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I had several challenges in 2012 that needed to be dealt with. The primary concerns for me to advance my projects in 2013 were hiring out some Digital Sculptures, and securing a better approach to Production Casting. I have both taken care of now.
I think I just might be able to get something done in 2013.
I picked up a pair of these NICE Iceberg 24x48" Tables recently. I am going to use one table for cool little skirmish
games and setup the pair side by side for large battles. Now I can really get my game environments set up
and ready for action in 2013! I think I can work on all of this terrain...again now. Joseph
Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and I am enjoying it very much indeed! I have all of my Body Blanks cleaned up and organized, and now I am working on The TOXIC DEAD Sculptures. Halloween is this month and it is very appropriate that I start work on my Undead Army...
This is the best time of the year...I am having fun, and I hope that you all are too!
Pictured in this article are about 300 perfect Master Castings, ranging in size from 30MM to 9MM, measured from the base to the crown. I also have another 190 male and female Body Blank Parts, which I have not shown because there is nothing to see yet, but little piles of Bodies, Heads, and limbs.
To my Brothers out there who have wondered if I would ever really get all of the models done that I have talked about: the answer is yes. This was $390 well spent.
All I have to do now is play Dress-up-Baby-Dolls with some seriousmoxie!
And here we are a week from October...Oh how sweet it is! Toxic Dead? YES!
"With just a touch of my burning hand, I'm gonna live my life to to destroy your world! Prime directive, exterminate, The whole fuckin' race!
All I wanted to say, And all I gotta do. Who'd I do this for, Hey, me or you? "
Thanks to Iron Wind Metals; to Mike Noe for keeping the money right for my budget, and to Stu for doing such a good job on the Molding and Master Casting!
Hail Brothers! I am closing The Battle Miniatures Emporium Website this week. I am taking over the hands on development of the site and redesigning the layout from the ground up. The new BME site will open in 2013.
I have also finished up my little Summer Campaign this week, in which I explored the interesting new (to me) realm of Digital Sculpture. All of the first wave of TOMORROW BLACK Digital Sculptures are in route to Iron Wind Metals for Mastering, in fact as I type this article they are half way to Ohio.
When Battle Miniatures Emporium reopens in early 2013, you can expect SEVERAL new products, a Preview of The TOMORROW BLACK Game, and International Shipping provided to select countries.
I just got the word from my 3D Printer that my next set of Digital Models are in route. He sent a few pictures too. I will post better images of these models and component pieces when I get them Mastered in Metal.
The human male is my new Heroic Body Blank. This cock-diesel figure stands an appropriate 18MM's from toe to crown with a more robust general stature than the first series Body Blanks. I am thinking that for my Human Characters and Humanoid Monsters he is going to make my sculpting time very productive. The other models you have already seen here recently: they are the first four of six Chain Bullet Sets, the Toxic Dead Barrels and Toxic Icon Components.
The Toxic Dead Icon has been completed, in it's Base Form. Now you guys know I am going to add a lot of fun details to this Digital Sculpture, when I get the Metal Masters in hand, like that cute 0.5MM Chain, with all manner of Flesh Trophies and Skin Scrolls, to make this look as horrifying as it should be.
There are two versions of this Digital Sculpture, one is 6MM in diameter and the other is 11MM, both of which are going to be used throughout the Toxic Legions. The chain will of course be used for several other models too.
Brothers, another step towards building The Ultimate Sci-Horror Undead Army has been taken...
A Word On Design: Each Black Barrel is 12x8MM with the lid in place.The bottom of the lid has a neat beveled frame so that we can mount a plastic strip (That I will provide in each pack) to represent the glass window. I am going to sculpt a Toxic Dead Bust that we can mount in the top half of the Black Barrel, so that we can actually see what horror awaits us within these evil devices.
The Black Toxic Stalkers pack will consist of 6 Black Barrels: 3 sealed with the Window Glass and Toxic Bust, 3 open with a Black Toxic Stalker coming out of it's barrel, and 6 Black Toxic Stalkers on my standard Detailed Bases.
I am sending these to my Mold Maker in 3 weeks...THEY WILL BE READY FOR THIS OCTOBER.
The Bullets are done now, and I love them! The image here is a screen shot taken from Netfabb Studio. You can not see the models as clearly as I would like, but when I have the Metal Masters done, I will post better quality pictures for you Brothers!
Bullets have been a pet peeve of mine from day one, when I determined to make a complete range of 15MM Figures. I have my new Digital Sculptor working on them this week...soon I will be happy I think...lol.
To give you an idea of how fine these little bullets are, each of the squares on the gray background are 1 Milometer.
I received an email today previewing the prints of my new Digitally Sculpted Body Blanks. These models are in route to me as I type. I was curious to see if the tiny 9 MM model would print cleanly, and it looks fine which is very cool.
I am going to complete several weapons and some other cool items to go with these new Body Blanks, when that is done, it will all go towards filling Master Mold two.
A Word On Design. The Millimeter sizing of these models was done from head to feet, thus the indicated scale of each is precise.
I have enlisted the talents of two very skilled young artist to help me with The TOMORROW BLACK Production. I have had The World of TOMORROW BLACK in my life for about 15 years, and now that I have started to work on it in earnest, in my young 40's...lol...I have come to realize that if I am going to make my "Tolkien sized universe" successfully, I need some help. It was a matter of pride really, and I have swallowed mine. TOMORROW BLACK is a huge undertaking for one man, thus I have hired a Digital Sculptor and Digital/Traditional Artist to help me.
I will still be doing all of the detailed sculpting of course, but I am very slow, to speed up the process, I have decided to get some basic Body Blanks done. Here is a little peek at one of the Digitally Sculpted Males.
The new full color artwork of TOMORROW BLACK will be drawn in rough by me, then fully realized by my wonderfully talented new Digital/Traditional Painter. These new paintings will be done later in the year, the piece featured here is a sample only, it is not a part of The TOMORROW BLACK Art that I will produce in 2013.
You can pretty much fill an entire 3x3' gaming table with this 13 building set. I am not a fan of Paper Terrain, but this new collection of diverse Tech Buildings, Tech City Details, and Illuminated Roadways looks great!
RKE Games is a brand new kid on our 15MM block, and from what I can see, their first release is going beyond the typical offerings, and is aspiring to a new level of coolness! The lighting effects alone make these buildings look alive.
This premier collection of Materion Tech Terrain, is very much a close representation of how I see much of my TECH Nation Terrain, which is of course why I posted this article. Go buy a set...lol...and get it ready for use with my forthcoming TECH Nation Faction!
I have started the MONTHLY PROGRESS 2012 Page , let's see what happens...
I am really going to focus more on work this year. I had a goal of posting 13 Articles each month for the first year, and managed to pull it off...but there was less content than I would of liked.
This year WAR ART will containLess Filler...and More Killer!
If it is a little quiet here it is because I am actually working, and not pissing around on the internet.
Today is J.R.R. TOLKIEN's Birthday! This great soul is The Alpha Creator of Everything that I grew to love as a child, and his guidance continues to aide me ever on, as a creator of my own Dark Science Fantasy.
Thank You Elder Father...Thank You!
You can watch these videos in full at YouTube by clicking the first episodes posted here at WAR ART.