lefttop righttop
leftborder rightborder
leftborder
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
March 29, 2017, 01:22:26 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Recent
[Today at 01:13:37 AM]

[Today at 12:58:59 AM]

[Today at 12:56:56 AM]

[Today at 12:43:48 AM]

[Today at 12:43:39 AM]

[Today at 12:25:16 AM]

[Today at 12:21:26 AM]

[Today at 12:19:13 AM]

[Today at 12:16:13 AM]

[Today at 12:12:54 AM]
Pages: 1 ... 18 19 20 [21]   Go Down
Author Topic: Denizens of Azor progress: The Queen, new sculpt by Kev White  (Read 64835 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye
mastermind




Offline Offline

Posts: 1028


WWW
« Reply #300 on: March 03, 2017, 08:00:48 PM »

Looks great! I don't see any "problem" with the scales.
Logged
von Lucky
galactic brain




Offline Offline

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 5999


« Reply #301 on: March 03, 2017, 10:01:00 PM »

What a lovely sculpt. So full of understanded character. The slightly different colour of the resin of the head/neck to the body I think has made the scale appear different size/style. I think a little Greenstuff and painting will make it absolutely clear you should never turn your back on these creatures.
Logged

- Karsten



"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Blog: Donner und Blitzen
beefcake
Supporting Adventurer
galactic brain
*



Offline Offline

Age: 35
Location: New Zealand, Hastings
Posts: 4590


WWW
« Reply #302 on: March 03, 2017, 11:21:40 PM »

I guess I can see that.  The larger scales on the neck are intentional.  If you don't mind me rambling on a bit, I'll explain my thought process. 

Here's the original image of a Sirrush that I started with:

It's relatively realistic-looking compared to a lot of the representations of mythological creatures you see from the time... but "relatively" means that it's still pretty weird.  As I said in my earlier post, the animal that seemed most plausible as an inspiration for it might have been an unknown, large and long-necked species of Goana or Monitor Lizard - something way bigger than a Komodo dragon.  Horns are unknown in the Varanus genus (as far as I know!), but lots of other lizards have horns, so I figured it wasn't too much of a stretch to add them to my Sirrush.

If you clean the art up you can more clearly see that it has a mane.  A lot of dragons and some real world lizards have a 'mane', or a crest of spikes or scales that stick up along the neck, but... it always looked a little bland or 'on the nose', so I started thinking about how to try something a little different.

I imagine the Sirrush as being lazy and opportunistic predators, comfortable in the water, and tending to lay in wait by waterways for unwary fish to swim by.  There aren't a lot of long-necked predators in the real world, and most of the ones that I could find tended to eat fish, so, that it seemed plausible for fish to be a big part of their diet.  Having prominent scales on the neck helps to break up the shadow of the creature when it's hanging its head over a body of water.  It can flex them a little bit for threat displays, too - although that only happens with other Sirrushes, of course.  They're large enough that they don't really see many other creatures as a danger.

Anyways, that's why the neck has big scales and the body is relatively smooth.

Great explanation. The sculpting is great and the change between scaly to non scaly works well.
Logged

Hobby Services
mad scientist



Online Online

Posts: 896


« Reply #303 on: March 04, 2017, 09:31:06 PM »

Took me longer than it should have, but I finally got some of the Azor serpent priestesses painted up, seen here alongside some Reaper models and a random rattlesnake from some toy range.  Think they make quite a nice set despite the varied sources, and the Forge of Ice castings are top notch.  For scale reference, the girls have been stuck on 30mm bases, the medusa is on a 45mm, and the big rattler is on a 60mm.









Logged
Alxbates
Supporting Adventurer
mad scientist
*



Offline Offline

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 722


WWW
« Reply #304 on: March 04, 2017, 11:25:17 PM »

Those look great, man!  Thanks for sharing the pics!  Mind if I post them to the FOI Facebook page?
Logged

Forge of Ice product & price list thread here on the LAF:

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=76128.msg931070
Hobby Services
mad scientist



Online Online

Posts: 896


« Reply #305 on: March 04, 2017, 11:58:03 PM »

Those look great, man!  Thanks for sharing the pics!  Mind if I post them to the FOI Facebook page?

Thanks, pretty happy with the lot.  Sent you a PM.
Logged
Hobby Services
mad scientist



Online Online

Posts: 896


« Reply #306 on: March 05, 2017, 12:08:48 AM »

Later I found that PJ Farmer's 'Tarzan Alive' book mentions that Tarzan once encountered the last of the Sirrush, so that made me feel even better about including a Sirrush in Azor.

