Home Forums Fantasy General Fantasy RPG miniatrure sculpting WIP

Viewing 40 posts - 121 through 160 (of 182 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #113665
    StroezieStroezie
    Participant

    Holy tiny little wonders Batman!!!

    Those look awesome!

    Hmm.. I’ve long been thinking of making  some galleys for my 6mm fantasy Greeks this has just pushed me a little further in that direction I think.

    @ Beardedgoblin

    I’ll see if I can dig up the link to the templates I used to make mine if you’re interested in building some.

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #113691
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    Wowsies, these are magnificent.

    I never considered doing 6mm fantasy but now I do.

    #113703
    BeardgoblinBeardgoblin
    Participant

    @ Beardedgoblin I’ll see if I can dig up the link to the templates I used to make mine if you’re interested in building some. Cheers, Stroezie.

     

    Ooh, yes please @Stroezie!  Also links to your own model ships if they are on the web! Feel free to drop them in my terrain thread if you don’t want to hi-jack this one.

    #113705
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Also links to your own model ships if they are on the web

    LINK

    #113708
    Thomaston
    Participant

    @Oldben

    I figure sticking a layer od thin plastic sheet on the bottom would be easier but it’s not that bad of an issue except for this example ship. I actually like how it rocks a little, ship like.

    @Beardedgoblin

    First thing was to draw out the main sham of the waterline one paper and cut out the plastic base. I used thicker plastic for the previous ships but screwed up for this example and used thinner plastic as a result the waterline warped pretty bad.

    I cut the waterline one sid at a time, finalizing the conture and traced it on paper to shape the other side.

    I cut out a template for the side of the hull in paper first. Test fit and trim as needed before cutting plastic.

    Prescore the plank lines while it’s flat and before gluing. Also pre-bend the bow by wrapping it around some stick to make it easier later on.

    For the other 3 boats I started by gluing the stern first, it’s the straightest/flattest part of the hull so less stress. For thisone the stern is as curved as the bow so I glued the midship first. After it sets I did the stern and cut out the prow to fit and glued the bow.

    Stuck a thick slab of plastic along the middle to help stiffen the hull but also later on to hold the mast.

    Paper template for teh deck and then cut plastic. This was the most time consuming as getting it to fit snuggle takes a lot of trimming and fine filing the edges. Don’t forget to score the plank lines before gluing. I always draw a line down the cenerline of the ship for the plank so I can also use it as s guide for the mast.

    I’ll need to putty fill that gap in the bow. It fitted well when I tested but I glued the rear deck to the plastic slab first so it mught have shifted and the bow didn’t fit as well.

    Bulkhead, stern and roof are done the same way as the deck but I didn’t need the paper templace and used the hull as a ruller onto the plastic itself. These are a lot more straight forward compared to the deck because they’re on the edge and isn’t nested inthe hull.

    Rudder is the last thing before the mast.

    Tired is enough.

    #113712
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Need to up my sculpting game.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by Thomaston.

    Tired is enough.

    #113746
    BeardgoblinBeardgoblin
    Participant

    “LINK”

    Cheers!

    @Beardedgoblin First thing was to draw out the main sham of the waterline one paper…

    Thanks @Thomaston, thats a great walk-through, cheers!

    Nice sketch too!

    #113762
    StroezieStroezie
    Participant

    For those who are interested, here’s the link to the templates I used to build the first of my ships.

    Link

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #113765
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    For those who are interested, here’s the link to the templates I used to build the first of my ships. Link Cheers, Stroezie.

    Cheers Stroezie!

    #113783
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Concepts for next batch, mostly to add range weapons to my previous sculpts.

    Tired is enough.

    #113800
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    You’re pretty good at that paint sketching thing!  And civies/farmers are always good to have!  6mm civilians seem quite rare in most ranges.  If you’re not careful you might end up becoming a manufacturer!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #114025
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Gotta say it was much easier sculpting with something to base it on.

    Tired is enough.

    #114043
    StroezieStroezie
    Participant

    The second crosbowman even has a moustache = awesomesauce!!!

    I really like the look of those figures with the mohrion helmets btw. but now I want to see you tackle little Aztecs too 😎

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #114056
    Thomaston
    Participant

    No plans for aztecs, I’m lazy like that.

    I really like the little boat. The masts also got in the way of my fingers.

    Tired is enough.

    #114068
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    That’s so cool.  You’ll need some pirates as this rate.

    #114108
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Looking really really good.  Your sculpting is improving remarkably, those are some great looking figs!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #114188
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Thanks guys.

    @oldben
    I thought of making pirates so I can pu the ships to use but I don’t knwo what medieval pirates would look like. Don’t want to have cannons and guns.

    Tired is enough.

    #114199
    RhodericRhoderic
    Participant

    This is really, really cool. I’m feeling emboldened to try some shipbuilding myself.

     

    I thought of making pirates so I can pu the ships to use but I don’t knwo what medieval pirates would look like. Don’t want to have cannons and guns.

    Maybe look to Ghost Archipelago for inspiration. Or look to select Conan comics, artwork and games (Barachan type pirates, and maybe Vilayet pirates, would be what you’re after in that context). Depictions of Tolkien’s Umbar corsairs are another idea (keeping in mind the films aren’t the only depiction out there).

    Before Ghost Archipelago I had an idea for making 28mm western medieval fantasy pirates from select Crusader Miniatures Dark Ages Irish, especially the ones with vests, perhaps converting some to have more intimidating hairdos. That’s the general kind of look I have in mind, at least.

    • This reply was modified 11 months ago by RhodericRhoderic.
    #114203
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Hmmm Vilayet pirates, looks interesting especially the less clothed and leather armored one. I can’t get my head behind metal armor for pirates, probably no shields either.

