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Miniature Sculpting => Competitions and Group Activities => Topic started by: Vermis on April 24, 2010, 04:06:49 PM BST GMT

Title: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on April 24, 2010, 04:06:49 PM BST GMT
May 2010 - 28mm Barbarians (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=88.0)
June 2010 - 28mm Monster Hunters (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=140.0)
July 2010 - 15mm Dark Age Warriors (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=186.0)
August-September 2010 - 28mm Futuristic Gangs (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=215.0)
October 2010 - 28mm Classic Monsters (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=257.0)
November-December 2010 - The Female Form (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=280.0)
January-February 2011 - 28mm Samurai (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?board=13.0)

Current - 28mm Samurai

The rules are pretty simple.  Stick to the general forum rules (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?board=2.0).  This is non-competitive in that there will be no winners that receive prizes.  This is an informal activity, although participants are welcome to push and test themselves, compete for bragging rights, or simply bounce ideas and inspirations and see the individual results.  Sculpts don't have to be finished within the month, but each new sculptalong should begin on the first of each month.
Pictures can be posted in the relevant sculptalong topic, or on the WIP (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?board=6.0) and Finished Sculpts (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?board=11.0) boards (or on the Personal Logs (http://www.minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?board=14.0) board, if you want to place all your sculptalong progress and results together); though it would be handy to post notifications and links in the main topic.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on April 24, 2010, 04:13:19 PM BST GMT
This shouldn't be too hard: what're your likes, dislikes and opinions for the monthly sculptalong? (including whether it should be called a 'sculptalong')  I think something nice 'n' generic would be good to get the ball rolling.  Humanoid and human-sized at 28-32mm, on a common theme.  Barbarian, anyone?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Justin on April 25, 2010, 09:29:31 AM BST GMT
Sculpt-a-long is a fine name, it suggests it's non competitive.

Barbarian is a good start, a classic to get the ball rolling.

I've also been tossing the idea of 'Monster Hunter' around. Opens it up to various genre. I was thinking you could have high fantasy dragon hunters, gothic Vanhelsing types, modern Crypitid detectives or Sci-Fi Alien Big Game hunters. It's quite a wide spectrum but by restricting it to a human/humanoid it would tighten the brief.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on April 26, 2010, 11:22:56 AM BST GMT
Not influenced by new console games at all? :)  Great idea, though.

I want to stick a few historical months in too, every so often, catering for a wide range of interests (and hopefully encouraging people to try something unfamiliar).  'Course, it'd include some 'pulpy' themes like the old west and pirates, among the exacting studies of military uniforms.

This TMP thread (http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=195830) encourages me, in a way.  I'm also disappointed by a lot of historical minis (but maybe I'll save that spiel for further up the forum) and I'm curious to see if any sculptalongs here could produce something close to the kind of historical character minis the OP wants.  I don't know if I'd enforce Tom Meier's strictly realistic proportions, though. (But he does pwn that topic almost effortlessly)

I'd better mention that beside various themes, I want to stick in the odd different scales too.  Maybe it'd be a good idea to go window-shopping for optivisors. ;D
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Justin on April 26, 2010, 12:12:42 PM BST GMT
Not influenced by new console games at all? :)  Great idea, though.

Surprisingly not! I've had the idea for a giant hunter, inspired by the character Balgus from the Vision of Escaflowne anime (basicly an old dude who fights giant magic mechs with a huge sword), bubbling around in the back of my mind for a while and thought a challenge would serve as motivation to start him!
Historicals scare the willies out of me, but a challenge is about pushing the envelope so I'd be down with it!

Same story with other scales, 54mm and 15mm have been on my to do list for an age so the motivation will come in handy!
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on April 28, 2010, 05:37:37 PM BST GMT
Surprisingly not! I've had the idea for a giant hunter...

Looking forward to it!

Historicals for July, then?  I'm at a loss for theme and scale, there.  The American War of Independence might be appropriate, but I'm wide open to suggestions. :P
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Justin on April 29, 2010, 08:32:05 AM BST GMT
Historicals for July, then?

15mm Visigoths.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: ironmammoth on April 30, 2010, 01:20:38 PM BST GMT
I am up for the Barbarian and the monster hunter (having done a "not" Van Helsing/Solomon Kane figure a few years ago, I know where I am coming from with that).

