Unboxing: Squosk, Oliver Maqsud
- Company: Oliver Maqsud
- Scale: ~10cm (4”)
- Material: Resin
- Availability: Limited
A while back I spend an evening looking up sculptors and if they had any fun miniatures and/or busts for sale. Quite a lot of them work as freelancers and sell their own personal sculpts on their blogs and websites.
I came across the work of Oliver Maqsud. I can’t remember if it was through Google or P&P but I was very impressed with his digital sculpts and saw that he had one of them for sale. Unfortunately the post I saw it in was kinda old but I decided to send him an email to see if I was lucky and that he still had some.
I was in luck, he had quite recently another batch made after getting a lot of requests for it.
The bust is called Squosk and is a cool concept of an alien.
The bust came very well packed with no damage at all and it included a nice note to be careful when removing the plastic on the tentacles so you don’t snap them.
My first thought when unpacking him was that he felt much bigger then I thought it would but it’s a big step up from mainly 28-75mm to this.
After that I spend some time inspecting the details and the casting and I’m happy to say that there’s hardly any clean up needed at all and the details are very nice. I think this is one of the best casts I’ve gotten in a long time. This is how it’s done.
The whole piece is just brilliant and I can honestly say that I can’t find anything negative to say about this bust at this time or the contact with Oliver and I will definitely buy from him again if he releases something new (which I hope he will).
Now I need to figure out how I’m going to paint him, I have some ideas but I need to try some things out before I start. It’s a bit intimidating as the scale is new to me so I don’t have any experience with what techniques will work and which to avoid.