Friday, 2 September 2016

The New White Dwarf review

Well today I had to go to Maldon and while there I needed to do some shopping at Tesco's. First thing I noticed at the entrance was the new release of one of my dearest publications.

As most of you know the monthly 40 year old White dwarf was replaced by a weekly publication that was hard to get your hands on, but after many months they decided to make it monthly again and available outside GW stores. Nice! This is the first of these new monthly magazines.

Hmm, for a while and even before the weekly edition the content of WD was a bit lacking and expensive for what it offered so I confess that I was naturally not inclined to buy it. I looked at the price tag 5.99 pounds 150 pages thick and actually it's not that bad… still not totally convinced. That was until the shiny new sprue of one of my favourite new Age of Sigmar miniatures was part of that deal. I mean the Slaughterpriest miniature alone is 18 pounds!

Yeah I got it.

I took some quick pictures of the magazine and contents.


Awesome miniature sprue.


The contents.



Huge 4page spread of the army of the month.


Battle report for AoS


Lovely artwork!


Blanchitsu


Convertions.


Next month.




These pictures only scratch the surface of what this White Dwarf brings in this month. There are loads of rules, cards, missions, extras gaming contents for all games known to mankind to keep any wargammer happy. If your more painter hobby inclined there is, army or the month, painting tutorials, Golden demons as well as readers paint jobs, conversions ideas etc etc… If you like a bit of everything there was the tale of 4 gamers as well as lots of Killteam things to keep you interested. Overall quite a good magazine.

Now for my final judgement…
Would I buy if there was no free miniature? No.
Now that I have seen it will I buy the next ones? Occasionally yes.

Will not subscribe it since I believe this is a 6 pound impulse buy more than something essential for my hobby. Positive effort and I'm also quite happy with the free miniature.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Gigantic Slug official release

Hi bug lovers.

Just wanted to share the official release of the Gigantic slug from Otherworld miniatures.
As always the paint jobs on the minis are brilliant. Loving it.


Another finished project and hopefully now people can grab some for themselves and paint the way they like it.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Tailless whip scorpion/whip spider

One of the scariest arachnids around has to be the Tailless Whip Scorpion. It's the insect of nightmares and obviously something that I would end up sculpting sooner or later.

Commissioned by Mortal Arrow Miniatures this is my latest finished giant bug.





















Thursday, 11 August 2016

Bugman Anniversary

Another year older and with plenty of sculpting projects on the table. But tonight I have a meeting with a bottle. Monsters and bugs will just have to wait. Heres a glimpse of something I'm sculpting atm.
Cheers




Monday, 20 June 2016

Vinegaroons/Whip Scorpions

Vinegaroons or Whip Scorpions are arachnids that walk on 6 legs because they have adapted their 2 front legs to antenna like sensory organs. Unlike common scorpions that use their tails to inject some good stuff into your blood the Vinegaroons spray some vinegar smelling concoction instead. Their main weapons are the fearsome crunching claws, which are quite short and stubby.

I was commissioned by Mortal Arrow Miniatures (which just opened a new LINK along with this new project) to sculpt this scary Scorpion. This was the result.











Its an easy 4 part kit.





Scale






Bits assembly.





I really liked this one because it allowed me to learn more about a not so common Scorpion. This is a project I will be involved with for the next months, many insects to study.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Hell Slugs Concept art

While researching for my Colossal Slug sculpt I ended up creating some concept art so that I could put on paper the ideas I had in my mind. Generated plenty of hellish concepts and weird mutated sneaky slugs.

Not sure the ones I prefer so far since I really want to sculpt them all, so I'm a bit undecided regarding which ones will move from the paper into the my tabletop arena.






Next batch will be sculpted at medium sized slugs so considerably smaller than my previous Colossal Slug.


Friday, 10 June 2016

Colossal Slug

Snails and Slugs have been keeping me busy and I would dare to say that this is the year of the Gastropods.

So about 1 month ago I got a commission from Otherworld miniatures that was just about the type of thing I do love to sculpt. The Colossal Slug!
Currently Otherworld has one huge slug on their range but they wanted something a bit more modern and fantasy like detailed to replace it.

My commission was quite simple, create a HUGE memorable fantastic Slug to replace the old one.

This is what I came up with.


















The underside also has textured skin



Some more details close ups.





The kit will have 3 pieces consisting on main body and 2 pairs of eyes.



So how big is this Slug? Its Colossal!





This Slug is quite the centerpiece for any adventure and was a nice piece to sculpt but is this the end for the Slugs and Snails in therms of projects? Quite the contrary, hang in there because during this weekend I will post concept art of what I intend to sculpt. Plenty of more Mollusca coming soon...