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Hobby Workbench => W.I.P. => Topic started by: Bungle on December 11, 2007, 05:33:44 PM

Title: Post Apoc
Post by: Bungle on December 11, 2007, 05:33:44 PM
Ok ... dunno if this should be in the WIP section or not.

A new figure to go in my sci fi post Apoc  range....

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/BungleB/New%20greens/IMG_1313.jpg)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/BungleB/New%20greens/IMG_1316.jpg)








and the scale

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/BungleB/New%20greens/IMG_1317.jpg)

1/100 or 15mm to 18mm.

I like him, the "Aviator" with a tatty coat and trousers in rags.. great for a space port bum, an unkempt space freighter pilot, or a post apocalypse survivor.

What do the rest of you think....?

Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: geronimo on December 11, 2007, 05:58:33 PM
Nice ! Looks like he needs a gyro to captain ;)
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bodhi on December 11, 2007, 06:18:40 PM
Nice ! Looks like he needs a gyro to captain ;)

He allways was my favourite in the Mad Max movies  :)
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 11, 2007, 08:12:15 PM
Very nice. I like the shotgun. Do we know the sculptor? :icon_wink: :bludrgn2:
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bungle on December 12, 2007, 03:30:18 AM
Very nice. I like the shotgun. Do we know the sculptor?  :wink:

You may recognise his style. I believe its the first mini he has done at this scale.   :icon_wink: :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Keeper on December 12, 2007, 05:33:41 AM
Looks good.  :D

There goggles like a bit off, but I can't put my finger on what it is - it could be its just in the green. Can anyone else tell me what I can't articulate?
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Perv on December 12, 2007, 05:59:21 AM
Very good especially as in 15mm or Ant-like as I prefer to call it.  The goggles do look a bit weird in the middle pic but look fine on the other 2
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 12, 2007, 08:33:28 AM
There goggles like a bit off, but I can't put my finger on what it is - it could be its just in the green. Can anyone else tell me what I can't articulate?

It might be the pic, but one side looks hollow as if there were no glass in it. It is only in the head on shot as perv suggested.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bodhi on December 12, 2007, 09:04:34 AM
Very nice. I like the shotgun. Do we know the sculptor? :icon_wink: :bludrgn2:

 :icon_suspicious: :icon_ermm:

The one hollow goggle.I've seen it but haven't yet collected the guts to fill it out as it is so tiny I'm afraid of ruining it. But I will get to it.
Magnifyer helps with sculpting in this scale.
And may I say it's a relief working in this scale. Quick working time (four and a half hours for this. Started it Monday evening, finished it tuesday evening. It works out at a MUCH better hourly wage than 28 mm does) and not enough space for TO much fiddly detailing works wonders for my latent prestation anxiety.This is just pure fun, no hazzle. Feels like a real turning point.
There will be many more to come.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Keeper on December 12, 2007, 09:36:43 AM
Right :)  No glass in the goggle!  That makes sense and it doesn't look weird at all now - thanks guys :)

Good work, Alf!
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bungle on December 12, 2007, 02:35:55 PM
I thought it was empty on one side and a lense from a pair of glasses put in the other. True post apoc ingenuity

I see your point though, proper complete flying goggles may cast better and be easier to paint.

I am looking forward to seeing some more.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 13, 2007, 08:58:24 AM
Right :)  No glass in the goggle!  That makes sense and it doesn't look weird at all now - thanks guys :)

I've got a good eye for greens (at least I think so). :icon_wink:

Great job on the mini mini bodhi. He does looks very good. Especially for your first shot at that scale. The thing about it that is great is that you are already a good sculptor at 28-30mm, so imagine how much your skills and confidence will grow once you have mastered a smaller scale. I see nothing but positives coming from this.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bodhi on December 13, 2007, 01:27:38 PM
Right :)  No glass in the goggle!  That makes sense and it doesn't look weird at all now - thanks guys :)

I've got a good eye for greens (at least I think so). :icon_wink:

Great job on the mini mini bodhi. He does looks very good. Especially for your first shot at that scale. The thing about it that is great is that you are already a good sculptor at 28-30mm, so imagine how much your skills and confidence will grow once you have mastered a smaller scale. I see nothing but positives coming from this.

The big surprise was this: Smaller scale is EASIER. A lot. It's just a matter of magnification really. Main reason is: Smaller areas to smooth, less need for detail in anatomy and foldlines.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Theomar Pius on December 14, 2007, 01:54:23 PM
reminds me of the pilot from mad max, and your avatar.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bungle on December 14, 2007, 02:00:00 PM
reminds me of the pilot from mad max, and your avatar.

