Monday, 26 December 2011

The "Houston, we have a problem" diorama is finished

Aliens movies are a major reference for me and my hobby, I always find something to inspire my Sci Fi settings and miniatures in those movies and THE master H. R. Giger works always guide my imaginary into a world of delight.

Going back to when Kane got a facehugger kiss on the first Aliens movie it was one of the most memorable moments for me, so I tried to make this diorama a couple minutes prior to the facehugger attack when they discover the Aliens eggs.

The miniature is from Ground Zero Games and its 15mm, so its my first try on making dioramas in these small scales... I also took the chance to try to paint something a bit different with some drastic lightning effects hoping to catch the darkish feeling of the movie and that tense scene.

Diorama scale picture next to a 28mm

I really enjoyed working on one of my favorite themes and in 15mm, the biggest drawback for me when doing dioramas in 28mm's is that they really take a lot of space in storing and after you do 2 or 3 you start to be a bit stressed about the room in your display... in 15mm there's no such problems as such I now want to create LOTS of little 15mm dioramas :)
For now I hope Frothers community enjoys this one.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Its that time of the year that we spend money and make a small retrospective of the full year...

This year on the hobby side of things it was really rewarding for me, I entered the 15mm arena with both feet and sculpted some little fellas. I think the quality of this scale is growing very fast and very soon we will see 15mm comparable to some 28mm's.

On the 28mm front I had to box some minis because I'm going to travel, so the 28mm collections are on hold until I get a place to unload all of them, but I managed to sculpt a lot and for many clients.
I will make my sculpting studio airborne and portable so that I can sculpt anywhere I land.

Currently I have 5 big projects on my sculpting table and they are both for 15mm and 28mm so I'm a busy busy bee atm.

On a personal level everything changed for me and I just entered the biggest adventure of my life, I packed all my bug things and will migrate to another country to start up a new life!

So dear hobby friends, sculptors, painters, astronauts, bug enthusiasts, miniatures producers, stalkers, buggers and figs addicts... all of you and your families I say:

Eat, Drink and be Merry!

Mr. Bug-Man

Monday, 19 December 2011

"Houston, we have a problem"

Sculpting for others is great because you try different things but sometimes you need to find the time to do something for yourself and this latest project it's just that, a little gift for myself in this Christmas season.

I never enter contests of any sort, either online or local, not because I have something against them it's just because I never have the time off to complete such challenges or because, locally, I'm involved in judging or organizing such contests.
To break the cycle I'm going to do something for myself and also participate on a online painting contest in one of the most if not THE most crazy, fun community I'm a part of.

Everyone is going to pimp their best 28mm's but I'm going to kick some ass with some 15mm's eheheh Seriously good painters there and I'm more a sculptor than painter but they have no chance against a 15mm GZG astronaut! XD

So enough with the talk and lets see some pics of my thing so far.

"FROTHERS, we have a problem"

The theme is a joke with the Apollo13 famous line "Houston we have a problem" to represent the little 15mm astronaut first encounter with one Aliens Egg. (frothers is the name of the community members)

The deadline is on the end of this month and I'm painting it at lunch breaks... more news with the finished painted diorama soon.

Hang in there fellow astronauts!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

MANES for Fractured Dimensions

Yay! Another sculpting project that I just finalized for Fractured Dimensions Miniatures and yet again it was a absolute pleasure to sculpt from start to finish.
This time I sculpted the MANES, 3 of them. Imagine some tiny devils hidden in some mysterious dungeon shadows ready to jump on you while you least expect. They are nasty!

Even if these little devils are sculpted around the 15mm mark they are for the 28mm market. I had the common limitations that the 15mm's have but tried to sculpt details just like a regular 28mm... above all I hope to make these minis enjoyable to paint.

The 3 little fellas
Mane 1 is the smaller of the group
Mane 2 is the bigger, fatter & has a temper
Mane 3 is the muscled one and its ready to jump
Tried to make them all with individual charisma but that still work well in a group.

A scale picture with a 28mm Hobgoblin

And a ruler, depending on pose and complexion some are 15mm and others around 10mm to the eye level.

Thats about it, the Manes are lurking in the shadows waiting for the most intrepid adventurer paintbrushes ;)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Harook are released and reviewed

Mad Robot miniatures just released our beloved bird like space race for the 15mm market, The Harook and I for one will want a bunch of them for my portfolio and more importantly for my games! Muhahah.

So you can buy them at:

Mad Robot Store HERE

You can check the beautiful paintjobs created by the 15mm painter Master Spacejacker HERE

I will just upload some pics of Spacejacker awesome paintings on the Harook.

Finally a review from the blog of reference to all things 15mm the Dropship Horizon HERE

And if you check my blog you can see the greens HERE

So my final words on this 10 minis project, what can I say? These were truly a joy to create, Mad Robot Miniatures created the concept and produced the miniatures, I sculpted them, Spacejacker painted them and the Dropship Horizon crew and 15mm fans supported everything from the beginning. In this process I managed to make friends with similar goals that are just as simple as; Enjoying 15mm Scifi!

Is this the end for the Harook? For me its only the beginning and on my sculpting table I'm making room for some more ;)


PS- Got a mail notice to pick a mysterious pack at my post office I think some feathered minis just landed here.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Panda miniature sculpture

One of my local friends gifted me with a painted diorama a few months ago and so I decided to sculpt him a Panda miniature as a token of my appreciation.

Why a Panda with a painting brush? Well his nick is Panda dos mares and he is a talented miniature painter so it seemed appropriated.

The Panda sculpt is about 28mm to the top of the head.

Panda do Mares the Painter

One day I hope to post his painting on this mini here, surely it will be awesome as usual.