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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Trades - Open by SweetDuke Artwork, Figures, you name it.
Commissions - On Hold by SweetDuke at the moment but you can
Commissions - Ask Me by SweetDuke everytime. Commissions are possible, if i have the time for them. Depends if the're art or Figurines.
No Gifts by SweetDuke even some exeptions proves the rule.

What am i doing here.
On the first place, this Account was created to upload drawings. And now there a lot of photos of small pony Sculptures.

It's not that i'm a Tabletop gamer. Even if most of the Figurines are fit for this kind of Game. I just have a hard crush in the Miniatures and realizing that making them is not impossible.

Is it Possible?

That's the question that i'm asking myself every time while starting a new Figurine. And the usual answer is YES!

In the end, drawing and sculpting has somme synergy. Because both is necessary. I can't make miniatures without some guidance Artwork. It's a question about how you work best. And i need a good artwork first.

Besides sculpting various Ponies, my big goal is the everfree Pony battle group.
OK, original it's the circle Orboros from Privateer press. But because what name would be better for a group of anthro druid Ponies supported by a bunch of Golems and ferocious beasts like two headed dogs and big cats?
In the end, this will be a full functional tabletop fraction, using the original rules of Hordes. Some Background is here.… .

At this way, one problem is avoided: those Ponies fit the existing rules. Because there is nothing be said about how a figurine have to look. Only some guidance is to consider.
1. No changes in the size of the base, because this is essential for almost everything in this game.
2. I can change the look of the original Miniature but it must be still identifiable. I do that by using marked similarities.
3. I will NOT using the mane 6. I'm good in making tabletop Ponies but my experience in tabletop playing is terrible. I will lose. My ponies will go down. And that's something i don't want do with the mane 6. Except Rarity cause she's already here and maybe Fluttershy.

What Materials i use for doing that:
Unlike other crafters i'm not working with Super Sculpey or Fimo. My material is Pro Crate, Keadatite Brown Stuff and plastic card for the frame. Both putty are hardening by time, not temperature and that will come in a coupe of hours. Pro create for doing almost everything, Brown stuff for everything with sharp edges.
To work with them i have some Tools very familiar with dentist worktools. Who cares, it works.

About commisions.....
Unlike the small size of my work it took really long to make one of those. (And i'm not a swift worker anyway.) And my free time is not unlimited. So yes i do commissions, if i have some time for do that. And at the moment i have enough commissions to do.

And made some baaad experience with it.
The Everfree forest unleashes his dogs of war.
A few months ago, Priveateer press made a new doggie for the circle of Orboros. My fracion i choose for the everfree Ponies. And what kind of Dog was it? The Argus Moonhound. A two headed Bullmasiff with a cool name and i don't know any dog that's closer to the equestrian cerberus. So he will be one of the next figurines. But first it was another one in progress: The standard Argus.

Here the final Model after several hours of working with sculpted base and most of the tools i used.
Orys06 by Nachtana

Not in the picture is the glue, my proxxon hand drill and a pin for sharp edges. So, after several hours of working, how does this Dog look like? Well, see yourself. Up is my model, down the unmodified version.
Orty05 by Nachtana

It's a female now. I jst don't like this bulky body, so i rasped a lot of, made a new tail and changed one of the hind legs. Here are some more pictures, the body is based on the photos of a sheaphead now. Rivets made with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil without lead.
Ony01 by NachtanaOrydx03 by NachtanaOgtz02 by Nachtana
More armor, other armor, diferent fur, i changed a lot. But who cares, i have now the dogy i like. And comparing to the Pony figurines, he's has the size of a cow. Painted pictures will come soon.
  • Listening to: Everfree Radio
  • Reading: discworld books
  • Drinking: wichwood

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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
How much are your comissions for miniatures?
Nachtana Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Depends on the size, sort and details of the mini. Because of not doing commissions on purpose, i don't have a price list.
rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
i'll email you the reference art and colors/ reference pictures immediately but I would say around the normal size of a Warhammer miniature Cleric.

All I need is the email and i'll send all the documents needed.
Armosk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
:iconpinkieisexcitedplz::iconsaysplz: Happy Birthday!:iconpinkiepiecakeplz:
Nachtana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ... Pinkie Pie?
bluemeganium Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Happy Birthday, Nachtana! <3
Nachtana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks to you.
RetardedDogProductns Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
E-hey :D
Happy birthday!! ^^
Nachtana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, even form that far away. Thanks.
TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiebounce2plz::iconsaysplz:Over here, everypony! My Pinkie sense is telling me they're here!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:Hi! Pinkie Pie invited us all to her friend's birthday party, and...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:And that friend is you! Happy birthday!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:Ah've brought an apple pie along for you, sugarcube!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityplz::iconsaysplz:And I, speaking for all of us, wish you all the best in your life and all your endeavours!
:iconfluttershywinkplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you'll have a wonderful time and that trouble will pass you by.
:iconcutedashsmileplz::iconsaysplz:And no matter what happens, remember that we'll always be your friends. Stay awesome!
:iconponyangelplz::iconsaysplz:May the magic of friendship and all it contains be ever with you.
:iconmlpspikeplz::iconsaysplz:And if you ever feel down, don't forget that that you're the hero of your life's story, and no-one else can be better at it than you!
:iconparty0plz::iconsaysplz:Now come on, you all, it's time to start the party for real!
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