Nice ! Looks like he needs a gyro to captain ;)
  :icon_wink:  :icon_wink:

and yes... it was my avatar too.. but the mini is better looking  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bodhi on December 14, 2007, 05:09:41 PM
From my first mail to Bungle (before I had shown him pics):
"I'm doing a figure with a hat and glasses made in honour of your avatar"  :icon_wink:
And the gyro pilot in Mad max is my favourite character in the films (I said so somewhere up there) so it WAS supposed to kind of be him.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bungle on December 14, 2007, 05:14:44 PM
You do realise that really ugly hairy face is mine... I got the solar topee and goggles on holiday.

Solar Topee for my hat collection....

and goggle to wear while driving ( thats the problem when you have a car with no windscreen)
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Custom_Hobby on December 14, 2007, 05:31:00 PM
@ Bungle = I always thought that was you (now we all know for sure). It looks like you are going to have one hell of a line come the official launch.

@ Bodhi = I think you did a great job of incorportaing both the avatar and the character into the figure.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Agentmolar on December 14, 2007, 07:44:09 PM
I love this sculpt.

Im really taken with aviator caps and pilot minis at the moment. Reminds me of artizans stuff.

Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Theomar Pius on December 14, 2007, 10:19:57 PM
You do realise that really ugly hairy face is mine... I got the solar topee and goggles on holiday.

Solar Topee for my hat collection....

and goggle to wear while driving ( thats the problem when you have a car with no windscreen)

what are you driving, a morgan? An MG? oooh, an Alfa?
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: snuurg on December 15, 2007, 01:18:56 AM
holy heckalumps, good work Bodhi - don't think I'll be venturing into that sorta scale any time soon - still getting the hang of 28mm, never mind anything that small.
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bungle on December 15, 2007, 05:52:44 AM

what are you driving, a morgan? An MG? oooh, an Alfa?

with the weather at the moment  - something else thats warm.

(http://www.citroenspecialsclub.org/images/memno1102b.jpg)

this sort of car is in the garage... A Lomax 224 in cream with steel wheels instead of wire..

its a kit car based on a Citroen 2CV.... with a tiny 650cc engine that pushes the car up to 75..... the wind reshaping my face has stopped me taking it any faster

Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Agentmolar on December 15, 2007, 06:24:32 PM
You can tell bungle is happy to drive his beast! The insects on his teeth tell the story!
 :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Fabian on December 15, 2007, 06:47:31 PM
15/18mm !  :icon_w00t:

Nice work!
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bungle on December 16, 2007, 06:21:15 AM
You can tell bungle is happy to drive his beast! The insects on his teeth tell the story!
 :icon_wink:

Yep... a huge grin factor when driving the car.
My brother in law built it as a demo car, when he was building them for other people. This one got featured in a few magazines and track tested. It had 600 miles on the clock when I got it.

A big unexpected VAT bill caused the sale, so I am sort of holding it in trust
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bodhi on December 16, 2007, 06:28:49 AM
That's a real veteran car that is! Do you participate in meetings for veteran car collectors and stuff as well?
I participate every year in something called "The prince Bertil memorial day". Prince Bertil was a prince here in Sweden who collected old cars and every year there's a big show in his honour next to a harbor.
I haven't even got a drivers licence but us scuba divers participate by cleaning the harbor of junk. It's amazing what you find dumped there. The diving couple which finds the most amazing piece of junk wins a price. I thought we had it when we managed to haul up a bathtub (with the aid of balloons) but someone else found an entire carmotor so they won it instead... And then I enjoy strolling and watching the old cars as well.


Edit: O sorry I saw that yours was a newly built one. Did your brother in law use designs from an existing veteran car or did he design it himself?
Title: Re: Post Apoc
Post by: Bungle on December 16, 2007, 07:03:44 AM
That's a real veteran car that is!
Edit: O sorry I saw that yours was a newly built one. Did your brother in law use designs from an existing veteran car or did he design it himself?

If it was a real veteran car I couldn't afford it. I stretched at the time, as my sister and Brother in law needed the cash quickly, and he was forced to part with the car. (but it wasn't charity or a loan  :icon_wink: )

Its a fibreglass body shell, available in various types, as a three wheeler with a full soft top roof etc. But mine has 4 wheels and no roof. No doors so you climb in over the sides.

http://www.burtoncar.com/burtoncar-lomax-lomax-en.asp

it turns heads as people think it is an old Morgan or something, but as it has no roof, it doesn't get parked in city centres or anywhere "dodgy" which restricts its use to fun days out in the country.. and going to work on fine dry days (where they have security cameras to watch it)

You can build one for 5K to 10k Euros depending on how much you find the 2CV for and what sort of engine you want.

Grey Wire wheels at 220 Euros each or chromed at 330 is so tempting... but I can't afford 5.

I was toying with the idea of  a temporary HMG mount and using it for the frothers games next year  :Doh!: parked next to the game.. but getting it there would be a problem. and the expense of buying a deactivated HMG...