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All the latest stuff I've been getting up to.

dreads

Published on 2022/04/28 @23:24:04 by vigilante sculpting

This is a black & white sketch using a photo as reference. I find that practicing with only black and white is helping me see [...Read More]

Girl with a big gun

Published on 2022/04/28 @23:23:26 by vigilante sculpting

Work-in-progress 54mm sculpt of a girl with a big gun. Mostly fimo, with a bit of greenstuff. The gun is scratchbuilt from odd bits of [...Read More]

pothead

Published on 2022/04/28 @23:22:45 by vigilante sculpting

A quick pencil sketch, turned into a Krita painting. [...Read More]

shoulder

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:35:29 by vigilante sculpting

Another quick blockin study, using a photo reference. This one has a lot of negative space to play with, and a lot of smooth shadows [...Read More]

balcony

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:35:22 by vigilante sculpting

Another black & white blocking study from photo reference, trying to find a composition that works. Quick pencil blocking sketch, followed by blocking in Krita, [...Read More]

thought

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:35:10 by vigilante sculpting

NSFW / Mature Content

Study from photo reference Going for a more harsh blak & white style rendering, with some softened edges. [...Read More]

bedroom

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:34:44 by vigilante sculpting

NSFW / Mature Content

Female nude study, based on a photo by Serge Zhodik . The original has this great contrast between the blue bed cover and the orange [...Read More]

smoltank

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:33:00 by vigilante sculpting

Smoltank. Inspired by @thisnorthernboy and his crazy cool spaceships. I feel tanks get a lot of grief lately. But they can be so cute though, [...Read More]

Mad Max

Published on 2022/03/02 @17:31:40 by vigilante sculpting

I recently picked up Gaslands: Refuelled , and started playing some games with my kids after dinner. They absolutely love it, it is always a [...Read More]

Underwater painting

Published on 2022/03/02 @17:30:39 by vigilante sculpting

Made some progress on the diver & mermaid diorama, with some first shades and an attempt at color: I am not 100% sure about the [...Read More]

Queadluun Rau casts for sale

Published on 2022/03/02 @13:39:27 by vigilante sculpting

I've put a couple of resin casts of my Queadluun Rau model up for sale on etsy . There is a limited number of casts [...Read More]

Comments are now live

Published on 2022/02/15 @17:37:29 by vigilante sculpting

Zarjazz! Posts and projects now have a button where you can leave a comment. All comments are sent to me via email, so you don't [...Read More]

Q'Rau

Published on 2022/02/07 @17:32:07 by vigilante sculpting

The Queadluun Rau unit is complete. Here are the final shots of the model: And here is the glamor shot: I'm very happy with this [...Read More]

Diver & mermaid update

Published on 2022/01/26 @13:16:36 by vigilante sculpting

A slow-rolling update on the diver & mermaid diorama. The cat got to the mermaid, but luckily only dropped the figure off the table, so [...Read More]

Refining the Panzergirl bust

Published on 2022/01/03 @14:14:24 by vigilante sculpting

After receiving some excellent critique from CyAniDe over at CMON, I've started refining the features on the panzer girl's face, as well as smoothing some [...Read More]

Progress on the Queadluun Rau mech

Published on 2022/01/03 @14:13:18 by vigilante sculpting

A while back I started on a rough sketch of my favourite mecha of all time, the Zentraedi Queadluun Rau suit flown by the female [...Read More]

Diver and mermaid

Published on 2022/01/03 @14:02:06 by vigilante sculpting

I've been making some progress on an idea that I have had kicking around for quite a while. The idea is an underwater diorama, where [...Read More]

Combos

Published on 2021/12/14 @15:34:45 by vigilante sculpting

I'm recovering from shoulder surgery on my dominant arm right now, so not much happening on the hobby front. Still, I made some progress on [...Read More]

Augment

Published on 2021/11/18 @17:53:23 by vigilante sculpting

I'm revisiting a bust I started in July 2019. The way I ended up messing up, then retouching and finally leaving the bust never felt [...Read More]

OBEY

Published on 2021/10/12 @10:53:18 by vigilante sculpting

Wrapped up the Judge Dredd diorama. Pretty happy with how this came out, grimy yet vibrant, like the comic book. [...Read More]

Dredd - Painting

Published on 2021/10/05 @11:36:10 by vigilante sculpting

Working on all the textures: the reference image has a ton of different textures; it was fun sculpting them, and the painting is turning out [...Read More]

Dredd - Base colors & graffiti

Published on 2021/10/05 @11:25:44 by vigilante sculpting

Started laying down the base colors on the figures & the base: A spray paint can: POW the brand trusted by billions. For when you [...Read More]

