2011 Sculpts

Three-toed Sloth, Reaper Miniatures

This sculpt was a lot of fun, though the armature was a bit tricky to build.  I originally made it too big and had to start over. I really enjoyed doing the tree, the vine, and all the leaves on the base.

  

 

Lappet-Faced Vulture, Reaper Miniatures

I sculpted this one as a companion to the warthog.  I decided to get more creative with the base and sculpted the carcass of a wildebeast under the vulture.  This was one of the most challenging sculpts I have done.  My first attempt was not good and was rejected by Reaper, first because it was done in such a way as to be uncastable, second because my feather details were not good.  Reaper sent it back to me requesting changes.  I stripped it down keeping only the head and the carcass.  Everything else got a total overhaul.  I learned so much on this mini and I owe it to Ron and Ed at Reaper for pushing me to be better than I thought I could be.

  

 

Warthog, Reaper Miniatures

I sculpted the warthog along with the Koala and the Kangaroo in an effort to produce companions for the aardvark.  As it turned out, I had made one too many.  Reaper bought all three, but then needed two more to go with the warthog.

  

 

Koala, Reaper Miniatures

After Reaper accepted the aardvark, Ron told me that they would wait until he had a couple more animals to package it with before publishing it.  I decided I wanted to make those animals and begain work on the Warthog, Koala, and the Kangaroo.

  

 

Kangaroo, Reaper Miniatures

After Reaper accepted the aardvark, Ron told me that they would wait until he had a couple more animals to package it with before publishing it.  I decided I wanted to make those animals and begain work on the Warthog, Koala, and the Kangaroo.

  

 

Aardvark, Reaper Miniatures

I was surfing the Reaper forum one day and saw a post by painter Michael G. looking for an aardvark mini that he needed for a diorama.  I looked up aardvarks and decided I wanted to try to sculpt one (I also needed a break from the Eye Beast), so I contacted Michael and offered to sculpt it.  When I was done, he showed it to Ron, the Art Director at Reaper, who liked it and offered to publish it.  So this became my first professional miniature.

 

 

Occulus the Eye Beast, Personal Mini (Will Not Be Released)

This guy is the first sculpt I did.  I actually finished the Aardvark first, but only because I took so long to get this done and I had a commission to do the Aardvark.

 

The following is my first painted version of this sculpt:

This sculpt/paint job won GOLD in the 2013 ReaperCon contest in the Open division.