Saturday, 2 November 2013

New Baffler


I've started a new large Baffler Bird.


Gripe Monkey x 4




A juvenile Gripe Monkey, not the gingerback alpha male, but a potential rival to his dominant role within the troop.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

3 Random Sculptures

I've been rummaging around and found these three older sculpts.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Cheeky Monkey Completed

                                               

Three aspects of my latest monkey

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Cheeky Monkey

I seem to be in a bit of a monkey groove at the moment. Just finished up the sculpt stage on this cheeky little simian.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Double Monkey


Seeing Double? Nope, it's the two hollow sides of the sculpt for a new Gripe Monkey waiting to be reassembled for firing.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Sabre Tooth Cat


I’ve always loved sabre-toothed cats. When I was a kid I really wanted all the classic Aurora monster models. I never got any of these, but I did manage to obtain (for a steal) some of their prehistoric kits; cavemen, tar pit, and my favourite, the sabre tooth. The bases kind of locked together and I had them laid out in my bedroom like a tiny Natural History museum display. Sadly, I no longer have them, as they now fetch pretty serious prices on eBay.

Cutie Dragon Commish



The brief for this dragon commission specified that he had to be adorable; so I played down all of the dragon’s malevolent characteristics and ramped up the cute factor to 11. When I was sculpting him I was thinking about a book ‘The Flight of Dragons’ illustrated by fellow Midlands artist Wayne Anderson at the end of the 70’s. I didn’t take it off my bookshelf and revisit it until I finished sculpting, but I can detect a slight influence, especially in the huge, soulful eyes.

Monday, 22 April 2013

When you're Smilodon


Just finished the sculpt stage on this sabre-toothed beastie. Whiskers to be added after firing.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

New Baffler Bird

Prior to the mating season the male Baffler Bird sheds some of its plumage and regrows more brightly coloured feathers. The bizarre mating rituals of the Baffler Bird were described vividly in Scoffer's journals: "during dusk and throughout the early evening, our relaxation was much inhibited by the hoots and squawks of the birds courtship taking place within the jungle"

Monday, 4 March 2013

The Great Fuzzle Deer


The largest of the Fuzzle Deer family, this wide-eyed ruminant has a longer coat than its cousins. It has two larger teeth in its lower jaw which it employs in extricating the edible tubers of the fidugi plant from the hard soil in which it grows.  

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Cave Bear Complete



The Cave Bear of Scoffer's Island. A (mostly) gentle giant who occupies the misty peaks and hidden valleys of the island's mountainous regions. The only thing he likes better than a fish supper is a good long snooze.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

New Baffler Bird


A new Baffler Bird. Almost finished the sculpt stage, now need to put it to dry alongside the Cave Bear and Fuzzle Deer.  

Tuesday, 29 January 2013