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JGroeling

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About JGroeling

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  • Birthday 03/15/1985

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    Building, sculpting, painting, and general art stuff.

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  1. JGroeling

    Nolzur's/Wizkids Beholder commission (image heavy)

    Thank you. The stripes were just to see how it would work. But i really like how it turned out.
  2. Recently finished up another jarred mini, this one a Beholder. Beholder mini - Built on the base with a coin pile and treasure chest (also from Nolzur's/WizKids) as well as some hand punched loose coins and lots of sculpted resin Close ups. In jar - Client wanted a nice, small, display piece for his desk that he doesnt have to worry about the piece getting dusty. Metal plate on bottom of beholder, and magnets inside bottom of jar, if he chooses to use it for tabletop. Also more handcut coins glued inside the jar. writing on top was a found fantasy script that he liked, I translated 'Imprisoned Nightmare' as the writing. Have to say that I had so much fun painting this mini that I ordered 2 more to play around with later this year. Think I want to zombify one, and the other will be similar to this but with more elaborate basing.
  3. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Back in Feb folks. Apologies, this got sidelined between family stuff and commission work, but I'm back on it first week of Feb. See you then.
  4. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    How I make mini roses. 1. Lay out a strip of masking tape with pull tabs on the side. 2. Make circles approx size of roses I want to make. 3. Small drops of Elmer's glue in each of the circles, let dry. (Optional depending on your tape) 4. Once glue is dry, I make small balls out of Magic-sculpt (2 part resin epoxy) to fill said circles. 5. Using a flat tool, make a square in the putty, or more-sided shape for larger roses. 6. Inside the square, a triangle 7. Using a pointed tool, create a hole in the center of your rose, and then lift and shape the petals to your desired shape. Repeat 4-7 for each rose. 8. When done, and roses are all fully dried (may vary depending on hardener used and thickness of roses) peel the tape up. 9. Using a flat tool to go under the roses and pop them off the tape. The Elmer's glue base tends to make this easier as it doesnt sink into the tape, but the resin sticks to it. 10. Attach your roses to things, and have fun.
  5. JGroeling

    77434 Yeti Chieftain.

    Exactly
  6. JGroeling

    77434 Yeti Chieftain.

    Realized afterwards that most seemed to be going with more lighthearted approaches. I like to paint my monsters up scary most of the time. (Plus was crunched on time so couldnt do any conversions this time)
  7. Show off link Gettin messy.
  8. JGroeling

    77434 Yeti Chieftain.

    Finished this guy up for Ladystorm's winter contest. Fun one to work on, pretty quick paintjob between commissions.
  9. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Let sleeping beauties lie. Rose tutorial will have to wait a few more days, some last minute commission work came up so might not be back on this til next week.
  10. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Not too shabby, will see what tickles me by the end of this project. Thanks. I've had a few people ask, so on my next round of roses I'll try and get a step by step of the process. Should be done with that part by Friday.
  11. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    It's actually more of a cross between a vampiress, and dealing with consent. Obviously in this rendition, a lot of guys saw a sleeping beauty in the woods as invitation to steal a kiss. She's been well fed, and the volume of roses that will be growing over and around the bodies also shows how long she's been at it. Not sure on what to 'title' it, but it's been in my head since I first saw the Sleeping Beauty figure. Thanks, progress is going little by little.
  12. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Me either, still a lot of work to go on it. I'll do my best to get step-by-step shots on my next set of roses. Update Still adding vines and such, but it's mostly filling in gaps on the back at the moment and making some more wire vines. Did start putting together my 'Prince Charming' it's a conversion from a wizkids Tiefling Rogue that I hacked for parts on another conversion project. Have to resculp his clothing and hair and want to add a flowing cloak on the back. But a good start to get the idea.
  13. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Made more roses in my limited free time this past week qhile away. Think I'll need to do at least two more batches this size, as well as one batch of closed bulbs. The bigger rose is going to be used as well. Also picked up some 30 gauge floral wire wile away. When I got home I started playing around with it to build brambles and vines that wont be directly on the wall. Shot of just holding in place to give an idea of what I'm looking to do. These ones will go on after everything else is painted, so I dont have to work around them. Lot more to make. Also,.... my reaper order had arrived by the time I got back, so I was able to start butchering some Bone Fiends and Skeleton archers for the underside of my cavern area. Waiting on another order with a few more bits to get incorporated back there, then adding growing vines and roses through the boneyard. Probably get more vine work done this week and a lot more roses.
  14. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Thanks, happy with how they came out, and think I've got a pretty simplified approach to make them once back.
  15. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Since I couldnt find roses at the scale I need, started making some lil ones. These are approx 2-4mm each. For the vines, will be experimenting with actual roots like some have suggested, as well as floral wire if/when I get a chance to go pick some up. For now using rolled up magicsculpt for the vines directly on the stones, so here's the start of that. Will layer quite a bit more once these dry. And some on the steps Underneath the stairs I'm building a well, along with stalactites and later more stalagmites. Have some minis I need to convert for the rest of the underside once they come in. That's all for at least a week, iut of state for statue repair work.
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