Tuesday 16 November 2010

Inigo Wilde, SIS Scalphunter

I should really wait until at least the first batch of Statuesque Miniatures figures are out, but I'm impatient so here he is. He'll be part of the second batch of releases...

He measures 34mm tall.

Monday 8 November 2010

Gin, sodomy and the cane

Here's my entry for the Frothers Unite 2010 Scupting Competition. The theme this year was 'Cthluedo'. As I know very little about the cthulhu mythos I decided to do a slightly warped take on a Cluedo style character.

The Honourable Timothy Whopping

You can see the rest of the entries here and there's some great, really inventive figures there. I'm rather chuffed to say Whopping came first in the Hapless Mortal category! Well done to all who entered.

I had a lot of fun working on this figure and it was a good opportunity to sculpt a male figure for a change. Albeit in a dress and high heels...

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Scarf, coat, boots...

Here's another for Crooked Dice, May Killan...

I really enjoyed working on this one, lots of interesting challenges and I think I learned a fair bit too. She's about 29mm to eye level.

Wednesday 7 July 2010

The flower of the partisan

Here's one I've just finished for my personal range Statuesque Miniatures. It'll be a wee while before she's available but I'm impatient and wanted to share her because I'm rather chuffed with how she turned out! She's something of a remake of Lila. She was my 10th sculpt while this is my 35th so it's nice for me to see the progression.

Bella the Partisan:

She's 33mm tall, 31mm to the eyes. The guns are courtesty of Hasslefree Miniatures.

Sunday 21 March 2010


I posted this over at www.minisculpture.co.uk and thought I'd post it here too as a bit of an update.

These are my most commonly used tools, some bought and some home made (never throw away old paint brushes).

So, working left to right...

A Royal Sovereign clay shaper, Flat chisel size 0 extra firm. Could do nothing without this little tool. After the putty is on and roughly shaped, I'll use this for smoothing, shaping, more smoothing, more shaping. Indispensible for me.

Another RS colour shaper, this one was bought from heresy miniatures. Often use this for eye sockets, not used so much but very useful when the situation is right. Still on the look out for a very sharply pointed clay shaper so if anyone knows where to pick one up let me know!

My basic shaping tool, bought from heresy again (can't say I use the rest much...). I use it for rough shaping the putty when it goes on to the figure. Slightly rounded on the other surface so good for smoothing/ blending.

I made this from a bit of brass wire (just using pliers, files and sand paper so not too tricky). Stuck in an old paint brush. Was aiming for a finer version of the tool described above and thats what I got . Very useful for sharpening up those details.

Next up are a couple of needles, both bluntened slightly. I use the thicker needle more, generally using the fine needle when the putty is fairly cured. Should probably get myself an unblunted needle too for extra fine details...

A dental tool, bought off ebay. Not great quality, but useful for awkward angles of attack and for the likes of folds in robes.

A fine loop of 0.6mm copper wire. Again useful occassionally for folds, eye sockets etc.

Finally, files and a sharp scalpel, because to be honest I do a lot of scraping (which is why I used to sculpt in a GS/BS mix). Shapely long legs generally don't appear just like that so a fair bit of fine tuning is required! Don't be shy about this, it's all to get the final product after all.

Anyways, I'm hoping some other sculptors on the forum will post pics of their tools so I can pick up some tips!

Mini-wise, working on more sexy ladieez! Some for clients and some for my top secret project...