Post by kaytermarram on Nov 30, 2015 13:29:46 GMT -5
Welcome to the asylum, Guy! I have reservated a cabin near mine, with cool secured walls, some water inside, chains hanging from the walls and some rats or even badder creatures and critters are looking around. Here is your working space for the next weeks and I am so damn curious I cannot tell. The first step of buying tons of MS is a good idea. First hint, try to find something cheaper for the rough basics of the figure, like Miliput or an old figure in a similar scale you can use as a starting point. Over this you can build the masses and don´t have to waste too much material. ROCK IT!!
Post by vindicareassassin on Dec 2, 2015 18:22:29 GMT -5
AG, have more faith in yourself and your abilities man,
I was pleasantly surprised at what I turned out on my first attempt at making a 54mm female sniper for my Inquisitor warband.
I'll dig a couple of photos out of her and stick 'em up here for you all to laugh at...
The part I really struggled with was the proportions of her face and her hair blowing in the wind.
Sadly I never got around to painting her as my wargaming buddies had all gone their separate ways by the time I'd finished making her. She's still lead in a box somewhere, maybe one day.... When I have more time.... I'll flick a furry stick at her.
Post by vindicareassassin on Dec 2, 2015 18:36:27 GMT -5
Here she is..... My first and last attempt at sculpting my own figures.....
How she is currently in one of my boxes somewhere.....
She is pure Greenstuff, and she took me nearly 2 weeks to get to this, if I were to do it again I'd clad the armature in the bake hard clay before going on to the 2 pack putty, and I'd roughen up the armature metal and glue the putty in place on it aswell..... but hey, you live and learn
I'll be watching with great interest Guy. Sculpting is one of those things on my bucket list. The title has me intrigued, and my brain being a bit warped I somehow ended up with a picture in my mind of a French person getting a bit fighty...
i.gifer.com/6gG.gif You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Post by kaytermarram on Dec 6, 2015 7:33:09 GMT -5
I think, coming to details, that you should go the hard way. Instead of using a frog, go over to a toad. I mean this, because you could do way more interesting skin details like warts etc. on a toads skin. A frog is smooth, soft and lazy, a toad is crumpled, ugly and could be more of a "monster". You can enhance this with adding decorative elements in the armor, gems and body jewlery.
Frank, you're absolutely right, I was planning to go for an ugly rough skin frog, but in fact in that case it's not a frog but a toad ! The more caracter I can add the better...and a toad is the orc of frogs lol !
Last Edit: Dec 6, 2015 10:40:24 GMT -5 by armorguy
Post by kaytermarram on Dec 10, 2015 4:49:45 GMT -5
Toad Vader could come in handy, harhar!
Sculpting: It is vey easy to repair stuff you have maybe done wrong. Just cut away the area you are unsatisfied with and redo it. Many guys sculpt using a scalpell for taking away the modelling compound to make the details. I have seen faces in 54mmm done this way and it looks very easy. Just like "The figure was always there, I just had to remove the stone around!".