Monday, 20 January 2014

Vulture Cavalry

I've continues to slog away at the Runestaff figures (even during our recent heatwave). I managed to finish a few more of the Vulture Legion including the first cavalry figure and a musician.

The thinking behind the cavalry is this: The Vultures legion is made up of Muskovite mercenaries so what better than a cossack style. Looking at the other beast orders this give us a chance to make a light cavalry element.

With the musician I was going to do a horn/trumpet but I began to think about other options. Initially I thought why not a saxophone? But that wouldn't have worked. So I settled on a gong.

Add to this the last couple of flamelances and that's what I've done during the past fortnight.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Painted Runestaff Figures

Eureka have commissioned someone to paint some of the Runestaff figures but, being a rather impatient chap, I decided to paint some myself to see how they came out.

This was a bit of a test to see how they tuned out as well as seeing if my idea of a colourful pallet would work. I'm pretty happy with the results.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Wars of The Runestaff

I made this image the other day. The reason being that I was chatting to Nic and Tony at Eureka and they said that they were going to add a new section to the Eureka website dedicated to the Michael Moorcock, Hawkmoon/Runestaff project. What they are thinking is a very 70's look. So I took it upon myself to design a page banner. I did it using Photoshop and found a free Roger Dean type font on the net.

I don't know if it will be used but I enjoyed making it.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Stuff for Pulp 28's

Well, I've had these figures waiting since last year (December) and I've been so intent with sculpting the Hawkmoon/Runestaff stuff for Eureka that I've been putting off getting these guys painted, photographed and added to my Pulp 28's webstore. But finally, at last... I've done it.

Zombies, Survivors and Space Guys #2. All are now available now at  Pulp 28's at a very reasonable price!

Here are a couple of pics:

Saturday, 4 January 2014

After the Yuletide

Well, the Christmas over and the New Year is upon us and even thought I haven't posted anything here for a while I have been busy. I've made quite a few figures that I haven't posted (mainly because I've been pretty busy) so I'll post them today.

I also have a bunch of figures from the first lot of castings. They are not available at this stage as Nic & Tony at Eureka are waiting until they have decent selection beforehand. They have sent some to their hired painter Rod and I'm keen to see how they come out. I'm going to paint a few myself too!

Well here are some figures:

This first one is the Order of the Wolf. He was done as a prototype to make sure the look worked out right. Here he is in one piece but he has since been cut up into three parts.

Another Vulture. The Order of the Vulture is close to completion. I also have another few figures that are almost complete.

Order of the Board and the Pig. Both of these were built on basic leg and torso sculpts that I made just for this purpose. By removing the heads I can also use these torsos for other orders if needs be.

Order of the Fly: Now this is one of my favorites so far. He is a little different to the others in that he is armoured in a totally different style. What I like to think of as Insectile Chic. Another aspect with this figure was to try and get him looking a bit crazy. Future Flies will have weirder poses. They need to look erratic and need to convey a grubbiness of mind.