OK, so the big day is nearly upon us now, so I’ll keep this post relatively short as I’m sure you have got things you would rather be doing than read my nonsense. Last time I left you with the figures I’d sculpted for our “Santa Claus Wars” range with my own hands (or “trotters” might be nearer the mark!), but I did also do a few figures for our 28mm Miscellaneous range (basically the stuff that didn’t fit in with any of our other ranges and a few fig’s for the 20mm Sci/Fi range and 20mm Fantasy range too.
So starting with the Miscellaneous figures, I did this chap (right) the infamous “Cyclopian Alien”, inspiration for this hit me after watching the movie “The Green Slime”, though he’s not a direct copy of the monster in that film, I did want to capture the classic “man in the rubber suit” look of movies from that era. He has always been surprisingly popular, he makes a good classic “Dr Who” monster too apparently!
Another “50’s” creature feature creation (you might notice a bit of a trend going on here!) was the “Fishoid” alien, (left) a pretty simple sculpt this one, I think he was one of the first things I sculpted, about the same time as the “Snowmen” from last week, I later did a conversion of him to add a second one.
Probably the best selling figures I ever sculpted though were these two “Carnivorous Plants” (Right), I’m still pretty pleased with how they turned out to be honest, and we were forever running out of them, so they ended up on multiple moulds, just don’t call them “Triffids”.
Turning to the 20mm (yep definitely 20mm Simon!), Sci/Fi figures, we produced, I bought the first few off of the internet when someone (I forget who sorry, old age!) was selling them off, I seem to recall his original the idea was you would buy a mould and then cast your own in resin, but I don’t think it took off at all, anyway I just bought the masters and set about having them cast, well that was the plan, but as always seemed the case, I decided that they would be better split up into different factions, if I added a few more figures to make them up to six figure packs (six sounded about right to me). I think I added a couple of figures to the first two packs (not shown), then bought a few more masters from someone else and did the same there, Next I did a couple of six figures packs from scratch, these were fun as I built up a dolly figure with just the head, hands (right one holding a weapon), and shins/feet, then once these were cast I built up the missing bits and hey-presto six finished figures. The “Chimbonda” hairy aliens (left) and “Warbots” (right, sorry for the poor pic here) were both done this way, (I also did some 28mm Astronauts in the same way). Though not completely sculpted by me I did also get two different motorcycles too, one hover and one more traditional, these came without riders, so after they were cast up rider-less, I added a couple of riders to these too. Along with this little group of “Civilian robots”.
Lastly we did start a 20mm Fantasy range too (though this never really go going), and I did sculpt a Wizard and Cyclops for this (right & left). So there you are this brings us to the end of my little trip down memory lane, I do hope you can forgive me this slice of self-indulgence, and it just remains for me to wish you all the very best of Christmas’s, and do please join me (well it won’t be me, but you’ll see then) again on New Year’s eve, when Simon from over at “Fantorical” and myself will be picking our “Top Ten” favourite miniatures from each other’s output of the year.
So till then, stay safe and merry Christmas.