Well I've been keeping busy...and wanted to share with you my latest works. Currently I've been trying to take care of some lingering backlog projects...as well as keeping up with on-going contest entries. One of the more important things I've been working on is a "commission" piece...for a very important person in my life...my daughter.
About a month ago she convinced me to buy her a plastic mermaid figurine at the store...you know how it goes...she gave me the puppy eyes...I protested for about 20 seconds before folding like a wet cardboard box....as usual. Anyway...the mermaid was holding a small fish in one hand...this was very cute...but...of course by the time we got home...the fish had fallen off and been lost....sigh.
They just don't make plastic mermaids like they used to!
I tried to explain to her that this wouldn't have happened if it had been made of a proper figure material like good old lead...but she wasn't buying it and just kept looking at me like this...and asking me to fix it...
Then I asked what color she would want it to be....of course I was thinking chocolate iceing on a yellow/vanilla cupcake...haha...WRONG?! She had other ideas...."how about a red cupcake with purple icing Daddy?" By this point I was beyond trying to impose my thoughts on "her" creation and just went with it.
So here is the finished product...complete with a heavy Gloss varnish coating to try to proect it for a day or two at least...
She looks pretty excited about that cupcake eh?!
Well...the client is pleased with the results and I'm sure I will have many hours of playing "mermaid cupcake party" in my future. It will certainly be the miniature that gets the most actual use in our house....:)
To prove that I haven't been completely neglecting my other "obligations" here is another WIP picture of the nearly complete unit of WKs Great Sword dwarfs...alomost there!