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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Switzerland
Trades - Open by SweetDuke Artwork, Figures, you name it. Send me a offer, it won't hurt both of us.
Commissions - On Hold by SweetDuke At the moment. Yust too much work unfinished.
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. privateerpress.com/hordes/mons… .

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.
Gosh, quite some time ago since the last entry. It was a interesting time since then. Brony fair was coming and a few days before, they asked for pices of art to run a artwork gallery. Not a bad idea, but so close before launch day? Really high chance for a nonstarter. However, i got myself in, even there are some problems. First, there is no art from my side. Those are figurines. They need a vitrine. Second, i was going by plane and was well aware that the magnets in the bases are not tested for air travel. (just cost too much, no distributor was spending that amount of money so far.)

 

First the vitrine. After a few days of work wit a hand saw, she was ready. It was a bit annoying. Always care that every side was rectangular and always thinking that this will be so easy with a bandsaw and guardrails. Well, it was not easy. But at last, it worked.

Vitrine2015 by Nachtana

The magnets on the other side was not a problem. Safely in the cabin luggage it went in and out.

 

And as usual, the sketchbook was with me. Some new pictures are in the gallery now. Except those who stayed at the con. And one disappeared. Are Ponies with galtling guns that popular?

Charity. One thing i really like of this fandom. No less than three of them donated money during the con. One was Bronies for good with a booth in the vendor hall.
Second, the regulary charity auction. 4740 Euro for the Strassenkinder EV, a organisation in germany, that takes care of street children. Yes, even in europe, they exist.
And a unexpected one, the
WLC or Wildlife learning Center. Some crazy guy got a nice little drawing of Lauren Faust itself. It was a fast one, on a cardboard, made with a ball pen and i don't have a picture of her. But it was from Lauren! As usual, the price was going straight through the ceiling.
Not bad for a con with barely 300 visitors.

And now, back to sculpting. A few figurines are almost done.

  • Listening to: Ori and the blind forest OST
  • Drinking: soup

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EmR0304 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch! it is much appreciated! please check out my customs for sale and my commission info! my commissions are open and id love to bring your ideas to life in whatever media you prefer, i can do a ton of different types of commissions :) (Smile) thanks again dear! :) (Smile)
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Nachtana Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a problem. As soon some of the more lazy commissioners are done whit their work for me, i can commission you. But at the moment, i start to loose te view over them. Yust too many.
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EmR0304 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
feel free to message me at any time! :)
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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
How much are your comissions for miniatures?
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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.
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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.
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Armosk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
:iconpinkieisexcitedplz::iconsaysplz: Happy Birthday!:iconpinkiepiecakeplz:
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Nachtana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ... Pinkie Pie?
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bluemeganium Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Happy Birthday, Nachtana! <3
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Nachtana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks to you.
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