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When my first present - please check here ->Let's present a ... present! Owl Mage<- was received pretty well by our female colleage, my boss asked me to do more.
This time the task was to make a present for another colleague who left us. As he was in the military and also is a passionate diver, I thought of something military.
What would be a better fit than German combat divers (Kampfschwimmer)? Luckily I found a bunch of German frogmen miniatures and ordered them immediately.
When I told my boss what I had in mind, she asked me to include the following elements:
2nd: An owl (of course)
3rd: an exit
4th: a sign that links the colleague to our work.
Everything else was free for me to develop.
As Frogmen often use beaches to infiltrate or exfiltrate an area, the overall idea was to create a beach setting.
So I went down to the beach, spent some hours there swimming, enjoying the sun and making sketches, until I finally had an idea what I wanted the diorama to be like.
The owl should be sitting on a sign that warned of mines - but instead of a mines warning there should be an inside joke written on the board we often did at work.
The exit should be between two dunes and be marked by another sign. And the Kampfschwimmer unit should be astonished by what they witnessed.
So I started painting the combat divers.
After that I assembled the owl, used plastic styrene to cut out two signs, assembled them an started painting.
Still I had one problem - the showcase I ordered ... *chuckles* didn't show up. That sounds funny at the moment but should be a problem later on. And as I was doing a second diorama at the same time, the pressure increased ... *Insert creepy music here*
While I was working on the combat diver diorama - Please check here: -> Let's make a present! Combat divers on the beach<- my boss approached me with another present.
Another colleague would leave us soon, so I had to prepare a third present.
Errr. Okay. I am doing it because I can and because it is fun. Well then - Let's go.
I knew this:
Our colleague was playing football from time to time.
Well I guess that's what it's like when you keep all your information to yourself. I guess I should do that more often.
In conclusion - I had no idea what to do.
So my boss thought of the following:
A giant owl that carries an anchor.
I checked the internet for a fitting miniature and by accident found a human coach figure for Guildball tabletop. It didn't look exactly like him, but the hair was georgous. So I bought it.
Then I stumbled upon a giant owl and bought it, too.
Now I had both figures and started to make some plans.
But I didn't like it. Way too high, way too small, height difference too big. No. That's not what I wanted to create.
I 've gotta think of something else.
Actually, that's quite demotivating ...
Three more from the Undead Regiment.
These are from Otherworld Miniatures.
Very nice detailed mini;s.
I painted the snake symbol as a freehand again.
And again reds and or purples as the Vampire Queen's Heraldry.
Enjoy ( I hope).
These are Giant Ant Soldiers from Otherworld Miniatures.
I made a scenic base with Milliput and used the Greenworld Stuff Aztec Rolling Pin on it.
Then added a Lizardman Skull from Ristul's Extraordinary Market.
WIP here for those interested.
I painted them with a mix of Scale 75, Reaper and Vallejo paints,
From Vallejo I used Fluo Red and Fluo Yellow to give that fiery look.
Enjoy, Likes and comments welcome.
Thx for watching.
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