Category: General gaming
After the success of my first Kickstarter – Frills & Fauna, it seems obvious to me that I should sustain use of the crowd-funding strategy to reach out to an audience. Despite being incredibly niche, the project raised more money than sales of anything else I’ve sculpted, combined. Admittedly, I am fairly new to the scene so that’s not a major statement, but when you are trying to make a living from the art, it’s one hell of a tasty pie to eat from.
So one of the perks of being the brother of a sculptor running a Kickstarter is getting early access to some of the pre-production models.
I’ve had a quick paint up of the Cirripod family and placed them into some sci-fi environments to see how they look…
On the crystalline planet Aarkaon IV, Red Squad troopers (from Heresy) investigate a strange egg cluster, only to discover adult creatures nearby. Burn it! Burn it with fire!
The next reveal for Frills & Fauna are the Glashtin. The sculpt shown is an adolescent, with diminutive claws. More are likely to follow, as hinted by their behaviour.
Glashtins are a sentient species of water-dwellers. They are not hostile, but will respond to threats swiftly and in great numbers. Their name is taken from ancient folklore – stream or water goblins, known to change form. Their squid-like lower bodies often lead to them being mistaken for other creatures.
This year I took the decision to push ahead with my sculpting ambitions. I made it my profession. Or half-profession, as I still do web development freelance to balance the books (read: eat food).
In between producing models for paying customers, I am exploring my own miniature range – Creatures of the Night. I set myself lofty goals. I work at them. They often change. It’s easy to get inspired (read: distracted) by new ideas.
After a number of months not being home much and preparing to move house, its great to finally land in my new place and unpack my hobby stuff. As timing would have it, my brother has just released the second commercially available figure (as Krakon Games) he’s sculpted and so I made this the first miniature I painted.