    I like this guy’s baggy bottoms and shoulder armor.
    https://www.wargamesillustrated.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DJF9495.png

    Goblin/Gremlin/Imp/Kobold, what other small creatures can I call these?

    Tired is enough.

    #114205
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    More good sculpts!  I’d say call them whatever you want!  But they do look goblinish to me.

    I thought of making pirates so I can pu the ships to use but I don’t knwo what medieval pirates would look like. Don’t want to have cannons and guns.

      Well, if you want them to look somewhat “authentic medieval” then I’d say go with loose/baggy pants, baggy blouses, mostly with vests, and then either barefoot or with high boots.  Footwear was apparently bad for climbing rigging.  You can go full on fantasy pirate, and that’s a good thing, but also remember that there is a fine line between down-on-their-luck fishermen and a pirate crew…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #114387
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Lady Adjutant Jarette Domongatt and her personal attendants stumbled into some farmers.

    A spoiled brat, the youngest daughter of Lord Domongatt of Heidel. Her military appointment was intended to occupy her time and keep her out of trouble, instead she out rank her commander on the nobility heirarchy and it gave her free reign to galavant across the land as she wish.

    Her standard bearer and handmaide is her voice of reason. Constantly reminding her to behave herself and periodically report Lady Jarette’s activities to her father.

    Tired is enough.

    #114405
    greg954
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Good stuff, I particularly like the boats. Has got me thinking……</p>

    #114406
    BeardgoblinBeardgoblin
    Participant

    Your tiny sculpts are so full of character – I wouldn’t believe such was possible at so small a scale!

    The boats are sublime perfection.

    #114413
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    Such characterful little sculpts, they look outstanding. I like your style, there’s a bit of an JRPG feel to them.

    #114474
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Thanks.
    I get the JRPG comment a few times, I don’t really see it myself but these were based on characters in computer games so it makes sense.

    Lady Adjutant Jarette leading with a combined force of guards and villagers against a clan of Lurkers.

    Tired is enough.

    #114482
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    Painted they look even better.

    I was wondering, do you use wireframes for models in this size and how did you make the pitchfork?

    #114485
    Thomaston
    Participant

    For these I sculpted them from the feet up, most didn’t have any armature. All the weapon aer just putty rolled up into shape. The banner pole warped pretty bad. Pushing and shaping putty around wire is a pain for me.

    Tired is enough.

    #114486
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    For these I sculpted them from the feet up, most didn’t have any armature. All the weapon aer just putty rolled up into shape. The banner pole warped pretty bad. Pushing and shaping putty around wire is a pain for me.

    Interesting, …I’m trying to learn to sculpt myself (in 15mm that is) and found the use of an armature to be a major advantage. Never tried something as small as 6mm, which is why I got curious. With weapons and tools this small, the wire needs to be very thin which will probably make it too much of a hassle to work with anyway.

    Cheers, thanks for sharing!

    #114949
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Village elder with his militia meeting with an imperial official. And a photo of the whole family.

    Decided to change the way I did playing area. Going for set piece, diomara style towns and villages, I think it fit better with these fantasy games and how Five Leagues from the Borderlands works. Need to finish the houses, but I don’t like how the town wall looks like dragon scale.

    Did two 15mm sculpts and managed to almost finish them. These were to help me pose my 6mm people.

    On the left is the first mini I ever sculpted, over a decade ago, 15mm, no nose and very anime. I was such a powergamer back then, two handed sword, heavy armor and battle pose.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by Thomaston.

    Tired is enough.

    #115001
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    Quite the collection you already got and every one of them looks amazing. I admire your work, even on the 15mm ones.

    My own creations are a far cry from your work.

    #115015
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    They are indeed amazeballs.
    Good skills on everything really.

    I am half tempted to try and persuade you to do me some 15mm sculpts…

    😀

    #115031
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Honestly dude, I really think you should make some of those tiny sculpts for production, either to start your own little biz or perhaps to augment the lines of another.  Maybe even write your own game…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #115115
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Thanks all. I wouldn’t mind doing the odd minis for unique characters but making it a business sounds like oversaturating in a super niche scale/market.

    Tired is enough.

    #115131
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    I wouldn’t mind doing the odd minis for unique characters but making it a business sounds like oversaturating in a super niche scale/market.

      Perhaps, but with a little luck and some good web presence (forum posts and the like) you might be able to secure enough customers to reach the point where they are funding you making the models YOU want to play with.  And if you can put out your own rules and scenarios to use your minis with it’ll be even better.  Just look at what Mike has built, and twice too boot!

    Now, whether it is worth the possible headaches is a whole ‘nother line of questioning…  haha!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #115266
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Made for 3mm, used for 6mm.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by MikeMike.
    • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by Thomaston. Reason: delete image see below

    Tired is enough.

    #115273
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    Outstanding, they look simply marvelous!

    The one thing I wonder about is why you put the village with the wall on a round base. It makes it nigh impossible to have the rest of the wall line up with the main gate.

    #115334
    Thomaston
    Participant

    I did them as stand alone locations rather than modular terrain. Wanted to have recogniable landmarks for my campaign but didn’t want to build the entire area. Thinking about it, I could expand the town by adding districts, unconnected but recognisable as part of the same town.

    Think the previous post got deleted because the image was too big.

    Tired is enough.

    #115337
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Think the previous post got deleted because the image was too big.

    It was in my spam folder pending approval.
    Not sure why, sorry.

    #115343
    Thomaston
    Participant

    No problem, I should have mad the images smaller anyway.

    Tired is enough.

    #115387
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Excellent looking work, sir!  These are great little diorama bases.  I’m keen to hear how they work in actual game.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

Viewing 40 posts - 121 through 160 (of 182 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.