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Title: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 13, 2008, 02:00:53 PM
Long time since I last posted in here... but I'm currently working in a couple of sculpts that I hope you guys like... since I've been doing a step by step I did'n post all the pictures, but you can check my cheedarmongers galleries :D

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19014-1/IMG_1141.JPG)

Cheddarmonger Gallery: http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/pic/steeldragon/PWM/ (http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/pic/steeldragon/PWM/)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/18869-1/IMG_1153.JPG)

Cheddarmonger Gallery: http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/pic/steeldragon/PCNL/ (http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/pic/steeldragon/PCNL/)

I have more advances, but I plan to do a few more things before taking pintures...

Waiting for feedback :D

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 13, 2008, 02:11:49 PM
Nice work. I love the buckle on the firsdt one. Its good to see you sculpting!
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 13, 2008, 02:17:14 PM
I lost my job last week, so now I have plenty of time :P

Good you like them.

I'm giving myself a deadline to finish this sculpts...

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: gi6ers on November 13, 2008, 02:52:42 PM
Excellent stuff, I'd buy them both, the plague marine is fantastic and I love the steampunk fella!
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Hawkins on November 14, 2008, 12:33:13 AM
yup. A1, sorry to hear you lost your job though.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Keeper on November 14, 2008, 06:22:07 AM
Sorry to hear about you job Andres :(  But I like these sculpts.  Of the two I think I prefer the plague marine, but they're both pretty good! :D
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 14, 2008, 11:44:57 AM
Speaking of marines where is Baldemyr?

Andres I like your use of the brass rod on the steam punk figure.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Bodhi on November 14, 2008, 12:01:27 PM


I'm giving myself a deadline to finish this sculpts...

"So Say We All"

Sorry. It was just to good to resist  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Hawkins on November 14, 2008, 12:28:04 PM
So Say We All!
errr... hee hee hee... :icon_wink:
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 17, 2008, 09:26:43 PM
(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19082-1/IMG_1160.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19085-1/IMG_1161.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19088-1/IMG_1162.JPG)

More Advances on Plague Marine...

and of course...

So say we all!!!

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 18, 2008, 01:26:20 PM
I like the weapon! :occasion14:
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: cheddarmonger on November 18, 2008, 01:43:17 PM
cool, unique, but would fit in well with the GW line.

I am interested to see how it would paint up, with those surface textures you got going on.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 18, 2008, 01:52:02 PM
Cast it first!
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: geronimo on November 18, 2008, 02:23:12 PM
Nice stuff - Plague guy especially. Yet another potential addition to my Nurgle army that'll never get painted  :icon_suspicious:
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 19, 2008, 08:42:33 AM
I don't have the know-how or the facilities to cast this model... maybe I can experiment with resin... I was thinking to put it into auction, but is hard just to send away something I've put so many hours on it to get it just the way I like it, if it was a commission it would be different, but since it's a personal project...

Well maybe I will come up with something. My ex-company screwed me with my insurance, so money will get tight in 10... 9... 8...

But enough ranting this are the latest advances:

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19140-1/IMG_1163.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19143-1/IMG_1164.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19145-1/IMG_1165.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19147-1/IMG_1166.JPG)

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Keeper on November 19, 2008, 09:35:58 AM
He is looking very, very nice! :D
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 25, 2008, 12:36:51 AM
Thanks for all the comments...

More Nurgle Lord... I've redone the back on the steampunk guy... still it needs more work, and piping, lots of piping... or at least two :P I think I'll go with putty piping rather than guitar strings or bronze tubes... after I've done that I will add more pictures of him.




(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19203-1/IMG_1188.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19206-1/IMG_1189.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19209-1/IMG_1190.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19212-1/IMG_1191.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19215-1/IMG_1193.JPG)


Andres

Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Vermis on November 25, 2008, 06:13:38 AM
Nice one.  Particularly like the screw heads on the chop... er, CC weapon.  Are they stamped or freehand?
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Keeper on November 25, 2008, 06:40:00 AM
He just keeps getting better! :D

Will he ever be finished Andres - or is he one of those ongoing projects? :)
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 25, 2008, 08:14:58 AM
He will be finished, that's for certain and the steampunk guy too, specially now that I know he's going to be cast :D

It's hard to know when to stop adding nurglish bits...

I'm aiming for this week.


Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: cheddarmonger on November 25, 2008, 09:51:34 AM
that's great news, I'm happy that they will be cast.

Care to give the details?  Will they be available for the public?  :cm
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 25, 2008, 09:58:53 AM
Nurgle guy won't be cast... basically 'cause it's based on a plastic SM torso. Maybe I will be able to pull some resin copies, but not sure about that.

Steam armour guy will be cast by Hasslefree under the White Metal tag... I'm very happy about that :D

Don't know when in their schedule it will fit (since it's four pieces), but they will have it.

