Grekwood Miniatures

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My Birthday!! ...A zombie and some PDF Stuff

Welcome to the new followers! I hope you will find many things to keep you interested!

Two days ago it was my 28th birthday. I had a lamp which has 2 magnifying glasses built into it from my wife. It really helps a lot when doing really small details on the figures so will be extremely useful in the future (and hopefully help save my eyes!! haha).

From my parents I had a Roman centurion sword! Its a working replica, so it's basically a real centurion sword made how it should be (just made in the 21st century haha).
The centurion sword has solid brass parts, a thick blade and a super sharp point. It also has a leather scabbard/sheath. It's pretty heavy for its size!



I now have a large collection of swords. Mainly Samurai swords (a mixture of Katanas, Wakisashis, and Tantos), about 11 or so I think. Some are display models which have thinner blades and are blunt, and would not stand long in a fight, and some are working replicas. Basically that means they are built how they should be, sharp, and thick blades. I have a real samurai sword from WW2 ... or 1... I think WW2. I have a working replica of the "Kill Bill" sword, which I can't seem to find online anymore. It's all the blunt versions, or ones where the handle isn't wrapped in leather.

Ok... Now Grekwood Minis News:

I have been working on the supermarket PDF. I have been making the shelves to decorate the interior (although not as detailed as Joe's supermarket over at Zabadaks Blog..you should check it out, it's super impressive!!). I have tried to customise each piece on the shelves so that it isn't just colour blocks, so this is what I have so far (below). I still need to fill up the shelves a bit more. I don't want "fully stocked" shelves, so there will be the odd gap or two where products have been taken off by customers, to help add a bit of realism.



Hospital PDF
I do still plan to bring out the expansion pack for this hospital. It may have to wait until early spring as I have a lot of stuff going on at the moment, but I haven't forgot about it, so keep an eye out!

Zombie bust
Last thing: here's a WIP of the zombie bust I am making:



Ok, that's all for now. I need to try and get back into the blog scene, with more blog updates as they are becoming less over the past few months.

Cheers for looking!

14 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Carl. I was just thinking that with your collection of swords you are well prepared for surviving a zombie apocalypse!

    I like how the supermarket is coming on. Good work!

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    1. Cheers Bryan! I'll have to take a photo of the collection some time. Most are packed away in the attic after the move, so maybe over the summer I'll get them all down :)

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  2. Lamp sounds useful, but sword...thats a real gem! Everyone has a katana, but I have never seen gladius before. I envy you that one for sure!
    Glad to see pdfs are making progress and I am not sure I've actually said it, but I really like the details on the bust!

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    1. Haha yeah, it's pretty awesome! Cheers! I plan to cast it in resin when it's finished for myself, but I might just pop it online and do a "made to order" system just in case anyone did ever want it... may as well! :P

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    2. If you'll be making a mold, why not? Personally, I got problems with painting 28mm stuff, let alone anything bigger!

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    3. Exactly! Nothing to lose, and if I don't expect it to sell, and then it does sell one, I'll be all surprised hehe

      Same here! I don't think this one will be getting painted, there's just too many ways it can show my dodgy painting!

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  3. Again; Happy birthday mate. That lamp is fantastic! I have a lamp with magnifier as well and it is well worth it!

    Looking forward to the zombie bust, it is really coming along nicely!!

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    1. Why thank you! Yeah it really does help a lot. I am able to make small details more... detailed lol

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  4. happy birthday Rovanite and thanks for the plug, but if better supermarket type shelves (like yours) had been available I doubt if I'd have made such an effort with mine.
    I must be one of the few that doesn't own or want a katana:
    http://zombieresearchsociety.com/archives/4191
    but not because of that article

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    1. Thanks, and no problem, it was VERY worth the plug!

      That's a good article and very true. It's highly unlikely that someone owns a "proper" one as I think they go for 10s of thousands. If people have one it's either a display (thinner weak blade and only good for looking at whilst in the scabbard), or working replicas (thicker stronger blade, and sometimes sharp...cost loads more too!). I only have 2 samurai swords which are working replicas, well one is from the war but it's questionable...but it is signed... this is getting long, I might write a blog about it sometime hehe

      Before I end... if a virus is spread through blood, you definitely don't want a sword! lol

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  5. Happy Birthday Carl! Looking forward to the hospital expansion
    [end unsubtle hint mode]
    ;)

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    1. Cheers! I look forward to it too haha! Hopefully it won't take too long to put together when I get round to it :)

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  6. Really like the Gladius Carl, that looks super, your a lucky man.

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    1. Cheers! It is a pretty awesome piece!! :D

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