Tarzan the Terrible, IIRC.  The one set in Pal-Ul-Don, which is chock full of Azor-style weirdness.  Good read.  Justifies having a gryf/triceratops model made as well.  Smiley
Logged
Alxbates
Supporting Adventurer
mad scientist
*



Offline Offline

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 722


WWW
« Reply #307 on: March 05, 2017, 06:33:12 PM »

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Lost Worlds/Lost Cities are a major inspiration for me.  Pal-Ul-Don, Opar, Pellucidar, Cathne & Athne, Xuja... they're great!
Logged
Alxbates
Supporting Adventurer
mad scientist
*



Offline Offline

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 722


WWW
« Reply #308 on: March 26, 2017, 10:33:20 AM »

Jeez... I have discovered the hard way that I was not set up for the volume of shipping that I've been slogging through!

Lessons learned!

But, while I'm wading through a pile of invoices & packages, some sculptors are still making progress on my future projects.

Kev White has finished the first of two noblewomen who share the throne of Zor-Al, Azor's sister city and ancient rival:





Also, since I'm nearly ready to start on the painted sets for the Kickstarter, I've started painting a few terrain pieces as a warm-up.  I finished that Doom Serpent Idol recently, next up I'm working on a couple of my Pterro-Sphinxes.

I need to build a whole big terrain board for them, but, that's a little further away...


Logged
Argonor
Supporting Adventurer
elder god
*


Attic Attack: Mead and Dice!

Offline Offline

Age: 51
Location: A secret lab in The Middle of Nowhere, Funen, Denmark
Posts: 10379


WWW
« Reply #309 on: March 26, 2017, 09:43:49 PM »

Would those noblewomen be one fair and one dark sister?
Logged

Ask at the LAF, and answer shall thy be given!


Cultist #84
Alxbates
Supporting Adventurer
mad scientist
*



Offline Offline

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 722


WWW
« Reply #310 on: March 27, 2017, 03:12:05 AM »

Nope - it'll be the Queen (that's her above), and a Princess (yet to arrive!)
Logged
Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye
mastermind




Offline Offline

Posts: 1028


WWW
« Reply #311 on: March 27, 2017, 03:13:43 AM »

Hopefully Kev will be doing action poses as well...?
Logged
d phipps
scatterbrained genius



Pulp Alley

Offline Offline

Age: 51
Location: Perilous Island, Oklahoma
Posts: 3550


WWW
« Reply #312 on: March 27, 2017, 03:26:10 AM »

Beautiful model!  Love
Logged



David Phipps, Pulp Alley
dave@pulpalley.com
Alxbates
Supporting Adventurer
mad scientist
*



Offline Offline

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 722


WWW
« Reply #313 on: March 27, 2017, 03:29:41 AM »

Hopefully Kev will be doing action poses as well...?

There's a whole set planned!

Although Kev might only be doing the two figures on thrones - I've not gotten that far with the project yet.
Logged
Alxbates
Supporting Adventurer
mad scientist
*



Offline Offline

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 722


WWW
« Reply #314 on: March 28, 2017, 04:19:08 AM »

Resin master casting of the queen! 

Logged
Pages: 1 ... 18 19 20 [21]   Go Up
 
Jump to:  

Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Spare Parts - the Cowboy Robot. New sculpt, in-progress Pulp Alxbates 5 1588 Last post March 08, 2009, 02:31:01 AM
by Mac Finn
Blood Bowl Human ‘Cheerleader’ Team (progress with sculpt 6/6) Fantasy Adventures Silent Invader 4 2406 Last post June 07, 2011, 12:23:24 AM
by Silent Invader
(ebay)OOP Tyranid Hive Tyrant "Alien Queen" sculpt Archiv Chief Lackey Rich 0 606 Last post April 13, 2012, 04:43:02 PM
by Chief Lackey Rich
Crab Alien 15mm Sculpt - Work in progress Future Wars colin_baillie 0 559 Last post June 18, 2012, 07:18:12 PM
by colin_baillie
The white queen. Medieval Adventures « 1 2 3 4 » marcusluis 47 5558 Last post August 20, 2013, 12:26:38 PM
by H.M.Stanley
rightborder
leftborder

Lead Adventure Forum Support:
please read first





Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Waltz design by IchBin
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
leftbottomborder   rightbottomborder