Sunday, February 17, 2019

'Water Feature' from Millsy: Naga

Hi All,

Seeing as I'm apparently the only person left on the planet who hasn't bought into Cruel Seas I was left with something of a conundrum for what to paint for the Water Feature bonus round.

Digging through the lead pile I found this ancient sculpt of a Naga. These are serpentine, semi-devine creatures and are "often associated with bodies of waters - including rivers, lakes, seas, and wells". I've no idea where I got it from and have been unable to determine who sculpted it or which company sold it. If anyone can tell me its background I'd be keen to know!

I've worked the casting into a "sea" of green stuff to give the impression its rising from the waves. The casting is, I suspect, almost pure lead given how malleable it is and the detail is extremely fine and soft. That lead (pun intended) to quite a bit of swearing as I struggled to get the outcome I was looking for. In the end I had to accept that it is what it is and be happy with it.



  1. Looks a bit like Shakespeare... good idea for the round.

  2. Splendid piece! You're not alone, I didn't buy into Cruel Seas either ;-)

  3. Nice work on your devine river type!
    Best Iain

  4. What an amazing old figure, I wonder where it came from? Nice work on the shades of blue too!

  5. Reminds me of Ambrose Burnside or Gladstone! Cool mini and nice splashy surf, Millsy.

  6. Nice work Millsy, I'm the second chap not on the Cruel Seas bandwagon.

  7. Great work, I do like the blues you achieved