News and random musings from the Sculptdude.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sister Maria

Here is a fantastic shot of a piece I sculpted for Reaper's Chronoscope line - Sister Maria. Since this is still Lent for some of you and Easter is a few of weeks away, I wanted to spotlight the fantastic job Angela Imrie did painting this figure.

Angela asked me during last Reaper Artist Con if I would sculpt a little pair of Wayfarer sunglasses in order to make a nod to the Blues Brothers. How could I refuse?

So, if you're feeling in the Easter spirit and you have fond memories of getting smacked by rulers as a child (like I do) grab a copy of Sister Maria and paint her up for the holiday!

Monday, April 04, 2011

A Band of Orcs

Throughout April and May I will be sculpting replicas of the members of A Band of Orcs.

According to SMN News "World of Warcraft addicts A BAND OF ORCS play pummeling death metal. And yes, they are dressed as Orcs, most definitely influenced by Fantasy role-playing games.

Music-wise, A BAND OF ORCS is somewhere in between MORBID ANGEL and SLAYER, with some Tuetonic thrash thrown in for good measure. Some might think the concept is a little nerdy, but one thing’s for certain, they are not just a GWAR knockoff. Their gimmick and costumes might overshadow their talent at first, but deep down, A BAND OF ORCS play brutal, chugging death metal with technical chops. On their 7-track debut EP, WarChiefs of the Apocalypse, these Orcs from Santa Cruz can play."

The band commissioned renowned fantasy artist Chuck Lukacs who has provided work for Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing and the fantastic art book Fantasy Genesis, to design the characters of themselves as the Orcs. Chuck's work is superb and I am both thrilled and privileged to be invited to contribute to this exceptional project. The figures should be available through Impact! Miniatures when completed. I'll keep you posted here with more on the project as soon as I am able.