"Desperately melancholic beings, the Gloom survive by feeding off the emotions of others. They float between both the physical and spectral world, paddling through unseen currents with their long staves. It is unknown at present if the masks they wear, which come in a variety of designs and materials, are masks at all. Attracted to merriment and joy, the Gloom are the primary reason for the kingdom wide outlawing of events and gathering promoting such behaviour."
While I'm waiting on my new Greenstuff to arrive I thought I would continue with my not-so-blighty Blightking. You know what a lot of people hate? Needles. So what better to give some fat bloke with an apron pinned to his skin?! A great. Big. Pig-sticker of a Needle. I'm quite happy with him at the moment. I hope you fellows enjoy him as well. He's missing a few more components that I'm in the process of gathering, but he's coming together.
Good evening, folks! I started back into the Witch proper today only to find that I was lacking in the Greenstuff department. "RATS! Will I ever be able to continue my work!?", I cried to the Gods of Miniature Making. It was then I remembered what I had planned on using the lovely Dremel 3000 for that my lovelier other half had gifted me this Christmas. ROPE! It's a relatively simple process of which I will outline below. With pictures no less!
Tutorial: How to Make Miniature Rope
Stage 1:Using .50mm wire (purchased from my local craft shop), I cut two lengths of appropriate size depending on the amount of rope needed. I then placed them side by side and bent one small loop at the same end of both lenghts.
Stage 2:I loosened the dremel bit holder and placed the looped ends into the space. I then inserted a plain bit into the space to hold the wire in place.
Stage 3:I braced the opposite ends with clippers (you can use your hands but clippers would be better as the wires are less likely to slip). Once held fast, turn on the dremel/drill and the wires will wrap around one another. Keep the wire held tight with the clippers and try not to let the wire knot.
There you have it. A rope fit to hang any plastic heretic! Or keep up a skirt, in my case. Ain't nobody wanna see that!
So that's it for today. I'll have another look for the greenstuff tomorrow and hopefully I can continue sculpting soon. I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, I've never quite done anything like it before so let me know what you think. I'm really chuffed to be continuing with the Witch now and the hobby juices are flowing once again!
As always, stay safe, beware Old Night and I hope you'll be by again soon.
So after landing you with my amazing news I've felt that it was about time I finish something started way back a year ago when this blog began. I realise that it's Anniversary fast approaches and I thought, what better way to celebrate than to continue Project Morrslieb. After a pint with my co-conspirator we decided to pick up where we left off and deliver what was promised all those months ago. So here we are, with a dusted off Witch and sculpting tools in hand. Wish us luck! -JL