Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Ozymandias Resin Terrain Piece $24.99
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
It is a solid resin model measuring 6"x4" base and 8" tall at the top of the legs.
This model works well on both 15mm & 28mm scale game boards.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Here are a few shots of my Ozymandias Work In Progress.
The 28mm viking is not part of the model, but present in the pic for a scale reference. There is some perspective distortion from angle I had to shoot the first photo with my phone. The legs are eight inches tall.
These are just some quick shots I took with my phone (hence the poor resolution). I live in the States and I was unlucky enough this winter to catch the flu not once (on Christmas), not twice (two weeks later), but THREE times (last week). This has put a serious crimp in my production output. I am mostly better now and will spend the rest of the winter in an isopropyl alcohol bath.
As you may be able to see in the photos, the head still needs some work but the model is about 80% finished. I hope to cast a mold this week (unless one of my arms falls off or I just turn to goo).
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Ozymandias will be my next sculpt/cast.
Congrats to Ochoin Ceithir from the TMP page.I expect at least 6-8 weeks to complete the cast. I will keep my blog updated with WIPs on the project.
The above is only a visual description of Ozymandias for those who may not be familiar with the Shelley poem. My sculpt will only resemble this picture in that it will have "two vast and trunkless legs".
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
This is my 15mm Roman Watch Tower kit I cast last year. It is based for a Base Camp for Field of Glory and stands 8" tall. The roof comes off and is a 15 part resin kit.
It is still available for $45 USD plus shipping and handling (unpainted and figures not included).
I just added another pressure pot to my growing horde for resin casting.
Binks is the Maserati of pressure pots and this one is the top of the line that I found used for a sweet price. It is stainless steel and looks to have been only slightly used. I very happy with this pot. It is rated for 110psi but I will never hit that ceiling, 80 psi is the highest you should cast at and 45-60 is normally fine. If you exceed 80 your molds normally start deforming and you end up with a warped and twisted cast.
So with this new pot, I probably won't blow myself up.
In celebration of this new denizen I want to sculpt up and cast a new rpg/wargame terrain piece.
What is a must have terrain piece, that is not always readily available but you wish was in your collection?
I will select one suggestion, sculpt/cast the piece and send it to the winning choice.
All Hail the Gods of Pressure Casting!