It seems that Inso has had a fairly busy week. Today I got sent a host of pix and to start off, here is some progress on the 8 Grymn that were taken out of the cupboard last week:
As you can see, there is still a long way to go but they are certainly more advanced than the black undercoat they emerged from the cupboard with.
Next up is a bit of a departure from painting. In the following pic are a pair of sculpts for the Golgo Island competition (from the Frothers Unite forum) along side a Grymn for scale:
The sculpt on the left is going to end up as a super-hero Dwarf. The sculpt on the right is of Fin-Dus, hero of the poluted depths. Fin-Dus is probably finished but the Dwarf still has a long way to go. Inso has said that the Dwarf will have a face mask but will have hair sticking out of the top (a bit like Gambit from the X-Men). He is also toying with the idea of giving him a hammer...I guess we'll see whether it happens or not.
The next pic is of a gift from Inso's son. 5 plastic Daleks that were a free gift from a comic:
They seem to be the perfect scale for 28mm gaming. I can see Wargamers emptying the shelves of this comic, just for the Daleks. At £2-10 for the comic, that is an excellent deal for hard plastic Daleks!
Finally...'and now for something completely different'...
Yes, it is a pipe. Yes, it really smells like a pipe (Inso is having trouble with headaches and feeling nausious while sculpting on it). Yes, Inso has been asked to sculpt a tiger's face on it.
The reason for a tiger's face is that there are a number of flying squadrons around the world who have a tiger as part of their squadron badge. These Squadrons get together every year or so at a 'Tiger Meet' and swap stories, show off new paintschemes and generally drink a lot of beer. The guy who asked Inso to sculpt the tiger on the pipe, works on one of the tiger squadrons and wants a 'talking point' for the next Tiger Meet. Again, the sculpt is at a very early stage but due to the smell, I think this one will proceed very slowly.
Well...plenty to see this week! Hopefully, over the next few days we'll get to see some finished items...you never know!
Catch you later!