This is a great start and should actually get me back into sculpting.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on May 01, 2010, 04:02:42 AM BST GMT
Excellent. :)

Is it a bad thing when you do a google image search for visigoths, and the first result is a cartoon viking with a horned helmet?

Also, any regular members of CMoN here?  This might be of interest to some of the sculptors there, but while I'm a member I'm not much of a regular poster, and could risk coming across as spamming.  And they didn't seem to like the news announcement of minisculpture's opening.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: a_thousand_hats on May 01, 2010, 09:05:18 PM BST GMT
Love the title - sculptalong.

It feels really friendly and casual. Very encouraging for a beginner.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: terragnosis on May 02, 2010, 12:52:33 PM BST GMT
Ill enter something if digital sculptors are allowed?  and where do we post wip images?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on May 02, 2010, 06:11:10 PM BST GMT
Ah, I probably should've clearer about where to stick digital sculpts.  When it says 'purely digital sculpts' in the description of the Other Sculpting board, I mean it's for digital sculpts that aren't intended as minis and won't be printed as such.  Digisculpts that will end up as physical minis, like Terragnosis products, can go up in the main WIP and Finished Sculpt boards.

Sculptalongs, where the main aim is just to sculpt (though it certainly doesn't stop participants putting their results to commercial use ;)), could be a bit tricky with regards to digital sculptures.  My biggest worry is that I want sculptalongs to encourage sculptors to try different scales and see how they do.  That could be difficult to see and demonstrate with digital sculpts, and it'd be unfair to ask for (pricey?) 3D prints of every digisculpt at the right scale.

But then again, I don't intend sculptalongs to be anywhere near that strict and formal!  I'll probably set up more activities etc. for digital sculptors if more post on the boards, but until then digital sculpts are welcome in the sculptalongs, and can be posted on the same boards (see above).

And welcome to Minisculpture.  :)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: terragnosis on May 03, 2010, 09:48:42 AM BST GMT
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: terragnosis on May 04, 2010, 09:18:32 PM BST GMT
Hi again

Ive been thinking about this alot, and I think it would be a good idea to get the monthly winner cast.  I will therefore offer to put the winners model in one of our master molds and send them as many copies as come off the mold when we spin our masters, its usually 8-10 copies. would you be interested in adding that to the future comps?

there are 2 provisos, it needs to be 28-35mm scale and it needs to be castable :D

steve
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: captainspud on May 04, 2010, 09:36:19 PM BST GMT
The sculptalong isn't a contest, there are no winners. It's just a fun group activity.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: terragnosis on May 04, 2010, 10:16:58 PM BST GMT
oky doke..
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on May 04, 2010, 11:16:15 PM BST GMT
Yup.  What Captainspud said.  Sorry.  There's definitely going to be casting involved in the annual competition; but I still have to think how to go about the competition itself, let alone the casting angle.

'Course, nothing to stop people doing what they like with their original designs, including selling or casting them.  Pretty much like any other 'hey look what I sculpted' topic here, only more... social.
Besides, I intend throwing all kinds of scales into this, beyond 28-35mm.  Wait until I start scheduling the 6mm sculptalongs. ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: terragnosis on May 05, 2010, 12:21:18 PM BST GMT
fir 15mm or less Ill revert to traditional aculpting methods me thinks ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Beefcake on May 06, 2010, 11:03:22 AM BST GMT
I like the idea of a sculptalong. It's good for amateurs to hone skills and get constructive feedback and also talk to others about how they did certain things with their sculpts that we'd like to give a go ourselves.
Sorry I haven't checked, but is there a tutorial section on this forum?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Justin on May 06, 2010, 11:35:43 AM BST GMT
Sorry I haven't checked, but is there a tutorial section on this forum?

Well perhaps you should!  ;D

it's in the Sculpting Discussion and Resources bit.

Just
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Bergil on May 26, 2010, 04:29:47 PM BST GMT
It would be nice to join in on a monthly sculptalong, sounds somewhat fun actually!

