Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tzeentch Lords of Change

This was a good while back- in those days, a Lord of Change was mounted on a square 40mm base, and wasn't much larger than the ogres of the day and they fit into a blister pack.

 The new Lord of Change may very well be the best mini Games Workshop has in its lineup. A very fine piece indeed, and I'm happy that I've gotten to paint it a few times now.

 Here are two of them (for the same force).


Friday, July 21, 2017

Wedding Cake Topper vs. the Zombie Horde

A lot of the cake toppers that I make have a zombie theme to them. Somehow, it just feels natural that the happy couple defend the top of the cake from the undead.

 Often, the zombies are made to match members of the wedding party- usually in the groomsmen suits and bridesmaid dresses- but in this case. In this case, they do match real people, but they're all dressed casual for the event.


If you think your big day just wouldn't be complete without a little zombie invasion, let us know.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tzeentch Daemon Characters

Here is a set of Tzeentch Daemon characters that I painted for a client. I've painted quite a few daemons for this force over time- I find I really love the bright blues and pinks of Tzeentch.

 Flames are very present throughout the Tzeentch force- but with so many magical flames, the colors for them can vary quite a lot- blue, pink and orange flames all get their day in the sun.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Player Character Wedding Cake Toppers

I met my wife in a weekly Dungeons and Dragons game (and her wedding dress had dragons on it). So if I have been making geek cake toppers back then, this is probably the theme we would have gone with.

 Here are two couples that used this theme in different ways- one of them added their fantasy gear to their wedding clothes, and the other one had me dress them as adventurers. In both cases, I was matching the two of them


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Half Orc Barbarian

My clients sometimes let me choose the color schemes for characters, and at other times, they prefer to tell me what they'd like. In every case there are always choices for me to make. In this case, I really enjoyed this Half Orc barbarian.

 I think he was meant to be simply human, but his physic made me think he might even be half ogre.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cute Kissing Fans Wedding Cake Topper

The custom cake toppers I make can really vary quite a lot. While a lot of my clients prefer one of the poses that I've done before, some of them like to do something new.

 Like this one. I've done kissing poses before, but this one is different, and I think it came out very cute.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I Can Has Halo Wedding? With Cats?

The wedding cake toppers are all custom made for a particular couple. Sometimes, after I've posted one, another couple might want something similar, and just want a few changes.

 In this case, the happy couple loved this Master Chief, but wanted to change his bride to match their wedding colors, and add in their cats. They sent me quite a few photos of their cats for the cake topper.

  Halo Master Chief Wedding Cake Topper

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tzeentch Demons and Charoit

Tzeentch has always been my favorite of the Chaos gods. It might have been how the Lord of Change reminded me of a Skeksi.

 Since then, Tzeentch has gone through many incarnations- with the rise and fall of M'Kachen, and the introduction of Fateweaver and Ahriman. Horrors went from funny little chibis to wild messes of tentacles and back again, flamers went from headless fungoids, to bird skull monsters and later to a jumble of gibbering firey mouths.

 Here is the current Tzeentch chariot for a Chaos Demon force:


Now, I had previously painted up quite a few blue and pink horrors for this force, so he had me paint his Brimstone Horrors. They're pretty fun little guys, and very numerous (here's just a sample of the many brimestone horrors that are part of this force).


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Post Apocalypse Alpaca Wedding Cake Topper

I make a lot of cake toppers for some very different people. It is great to see all of the varied ideas people have for them.

 So I think it goes without saying that I never expected to be making an Alpaca for anyone's wedding.

Yep, that's an alpaca with goggles joining these two in the post apocalyptic wasteland. And I'm not sure exactly why, but I'm now convinced that alpacas are just great at weddings.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stormcasts and Stardrakes

Just a little while ago, I got to paint up a full force of Stormcast Eternals riding various drakes. I was a little surprised by just how many Stardrakes fit into the force, and there were quite a number of Dracothian Guard as well (I only got a couple of them photographed).

 Here they are in their glory.



Stardrake with Stormcast 


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fantasy Adventurer Wedding Cake Topper

I met my wife at the game store at a weekly role playing game. I had just moved into town, and the first thing I did was check out the local comic shops- and the 'manager' invited me to game on Thursday. That group is still close, and we still play every Thursday (although a few players have moved away). Her wedding dress had dragons embroidered onto it.

 It is reasons like these that I wish I had started making cake toppers before I got married. I'd have had quite a lot to work with.