Dredd - Progress

Published on 2021/10/05 @10:52:29 by vigilante sculpting

Some progress on the Dredd diorama. The sculpting is pretty much done at this stage: And so is the base. I built this from styrene [...Read More]

I am the Law

Published on 2021/09/26 @14:56:58 by vigilante sculpting

Started on a new sculpt of Mega-City One's most famous lawman. This one is based on the fabulous art of Simon Bisley for a cover [...Read More]

Looks melted

Published on 2021/09/09 @09:38:12 by vigilante sculpting

"Somebody must have bagged one of Ripley's bad guys" Finally done, and I think the colors & mood is pretty much how I pictured it. [...Read More]

Values & contrasts

Published on 2021/09/06 @17:22:23 by vigilante sculpting

Checking my usage of values and contrasts on the Aliens diorama. Right now the warm / cool mix is where I want it, since everything [...Read More]

Color tests

Published on 2021/08/31 @15:23:56 by vigilante sculpting

I've decided to spend some time to finish up the Aliens diorama. With construction done, it needs a lot of work on the paint job. [...Read More]

Dog soldier, painted

Published on 2021/08/30 @12:47:00 by vigilante sculpting

Finished this guy up, increased the glow on the plasma cannon until I'm worried I'll mess it up :) [...Read More]

Freshly baked terrain

Published on 2021/08/30 @12:45:00 by vigilante sculpting

Dog soldier on a mission, deep in the industrial jungle. Having some fun painting rusty terrain with the kids. They love the dark wash, it's [...Read More]

Scratchbuilt since '18

Published on 2021/08/21 @13:30:36 by vigilante sculpting

All my scratchbuilt 40k models, haning out. I started in 2018, and have made a Land Raider , Sabre Strike , Fire Raptor , and [...Read More]

Basecoating the dog man

Published on 2021/08/21 @13:22:15 by vigilante sculpting

Started laying down the base coats on this guy. Going for a colder blue fur and a warmer brown fur, a cooler red / blue [...Read More]

Stormblade done!

Published on 2021/08/19 @15:01:23 by vigilante sculpting

Finishing up the project, it has been a great ride! Using the airbrush, I deepened the blue on the hull, and gave it a light [...Read More]

Lenses

Published on 2021/08/17 @17:01:16 by vigilante sculpting

Some progress on the Stormblade, starting to get to the details. I love painting lenses. [...Read More]

Happy painting

Published on 2021/07/06 @13:43:00 by vigilante sculpting

All in all I'm happy with where this is going. Started adding some verdigris, some oil stains, and just general griminess. [...Read More]

Freehand

Published on 2021/06/28 @10:15:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here are some more photos, with the division number & nameplate done, and a start on some oil pinwashing to add a bit of depth [...Read More]

Weathering

Published on 2021/06/21 @11:19:00 by vigilante sculpting

I tinted the whole thing a bit darker and more neutral with a bit of Payne's gray. Spent some time on sponge and brush chipping, [...Read More]

d.i.S.i.n.t.e.g.r.a.t

Published on 2021/06/17 @18:04:00 by vigilante sculpting

Digital rework of an older pencil sketch. Tried to improve my rendering of intertwined pipes and tubes. [...Read More]

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Laying on the basecoat

Published on 2021/06/14 @17:32:00 by vigilante sculpting

Started laying on some base colors. Aiming for a blue/gray gradient, which should go well with a red rust and a light brown dust mix [...Read More]

Nude studies

Published on 2021/06/14 @15:08:00 by vigilante sculpting

NSFW / Mature Content

A couple of scanned pencil + ink studies, trying out different styles, some from photo reference. [...Read More]

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Stormblade, all primed up

Published on 2021/06/09 @21:09:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is the completed primed thing. Next up, painting time… [...Read More]

Sketches

Published on 2021/06/09 @17:17:00 by vigilante sculpting

A couple of afternoon practice sketches. [...Read More]

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Tank commander, done!

Published on 2021/06/03 @12:45:00 by vigilante sculpting

Finished up the commander, I think I will stick with him, he's grown on me: And here he is on the now-primed tank: Now the [...Read More]

Tank commander

Published on 2021/06/02 @15:39:00 by vigilante sculpting

So I've been thinking about what color scheme / army my Stormblade belongs to, and initially I thought I'd go for a DKOK unit. I [...Read More]

Computer console

Published on 2021/05/20 @10:15:00 by vigilante sculpting

In between all this, and to relieve some of that rivet-zen, I built a little computer console destination marker thingy using some of my assortment [...Read More]

Mindlessly riveting

Published on 2021/05/17 @13:57:00 by vigilante sculpting

So, after spending a countless number of evenings in a state of absolute mindlessness, placing little dot after little dot all over the tank, the [...Read More]

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