Friday, 18 September 2009

Friday...and I'm dozing now...zzzzZZZZZZZZZZ

Just a small update this evening. The diver is getting there:

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I still have side windows, boots, hands, weights, a knife and various details to add but at least it is starting to look like a diver now!

I have been bulking out a few of the 15mm dollies as well but they aren't worth a photo just yet.

So...what's on my mind?

I have been an amateur sculptor now for about 25 years.

I have spent all of that time working on 28mm scale miniatures; whether converting them or sculpting them from scratch.

I have entered a few competitions and never won anything.

I have done a few commissions and have only asked for costs and a few pounds, rather than what the commission was really worth because I am an amateur.

I have been lucky and have a miniature for sale in the Hasslefree Miniatures shop...but generally speaking, I have been pottering along in my chosen scale, enjoying my work and being happy as an amateur sculptor.

THEN, I put up a few pix of some barely started 15mm sculpts and I am being asked for commissions and to sell them on to miniatures companies...and they aren't even finished!

Don't get me wrong, I think it is great to have people think highly of my work but it just seems a bit strange/ironic that after all these years, the first time I sculpt 15mm miniatures, I get so much interest from people...when all along, the stuff I like doing is 28mm.

I'm not disappointed or upset or anything...I just think it is a little bit strange.

Is the 15mm bubble so huge at the moment that the enthusiasm is drawing everybody to new stuff? Is it the subject matter? With what I have shown so far, it can't be the sculpts (due to the WIP nature of them) so is it the promise of what they MAY become?

Curiouser and curiouser...said Alice...

See you on the flip side!


Tri3 said...

Think of all the hundreds of 28mm Sci-Fi sculpts out there. Now think of 15mm and guess what, there aren't a ton of figures/companies out there.

The biggest company by far right now is GZG, other than that most other 15mm game companies only have a sampling of 15mm figures.

The sky is the limit with 15mm right now.

Inso said...

I can see what you are saying...but it just seems a bit of a 'joke at my expense' sort of thing.

Irony is a cruel master sometimes ;).

Maybe if I get my foot in the door with some 15mm stuff, the 28mm stuff will follow :).


Stay with 15-18mm for now man.


Inso said...

I'm sorry to disappoint you but I am not going to give up on what I love so much to churn out a scale that I gave up on 20 years ago!

That said...the Dwarfs are going quite well at the moment so I won't be giving up until they are finished...but I won't be deliberately focusing on 15mm in the future (unless I get the muse again)...if it happens, it will be because I've had a particularly annoying idea that I have to sculpt to get rid of!


Like I said stay with it "For Now".
I know what you mean about getting an idea out of you and done. If you keep putting it off, it bugs you, does it not?

The Dwarves are looking good man. I am not a fan of Dwarves, but I do like that you are sculpting them.