Why Did You Start DMG Miniature Factory?
Quit my job in 2014 to sculpt full time, partly because I had always wanted to make my living doing something creative and I was more and more disillussioned with the daily grind in the corprate world.
How did you ever get into the sculpting business?
Just luck I guess, I had gotten to the point where I was so heavily converting fugires that I decided I need to learn how to just straight up
sculpt what I wanted instead of cobbling things together. About that same time, two of my friends just happened to be designing a game that needed miniatures. So it sort of just fell in my lap. A few years later I quit my job and started sculpting full time.
How did you come up with your name?
LOL really dumb, but I had a core group of friend and we had a chat room. At the time I was very fond of Guinees beer. And so when I joined the chat room I signed in as DrinkMoreGuinness. almost 20 years later Im still DMG, even though I dont even drink Guinness anymore lol
How Did You Come Up With Focusing on miniature sculpting?
As mentioned above it was just kind of a right place right time thing. I had a need for making my own minis and a customer. Hasn't really stopped since then.
What Have You Been Working On Recently?
Well, freelance is picking up a bit, but in the past few months I''ve ben spending most of my time on DMGMinis Patreon, making 40k proxy minatures. Right now, my focus is Grey Knights. I also moonlight with another Patreon channel called Dark Foundry Miniatres whene I make Spatran themed 40k proxies.
Can you tell us what might be upcoming?
I'm almost done with the core units for Grey Knights so Im starting to sprinkle in some Thousand Sons stuff.
What's Been Your Favorite Sculpt to Date?
Probably my Dreadknight. non- baby carrier all the way!
What does an average day look like for you from start to finish?
Up by 5:30am, coffee, emails and Patreon issues, coffee, sculpt til about 7:30am, coffee, wake up the wife and kid, coffee ... now water ... sculpt til dinner and then its time to hang with the fam for a couple hours before bed! 930pm-10pm (yeah Im old)