But i barely get enough time in to work on my own projects, what with life, work and family. So ultimately it's not something I could easily get into.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on May 26, 2010, 04:36:57 PM BST GMT
Barbarian will be finished tommorow I think! So, monster hunter next? Not exactly a strong archetype but I think I have an Idea up my sleeve.  ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on May 27, 2010, 01:27:06 AM BST GMT
Not exactly a strong archetype but I think I have an Idea up my sleeve.  ;)

... I'm going to take the sword off my barbarian and replace it with a spear. :P

If there are no strong objections to visigoths, they'll come up after monster hunters.  And someone give us a clue which Osprey book to go look at.

After that, futuristic gang members?  Pretty popular theme.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on June 01, 2010, 12:14:38 PM BST GMT
I might need a hand coming up with a short and snappy description of Visigoths. :P  I started reading the the wikipedia article and got lost in the early divisions of the Goths.  And I thought Tolkien's elf tribes were convoluted...
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Justin on June 02, 2010, 08:33:51 AM BST GMT
you do realise that my initial suggestion of Visigoths was laced with and exuberant amount of sarcasm?  :-\
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on June 02, 2010, 11:18:24 AM BST GMT
Yeah, but it's still an idea.  And I said I wanted to include some historicals. ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on June 05, 2010, 12:38:36 PM BST GMT
I'm willing to change it though, 'cos it's difficult to find cheap or free references.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on June 09, 2010, 10:29:02 PM BST GMT
Why not just change it to "dark ages soldier" bonus points for historical acuaracy.  ;D
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on July 01, 2010, 09:06:43 PM BST GMT
Argh.  It's thirty days hath September; April, June and November.  So much for the last-minute rush.

So it's dark age warriors now, anyway.  I've included the whole of Europe in the description: too loose, do you think?

Also, suggestions for September, plz. ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: ironmammoth on July 02, 2010, 09:17:26 AM BST GMT
How about changing the tone for September!

Female Figure, sculpting the ladies can always be a challenge!

Lets us go to town with flowing dresses/robes.

Have fun with getting the nice soft curves just right etc.

Could specify:-

Non-combatant?

Human/Non-human?

54mm?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Justin on July 02, 2010, 10:02:19 AM BST GMT
I'd second the Female form in 54mm for September. Good excuse for some hardcore anatomy and drapery study!
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on July 05, 2010, 01:22:05 AM BST GMT
I was thinking to do my first female for the august scifi.......  :P
54mm female sounds good though.
for the future how about...?
Animals/horses  :o
(small) Dinosaur  :P
Robot/insect/something with lots of hard edges.
maybe something along the lines of working in different styles e.g. caricature, realism, anime, abstract..... maybe not abstract just post impressionist
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on July 05, 2010, 01:24:52 AM BST GMT
Sorry wrong thread.... >:(
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: dracon magis on September 01, 2010, 09:25:56 PM BST GMT
so what is the subject for this month?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on September 01, 2010, 10:11:01 PM BST GMT
Still futuristic gang members. :)  We decided to try a two-month session, see if it gave more participants more time to try something.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: ironmammoth on September 02, 2010, 09:51:21 AM BST GMT
I missed the start of the gang sculptalong, but I am looking forward to starting the next project.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on September 02, 2010, 12:18:33 PM BST GMT
I missed the start of the gang sculptalong

You've still got a month, though. ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on September 30, 2010, 11:33:07 PM BST GMT
I was all set for 'the female form' after futuristic gangs, but somehow it seems wrong not to do something spooky for October.  What do the rest of you think?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Palocles on October 01, 2010, 03:34:22 AM BST GMT
Hi again

Ive been thinking about this alot, and I think it would be a good idea to get the monthly winner cast.  I will therefore offer to put the winners model in one of our master molds and send them as many copies as come off the mold when we spin our masters, its usually 8-10 copies. would you be interested in adding that to the future comps?

there are 2 provisos, it needs to be 28-35mm scale and it needs to be castable :D

steve
If this offer still stands then i think it could be a very good thing for both the forum and the skills of various sculptors and should be given another chance.

SA's need not be a competition but if there is a reward like this it may inspire some slower sculptors to actually finish and seeing ones work cast can be a very useful learning experience.

The 'winner' could be decided on factors that include: how good the finished sculpt is, wether they have 'won' before and how much the sculptor would benefit from seeing their work cast.

