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Grinning Skull Miniatures: B.E.A.R.S. Greens sneak peek!

20 Oct

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Here’s a quick sneak peek at some of the latest greens for Grinning Skull’s B.E.A.R.S in the range. Yes, you heard right, I’m adding teddy bears with guns to the mix. Why? Why not!?

For me, miniatures and gaming is supposed to be fun, and with so much serious stuff already out there I guess there needs to be more comic relief, so I decided to create these fun figures. Apparently, teddies are quite popular for collectors and such, so I thought I’d make some gaming versions that have a decidedly “Grinning Skull asthetic”

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In a nutshell, The B.E.A.R.S (Bio Engineered Advanced Ranger Squad) are an artificial race of teddies, created by the great Toymaster entity for his endless amusement. Subsequently these bears went rogue and escaped from their maker to dispense justice and help throughout the Carnage Continuum to those in need. Outraged at this betrayal, the Cosmic Toymaster created their opposite (eX-T.E.D.) to hunt down and destroy his rogue children and cause chaos throughout the galaxy!

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The first  eX-T.E.D. bunch are forthcoming, and will feature an array of evil versions on the theme (Led by Dr. Strangefluff and his cohorts) Hopefully if popular there will be additional bears on each side, influenced by popular tropes from all sorts of things (superhero, scifi, fantasy, cartoon and movies etc)

I’ll admit, I’ve been sidetracked lately, but I’m almost finished with this set, just got a couple more eX-T.E.D. figures to go, but I’ll show off them soon.

I’ll show more from the new bunch later, but safe to say, it’s not just teddies in the mix. Additions to the Zarglian Invaders and introducing the sentient mutant plants, the Klorzids.

As ever I welcome comments, thoughts and suggestions, let me know how you think.

New oggam greens and size comparison photos!

14 Oct

I should have been working on a commission today, but I was a bit eager to carry on with my oggam sculpts to see if I could improve upon last nights work. So, working away, I managed to get two done, they are an improvement  on my last one, and I’m really getting into it now, I reckon I’m going to get quite a few done over the next few weeks, plus the specials I am planning and some extras. I think I will be trying my hand at some other alien types too, some plant types like my man eating plant, just more mobile (an audrey two inspired race, I think there were mutant plant ones like that in the old Gamma world TSR stuff that I’d like to emulate)

Any who, the pics:

These fellers are a little bigger than the one I did yesterday, the one pointing is a command figure, while the other is just a meat head. I know that you might think they are a little big, but I had always imagined the Oggam to vary in size, some big, some small. I love the way they are turning out!

I have noted also all the comments I have been given, so the legs have been improved (Still going to get better though!) and the hands have had a bit more care also. The faces are beginning to match better to my original style and suspect they will get better the more I practice and make them.

The next pics are some rough size comparison pics, with a GZG figure to show how its going to scale with average 15mm scifi figures, I couldn’t find a 1/72 (20mm) figure anywhere, although my son has some somewhere i’m sure, and I have had to use a GW goblin squig herder for scale too (Ok, not the best choice, but it was the first 28mm figure I could get my hands on quickly, but when I’m better prepared to take some shots with a bit more time, I’ll update them.) Also included are shots that Richard did for me of the sculpt I commissioned, the painted figure I suspect is roughly the same size of the GZG one, so you can get an idea of scale between all of them. As soon as I get hold of that one, I’ll do more comparison shots altogether for scale.

Here they are:

More later when no doubt I have sculpted more! Please feel free to comment and tell me what you think, your input is important and means a lot when proceeding with this project, after all, all being well you might eventually be wargaming with some of these piggies!

TTFN

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My first attempt at sculpting an Oggam in 15mm, WIP

13 Oct

Ok, let me first say this. I have never sculpted anything in this scale. Yes, I have sculpted lots of bigger things, but never something this small. I know there is a few issues with this figure, but considering I haven’t done this before. I messed up with the legs, I should have done them first, and the hands lack finesse, but with a little bit more work it will probably be ok. Please feel free to leave any constructive criticism, tips or comments that you think would help. He’s about 15mm dead on, and I’ll do a size comparison later to show it next to another 15/18mm figure. Anyway here are the photos!

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So, is it worth me carrying on with sculpting this size? One thing is for sure, I need to get some proper sculpting tools (I did this with a pin and a circle compass point!)

TTFN

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