Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inspector Collins

Overall, out of all my sculpts so far this is the one I'm most satisfied with.

Inspector Patrick Collins has always been the odd man out at the Yard. Promoted from constable after finding the kidnapped Lady Byron, and taking a bullet in the shoulder for his troubles, he has never really been accepted by his comrades. It's no wonder then that he has has been assigned many of the bizarre crimes that have been occurring in London. Certainly not thrilled by the assignments he is too much of a professional to not devote his full capabilities to the so called U cases. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mrs. Amelia Pelham

Many distractions and delays later I finally finished the Victorian Lady. I'm happy with her face but hands are still my downfall. I thought I would start adding a small story about each figure that would help breathe some life into both the figures I'm making and the larger world I see them fitting into. Most of this I make up as I'm sculpting. It keeps me interested and motivated to finish them. After all it is easy to stop creating some random sculpt but much harder to finish work on the imperious Mrs. Pelham. 

Wife of Reginald Pelham, owner of Pelham Dry Goods And Mechanicals, Amelia Pelham is one of many middle class women very much involved with the spiritualist scene of London. Here she is hurrying to a seance with the renowned medium Antoli Keerard with little concern for what the neighbors think. And certainly none for what Mr. Pelham thinks. 



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Steam Armor

Normally when modeling I work more or less on the fly. But recently I've tried to plan things out a little more. Part of my new method has been making sketches of what I want to work on. In the past I've done some rough sketches for terrain I've been working on but I've been trying to go a step further for my sculpting. I'm not the best artist by any means but working this way lets me focus my ideas on what I want to make.  Although I'm pretty sure it will evolve as I sculpt it.

So this is the sketch I made for my first more steampunk miniature. I wanted to make a steam driven power armor or steam armor as it were. I decided that it would be of Prussian manufacture, probably from the Krupp factories.

And here is the beginnings of the sculpt.

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