An old piece today.
A diorama I made ages ago for a contest at a local gaming store (I won second place btw). Most of the temple is etched plaster covering a wood base.
For the sculpture on the wall, I pressed various figures on a clay sheet and poured plaster of Paris, then etched the brick patterns on it after it was dried. The columns are also made of plaster, poured in… cardboard toilet paper rolls. Yep.
The paint job is ok, but as for most of my older pieces, it consists mainly of layering and drybrushing.
It think the diorama should be viewed as a whole, telling a story: Mama dragon, protecting her eggs, wants to get a free meal from superstitious orcs, who are about to get attacked by a brave halfling thief and a (hopefully) powerful mage.
A jungle scene…
Some tension in this scene…
“Hum… free meal!”
“Wait… Something’s wrong…”
“If I can just find that wand now…”
“Just wait ’till the last moment: It will be more cinematic!”
“Now if that *&# mage could just find his stuff…”
Styrofoam is a very cool material for hobbyists: inexpensive, light, easy to cut and sculpt, glue or paint.
Messy. Non-biodegradable. Toxic fumes when melted. Hard to recycle. Squeaky.
Oh, well: I guess nothing’s prefect!
Anyway: here is a home for Gurk the brave, made from 1/2 styrofoam sphere, covered in MagicScupt patches, all glued to a small massonite base.
Gurk, trying to find a spot to plant his Dwarf Pogo in front of his new home.
I like styrofoam 🙂
Hi world! I’m sorry for the lack of posts recently: I’ll feed this blog soon with cool stuff… I have worked on many great projects recently.
First, let me introduce you to my dipped orcs friends. I have completed the painting and basing for 18 of these bad guys (just 16 on this photo as the 2 others were still drying).
Overall, I am very pleased with the result: they look great on the gaming table and didn’t take forever to paint.
I tried to use the dipping technique to speed up the process of painting my 25 Mantic orcs.
Here is the result on 2 bad guys: