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Lt. Gwen Weatherall (Warmachine) by Tekka-Croe Lt. Gwen Weatherall (Warmachine) by Tekka-Croe
She is complete! My very first hand-sculpted figurine, a unique Warcaster for use in Privateer Press' Warmachine. This took a few months, and it's not quite professional quality, but I'm just immensely proud of how this turned out.

I've made some notable changes from her original design ([link] [link]). Most obviously, I've changed the color scheme of her armor to be more similar to that of a standard Stormblade Knight. I wanted to reflect the fact that she's not some super high-ranking Warcaster who can afford to have a whole suit of armor made to her specifications. I also changed the layers under the armor to be a bit more realistic that the single-piece body glove she appeared to be wearing in the original reference.

The only part of this figurine which I did not sculpt myself is the shield attached to her left gauntlet, as it was spare from a squad of Stormblade Knights.

Warmachine (c) Privatter Press
Gwen Weatherall (c) me
Figurine sculpted, painted and based by me.
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Hellstorm888 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great model. I do have a small niggle, and its more of a aesthetic preference, but it seems counter-intuitive to have the shield-bearing shoulder unarmored. Its not big enough to warrant re-working the model, just a choice I would have made differently.
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Kurocyn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A great miniature!  I love the detail in both the creation of your character all the way to having a unique mini.  ^ ^  :+fav:

-Kurocyn
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I like the padded arming jacket (Or Gambeson) you added.
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Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is pretty damned good if you ask me! I'm no sculptor but I think you're on the right track, her armour is great.
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Gullinbursti84 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
So Tekka, when do we get to see eGwen ;)
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Hydriatus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
That, is damn fine work. Do you do commissions? :P
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NathanStoddard Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a great sculpt, it might not be "professional quality" but its not to far off ;]
GJ
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TarunaTeikaliath Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Sooo.... When can I order a copy? xD
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spacemonkeycadet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Very impressive both as a sculpting achievement and as a quality painted figure. Well done.
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Impressive.
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Very cool! Great design and look and nice sculpting.
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CustodialData Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So awesome! Would love my OC Archangel Zephra to be sculpted!
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captainspud Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive work, both in the design and execution. :)
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TedMKII Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
What type of clay did you sculpt her in? I'd like to try this myself, although I'm sure it will be terrifying. I love the ideal of a non-cavalry lance user. What would you do if you had to attack a warjack?... poke it with a long stick!
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It just occurred to me that my previous response isn't quite accurate: The lance, and the circular boiler in the backpack, are both made from styrene plastic.
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I sculpted her using Citadel's "Green Stuff" epoxy putty, on top of a wire armature. It's definitely terrifying to start with, but you get a feel for how to work the material.

And yeah, I love lance type weapons. I figured it would be ideal for punching through Warjack armor, since all the force of the blow is concentrated in one point.
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TedMKII Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Yeah I have made some stuff from old 40k bits (I'll put it on here soon) and I'd like to make some characters for the upcoming RPG. Yeah I like the idea of a 'jack assassin. Its almost like the Khador Iron Fangs but much more elegant.
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Eihort Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I honestly can't tell that isn't a professionally created mini. It belongs on a store shelf!
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ObsidianGrey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I have never tried to custom build any sort of models, and I expect that its quite hard, but you have influenced me to try at some point.
The colour scheme is quite amazing! What is Warmachine btw?
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!

Warmachine is a steampunk/fantasy themed tabletop strategy game in a similar vein to the Warhammer franchise. It's produced by Privateer Press, who are also responsible for Hordes, and Iron Kingdoms. All three games are set in the Iron Kingdoms universe.
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ObsidianGrey Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for the info!
(I may end up playing this, eventually)
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Alexander750 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I am just staggered by the amount of effort that obviously went into this. It looks amazing!
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I bet she'd be great with an optional mount!
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BlackMonk13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work, geoff ! thank you for sharing.

as to criticism, i think it looks rather professional, as you sculpted almost the whole sculpture and many companies releas miniatures worse sculpted than this one, i dare to say you have completed a well done piece of work.

but now a little criticism - what would i do in another way ?
as to the sculpture, it is great. i would not add more details, as they are hard to sculpt, and mistakes can occur more often, which could occasionaly ruin the figure [in the worst case]. also the lower level of detail lets you concentrate more on the miniature itself and on her face, letting you focus the important parts of the miniature.
to the painting: well done. i especially like the orange blue colour scheme. this lays the focus clearly on her face, which is sculpted well, but the face could have some more shadow in it, to give it a bit more depth.
i have one thing that disturbs me - her lance. being so white, it distracts a bit from the miniature itself. if this is intended, everything is all well ;). but if its not intended, i suggest to adding some stringer highlights on her armour, in bleached bone or such a colour or even with a very light blue tending towards white. this would give the miniature a some more coherent look. and the armour would look a bit more like metal, if the highlights would be painted very celan. i think it would not blend with the light blue of her cloth ...

... this is my personal opinion and taste. but i think it might interest you :).
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