A Look at the Armature

A few people were curious so I thought I would put up some photos of the armature of the previous statue(Maminox).

So here is a look at how I plan my armatures. You’ll see immediately that it’s not a very finished drawing. It’s really meant for just body proportions and armature building.

If you look closely you’ll see that there are circle everywhere. That is where all the joints will be in the anatomy of the armature. This fella had wings so there are a lot of joints.


So I used all that reference to make this:


Now posed into what is nearly how he will be when the sculpt is finished.


The armature consists of: 1/16″ and 1/8″ aluminum wire for the base, wire mesh for the wings, aluminum foil to bulk it out, and the yellow blobs are Milliput an epoxy putty.


A small look at the sculpture with some of the armature still exposed.

I am going to try and add extra info like this for each of the sculptures I do. Feel free to tell me what you would like to know more about. Email is jay_surma@hotmail.com

If you are interested in ordering a statue of your own you can find out how here.



New Statue – Maminox

Let me introduce you to Maminox


…the newest D&D character out of the shop. Maminox recently became epic level and was obviously deserving of his own statue.

I’d like to thank Corey Vissing for the freedom and wealth of history to work with on this guy. I had a lot of room to put my own input into the final design and it was a blast. I love nothing more than giving a character a final coherent look.

If you are interested in a statue of your own then you’re in luck. I’m taking orders.

Just visit the statue ordering page on the left or here: Statue Ordering

If you have questions also feel free to send an email to jay_surma@hotmail.com


New Statue Finished

Meet Nichi Damu


The first commission from my new project.

I had a friend approach me about potentially making a statue of their Dungeons and Dragons character. I was intrigued and have now launched a portion of the blog dedicated to taking orders for further commissions.

So now is your chance to get your own character immortalized in statue form.

How to get your own:

Simply click on the link on the left hand side of the page called Statue Commission.

Or if others are interested link them to https://jaysurma.wordpress.com/statue-commission/ or just share the page.

Once you’re there you can find out everything you need to order an original sculpture from me.

The Dragon Disciple – Part 8


This was an adventure…

I made the locks on my mold a bit too well and it wouldn’t come off of the jacket. So I had to get an extra pair of hands to help out.


Not going so well.


Heave! Ho!


This seriously took so long(about 30 minutes) that we had an audience.


Victory! You’d think that after all that straining something would be broken. Thankfully everyone involved, including Deirdre, was alright.

That’s how the cast turns out raw. Assembly and painting next.

After priming it’s time to paint.

Deirdre Dragon Woman 3 (1)

Finished product photos next time!


The Dragon Disciple – Part 7

The molding process.

Deirdre dragon woman 2 (21)

I’ve gone with what is called a matrix mold. I just picked it because it has a cool name, and looks cool when it’s done, as opposed to the sloppy messes my molds usually are.

Then to pour the silicone.