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

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

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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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Starting on detail work

Published on 2021/05/13 @10:56:00 by vigilante sculpting

I think I've finally figured out out how attach and position the wheels to the tank. At the moment the wheels (and tracks) are still [...Read More]

nurse

Published on 2021/05/11 @15:44:00 by vigilante sculpting

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Digital coloring of a pencil sketch, using a photo reference ( Shameless , by Arkadiy Kurta) [...Read More]

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DIY Industrial pipe terrain

Published on 2021/05/06 @12:08:00 by vigilante sculpting

In other project news, I tried my own take on the hardware-store-industrial style pipes. This is decorated with some cast greeblies, some specifically made for [...Read More]

My daughter's P-51D

Published on 2021/05/06 @12:07:00 by vigilante sculpting

Last but not least, my daughter really wanted a model aircraft to build for her 9th birthday. So I swung by our local friendly hobby [...Read More]

Internal rework

Published on 2021/05/06 @12:05:00 by vigilante sculpting

So it is that part of the project again. You know, the part where I change my mind and tear things apart because I finally [...Read More]

augment

Published on 2021/05/04 @18:18:00 by vigilante sculpting

As an experiment, you can buy T-shirts and stickers of this image at Teepublic *wink* [...Read More]

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Turret weapons

Published on 2021/04/28 @15:36:00 by vigilante sculpting

I added the bolters and lasguns to the side mounts. The masters are constructed from bits of plastic tubing (drinking straws, etc) and bits from [...Read More]

Underwater mine

Published on 2021/04/22 @11:54:00 by vigilante sculpting

On another note, I got some plastic chain delivered, and started laying out an underwater diorama featuring a hefty mine. I want to add two [...Read More]

Stormblade assemble!

Published on 2021/04/22 @11:53:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is a mockup of the current state of the Stormblade. I have one length of track assembled, and the wheelbase is ready, but it [...Read More]

Main gun

Published on 2021/04/16 @17:13:00 by vigilante sculpting

Starting work on the main gun: Lots of ribbing for extra… plasma? I made the ribs from sculpey, which I rolled out with a large [...Read More]

Starting to look like something

Published on 2021/04/12 @12:34:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've made a fair bit of progress on the tank - it kinda works like that, slow going on the masters, then once the molds [...Read More]

Flexin'

Published on 2021/04/06 @10:11:00 by vigilante sculpting

So far so good: the tracks can link up and flex: _ The jig I built around my little homemade dremelclone, so that I can [...Read More]

Stormblade Greeblies

Published on 2021/04/02 @16:50:00 by vigilante sculpting

On the Storm Blade front, here are some of the finished greeblies I built: The finished headlights: Some hull plates: The top of the turret: [...Read More]

Turntable overkill

Published on 2021/04/02 @16:48:00 by vigilante sculpting

I took an evening and built myself a little display turn table, using a stepper motor ripped from an old printer, hooked up to an [...Read More]

More progress

Published on 2021/03/29 @11:45:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've finally figured out how to make the sides of the tank strong yet accessible, so I started painting the insides (especially the recesses, where [...Read More]

Wheels n' hubs

Published on 2021/03/25 @11:29:00 by vigilante sculpting

A small update on the wheels/tracks/chasis of the Stormblade: because I want movable tracks, I have created lots of small problems to solve :) The [...Read More]

Fantasy style building

Published on 2021/03/23 @12:25:00 by vigilante sculpting

My daughter got very inspired after seeing some of Dented Armor's ( https://www.instagram.com/dentedarmor/ ) work on instagram, where he builds these fantastic fantasy style buildings, [...Read More]

Starting on a new project

Published on 2021/03/23 @12:24:00 by vigilante sculpting

We've been away for a week, getting out of the city and clearing our heads, so I haven't been hobbying too much. However, I started [...Read More]

Display base

Published on 2021/03/12 @11:22:00 by vigilante sculpting

Surpriese, I always want more projects lol. So here is a dsplay base, put together using various bits of printers, casettes, some cheap elbow pipes, [...Read More]

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