• What you do for the children :-)
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What you do for the children :-)
on: June 22, 2017, 10:41:39
« Last Edit: June 22, 2017, 10:50:15 by MrBouzouki »
Well I'm not sure if this should be classed as 'art' but back in the day when my boys were obsessed with playing battle games with 28mm figures (predominantly Lord of the Rings), good old Dad was press-ganged into painting their figures and making scenery for them.  Well you know how it is, I ended up being a moderator on a LOTR modelling forum for a while and got reasonably competent at painting figures and creating scenery.

As I said, although I can draw to a degree and tend to think visually, I don't think of myself as an artist. I think I am an 'ideas-man' though, my job ( I was an environmental researcher for 38.5 years) was a great fit for my basic nature, so I suppose that is why I ended up doing OK with the brief.

I've included a few pics of Gandalf (28mm), A Mordor Troll (same scale but bigger creature) A  Grape Stem Tree (before and after) and a hedgerow (before and after).

The grape stem thing came about after noticing dried grape stems were quite sturdy and didn't break in handling. Dried herbs were used as floor dressing and overpainted.

Ummmm. just posting this I think I miss it a bit. I'm not sure my eyesight can hack it now though :-)

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Re: What you do for the children :-)
Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 12:21:24
Those are actually quite good.....definitely art!

I think this is a perfect thing to post in this section. I wish other folks would fess up to their secret artistic sides as well.  ;)
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Re: What you do for the children :-)
Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 23:32:30
Wow! Thats amazing!  and it fits perfectly in this section. The amount of detail at such a small scale is extremely impressive. Gandalf is looking great! ... It's interesting to see how you built up the trees. It must take a lot of patience! I used to build models (during my studies at uni) - they were mostly concept models though and had much less detail (they were mostly intended to show massing), and you're reminding me when during my first year I had a garden design project and I went shopping for similar tiny trees and shrubs to embellish the model :)
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Re: What you do for the children :-)
Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 14:26:10
Wow @MrBouzouki , that tree and that hedge look very real  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

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