I regularly visit the Ebob Miniatures ‘Greenroom’ to see what this sculptor is up to. There’s invariably interesting work on their site and the most recent piece (as of this posting) is no exception. Imho this beautiful and dynamic 28mm horse sculpt far exceeds the mediocre plastic ‘horses’ that Games Workshop include in their Fantasy line. Lovely!
This horse is available from Ebob Miniatures as a multi-part white metal kit. Despite the fact I have almost no use for a 28mm horse at the moment I’m very tempted just to order one! The creator also grants permission for commerical re-use and re-casting which is interesting.
A lovely 1/35th skeleton sculpt. This sculptor is obviously a professional. In fact you can buy the skeleton online here.
Here’s another of their step-by-step series. A flintlock and some pistols which looks slightly more repeatable than the skeleton!
Here’s another face sculpting tutorial. The faces this sculptor creates are nice and clean, if not a little generic and mad looking. I’m not really in that much of position to comment though, having never sculpted a 28mm face myself!
This seems quite timely! A thread from the FOW forums about sculpting an original 15mm figure.
And to think I spent all that cash buying dollies when I could have just made my own. Ah well, I didn’t actually spend that much much…and twisting wire takes time!
I’ve mentioned Ebob Miniatures before. Unfortunately I didn’t take a good look at their whole site! There’s actually some superb sculpting tutorials on there as well. In particular the face sculpting tutorial, and the seated Gimli tutorial stand out.
Speaking of Greens. I just discovered Reaper miniatures post pictures of their greens online here.
Here’s some interesting online anatomy ‘ecorche‘ references from Rey Busto’s site. Could be handy if I ever get around to trying my hand at sculpting.
Here’s an excellent PDF sculpting tutorial from a professional French sculptor that shows the step-by-step creation of this figure. The rest of his site is interesting too, particularly the gallery that contains his commissioned work.
I’ve spent my entire weekend preparing and painting the hallway of our house so there has been almost zero progress on the Mordheim canal. I have figured out how I’m going to bridge the central tile however. I hope to make some more progress this week.
I’ve been lurking on this miniature figure sculpting Yahoo Groups forum for quite some time. There’s a lot of interesting advice and comments from some very experienced commercial sculptors on here. I fully anticipate bugging them with annoying questions once those 28mm armatures arrive.
There’s a couple of auctions running on TradeMe for some interesting looking 28mm poseable white metal armatures. These are evidently from Ebob Miniatures, a German? or British? manufacturer by the looks of it.
I’ve been tempted to try sculpting in the past, but working up from a bent wire armature has always seemed rather daunting. These would seem to be the ideal way to experiment without having to worry too much about getting the basic proportions right.
So I just ordered two packs of five and it only cost $15NZ including shipping.