Obviously it would only apply to midscale SAs.

It could also help to bring in more budding sculptors.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on October 02, 2010, 01:08:44 AM BST GMT
Could be a good time to start thinking about this, and what exactly needs thought about.  Ownership and reproduction rights, at least; which have the potential to get a bit muddled and messy despite the best intentions of all parties.  And possible global transport.

And I still dunno how limiting the provisos might be.  Especially the first one. :-X  Like I said, a lot of the sculptalongs will be 28mm.  Most people are used to it.  But I want to put in a lot of other sizes too.  The Halloween monster sculptalong narrowly escaped being labelled '54mm'.

And whether Steve's still interested.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Palocles on October 02, 2010, 02:45:13 AM BST GMT
Is Steve Terragnosis?  Would be good if he can chip in again.

I think ownership and repro rights will obviously stay with the sculptor.  Only the castings from the master spins are on offer so there's no repro to deal with there and if the sculptor wants to have a production run they'll have to organise it themselves.  If the masters are spun again them i guess the casts that come off it will go back into the melting pot.

If the first proviso stays in effect them the 'prize' will obviously only apply to 28mm scale SAs.  Hopefully Steve/TG will feel generous and extend it to other scales.   :-*  Who ever 'wins' the prize will have to post their own model and probably paypal to Steve for the return post.  He can't be expected to pay the returns every couple of months.

But we need to see if the offer still stands, first.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on November 02, 2010, 03:42:49 PM GMT GMT
I have to admit that I haven't thought about this at all, in the last month.  I'll need to knuckle down.

Although (or because) I started my sculptalong vampire two weeks late, I had to rush it and shelved a few other, more important things to do so.  Not much good for what's supposed to be a fun little diversion.  I dunno how many others are having problems or thoughts like this, so I'm thinking of retrying the two-month timeframe - or maybe six weeks - for the next sculptalong.  Any opinions or objections?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: captainspud on November 02, 2010, 04:12:22 PM GMT GMT
I vote for two months. It's tough for me to fit a model in in the shortened time frame.

As for a theme suggestion, I'm going to suggest something I'm about to start working on anyway: Mounted Figures. :)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Palocles on November 03, 2010, 02:34:41 AM GMT GMT
A mounted figure is really 2 figures, quite a bit of work for a casual activity.  Maybe 2 SAs could run together for a mounted figure, first one the mount, second the rider?

There's always the option of borrowing an existing mount though.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Bergil on November 03, 2010, 10:32:12 AM GMT GMT
Naked women for November right? And two months to do it in? I'm on board for this one!  ;D
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on November 03, 2010, 04:09:19 PM GMT GMT
Maybe more Rubens than Razzle, though :P

Sorry CS.  There were a few previous votes for the female form, and I already put it off for the October monster mash.

I don't know if a mounted character sculptalong needs to go on for four months, though.  Maybe two six-week sessions, three months altogether?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on January 01, 2011, 03:01:37 PM GMT GMT
Almost posted up the new sculptalong, but I started wondering if it would be a better idea to hold a proper competition, to coincide with Mini Sculpture's first birthday on March 6th.

There'd be a fair bit to sort out first, though. :-\  Maybe too much to have the end of the competition on March 6th.  I don't know.  But I'll have a think about it.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: dracon magis on January 01, 2011, 06:00:20 PM GMT GMT
competition sounds motivating
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Justin on January 04, 2011, 09:58:23 AM GMT GMT
A comp might be a good idea, not that I'd end up getting anything done for it mind! ( I'd hate to start rumors that I actually do any sculpting...)
I'd be good publicity for the forum, and combined with the 1 year anniversary it would be good for a 'public launch' so to speak (cos we're the best kept secret in the miniatures world) Who knows we could maybe even give the forum a bit of a spruce up, get some banner ad's out there...  ;D

Main issue I'd see with a comp is who's it open to? What's the prize? And who'd judge it?

2 of those could be solved by enlisting the help of a sponsor (a friendly miniatures company, maybe one who is a member of this forum) who could maybe judge and help with getting the winner cast as a prize, maybe even add the winner to their existing lines?

