Sci-fi Vampire sculpt

After a bit of a break, I’ve picked up my sculpting tools again, partly spurred on by the Oldhammer Chaos Pig contest. I’ve also been finishing off some long run WIP in with a view to getting another casting run done.

Space Vampire sculpt

My recent sculpts are a bit of a mixed bag, […]

Chainsaw Warrior Mutants

Chainsaw Warrior Mutant Models

More Chainsaw Warrior mutants

Original card

Last year I created a game using Space Hulk rules in a Chainsaw Warrior setting, which I’m finally getting round to fully documenting here (and I still need to finish the rules so that they can be posted). I needed models for […]

SWAT team – early sculpts

SWAT team sculpts

These are some of my earliest scratch-built models, which I have finally got round to painting and basing. From what I can remember they were the 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th that I ever sculpted – going from left to right. I’ve now sculpted about thirty models in total. This set […]

Sculpting tip #3 – Freezing putty

Real life commitments interrupted me recently at the point when I had just mixed up a blob of green stuff, and I had to leave it unused. Rather than waste it, I tried putting it in the freezer. To my slight surprise, once I had warmed it back up the following day, it was perfectly […]

Sculpting tip #2 – putty on thumbnail

I have found that the best place to keep putty while you are sculpting is on the back of your thumbnail. This makes a very convenient surface for chopping off small bits and sticking them on. If you keep the putty on your work surface, then that isn’t as convenient, and if you hold it […]

Techno Ape Sculpts completed

My next batch of sculpts are now ready for casting and are already in the post to Lancer miniatures. Here’s a quick preview of some of them – they should be appearing in their shop shortly. More previews coming soon.

These are three “techno-apes” – experts in miniaturised technology, they mainly wear tiny devices although […]

Sculpting tip #1 – wet foam to lubricate your tool

Here’s a tip I picked up from watching Kevin Adams sculpting at BOYL. He was using a blister pack just like the one below, soaked in water. Pretty much every time he lifted the sculpting tool off the green, he dabbed it on the foam, moistening it so that it didn’t stick to the putty. […]

Cultist sculpt

Another cultist sculpt is finished. I was pleased with his ‘creeping along’ stance – I think I’m getting better at making the poses look more dynamic. Soon he will be going to be moulded by Lancer with another four cultists and some other more novel additions to my Warfactory range. If you have bought any […]

WIP sculpts

Since the first batch was cast, I’ve been beavering away on the next batch of sculpts, and here are some progress photos of them. From left to right, top to bottom, we have:

A hideous mutant demon thing. A cultist assassin An energy weapon toting variant of the spaceship crewman A rifle wielding cultist A […]

Scratch built Nurgling

My 11 year old has been practising his sculpting and the nurgling on the right is his first scratch built model. It’s made entirely from green putty on a wire frame – he also painted it himself. If you look closely, you can see that it’s holding a loop of its own gut (ugh). The […]