Friday, 9 September 2016

Armies on Parade 2016 part II: the Gate to Hell

As I said in the last post, I've been invited to join the Outgard project. The King I posted a couple of weeks ago will be one of the characters for it. My plans for Armies on Parade have been affected by this new project, and I want the display board to fit the theme of Outgard. Or at least how I picture it. I still plan to display a new human warband fighting off my Daemons, but the setting will be a more hellish medieval world. 

I want Daemons to be spilling out of a hellish gate, or entrance to the underworld. To represent this gate, I've been inspired by paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Zdzislaw Bekinski. 

By Hieronymus Bosch
 By Hieronymus Bosch
 By Zdzislaw Bekinski



I started out by cutting away the lower jaw, and carving out a cave from a female styrofoam mannequin head.


I greenstuffed gums, and added teeth made from leftover sprues.



The face got a new nose, lip and eyelids from greenstuff. 


I've stippled the gate with a thick coat of paint, to seal the styrofoam and make the texture more interesting. 

More will follow soon. Thanks for looking!

13 comments:

  1. Exciting and promising start. Really looking forward to watching this develop.

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  2. Great start! What else are you planning to build on the display board in terms of scenery?

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    1. Yes, I have several plans. The gate will actually be an entrance to another level. I'm planning to make this years Armies on Parade vertical, and not horizontal. I'm trying to make something I can hang on my wall, like a painting. The head will be on the first level, and be the entrance to another one underneath. There will be three floors in total: - A twisted forrest (with the head-gate in between the trees).
      - Some sort of tunnel system, that will represent a limbo between the worlds.
      - The place where the Daemons live, some kind of Hell.

      This will probably be much easier to understand when I've done a bit more work, and have some pictures.

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    2. Fantastic. Looking forward to it.

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  4. Your stuff is amazing. The stuff of the most horriblest nightmares ever (in a good way :-)

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  5. Wicked work! This blows my own head terrain out of the water. Are you planning on bringing the head with you to Helsinki?

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    1. Cheers!
      This head will be glued in place on the display-board, to blend it together with all the other terrain pieces. So I won't be able to bring it.
      But I still have a couple of months to work on terrain after Armies on Parade. I really enjoy creating terrain pieces, so I can definitely make something similar to bring to Helsinki :)

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    2. That would be great! The game board will be this bleak fen like wilderness, so some bright screams of madness will surely fit in and make an impact.

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