Just
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on January 04, 2011, 11:41:04 AM GMT GMT
Quote
Main issue I'd see with a comp is who's it open to? What's the prize? And who'd judge it?

All stuff I'm looking up and giving myself a headache with right now. ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Palocles on February 16, 2011, 04:07:36 AM GMT GMT
Any developments on the winner-gets-cast thing?

---

I played a couple of games Blood Bowl recently then went on a little search for alternative BB figures and found that Impact! and Shadowforge is almost it.  They both have some decent figures but a lot of really, well, not so good ones*.

So how about we do a fantasy football figure for a sculptalong?  If there are 11 finished models at the end we'd even have a team, as odd ball as it may look.  That would be fun to have cast up but is obviously an even bigger ask.

Though, there is a casting company local to me (spincast.co.nz) and we could probably get 100 spins for $500NZ or so.  I have previously checked out prices in relation to my 54mm minis, not 11 or more 30mm.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Justin on February 16, 2011, 08:30:42 AM GMT GMT
I quite like the idea of a FF sculpt-a-long, good call Pal.
Perhaps negotiations could be had with some one like Impact! to have some/all cast?

Just.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Bergil on February 16, 2011, 11:57:42 AM GMT GMT
Could be fun! I'll look forward to seeing what is eventually decided/agreed upon.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Palocles on February 16, 2011, 05:17:56 PM GMT GMT
Yeah, Impact buys greens or put them on commision for sale.  We'd each be able to offer them the greens i guess and see which they like.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: thrudballdude on May 25, 2011, 01:09:34 PM BST GMT
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on June 20, 2011, 06:27:01 AM BST GMT
So next monthly sculptalong in 10 days time? And what shall the theme be? We've got a lot of new members so maybe not something to wierd....so not the 6mm challenge ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Palocles on June 20, 2011, 06:57:49 AM BST GMT
My time is spoken for for the next while so i'll not bother to make any suggestions.

I'll be finishing my other two FF players and then starting on a Viking.  So i suppose i could actually suggest Vikings.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on June 20, 2011, 12:49:34 PM BST GMT
We've got a lot of new members so Smaybe not something to wierd....so not the 6mm challenge ;)

Spoilsport...
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on June 21, 2011, 12:14:17 AM BST GMT
 :lol:
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on June 21, 2011, 02:30:37 PM BST GMT
What say that after a long break from the sculptalongs, we make them just a bit more competitive, as was requested way back when?  A simple poll at the start of the following month?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Badsmile on January 11, 2012, 10:43:41 AM GMT GMT
sounds good to me.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on January 11, 2012, 01:01:50 PM GMT GMT
The monthly whatnow? Yeah, t'would be good.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: captainspud on January 11, 2012, 03:23:05 PM GMT GMT
I'm very interested to see challenges return. I've only done a few of them, but they've always been interesting.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: jeff_lamarche on January 11, 2012, 03:32:00 PM GMT GMT
I'm game. Though I don't expect to compete favorably with some of you fellows, stuff like this helps keep me motivated.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on January 11, 2012, 07:41:52 PM GMT GMT
Eh?  What?  Who?

Okay then... Does the beginning of February to the beginning of March sound good to everyone?  Anything in mind for the scale and subject?  Go look through the suggestions thread and point out what you all like the sound of.  Although for new members and those of us who vegetated over the festive period, I'd steer towards 28mm humanoid.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: ink the troll on January 12, 2012, 03:09:09 AM GMT GMT
28mm humanoid.
Not that I'm the one that should suggest stuff for the sculptalong as I never seem to finish them, but maybe something like:

- merchants: Barter, trade, sell & buy- not that many merchants/ traders out there, but somebody's gotta shift the goods and make people part with their hard earned cash...
- feakshow/ carnival: From bearded damsells in distress to fire-eaters with heartburn to three armed radiation mutants in frilly dresses-  some minis might even end up being suitable pulpy retro 'men in rubber suits monsters' as well.
- civilians: Everything from hapless passerby about to be devoured by a hungry tentacled fiend to nice old lady walking her bad tempered flatulent pitbull. 
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on January 13, 2012, 04:49:34 PM GMT GMT
Just thinking of the recent link in the guides and ref section; what about an athlete? Gives lots of scope for body types, anatomy practice and dynamic posing.
Other than that....... Tribesman, superhero, obese figure, figure with drapery, figure interacting with object, sitting figure, "beastman", caricature, etc.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on January 13, 2012, 06:25:51 PM GMT GMT
Other than that....... Tribesman, superhero, obese figure, figure with drapery, figure interacting with object, sitting figure, "beastman", caricature, etc.

