Category: General gaming

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Introducing Scum & Smugglers – Arim

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.

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Krakon Games Frills and Fauna – in the wild and dangerous

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…

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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!

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Frills & Fauna: Glashtin

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.

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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.

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Creatures of the Night – Nemain

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.