As many of you know I'm working on a project called The Wyrm Of Connemara where I'm writing a story and illustrating it using miniatures and scratchbuilt terrain. One of my goals is to avoid buying any pre-made terrain in an effort to cut costs and to force me to be creative and learn new things.
Ever since I've seen Jay sculpt wings for a pig and prove once and for all that pigs can fly, I've wanted to try my hand at a little sculpting.
So, when one of the scenes in my story called for overgrown mushrooms, I drew courage from Jay's example and sculpted my own. These are built to be used with some 15mm Dark Sword Small Dudes and are roughly 20mm. The stems need more shading, but I rushed this a bit to get it posted today and will go back and add depth to them later.
These were dead simple to do and don't really need a tutorial so I'm just posting two pictures to illustrate "how I did it"
I used green stuff to shape the stems and the caps. The caps were done by rolling out a thin circle of green stuff and then pulling it down over the top of a pencil. I used my X-Acto knife to carve the circles in the caps.
I then glued the stems and the caps together with superglue, primed and painted them. Dead simple and loads of fun.
I'm busy painting figures and building terrain so that I can post the next two installments of my story. Next week I'm going to post a "Cast of Characters" that lists the names of the bloggers who are playing roles in the story and which characters they are playing.
I'm very excited about doing this story because it allows me to paint a wide variety of figures, build terrain, write and interact with my fellow bloggers. Also I have communicated with Jim Ludwig, the owner of Dark Sword Miniatures and he is going to be reading the posts as they come out. This will put real pressure on me to do the best possible job when painting these figures and that will make me a better painter.
I have an appointment today so I may be late getting to some blogs. I'm generally very good about getting to people but today I'm going to be running behind so please be patient with me.
It's Wednesday folks and you know what that means. Hump Day. So grab your gear, strap it on your back and go charging over that hill into the weekend. I know I will.