So you've narrowed it down, then. :)

Good points about the athletes.  I also like Ink's suggestions - I have a soft spot for what you might call 'fluff' minis.  I'll wait 'til the start of next week for any more suggestions, then I'll stick up a quick poll.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on January 13, 2012, 11:43:54 PM GMT GMT
Well, it gives you something to think about!
Oh and Ink's got some good ideas too, there's a good imagination on her!
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Blitzspear on January 15, 2012, 01:08:59 PM GMT GMT
Count me in if it don't stray to far from 28mm human, think it's about time i stopped lurking and converting and had a go at a mini from the ground up. Clot knows iv'e got the tools and green stuff to do it. :)

Blitz
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on May 03, 2012, 12:50:16 PM BST GMT
Right...........what's next? there's plenty of ideas above. :D

Edit: I do like the idea of a beastman......just not you're ordinary goatman, choose something wacky? Armadillo-man, Okapi-fellow, Three-toed-sloth-woman, woodpecker-chap, Jellyfish-bloke? but proper "Realm of Chaos" or "Glorantan broo" not just standing-up-critter-anthro-furry-mouseguard-reaper-darksword-fest.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Bergil on May 03, 2012, 01:32:43 PM BST GMT
Right...........what's next? there's plenty of ideas above. :D

Edit: I do like the idea of a beastman......just not you're ordinary goatman, choose something wacky? Armadillo-man, Okapi-fellow, Three-toed-sloth-woman, woodpecker-chap, Jellyfish-bloke? but proper "Realm of Chaos" or "Glorantan broo" not just standing-up-critter-anthro-furry-mouseguard-reaper-darksword-fest.

Suit yourself!

"It can be a beastman as long as it not one of those things!!!

Hilarious! XD
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on May 03, 2012, 02:00:23 PM BST GMT
Right...........what's next? there's plenty of ideas above. :D

Edit: I do like the idea of a beastman......just not you're ordinary goatman, choose something wacky? Armadillo-man, Okapi-fellow, Three-toed-sloth-woman, woodpecker-chap, Jellyfish-bloke? but proper "Realm of Chaos" or "Glorantan broo" not just standing-up-critter-anthro-furry-mouseguard-reaper-darksword-fest.

Suit yourself!

"It can be a beastman as long as it not one of those things!!!

Hilarious! XD

you're free to suggest something else Bergil.
I only differentiated them as the RoC archetype is a feral warrior with the head and other attributes of an animal, generally evil and chaotic in aspect whilst the "critter-sculpts" that have become popular recently are generally anthropomorphic charicatures of fantasy/DnD staples, dressed in cod-medieval clothing, with large "cartoonish" heads.
Both are eaqually valid subjects but each will stretch very different "sculpting muscles", I chose one over the other down to personal preferance, not due to hatred of one.
Or come up with your own idea or pick one from the many suggestions already in this thread ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: ink the troll on May 03, 2012, 02:05:36 PM BST GMT
Realms of Chaos beastly features wouldn't be such a bad theme. About to prep and prime quite a few of the old Champions of Chaos minis.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Icy on May 03, 2012, 02:22:03 PM BST GMT
Realms of Chaos beastly features wouldn't be such a bad theme.

Would be an awesome theme. Either beastmen or beastly features sounds great, count me in.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: ink the troll on May 03, 2012, 06:44:05 PM BST GMT
Despite the fact nothing has been decided yet and thus starting allready is most likely against the rules, I have started to bulk out an armature. I'll spare you the horrors of having to look at the pics till there's a bit more to show though.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: moonmin82 on May 03, 2012, 07:27:15 PM BST GMT
I'm up for a May Sculptalong. Beastman theme sounds like a go-er :-)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Bergil on May 03, 2012, 08:07:52 PM BST GMT
I'm not worried Andrew what is chosen, just having a bit of fun.