 Here's a couple that were a little like us- they met through gaming and had me match some of the gear and costumes of their characters.

  MMO Fantasy Wedding Cake ToppersFantasy Wedding Cake Topper Elf Bride

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Super Kingdom Death Explore- Kingsman and Messenger of Humanity

It has been a little while since I've posted one of these. These are Kingdom Death characters re-imagined as Chibis. The concept came about because of the crossover Kingdom Death did with Super Dungeon Explore, and it has kind of just gone from there.  I really love mixing the very dark setting of Kingdom Death with the cuteness of chibis.

 Here is the Kingsman Nemesis:


And here is the Messenger of Humanity. The role of this mini in the game is a little odd. He was part of a set of scenarios that Adam Poots decided weren't working after a beta run. During the 1.5 Kickstarter, one of the promises made is that new rules will be made for all of the messengers. Until then, he's being used to represent a survivor.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Chaos of all Marks in Blue

I often get to paint up forces in some pretty interesting color schemes, and here's a nice example.

This force was going with an all blue theme- the core color for Tzeentch.  The part that made it really shine was the fact that most of the minis were affiliated with other chaos factions.  So, if you ever wondered what Khorne or Nurgle characters would look like if the Changer of Ways got to them, here they are.

The other thing that made this force special is the fact that many of these chaos warriors are converted from Stormcast eternals.  My client did the conversions, but I really think they turned out great and go to show just how easy it is to corrupt Sigmar's elite.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cthulhu and Mermaid Wedding Cake Topper

Creating wedding cake toppers offers me a lot of artistic variety. There are a lot of different things that people want to put on their cakes, and it always impresses me that after almost ten years of doing this, I can still be surprised at some of the awesome ideas I get to make into reality.

 Here is one of those concepts that really got me. This is Cthulhu and his Mermaid bride. I had him put a hand around her waist to help support her, and overall I really think this couple turned out well.

I wonder if someone will have me make a cake topper where both are mer-folk sometime.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Romantic Ninja Wedding Cake Toppers

Given my studio name, I probably shouldn't have been surprised the first time that someone asked me for a Ninja themed Wedding Cake Topper.

 As with all of the cake topper themes, after one was made, other people found the concept irresistible enough to request their own. And over time, I've done a few different poses for Ninjas on Cakes.

Ultimately, I could make quite a few other poses as well, as they're all custom made.  For whatever reason, all of these have featured a Ninja groom paired with a bride in a traditional white wedding dress.  I'm sure that some day, I'll get to create a Ninja bride to go with it.  

 There's the Ninja Dipping the Bride:

 Then there's the Ninja Carrying the Bride Across the Threshold.


 Then I got to make a cute couple sitting at the edge of the cake (my studio lacks a suitable cake for photography, so here they are at the edge of a box instead).


 And last is a concept I've only done once.  The Ninja is here to Surprise his Bride.  Or someone's bride- I hope these two are together, because there are a lot of ways this scene could end poorly:


  I even got to make one Ninja Cake topper that wasn't for a wedding.  It was for a birthday cake for a martial arts instructor- basically, this guy is a legit real ninja:


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Willy Wonka Diorama

When I saw this particular mini, I really couldn't help but think of him as Willy Wonka. And what's to do after that aside from create a groovy little diorama to match?

 His arms are also re-sculpted because I don't think that Willy needed a weapon


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Traditional Zombie Survivor Wedding Cake Toppers

The Geek Wedding Cake Toppers that I make started out when a couple asked me if I could create Zombies for them, and then the happy couple fighting off the zombies.

 This continues to be a strong theme for weddings- sometimes I also create zombies climbing the cake (often made to look like bridesmaids and groomsmen) and other times, the couple has other ways to make zombies (I know I've seen some cakes with fondue zombie body parts scattered around). Here are three couples prepped for the zombie apocalypse.

 The first bride had an interesting tattoo that I got to copy for her.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Mutant Platypus Chibis

Here are a couple of fun little minis I painted up from The Forgotten King set.

 I'm not sure that there's much more to say about them. The NMM was fun:


Thursday, April 27, 2017

His and Her Fandom Weeding Cake Toppers

Sometimes the geek wedding cake toppers that I make follow a single theme (zombie survivors, post apocalypse etc). But sometimes the bride and groom follow different themes to show their diverse interests. Here are a few cake toppers that dhow the brides' and grooms' various fandoms: