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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Dungeon Delvers Kickstarter 48 Hours to Go

Murray the Janitor. 
Thanks to an amazing response from backers all over the world, Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! is over 200% funded with 48 hours to go.

I couldn't have done this without my friends encouraging me and a loving wife who didn't mind me sculpting on the couch while we watch TV in the evenings.

If you haven't already, check out the Kickstarter page. There are now 17 miniatures including the original 9 Delvers. Awesome value and worthy of any gaming table. Don't hesitate to share this with your friends!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1262520792/star-hat-miniatures-heroic-scale-metal-figurines-f/

God bless you and enjoy your week!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sculpting Fantasy Miniatures + Garm of Hrothmyr + Kickstarter

Garm of Hrothmyr. 
Legendary Hero #2 for the Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! Kickstarter. Now 138% funded with 9 days to go. Garm of Hrothmyr! A berserker theologian with a maul and horned helm.

This miniature came from an amazing description of Evan's character, Garm of Hrothmyr. In Evan' s own words, "I've played several incarnations of him in several different games, and he remains 
my favorite PC of all time. I don't have any pictures of him for you to use as reference, so I'll do my best to describe him for you and let your artistic license fill in the blanks."

I'm finding the Legendary Hero pledge backers are the most excited about the Kickstarter. I share in that excitement. It really is awesome to be asked to sculpt their favourite RPG character and I hope I do them justice.

Here are some photos, taking you backwards through my sculpting process.















God bless you and enjoy your week! 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Allysia the Pirate Bard + Sculpting Fantasy Miniatures + Kickstarter Stretch Goal

Allysia, my 11th Sculpt. 
Sculpting the first Stretch Goal for the Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! Kickstarter. Now 125% funded with 11 days to go. Allysia the Pirate Bard! Scourge of the Westfall Islands, Allysia steals hearts and cuts purses. Or was that steals purses and cuts hearts?

This miniature had a few sticky moments. The lute in particular, which too an hour to sculpt. I wondered if the initial pose was too static. However, with hands on hips (or cutlass and hip flask), Allysia has a powerful 'no-nonsense' stance. I like the cut of her jib!

Here are some photos, taking you backwards through my sculpting process.












God bless you and have an awesome week!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Work In Progress + Legendary Hero Father Alucard

Artwork by Kevin Briones.
Sculpting the first Legendary Hero for the Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom! Kickstarter. Now 81% funded. I can't wait to see these miniatures in metal! These Work In Progress photos show my sculpting process from wire frame to putty master. The original concept sketch is by artist Kevin Briones. 

The first Legendary Hero is Michael's Dark Cleric character, Father Alucard. This miniature has been a pleasure to sculpt. I have a few elements to finish, like the right hand. This is the 10th miniature I've sculpted and I'm learning new ways to apply fine detail and keep surfaces smooth. 

I hope there will be some more Legendary Hero pledge backers. For the moment I will begin the first Stretch Goal miniature, Allysia the Pirate Bard! Scourge of the Westfall Islands, Allysia steals hearts and cuts purses. Or was that steals purses and cuts hearts?














God bless you and have a great week!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Reaper Miniatures Gnome Bard

Gnome Bard with invisible Pick of Destiny.
Thanks to my Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom Kickstarter backers, the miniatures I sculpted are a third of the way towards being funded and cast in metal. It has been an exciting first few days.

While the stormy weather of a kiwi winter keeps us more indoors than out, I painted a few miniatures from the unpainted lead box. He reminded me of Prince so I got the purple paint out.








God bless you and enjoy your week!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Kickstarter + Star Hat Miniatures Heroic Scale Metal Figurines for RPGs



Delvers Lost in the Dungeons of Doom!
It's Alive! Here's an adventuring party ready for your next dungeon crawl! Heroic scale fantasy miniatures, sculpted by hand and cast in metal, for your roleplaying and tabletop games. I have enjoyed making these miniatures and I would love to share them with you!

Each miniature will be unlocked as the campaign continues. You can decide which one is released next by visiting Star Hat Miniatures on Facebook and casting your vote. The funding goal will pay for the moulding and casting of at least 9 new miniatures.


SO, please share this with your friends!

God bless you and have a great week!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Grenadier Fighting Men + Stranger Things

Grenadier Fighting Men and Wizzards. 
While working on the new Kickstarter I took a break and began watching Stranger Things. As well as plenty of hat tipping to various classic movies from my childhood (E.T., The Goonies, Stand By Me, Alien), the Dungeons & Dragons references abound!

A scene involving a D&D game featured some Grenadier miniatures This left me smiling and rummaging through my drawers for a group of Fighting Men that I painted thirty years ago. I painted with enamels back then and they had weathered the storm of a few decades dungeon delving remarkably well. Anyway, I figured I could give them a few tender brush strokes before bringing them back to the gaming table.

These miniatures were sculpted by Andrew Chernak for Grenadier. They are early sculpts that show his potential (despite the bulky hands and long limbs), that he would develop later with the Fantasy Lords and Dragon Lords series. As a sculptor, I am impressed by the detail of the mail, shields and weapons. His faces are fantastic!












God bless you and have a great week!