.

 Love the idea of using air gun pellets as mushrooms too.Might have to try that.

Offline LouieN

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(Otyugh)
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2020, 10:30:16 PM »
great green stuff work. 

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(Otyugh)
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2020, 07:32:41 PM »
Great sculpting on the little fella.

 Love the idea of using air gun pellets as mushrooms too.Might have to try that.

The air pellet idea is ingenious.

Offline Stroezie

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(Otyugh)
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2020, 03:16:20 PM »
I seem to have caught the sculpting bug again.

Best to make the most use of it then.😉


I started of with a conversion of a splintered light Chimera.

Instead of glueing on the three heads I sculpted it a new one and gave it a spiked ball tail, turning it into a Manticore.

I was going for a blend of human and leonine features but it's been a long time since I've tried doing faces and I had forgotten how much I struggle with them.

Even so, I think he looks pretty good on the tabletop, so I am happy with it.


https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T9zitbXTLbY/XxMec4uvVoI/AAAAAAAAHn8/Ez9wgOeT9XQoviNy35PxTDUQ9B5wvXH7QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG_20200718_180255.jpg



And here's the little fellow with some paint on him and his cousins flanking him so you can get an idea of what the original mini looks like.






The next two sculpts are going to be another D&D classic, the Carrion Crawler.

This was actually the first monster I ever ran back when I first started playing D&D as a kid, so I've always had a bit of a soft spot for it.

Now the Carrion Crawler has gone through quite a few desingn changes throughout the various editions and they all had things I liked about them and things I didn't, therefore mine will be an amalgamation of all of those plus whatever I think looks cool or I think I can pull of within my limited sculpting abilities.

Now, because a number of people have asked about my sculpting process I thought I'd post photos of these session by session.

Be warned ,I am a very unorganised, chaotic builder / sculpter so it might get rough sometimes.

So first session:

I made an armature out of aluminium foil and promptly forgot to photograph it (don't worry I'll get the next one)

Then I covered that in a thin layer of green stuff and roughly sketched in the belly plates and started on adding the legs.

That's it for the first session.




Second session.

I added the rest of the legs and started on the head, adding a little more bulk and starting to detail the eyes.

The teeth were also added at this stage.





I used the left over putty to sculpt the first chitin plate and there ends session two.



Session three:

Here's that armature I promised you (see I told you it was going to be unplanned and chaotic ;-)



Not really much to see there so...

...back to the sculpting,


I added the mandibles and the euh...    ...lips I guess,




And did another plate of chitin on its back.

I also decided the rear end was to plain looking so I started adding some detail there too.




Session four,

more backplates, butt detail and starting to cover the second armature with the first layer of green stuff.




Session five, more backplates...




Session six,

finished the first crawler by adding the tentacles and made some serious headway on the second one.

I actually made the tentacles, legs and mandibles ahead of time and let them fully cure before attaching them with a teeny weeny ball of green stuff and some super glue, this greatly sped up the process.




Here's a picture of the finished crawler next to a Splintered Light beastman to give you an idea of the size.






Well that's it for now.

Next time we finish the second one and get some paint on them.



Cheers,

Stroezie.

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Re: Stroezie's 15mm Fantasy(sculpting carrion crawler)
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2020, 04:25:57 PM »
Great work my friend ,

thanks for sharing.

keep it up

Z
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Most see shapes you must see possibilities.
Z

 

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