Thursday, October 3, 2019

Plains Indians 2.0

Hi you all!
The first castings for the new version of the Crows and the Pawnees have finally arrived! These are body-armatures and some weapons aswell, plus some heads.
Having them I'll be able to sculpt a tad faster and to keept sizes coherent between minis :-)
I couldn't help it and started sculpting as soon as I got them ;-)






Hallo alle zusammen!
Die ersten Abgüsse für die neue Version meiner Crows und Pawnees sind endlich mal angekommen. Es handelt sich um basische Körper sowie Waffen und Köpfe. Damit sollte ich instände sein, viel schneller zu arbeiten und dabei die Grösse der Miniaturen einheitlich zu halten. :-)
Ich konnte es natürlich nicht vermeiden und habe schon angefangen, Einiges zu knetten ;-)

¡Buenas!
Al fin han llegado las primeras copias para mi nueva versión de los Crow y los Pawnee. Son armazones, armas y cabezas. Con ellas puedo esculpir bastante más rápido a la vez que mantengo la coherencia de tamaño :-)
No he podido evitarlo y ya me he lanzado a esculpir ;-)




Cheers!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Survivors going OOP

Hi you all!
Just a quick update letting you know that the female survivors are sold out. I still have some individual figures, not complete sets though. If you are interested in getting some of them before they disappear, drop me a line at my mail :-)
Figures painted by Michi at Table Terror
I'd like to remind you all that I still have some sets of the Female Zombies, in case you are interested. These are also the last ones so hurry up if you want them!!

The 8 different figures

Some of the zombies, painted by me :)



Cheers!
Juan

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A New Beginning

Hi you all!
It has been a while since I published something here for the last time. There are several reasons for it. The main one is that I received a big setback while trying to produce the Crow figures I had finished a year ago (do you remember them?: Here). A while back I had made my own homemade castings of the dollies, heads and weapons I had previously made, and used them to speed up the sculpting process. The funny thing is that these resin castings, being homemade, contained very tiny bubbles in the inside, what caused that the miniatures I had made reacted oddly under the preassure and heat of the metal casting process, becoming holes or being deformed, specially at the head.
Moreover, I was a bit naïf designing some of the poses, that turned out being almost impossible to cast, as my caster told me.
Due to these developments, and  after lots of failed castings and months of repairs of the masters for them to be finally released, I had some decisions to make back in November/December:
A) I could continue reapiring and release some of the miniatures (not all of them), some of them with serious flaws I couldn't repair.
B) I could let the thing be and sculpt something else.
C) I could start over.

So, as you may have guessed I picked C and started the whole project from the beginning (that means: sculpting dollies, weapons, heads and such again, not complete figures) BUT then I suffered a sort of creative blockade and began a circle of sculpting things, finishing them, not liking them at all (or discovering they are wrong in some way), despairing, hating the project, becoming motivated again, starting over with other materials and...back to the beginning. That went on and on for many months, with lots of interferences of the real world and real job cutting my sculpting time.

Nevertheless, among lots of useless dollies, parts and scraps I was slowly able to finish some minor things so that the project went on (as fast as a snail, but...) Then the last month and a half I actually began overcoming the blockade and sculpting things that I could use, so I worked harder untill yesterday, when I f***ing finally finished it all!!!

Btw I have realised that I hate sculpting dollies insted of complete figures but I know in the end it's worth the effort

I didn't want to show anything here until I had something to show so here it is:

Some weapons: from left to right, starting from the upper side: Missouri war hatchet, two pipe tomahawks of different tipology , a musket, a flat bow, a composite bow, a "normal" bow and a base for sculpting quivers. Down: three shields (one of them concave) and three different models of knifes

Heads. It wasn't so easy to keep the same size on all of them

Bodies. I went for dynamic poses and fit but not overmuscular types. I had my problems keeping the size of these too, I have made like 4 or 5 sets of these :-P



Not so impressive, but I'm really relieved that this part of the process is finally done.

I don't dare to give you an aproximated date of when this whole project could be finished but I'll try to keep you updated

Cheers!



 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Pleistocene landscape and creatures

Hi you all!
I managed to finish all I need for my first game of Palae Diet: Eat or be eaten in 15mm. I made a copy of my own mammoth and converted very slightly a couple of tribesmen I had sculpted some time ago + set the terrain I have been making these months et...voilà!










Some better photos will come on due time

Cheers!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Pawnee Warrior #5

Hi you all!
Here is my 5th Pawnee sculpt. He wears a oldfashioned buckskin loincloth and leggings of the same material, adorned with fringes and beaded panels and gartered below the knies in Pawnees`fashion. This leggings are of older style as the ones worn by Warrior #4. The hairstile is the typical low mohican hairdo with a roach of dyed horse, porcupine or deer tail hair, and a feather. He is armed with a trade musket and a pipe tomahawk.
I'm specially proud of this one :)












Cheers!


Friday, November 16, 2018

Pawnee Warrior #4

Hi you all!
Here is my fourth Pawnee warrior, armed with a deadly ball-headed club (with a metallic point) and a bow. He wears a trade loincloth and leggings made of trade cloth with the typical rectangular flaps and broad beaded pannels between the side and the front. The leggings are gartered below the knees, a typical Pawnee feature. He wears the roach on top of his "mohican" hairstyle and one big feather aswell. His ears are adorned with bunches of earrings made of several hairpipes each.






I hope you like it!!

*Disclaimer: I have very little spare time these days so I don't manage to make the posts in English AND in other languages. Sorry!!

Cheers!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

15/18mm Mammoth

...and now for something completely different!!

Hi you all! I'm very pleased with Ganeshas' Palaeo Diet: Eat or be Eaten, but I didn't have any suitable miniatures for it so, being me, I decided to sculpt some for playing the game. In 15/18mm so it wouldn't take so long and for the minis to be compatible with some 15/18mm tribesmen I sculpted a while back (and never showed here :-P). Anyway, it took me very long to sculpt the whole fur, but here it is. It is the first animal what I have ever sculpted but I'm moderate happy with the result :-) :

The tusks are attached in a provisional way so I'd be able to cast the beast if I want to :-)




And some WIPS:










I hope you like the tiny mammoth! :-)

Cheers!