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I finally finished this gang of porkers! It's been 3 years since I finished the first hog.
I fell in love with these piglets, it's nearly the complete series. I'm missing three I believe.
The standard bearer was my first (pitiful) attempt at freehanding. It turned out a little GW-ish, but what are you going to do...
Most of the models were fantastic. A couple had some casting issues. Mangled mouths were disappointing, but I think I fudged them back to life half decently.
It feels good to finally have them finished.
Once I recover financially from Bones IV (Thanks Reaper!!) I'll have a hard look at both the hobgoblins and kobolds that Otherworld offers.
I hope you like the ol' school look!
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*
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