I don't mind the cutesy critters as they are, but not really my bag either.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Andrew May on May 04, 2012, 08:25:34 AM BST GMT
Despite the fact nothing has been decided yet and thus starting allready is most likely against the rules, I have started to bulk out an armature. I'll spare you the horrors of having to look at the pics till there's a bit more to show though.

I shouldn't worry too much, Vermis should be along shortly to join in the discussion. Another two-monther might be a good idea seeing as it took that long for most to do the competition sculpt ;)
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on May 06, 2012, 02:07:33 AM BST GMT
Completely forgot that there was such a thing as sculptalongs...  If the theme suits everyone, go with that for the next two months. :)  I'll get a thread stuck up tomorrow.

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but proper "Realm of Chaos" or "Glorantan broo" not just standing-up-critter-anthro-furry-mouseguard-reaper-darksword-fest.

I'll have to abandon that Dogtanian idea then.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: grimni22 on May 06, 2012, 09:10:22 AM BST GMT
so as a newbie, I understand that this is a project where you just sculpt something in a theme in two months?

...and what is 'glorantan broo'?

cheers, grimni
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: ink the troll on May 06, 2012, 09:53:42 AM BST GMT
so as a newbie, I understand that this is a project where you just sculpt something in a theme in two months?
Yes.

...and what is 'glorantan broo'?

Glorantha's a rpg setting/ world (Wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorantha), never played that so I can't give you any indepth infos.
Broo are something like beastmen, but not necessarily with goat heads. Fenris do have some very nice ones: http://www.fenrisgames.com/shop.html#ecwid:category=2202436&mode=category&offset=0&sort=normal
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Badsmile on May 06, 2012, 01:45:59 PM BST GMT
May is pretty full, but if it is two months time maybe next month I could do something too.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on May 06, 2012, 10:36:11 PM BST GMT
Broo are something like beastmen, but not necessarily with goat heads.

Broo are the original beastmen, AFAIK.  At least when it comes to fantasy gaming settings.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on September 03, 2012, 01:37:03 PM BST GMT
Okay, for September... looking at one of Moonmin's many, many sculpts... cartoon characters?  Or d'you think that's a little close to superheroes?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: InternalClock on September 03, 2012, 02:57:54 PM BST GMT
Sounds like a great plan to me :D
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: moonmin82 on September 03, 2012, 08:43:01 PM BST GMT
looking at one of Moonmin's many, many sculpts...

Lol, nicely put ;-) I need to get finishing off... the number of unfinished pieces is getting embarrassing!
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on September 06, 2012, 12:24:59 PM BST GMT
Hum... What say we leave off the 'official' sculptalong for a month or two?  It's a little disheartening that after two years, I could probably count the finished sculptalong sculpts on the fingers of one hand. (I've got a bunch of WIPs gathering dust, meself)
I don't think it'll be too drastic - the intent of sculptalongs was to spark ideas and inspiration, but it seems everyone who comes here is bubbling over with their own ideas already.  Or snowed under with commissions.  Like trying to offer a drink of water to a drowning man. :P
Although anyone who wants to sculpt a cartoon character, go right ahead!
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: ironmammoth on September 07, 2012, 02:56:58 PM BST GMT
I agree.

It has been a while since I even looked at the sculptalong subject, as it just reminds me that I haven't really started the one I planned from the beginning of last year...
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: dracon magis on December 22, 2012, 05:22:23 PM GMT GMT
there have a been more then a handful of sculptalong sculpts done mine alone would make a handful
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Badsmile on December 23, 2012, 01:53:42 PM GMT GMT
Well, monthly is just not possible for me. I just don't have the time :(

Two sculptalongs a year would be more realistic for me and even then I'd have to do some serious time management. THat said I enjoyed every little sculpt that was made by you guys on the baord. so I have no problem if you keep them more regular, just saying that I myself won't be able to participate mostly.
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: moonmin82 on February 13, 2013, 08:52:50 PM GMT GMT
Any sculptalongs or competitions lined up for 2013?
Title: Re: The monthly sculptalong
Post by: Vermis on February 15, 2013, 01:01:02 AM GMT GMT
Watch this space.