If you read the previous post, you know how overwhelmed I've been feeling lately trying to get everything done. Well, life thought now was a good time to throw more at us. In a week filled with work stress for us both, we have also had to rather suddenly say goodbye to a couple people that were dear to us.
Sometimes I find when things are rough, it helps for a while to do something 'normal.' So I'm going to take an hour and let my eyes dry a bit while I focus on something else and share some minis stuff with you.
I mentioned the other day that I'd be working on a big project with those fun-loving gamers over at Lost Hemisphere. So basically, Captain Spud set us a challenge:
Make Something Amazing
"Captain Spud hereby challenges you to make something amazing. In keeping with the theme of this showcase of aimless nattering, the “something” can be whatever the hell you want to make. The only stipulation is that it must have some sort of building/modding/sculpting component and some sort of painting component."
Last week he posted up the entries for this challenge - looks like there are 10(?) of us nutcases making something.
My project started with an idea: my husband plays Trolls but our budget doesn't allow us all of the models that he would like. It would be imprudent to purchase a model only to later find that it doesn't work well with his armies, so for the last couple of months he has been borrowing a certain model from a friend in order to find out if it was a piece he should buy. Conclusion: he loves it, has to have it. Well, I figured, why not make it?
Mulg the Ancient
|This is the studio model over at Privateer Press|
He's a troll who's essentially part mountain. He's a badass. He's also huge. no really. I tried to find a picture of how much larger he is than the other models in the army, but couldn't. And I'm not sure exactly how much bigger, cause we don't own one and I've only seen him in person once.
I poked around online in search of info on sculpting and polymers and techniques. I ended up purchasing a polymer clay called Super Sculpey Firm. It will allow me to shape it for as long as I need to take and then I can bake it when it's done.
|supposed to hold details pretty well, or so says the interwebz|
I didn't want to just jump right in - I always have to test things first - so I made up a tiny flower and also a head and baked them.
|note: still slightly squishy when warm.|
I found it pretty easy to work with.
Hopefully next time I will have a bit more to share with you on this. I'm pretty excited by the results, but don't want to ruin the big reveal over at LH.
Well, I guess that's about it for today. I've got to go back to the reality of today and find my family and be with them.
Hug someone you love today. Life is short.