March 8, 2011
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Next up is one of my favorite pieces to date. Its original name is
"The Gatekeeper", but since I wanted him guarding a door I renamed the
scene "The Guardian".
His scale is 54mm, and what a fantastic bit of
sculpting! I had a blast painting this figure, and the armor allowed me
to get creative with colors. This is also the first figure who had more
skin showing than just the face, hands, and/or arms.
The castle base is
also resin, by a company named Seil Models. Sadly they are no longer in
business, but some of their pieces are still available for sale.
cobwebs to the corner of the wall by pulling apart a Q-tip, then
stretching and tacking it against the wall with Elmer's Glue and a
Also, to allow at least some view of the figures backside
(equally impressive), I chose to glue the door open. Doing so required
me to create hinges. They are made from wire and styrene plastic strip.
They are not functional, so the door is delicately glued into position.
I've enjoyed these two items by Nocturna [dwarf
and guardian] so much I ordered two more
different ones. I only hope they are as impressive as these first two
were. As always everything is painted with enamels.
Well, that's about all for now. The Houston contest is coming at
the end of April, so I plan to make a big display for it. I mentioned
before I don't plan to judge this year, so if any of you choose to come
out I'd be free to visit. Take care, and bye until next time.