Monday, September 4, 2023

Turnip 28 - Buildings - Bogs - Laundry - Cityscape

For a few years now I have tried to knock out a large terrain project over the summer, with the intention to finish it prior to the start of school. For a variety of reasons I missed the deadlines I'd set myself... but better late than never!

The project is four buildings, a city backdrop, some bogs, and a few 3D printed items. The buildings are pretty old school- foamboard (foamcore), balsa wood, and cereal box cardboard for shingles. There are other miscellaneous items from Hirst Arts molds and 3d printed items scattered around.

The backdrop is made from foamcore and is part 3D, part illusionistically painted.

The 'Gatehouse' is a close copy of an illustration by 'Black Crab Art' for the Turnip28 game.
Black Crab Art

Bogs are simple MDF board with built up borders (latex caulk and wall filler compound). The gloss is three layers of gloss polyurethane.

The Laundry and Water Pump are from Infinite Dimensions and are 3D prints. The root ox is also printed, its from the Turnip28 Patreon.

 A few scenic views...

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Servoskulls - Servo Tome - Horse Skull

 I've been trying to keep up with my "ServoskullSaturday" project. Here are July and August.

 The Servo-Tome is from the Ashes of Faith boxset with the Inquisition Kill Team. 

Horse skulls show up a lot in Oldhammer art and miniatures- my favorite Chaos Renegade from Rogue Trader 40k was a horse skull chaos marine. I was a little surprised I hadn't made a servo-skull version of one. I started with an old GW skeletal horse head and added grenstuff for the mechanical bits.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Folk Horror Project - Crooked Dice - Strawman and Goat-Kin

 A few more contributions to the Folk Horror endeavor.

The Stawman, a hulking resin figure, fun and easy to paint.

And some Goat-kin. Decided to go for a range of color, sort of parallel to some 40K beastmen I did a couple years back.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Folk Horror Project - Crooked Dice - Some Are Islanders

Next up in the Folk Horror project is the 'Some Are Islanders' pack from Crooked Dice's Children of the Fields range. 

"What's the matter with you MacGregor, you call that dancing? Cut some capers, man! Use your bladder"

What has Little Lord Winterly found in the woods?

 Finally, a shot of the full pack of four.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Folk Horror Project - Crooked Dice - Children of the Fields - May Queens - Corn Dolls

I've had a large stash of 'Folk Horror' for about a year, comprised of miniatures from Ainsty, Crooked Dice, Midlam Miniatures/Woodbine, and Meridian/Gardens of Hecate. I've liked the film Wickerman for some time, and when I found out that Crooked Dice had a range loosely based on that genre, I decided to hunt for more.

I decided to make 'Folk Horror' my summer project, and while it is admittedly off to a slow start I have gotten somewhere.

I've been drawing packs at random- first up are some Crooked Dice 'Children of the Fields'.


First draw was the 'May Queens', one of my favorite packs from the range. I decided to paint Lady Winterly at the same time, as well as a girl I had 3D printed, from Tiny Furniture.

The next draw was a pack of 'Corn Dolls', crude animated scarecrows.

Up next, 'Some are Islanders'.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Turnip28 - Grand Bombard

I started this project about a year ago- a Grand Bombard for the Turnip28 game. The cannon model is a design available from the Turnip28 Patreon. The crew is largely based on the Eureka 'Sandras' with a few other things added in. 

I needed cannonballs for it, and got the mad idea to create some Madballs- weird toy foam balls from the 1980s. As far as I could tell, there wasn't an STL of them. I never actually owned any, but I do have a comic book featuring them! The spheres were actually my first major 3D designs, but oddly I ended up releasing a couple others before I got around to finalizing the 'Crazy 80s Spheres'. 

I also designed some pulleys and a 'crane clamp' for gripping the spheres. I found a nice treadwheel crane by Printable Scenery that seemed to fit the vibe I was going for really well, because these things would be big and heavy!

All in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but I think it would need several more crew!

Additional images of a game:

Escher Shivver - 40k - Servoskull Saturday

My 'Servoskull Saturday' miniature this month is the Necromunda Escher Shivver. As an Escher and servoskull enthusiast, I knew I had to get this one as it combines several of my favorite things.

For inspiration I searched for 'Voodoo Queen' images and found one that had a color scheme I liked- "Voodoo Priestess Calypso" by Avasariah, on DeviantArt.

I really like the crystal ball/skull combo on this miniature.