Sorry for the delay in posting. Things have been pretty crazy for me as of late. Lots of new projects in the works.
First up I picked up the Western Express Toy Train from Toys R Us. This is the perfect size for Malifaux. It comes with track, an engine, cars and a silly half building that could probably be repurposed.
The project is to recreate the train seen in the Malifuax Rule book. I began with the engine and a plastic skull. I attached the skull to the front of the train as a base for sculpting the ram's head. From there I used an inexpensive epoxy putty to bulk up the skull and create the basic shape. I used a bit of plasticard for the cow-catcher/grill and bulked it up with the putty as well. So far it's taking shape nicely, the next step is to clean it up and detail the skull with green stuff and find something to add some boilers and pipes.
In other news I'll be running demos at the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Memorial Day Weekend. Anyone interested in seeing my terrain and tables in person should try and make it out. I'll be running demos, Saturday from 5pm-11pm and Sunday from 11:00am-4:00pm and 5:00pm-10:00pm. There's going to be tons of other stuff there from what I've heard and they'll be doing things at the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village. This is also the weekend that Greenfield Village does the Civil War Remembrance so there will be plenty to do in the area.