Friday, 25 November 2022

WINTER IS COMING

 When I do painted models for customers, I don't show them very often, as how many times can you show the same piece before it get's boring ! LOL Today's piece is a custom piece, so wanted to show it. The customer is playing Frostgrave, so wanted some deep snow drifts on a set of ruined walls, he sent me some reference pictures to have an idea what he was looking for. The walls and snow drifts were made from foam core, and I also used some greenstuff to be able to put footprints in.


I really enjoyed building and painting this, as it was an interesting challenge. That's all for this post so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

20 comments:

  1. That looks just the job, Dave, and I'd imagine the buyer will be well-pleased with it. Was it just the one piece you did or have you in background been rebuilding a large part of Frostgrave..? LOL!!!

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    1. Thank you Simon, he loved the pictures, so hope he will be just as happy when it arrives at his house. This is the second piece that I've done for this client, the first was one of the standard Mausoleum I sell, obviously covered in snow, and I'm now starting a ruined two storey building for him, but he does have a fair list he would like, so could well be a whole boards worth by the time I finish ! LOL

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    2. Definitely something I'd be interested in reading about if you plan to cover more commissions, Dave. Btw, are you doing the Analogue Hobbies Challenge this year..?

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    3. I will show them as I get them finished then. Won't be doing the analogue challenge, but will be running Paint What You Got challenge, from Boxing day until the end of February.

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  2. Really cool, I like the way the stone looks, pretty natural. Good job!

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    1. Thank you Suber, whenever I see an old stone building I always try to take a mental note on the construction whether it's intact or ruins, ready for when making a model of such. The thing I noticed is the corner stone's and round the windows and doors are the largest stones used and tend to be the most uniform, the rest tend to be whatever they can find to fit, and also don't always cover the entire thickness of the wall.

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  3. Love it Dave, both the stone and snow look bang on and the footprints just add another element of realism. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you Matt, I would have done some lichen or moss on the walls, but with how long the area has been frozen, I thought it would look odd, so left it off, the next piece has some other textures in it also, so should be interesting.

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  4. Very nice indeed, Dave, especially like the addition of footprints­čśâ

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    1. Thank you Justin, it's the silly little details that can really get creative.

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  5. Nice bit of scenery there mate, if he's going to want a table full that'll keep you busy for a bit!

    Saw you will be running "Paint what you've already got" after Xmas, I might try and jump in on that, but it'll p[probably be "Paint what your son got for Xmas" instead ­čśé

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, definitely should keep me out of mischief for a while ! LOL
      If it's your painting mate it will still count, whoever owns the models ! LOL

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  6. This looks great to me and perfect for Frostgrave as well. I wouldn't mind seeing more of your commission work if you do decide to share it. I'm not interested in doing commissions myself but I still like seeing what others do for commissions if that makes any sense! With that said, I could see where that might take more time than you have to give to blogging and that is a perfectly valid reason for not sharing much of it too.

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    1. Thank you Jeff, I don't mind sharing the commission work at all, just when it's our standard pieces it would get boring for you guys after seeing 20 Pallisade forts ! LOL I normally share anything different or interesting, as long as the client hasn't asked for secrecy, which does happen from time to time.

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  7. Not bad at all Dave! Very natural looking placement of the bricks.

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    1. Thank you Dai, found it very therapeutic sitting marking all the stones, so a bonus it looks natural ! LOL

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  8. A simpe and efffective piece of scenery and the snow drift effect works well. On a personal front though, I don;t like the gerey walls, but I'm pretty sure the buyer will.

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    1. Thank you Joe, indeed grey stone is not for everyone, but as it was what the client asked for, it was the way I went.

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  9. Nice work on that, and I do love Frostgrave! Add me to the list of people who would like to see more! I've made a few walls with individual foam bricks, but haven't made anything that reaches two levels yet. So I'm really curious how you do that, and make it stable.

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    1. Thank you Brian, I will post it up when finished, and any questions you have on the construction I'll be happy to answer, the customer wants the second floor fixed in place, but if I was doing it for me I'd make it removable so for easier figure placement.

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