Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Return to Volcano Island!

Ruuuuuuuuun! It seems a fresh volcano has now appeared on our castaway's island; well actually, this one will soon be surfacing in the US ...so for now my castaways can sleep in peace (as peacefully anyway, as relentless stormy weather, hungry wild animals, voracious cannibals, and being on the edge of starvation will allow).

I've given this sculpt a sturdier looking crater with a bit more detail in the overall mountain than in my own one, and I must say I'm pretty pleased in how it turned out. Looks a lot more dangerous.

And yes, this is another piece I've made for the fabulous Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island board game by Ignacy Trzewiczek: the Volcano map-tile for the Volcano Island scenario.

Flights may be cancelled due to the extensive ash cloud.

Lava in the rear view mirror may be a lot closer than it appears!

Well, at least now our castaways will have fire :)

Not a hobbit in sight.

I'm not sure if doing a fly-over would be advisable.

Is that a lava flow ...or a giant orange flatworm?
Either way, I'm outa here!

From this side it looks like something that could be found
in Monument Valley in more verdant times.


It seems the encroaching fiery doom has caused a deluge of wild animals to come pouring into our castaway's corral ... where they have been summarily skinned and their hides tanned. What luck! Huzzah!!!

So snugly.

Which one to go in front of the hearth?

Fur jackets for all!

Now that's a good tanning.

If you'd like to see more of my Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island sculpts, feel free to check them out here.

Happy gaming!


  1. wow! how i've you done your lava and volcano (especially the texture of it) ? Congrats!

  2. Your work is amazing!! Out of curiosity, how long does it take you to create these pieces? They are stunning. Congratulations!

    1. Thanks Rod :) I must say I don't time myself, but the volcano tile here, I spent a couple of afternoons/evenings on ...so a good handful of hours. All of the foliage is textured with individual pokes with a single pointy-ended tool ...actually a finely sanded bamboo cocktail skewer. I was planning on counting just how many pokes I had to give it ...but yeah, I gave up on that idea pretty smartly ;p
      With the furs, it's the colour blending of the clay that takes the longest ...the sculpting/texturing of each is a bit more relaxing ...on average each of those takes about 30-45 mins ;)

  3. I agree with Rod. Good work, keep it up.