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Bungle on November 25, 2008, 10:49:27 AM
Nurgle guy won't be cast... basically 'cause it's based on a plastic SM torso. Maybe I will be able to pull some resin copies, but not sure about that.

Might be castable in low temp rubber.....

might not want to do it because of IP lawyers though
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 25, 2008, 01:31:12 PM
Good news that HF is picking up the steampunk guy. If you do make a few copies of your marine send me a PM
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 25, 2008, 10:16:35 PM
I will do that... probably the marine will stay on the "for personal use" sort of model. When I do the copies of Nurgle guy I will let you know ;)

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 26, 2008, 09:34:32 AM
Do you have any other wip's you are working on?
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 26, 2008, 12:42:22 PM
I'm doing a girl... I wasn't satisfied with the face and now that I see it in a picture I realize the eyes are too close.

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19262-1/IMG_1195.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19264-1/IMG_1197.JPG)

I'm also doing a Werewolf:

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19266-1/IMG_1194.JPG)


The idea was to face a sculpting a girl issue and a furry monster. I generally sculpt what I feel comfortable, so this two things are an interesting challenge. I'm accepting suggestions too on what I might have left to do... I'm guessing some traditional fantasy barbarian or something like that for anatomy.

Almost forgot this one:

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19268-1/IMG_1033.JPG)

It's for my Tyranid army, my own flying Hive Tyrant... but I'm sort of stuck with no advances for him in a while...

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Hawkins on November 26, 2008, 01:10:57 PM
He? na make it a her, would be much more interesting.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 26, 2008, 01:14:23 PM
I guess "it" will be more appropiate then  :icon_cool:

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Custom_Hobby on November 26, 2008, 02:40:07 PM
The Flying Hive Tyrant is going to look awesome!1
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 26, 2008, 03:42:40 PM
The Flying Hive Tyrant is the biggest project I have thrown myself into...

anyway more Nurgle:

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19270-1/IMG_1198.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19273-1/IMG_1200.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19276-1/IMG_1201.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19278-1/IMG_1202.JPG)

And thanks for the comments, I really appreciate the feedback.

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 28, 2008, 12:36:53 AM
Nurgle guy:


(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19284-1/IMG_1205.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19281-1/IMG_1204.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19287-1/IMG_1206.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19290-1/IMG_1207.JPG)


Steam Armour guy:

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19293-1/IMG_1208.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19295-1/IMG_1209.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19298-1/IMG_1211.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19300-1/IMG_1212.JPG)


Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Inso on November 28, 2008, 06:10:03 AM
Now that I have been granted the power to reply to posts...I can reply  :icon_twisted:.

I reckon you've done a great job of capturing the Nurgle feel on your marine and as long as you carry on like you have done so far, he is going to turn out very nicely  :clap2:.

As I mentioned over at the FoD, I really think your steam-punk/anime/warmachine miniature is really cool  :icon_w00t:. 

The question is...if you can sculpt a miniature from scratch as cool as that, why bother with a Nurgle Marine?  I'm sure that you could come up with much better, just by stepping away from the base of a spacemarine.  That way, your 'Grotesque Future-Warrior' could be cast and sold on.

Just a thought.

A top job all around  :occasion14:.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on November 28, 2008, 01:14:51 PM
The idea was to create something recognizable as part of the 40K universe, it's a "I can adapt my style to your requirements" kind of project. If I wanted to cast and sell this mini I would need to do it all over again, cause I used some "GW" parts, so probably I won't cast it (and go public with it, if I do cast it, someone will receive a PM).

I have several ideas to sculpt, but I'm trying to produce a broad range of themes as I'm building some sort of portfolio.

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on December 01, 2008, 10:47:56 PM
So I'm done with it... I'm pretty sure I don't want to add more corruption to this model. I need to scavenge a Chaos backpack that I will add some "Nurgle love" to it and I will claim this model as finished. Since I will not get the backpack until next saturday... it's done :P



(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19337-1/IMG_1213.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19340-1/IMG_1216.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19343-1/IMG_1217.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19346-1/IMG_1218.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19348-1/IMG_1219.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19351-1/IMG_1220.JPG)

About steam armour guy... I still need to decide what I will do with the boots... and finish the boiler. At least I've done some tubing I think I will use.

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Baldemyr on January 16, 2009, 09:12:08 PM
So um..is the Nurgle guy for sale?
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on January 17, 2009, 12:03:03 AM
It depends on the offer :P

I was planning to do some resin copies (ltd run of say 20 copies), but I haven't been able to do it, so if the offer is right I might be tempted to sell it. I also be willing to take commissions, I'm currently working in a miniature for Impact Miniatures, Steam punk guy is going to Hasslefree, but I need to sculpt more.

