tirsdag den 15. august 2017

Elf Slave of Ancient Times - WIP

Elf Slave of Ancient Times

A quick little retinue sculpt for the admiral/pirate captain. Having just finished quick-salvaging and uploading a huge load of pictures of others' Chaos Dwarf hobby work (prolonged and concentrated waking-to-sleeping desktop work), I've gone physically exhausted like rarely before, in a way which hard labour hasn't managed to produce. Tired through the day no matter what one do. Ah well, some rest and relaxation and juice should be up again. Still, managed to put in some finishing touches on this slave victim.

From his neck iron, a lock and a metal slave plate dangles. The unlucky Elf have met a grisly fate almost on par with the Orc slaves. Maimed, partially flayed, branded and cut and cut again, he has some blood drops flowing down his left arm. They've barely touched his face, because Elven ears and eyes are seen as very valuable alchemical and sorcerous ingredients. Perhaps Elven hair is, too? In that case, that proud mane has already been harvested. The Elf is scalped, and his exposed skull is cracked from blunt violence. Yet this is no lowly Human who would cave in to deepest despair in the face of such utter misery. His facial expression is pained, but an iron will and burning desire to avenge his wrongs ("I'll strangle you with your own beard, foul Dwarf!") leaves a determined glare as he bites back a wail, or at least that was the theory behind the sculpt.

The pose of this miniature made photography a challenge. It was hard to get any good angles at all of the sculpt, and areas such as the eyes kept losing all details on camera. So to compensate, a lot of pictures were taken instead, with contrast turned up in Imgur to aid dodgy focus in areas:

tirsdag den 18. juli 2017

Facebook Competition: Chaos Dwarf Support Vessels

From the facebook page. Make sure you jump in and join for a chance to win.

Getting near 100 likes on this page. It's very much appreciated - thank you!
In order to push this page over that first big number, it's time for another Facebook classic 'like, share, comment, win' competition.
Prize: 5 resin Man-o-War sized Chaos Dwarf support vessels:
- Fire Cannon Ship
- Demolition Ship
- Crane Ship
- Fire Demon Ship
- Slave Galley

In order to win these you must:
- Like the Admiralty Miniatures page
- Like this post
- Share this post

Please make sure your 'share' is public, or I can't see your name when drawing a winner.
Any shares in relevant gaming groups is extra appriciated. Any comment is also a great help - getting momentum in Facebook and all that.

Winner will be drawn randomly in one week on July 25th.
Again - thank you all for the support!
Blog page: http://admiraltyminiatures.blogspot.dk/p/blog-page_30.html

søndag den 16. juli 2017

Sci-fi Heads, Slave Driver Goblins, Wall Reliefs

News from the caster

"Please do expect first box. In this one Ive sent  350 alien heads +  43 x first goblin and 43 x second goblin + 100 of those amphoras or what was there with goblins? Or hats? ^^ Sorry."

This is awesome news!

Wall Relief Plates of Ancient Times

My resin wall reliefs have been added to the site and is now up for sale. See their page here.


lørdag den 24. juni 2017

Chaos Dwarf Admiral - sketch and first green WIP

I have started work on a Grand Admiral or evil dwarf pirate lord sculpt, based upon Jackswift's (CDO member) inventive sketch. Check out the slave rowers on top of the hat!

This miniature will feature many optional parts. If you have ideas for things to change or for bits you wish to see included in the kit, then by all means shout out! Feedback from Chaos Dwarf Online members Enjoysrandom and Fuggit Khan has already helped steer the plans of this project.

mandag den 19. juni 2017

Slave Orc Heads

Orc Slaves of Ancient Times

Based on a lot of valuable feedback from here.

Heads have been sculpted first, since they'll be handy to have finished for posing and sculpting the bodies. 12 head variants for 6 bodies will give space for choice. I do not have the materials to swiftly photograph the heads sufficiently well together (also besides a WHFB Orc head for scale) and size comparison. Will have to fix something soon. In the meanwhile, here we have some ugly, warty, scarred slaves, with hides sculpted to hint at roughness and weather-bitten skin. Notes per head.

Enjoy, or get disgusted as you see fit. Happy

1: Face cage with lock for key placed at nose. Roughly hammered iron bands riveted together. Nailed into head. Angry face and upright ears tell us why his head is locked in.

2: Face bars.

3: Mix between scold's bridle and dirt-eater mask. Head is the smallest of the bunch. Will need some jaw inflation.

4: Evil dwarf fantasy version of owner stamp to the forehead. Runic plate riveted to forehead, with chainmail veil and sewn-shut lips.

5: Stitched lips with bull nose ring. Slaves are like cattle, pull them along! Swollen bruise on top of head.

6: Head in a sack. My brother's idea.

 7: Bandaged eye, half a red smile.

8: Jawless head. Stark cruelty. Based on WWI wounded without jaws.

9: Limp hair head. A nest for lice, sure, but it's intended to convey the pathetic look.

10: Open mouth face. Tongue sticking out with both tusks broken off. Raised scar on one cheek.

11: 1/3 flayed head. Transition head to go along with the one below. There will be some few flayed or partially flayed body parts, and one very unlucky sod who at least have both arms unshackled and both hands intact...

12: Flayed head. Small skin patches remaining at the back of the head, for transition to bodies with skin.

fredag den 24. marts 2017

An unfortunate delay

The caster's industrial vaccuum pump broke down before new year. He bought a new one, yet the associate charged with picking the pump up disappeared. Since these vaccuum pumps are highly expensive, the caster cannot afford to buy a new one on top of the one he lost. He's trying to contact the disappeared man through all possible channels and is meanwhile looking into leasing a vaccuum pump. Weaker pumps leave air bubbles in the castings. The heads will be more affordable in the end if cast in Czech Republic (good for customers), and I'd like to wait some weeks more at least before having them shipped to another company.

This event is very harsh on a small business such as the one the caster runs. I hope things work out in the end for him nevertheless.

fredag den 10. februar 2017

Elf Heavy Archer

The Elf Heavy Archers of Ancient Times is now back from the caster. Check out the site for the miniature for fluff, scale shots and greenstuff WIP shots. Availble to order now as well.