I’ve been busy! Not that that will change anytime soon but I feel the need for some much-needed blog catching up.
So The Chapel project is still simmering nicely and I’ve been working hard on the Entrance board with all the parts printed and cast and now being assembled. I’ve made it as a kit you see, a task that’s been a test of my skills and I have to say as the prototype goes it’s all coming together rather nicely. Work is also going to commence on the Albino Woods board. This piece is going to be big! Most of the scenery is made thanks to the talented IRO ( Imperial Rebel Ork ) and Alex of Leadballoony with a few bits made by yours truly, all that needs to happen now is to plan the layout and get it made…….Excited!
The Chapel project has been all-consuming for me and it’s been a joy to have such talented people along for the ride, your input has been amazing. On the subject of amazing, I will have an announcement to make to soon, one that will add a whole new dimension to The Chapel project. So get ready to be inspired 🙂
Next we have models. Lovely chunks of grey we all go made for and can’t get enough of. As some of you know I’ve been working on a selection of bits and models to sell and I have come up with an idea, an idea that was sparked by a conversation with Alex ( Leadballoony) and it is this. I would like you to think of an original bit you would like and submit it me here. I will then do my best to make that bit to sell in my shop and if yours gets made you will get it for free as a thank you. So think of an item you’ve always wanted to add to a model but couldn’t find the right part and I’ll make it for you. Sound good?
This is the part that I’m making for Alex. Can you tell what the inspiration for it was? Think old skool.
To round things off here’s a few images of the Sentinel model ( See here for more info ) that’ll be available as soon as the shop goes live.
Just a quick one today. Here’s a dead tree stump that’s being produced at the moment.
I plan to use it for the Albino Woods board.
Hope you like it.
Today I have a few images to share of what’s on the work bench and also the low down on one awesome material.
It’s called Magilight. I’ve been using this stuff for ages and I first got introduced to it in my years in Dentistry. Magilight is an acrylic but in putty form, so you can mold it into pretty much whatever shape you want and with the use of vasiline you can do a degree of modeling but nothing to detailed. The trick up it’s sleeve though is it’s setting properties and this magic stuff only needs 5 mins of UV light to set rock hard! It’s a good material for bases and most of my models you see in this blog have got it on somewhere. Below is a few picks of my progress with a Ghost character I am making for The Chapel and you can see how I’ve used it.
More work is needed and a few more bits to be added but soon she will be haunting the many halls of The Chapel.
These next few characters are ready for painting and then I’ll have to decide what to call them.
So here are the two Black skull stacks. Two people will get these and then a suprise!
I still have skull stacks left so please if you havent bagged one yet you still can. Tell your friends even 🙂
I post overseas as well.
Just email me your address, blog, instagram and I’ll send one out.
Today I took the plunge and joined The Ammo Bunker under the username of Ordo. It’s been something I’ve been meaning to do for ages and I’ve heard such good things about it and that the projects that go on are truely inspirational. I intend to post some of my projects but would like to have this blog as the main outlet as I think you can spread yourself too thin with social media so I’ll be sticking to my three of choice, WordPress, Instagram and Ammo Bunker.
Talking of social media, I’ve just started the Black Earth Instagram under blackearthbitz. I shall be posting more pics of whats on the horizon for that venture today, so head over and follow if you want to see.
So paint brushes! These beauties arrived this morning.
Heard they were good. Has anyone used them? I’m going to have to make a special character to christen them with I think 🙂
And it wouldn’t be a proper post without a pic of some models. So here’s todays work.
Right! Because you guys are such a wonderful creative bunch with suitably twisted imaginations I’d like to give you the chance of owning a skull stack by Black Earth
To get one please send me a message with Name, address and blog to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send one off to you for free. Thats right, FREE!! All I ask is you use them in a post.
Hurry though as I’ve only got 20 to give away at the moment and only one per person is permitted. Once all 20 are taken I shall send them out.
Also 2 of the 20 will be cast in black. Who will get them will be decided by my new borns twitchy waving arm so completely random. If you get one something will follow.
It’ll be great to see what you guys do with them.
Today I have a little teaser of what’s coming soon. This is a prototype and I will be posting what I’ve done with it in the next week or so.
Any thoughts or questions please fire at will.
” Tell me my boy. What do you know about the Chapel?”
“Surely, my Lord, it is just a place of worship”
As teased a few weeks ago, I have been busy designing a range of scenery and bits. I now have a few items that are currently in the printing faze and once that is done I’ll be able to make the molds and get the models up on our sites shop.
It has been slow as I’ve had to do what people refer to as “proper work” but I feel I have made good progress really and I hope you guys like what you see.
I will be adding more images in the coming weeks and updates on my progress as well as explanations about the various pieces and what they can be used for.
Feed back is more than welcome and yes I will be sending out some samples once I have them made. More on that at a later date, so watch this space.
40mm base 1
40mm base 2
Daisy the dead cow
Ruined power station