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About JGroeling

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    Building, sculpting, painting, and general art stuff.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Update. Decided it needed an expanded base (weight distribution and all) so cut one and extended the stairs a bit. Playing around with bricks and rubble. Also decided to add at least a partial climbing fence for more vines to go on. Next stage is going to be doing all the sculpting for the back half and underside. Waiting on some bits to come in for that, will see how it goes. Vines/brambles will be last as I'm still deciding which route to go.
  9. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    Javis has some cool vines but not quite what I'm looking for on this. Did do some searching for beads and/or small flatback roses, unfortunately think they're all too large for my needs, so, back to the drawing board. ---------------------------------------------------- Update: built the arch over the bed, and got the walls up, still need to putty/damage a few spots on the bricks. Underside needs a lot of work, and debating if a second arch over the base of the stairs makes sense or too obtrusive. Gaps between the steps and walls are going to be filled with the rose vines, dirt, and leaf detritus.
  10. JGroeling

    'Sleeping beauty'-esque scenic diorama

    After some searching, seems the florist wire (barbed wire approach) may be my best bet, just need to experiment a bit first. For the roses, seems I'm going to have to figure out how to sculpt them and make a bunch. Will update again tomorrow once glue from today's additions dries.
  11. Hey all, havent been around in a while due to work/life. Getting back to sculpting some things for fun and wanted to do a sleeping beauty scene with Reaper's sleeping beauty. The idea is to have an ascending staircase up to her on the bed, the sides and an archway above her all wreathed in growing vines and thorny brambles covered in roses. Will probably either find and convert a prince charming climbing the steps, or custom sculpt it. (All those little circles are going to be roses) Right now I'll be sculpting in a lot of the base work (some fun stuff under the stairs), but looking for any tips/tricks on how to make thorny looking vines and roses. Oooor if anyone knows of somewhere to buy either of those things.... gonna need a lot of roses for what I have in mind. This one will likely take a long while to complete due to other projects, but think it'll be worth it. Any help and/or links appreciated.
  12. @Kangaroorex just got back and was able to pick up Bill from my post office. The backstory was great, and then when I got to the bottom of the box I instantly started laughing like a mad scientist who's evil plans have come to fruition. Thank you so much. Will get shots of him this week to share.
  13. JGroeling

    Spring Exchange - Galladon or "Man I hate cursive!"

    Both adorable and amusing, this made my morning, thanks for sharing.
  14. JGroeling

    Maledrakh's Wierd West Oz (80059) Chronoscope

    Is Hellboy the cowardly lion?
  15. Recently finished this for @Kangaroorex had a lot of fun playing with the spring theme and a monster. Also first time I've tried to build a flower (wire with paper wrapping for leaves, heavier paper for flower itself, and magicsculpt for some of the other details). Mama Werecroc with baby Croc, watering a swampflower.