Finally I can show my entry for the Massive Voodoo 2017 water base challenge.

I had the statue from Kaha Miniatures for a while but couldn't decide on something suitable to show it off. The water base challenge got me thinking about under water statues and the rest just followed on.

Originally the idea involved a sea turtle but my sculpting skill didn't cut it for me. Then I watched some footage of eagle rays swimming. Graceful and beautiful. And I knew of the Mantis Miniatures one. The rest involved a lot of crossed fingers.

Thank you for looking.
  • Mally Anderson

    Love this, the resin work is so smooth and clean. The Ray has a lovely feel to it, great job mate.

    • Steve Haydon (Forté)

      Many thanks, and cheers for helping to keep me going when I was close to throwing it.

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    Its golg!! Great work!

  • Al 'Elektroschnitzel' Smith

    Looks great. The lights seem natural to me. Wonderfull.

    • Steve Haydon (Forté)

      I tried to go with zenithal lighting. The tinted resin actually does a fair amount of the light work itself.

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    That’s great!

  • Milosh Meehan

    so good!!

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    Love this!

  • Demitris

    It’s like looking into a sea section or aquarium!

  • Luc "Thantor" Pinganaud

    Very nice work!

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    Thank you everyone who has looked this over. I’m honestly stunned (and a fair bit overwhelmed with how it has been received too) with the comments I’ve been reading. So many supportive people in this hobby community.

  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    Great work :)

  • Jeff Burns "Tinman"

    Great work!

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    Found out today that they awarded this piece silver in the Massive Voodoo water base challenge.
    Really can’t put into words how pleased I am.

  • Arla Kean

    I love underwater scenes, this is really cool. The tinted resin works brilliantly. Congrats on the silver award

    • Steve Haydon (Forté)

      Cheers Arla. Still surprised at how well this has been received.

  • Alexander Habas


    • Steve Haydon (Forté)

      How have I only just noticed your comment. Sorry and thank you.

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    love that one Steve ! gold !

    • Steve Haydon (Forté)

      Wow, thank you. Though in comparison to much of the painting on here (especially your own) it really isn’t gold. Honoured that you voted. Thank you.

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    love that one Steve ! gold !

  • pstockley

    I love this!

  • pit rehmke

    Hello Steve,
    great idea to represent figures in an underwater scene. Like it a lot.

    • Steve Haydon (Forté)

      Thank you very much. Still one of my favourites of the past couple of years.