Friday, April 3, 2015

Blood Rage: Fenrir

Whooo! The last days of the Blood rage kickstarter I got contacted to do Fenrir, how awesome! I mean, I got to sculpt the beast that eats gods, how cool is that?
I added some stuff of my own to the base to try and add a bit of grandeur and capture some of the backgrounf in Mr. Smith's artwork, I had Fenrir perched upon a toppled odalisque that had the Valknut symbol on it. My cursory investigation made this seem like an ominous object to have fallen since the sign is associated with both fallen warriors and Odin himself. I also added the arm of slain warrior sticking out from underneath the stone maybe hinting at it falling on someone.
I had some problems with the chain Gleipnir as in mythology it was supposed to be amazingly thin yet unbreakable. Unfortunately a detail that small might get lost in the casting process. I tried sculpting smaller links but the detail began to blur with the fur and ended up looking more like creases in the skin rather then a foreign object so I ended up opting for larger links that would show up more on the figure. Sorry.

art by Adrian Smith


  1. Hey Jason, awesome work. Looking forward to Black Plague, not just for the game but, the sculpts. I've dabbled with some plumbers putty and sculptey. I was wondering what your sculpting with (wax?) Thanks

    1. I am using Fimo for my sculpts and if you are unfamiliar with it it can be purchased at craft stores for fairly cheap, about $3.00 USD for a small brick. It comes in two levels of hardness, (soft and classic which is a more firm and crumbly) as well as an array of colors.
      What I personally do is mix 3 packs of Fimo Soft (light flesh) and 2 packs Fimo Classic ( 1 Light Flesh and 1 Turquoise) to get the firmness I prefer to work with and a color that shows up on my sculpts better. At least I think it does.
      Anyway, hope that helps. Feel free to ask if you got more questions and I'll see if I can help.