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Caerban on January 17, 2009, 06:18:35 AM
I'm not a GW fan but I quite like your take on the Nurgle guy. I think you've got a nice balance between corruption and usefulness. Too many people seem to go a bit nutty with the rotting until what your left with would no longer function and goes from looking grotesque to looking a bit silly really. Well done.  :clap2:
As for the steam armour guy, I'll withold comment until he's done but I really rather like him too.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on January 21, 2009, 11:41:41 AM
(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19928-1/IMG_1286.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19930-1/IMG_1287.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19933-1/IMG_1288.JPG)

(http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/gallery2/d/19935-1/IMG_1289.JPG)

This guy is almost done... just a few more details on the fist and feet and the optional helmet. sorry for the crud*py pictures, but my hands were messing with the focus.

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Baldemyr on January 28, 2009, 11:57:00 AM
I wouldnt know what to offer....however if you do make resin copies and they are the standard sort of amount I can guarantee sales-or if you can name a price I would be interested.

  The only one offs i see are from Scibor-and some of them are too pricey yanno? 
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on January 28, 2009, 11:14:01 PM
I'm doing resin copies. I will do a very ltd cast, the idea is to learn from the local caster, he's been doing that commercially for the last 8-10 years so I'm pretty sure the results will be good. I'm ready to lose materials until the moulds meet my standards, that are basically that I want the copies to be exactly as the original.

I will cast a maximum of 20 viable copies, after that I will not cast a single more. The regular backpack will not be provided, put I'm planning to sculpt a jump pack. I was thinking in charging US$20 shipping included for the miniature. If I sell 10 I will cover my costs and probably won't sell the rest, unless I'm very tight on money (as I currently am, with no steady job for the last couple of months and a close family member with hospital bills to cover so I'm open to submissions...)

My first mould went bad since it seems the leftovers of chemicals for the mould were too old to be good... so I will buy new materials next week. I also had to sculpt something on his hand, so now has a severed head/bligt grenade on the fist... it was that or do the thumb in a separated piece.


Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Baldemyr on February 04, 2009, 12:46:20 PM
So any progress?
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on February 04, 2009, 07:43:08 PM
I'm on it... I've been a little busy with a commission from Impact that refuses to get finished... it has three alternate arms and so far I've done them the wrong hand (left instead of right), gone out of scale (twice) and now I'm finishing them or I'll smash everything :P

But it has provided very valuable lessons... like never sculpt a part of the model without the actual model near or if the customer provides a concept art... don't sculpt without looking at it... next time 'm doing a multipart model I will cut the pieces instead of doing them separately...

I also finished the steampunk guy so I can mail it to Hasslefree...

Probably next week will be the right time to do the castings...

Once I finish with the Impact mini and the other commission I got I will start spamming miniature companies... so... anyone has some contacts?

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Bodhi on February 05, 2009, 04:45:51 AM
So, what are you doing for Impact? I made a female vampire footballplayer for them but UK mail lost it on it's way to the caster  :icon_evil:

Still Impact where very generous about making up for my loss even though it wasn't their fault. Lovely company to deal with.

I think there are quite a few adds out there every now and then for people seeking sculptors so if you want to do commisions I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding some jobs. Look at TMP under the sculpting forum and at the yahoo page 1list sculpting. It allways pays to just send your pics of to all the companies you're interested in working for.

Since I stopped wanting commisions it feels as if I see adds all the time  :icon_scratch:
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on February 05, 2009, 07:40:13 AM
I'm doing a male vampire... very "classic". It's like the grandpa from the Munsters.

Spamming is the way to go ;)

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Bodhi on February 05, 2009, 12:50:41 PM
I edited. UK mail, not US mail. Sorry.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Baldemyr on July 30, 2009, 11:12:42 AM
Not to bring this thread back from the dead but...I still really want a copy of Sir Nurglelot the Space Marine.  Any progress?
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on July 30, 2009, 11:52:43 AM
In fact is an excellent timing... after a few RL issues, this week I finally did the moulds, tested it and took the first 'production' copy, that one of my friends is painting.

The model will include three resin parts body, left arm, right arm and a 25mm WH40K round plastic slotta base. The model will not have a backpack and it is fully compatible with any backpack of the Chaos SM or Marine range.

It will be a limited run of 30 models, I will provide a signed, numbered certificate for each model. The first 5 copies will not be sold so only 25 will be available. The price will be US$20 (through paypal or Western Union) that includes shipping to anywhere in the world (in THIS world at least, interdimensional or interplanetary shipping is not covered).

Thanks for your interest :D

Please let me know if you are interested in ordering one and I will send you the payment info.

Andres
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Baldemyr on July 30, 2009, 01:19:28 PM
Absolutely. Send me info and we will set it up.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: Custom_Hobby on July 31, 2009, 10:54:43 AM
Save one for me as well. When you are ready also post a thread about the sale here on the forum.
Title: Re: New WIPs
Post by: steeldragon on August 16, 2009, 05:43:01 PM
This is the 'For Sale' thread:

http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=2826 (http://www.customhobby.com/forum/index.php?topic=2826)

Thanks for all the interest :D

Andres