Grekwood Miniatures

Friday, 1 March 2013

Photography and other stuff

It's been over a week since my last blog, so I thought I would write one!

Local Store:
I have almost finished the local store. I have been taking ages building up the shelves, so they have individual items on them. I have only put basic furniture in some rooms, like a table/desk, and maybe a cabinet or two as I don't want to clog up the rooms too much because of the size, and also I'm not the best at making tiny furniture! The main building and shop is the main focus anyway, so that's the main thing!

On a sculpting note, my next couple of ranges (releases) won't exactly be zombie related. The current figures I'm working on are some sculpts my dad started work on a year or so ago, but they go put aside and kind of forgot about as new things popped up. I've been working on them for a couple of days now, so hopefully towards the end of this month I will be able to send them off. I don't want to add photos yet as I don't want people to become board of them before they are out. They won't be everyone's "cup of tea", but then not everything is! They are of a "fantasy/horror" theme though, and there have been a few movies about them or including them in the past.

My second range I am working on has a more fantasy/medieval twist to it. There will be some undead guys in it, but they are not technically zombies. They could still work as" fancy dress" zombies who have been to a "dress up" party or something.

I have been looking through my photos this morning on my facebook photography page, and thought I would share some here. I haven't really done much photography in the past year or two, I have just been focussed on other things. So here's some of my photos.

Below left: Photos of Kate. Below right: Kate holding one of my other samurai swords. It's a display model (so made to look pretty but not for slicing!). Below right: Nathan Wyburn, known for his marmite art work on toast! he was on Britains Got Talent, and has done many pieces of art for famous people. I photographed him before he really got "famous".
Below: Fireworks as Disneyworld, on Halloween night.
Below left: Light photography. Kate made the star, Carmel made the tree, and Gareth made the blue box. Middle: A chimp from Drayton Manor. Right: A lily in my parents fish pond.
Below: Infrared image of a lake near my parents house. The infrared camera makes all greens white. It also makes people look a bit demonish haha
Finally, a "Banana vs Skittles War". I was feeling creative. I borrowed a Hasslefree (I think) gun from my brother, and made this diorama!
I have taken way more images, but these are just some I decided to share. more can be seen on my photography page here:
Ok that's all for now. I hope you enjoyed looking at the pics!
Cheers all!


  1. Very nice pictures, you have some skill. Love the Skittle war. Congrats on the store progress as well.

    I'm interested to see what models you produce outside of the zombie range.

    1. Thanks! Yeah I want to push out more into the sci-fi and fantasy ranges if I can. Zombies are always good, but have a very limited fan base :/

  2. Very intrigued by these monsters that are being sculpted, very nice pics skittle war is indeed brilliant.

    1. Thanks, it was a moment of weirdness that ok paid off :)

      They are something my dad was into a few years ago so decided to make some, but he stopped as he changed jobs and they just got lost amongst things. Not sure what the market is like for them anymore, but maybe one day it'll be back, and it's extra things for the website which is always good :)

  3. The Pics are good, and the mystry sculpts have me curious, BTW do you sculpt in 15/18mm?

  4. Thanks! I haven't sculpted anything in 15/18mm, but I might try it for a bit of fun. What did you have in mind?