Sunday, February 6, 2022

Turnip28 Sniper Snail (personal project)

I thought I would post some personal projects up here since it's been a while. I just finished up a set of figures last week and I had some time to kill while waiting for my next assignment. I've been a fan of INQ28 for a while (and have several customs even though I don't play) and with Turnip28 taking off I wanted to take a crack at sculpting something in that vein. 

If you are unfamiliar with Turnip28 it is a tabletop skirmish game by Max FitzGerald who has created a setting that's getting some attention. Fans of Oldhammer and Mordheim could find this setting a lot of fun and a great chance for hobbyists to create some unique and interesting things. The rules are currently free over at his Patreon page, check it out if you are interested...

After seeing some of Mr. FitzGeralds art I got inspired to do a snail (no particular reason, just thought it would be fun) and since I'm lazy and didn't want to sculpt it myself I ordered some snail shells off of Amazon a month back and used one of those. I didn't plan much of anything and just began adding things that I thought would look good. I tried to keep things like some of the works of Terry Gilliam, Roger Christian and a bit of Brian Froud in mind as I went.

I may have gone overboard with the snails mouth, after sculpting it I was getting a feeling that I've seen it before and then I realized it looks a lot like the Santa Cruz Screaming Hand logo by Jim Phillips (or "Monks of the Screaming Fist" for the Rogue Trader era fans) so I subconciously ripped him off. Sorry. On top of that I don't even want to think how he reloads that gun. Anyway, I might make a mold of it in the future and cast it up and actually try to paint something for once. Hope this amuses.