Going Bust!

The last few weeks have been nothing but work work work work work work work, as that song goes. So not much painting done, apart from a few quick pieces for the Reaper Challenge League that will be featured in a future post once February is over.

And now for something slightly different:

This is the “Soul Stealer” bust from Artisan Guild’s welcome pack on patreon. I printed it on my Elegoo Mars Pro resin printer.
This might be the first bust I have ever painted, not counting an Orc bust from the very early days of Forge World that I started but never finished and sold off at some point in the distant past (oh, the Folly of Youth).

So why this newfound fascination for busts? I hear you ask.

Well, it’s the RCL again. “Bust” is a quarterly category, and since Reaper only make a very few busts, none of which are readily available at the moment (there will be a few released after Bones 5 fulfills later this year), the fine folks at Reaper have decreed that bust entries are not limited to Reaper product.

Did I mention that the RCL has been a fun way to choose what to paint? It really helps to keep things fresh and to motivate to finish the pieces I start. And now also to paint other stuff than I usually would.

I do not buy busts as they are generally outside my scope of interest. However, I do own one or two busts as .stl-files that have been parts of patreon bundles.
And with such an extensive library of files at hand, once I decide to do one, it does not take long to make supports and print one off.

But what to choose? Tentacle-face or a human face?

Suckers for the win every time!

I had to scale it down to fit my print bed. Then I scaled it down some more to make it a more agreeable size to paint.

I hollowed it out before printing, and I think I maybe should have filled the bottom with something to weigh it down as it is a bit unstable and tips easily.

This bust was completed February 24th, 2021

I will count a bust as a single miniature for purposes of the tally:

Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  47 / 365 goal // scenery and terrain: 5)

January: 36 // 5
February: 11 (actually several more, to be shown off later)

Categories: 3D printing, artisan guild, Patreon, Random Tentacled Horror, Who made it?Tags: , , ,

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Tom Trussel

Part time author of dark, short fiction

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