Holy smokes...some serious sculpting going on here mate!! The folds look very realistic and to be honest I think they look perfect. You have made a good choice adding them to our toady friend, they give him a lot more depth visually and the hard work will pay off during the painting process.
I have to add Franks sentiments with the belt, it's just calling out for some type of ornaments! Just a suggestion..if you have any "thee lichtjes" at home the alu/foil surrounding the wax can be put to good use. Hitting it with a round sturdy piece of metal or "punch" with a hammer produces perfect small round forms that can reproduce buttons etc. The thicker the alu/foil the better as they protrude out more on the figure. I have used this method for the eyes of my banana figures a while back but this could also be applied to the belt. Just a bit of food for thought!!
Hi Shay, the belt's far from done, next to do are the ornaments and stuff hanging from it. I'm glad you like the folds too ! Thanks for the tip on the tea light metal and punch'n die buttons and ornaments. If I won't succeed in sculpting them this method will be a great alternative.
Nipples on the chest would definitely make it a conversation piece but probably not in the way you would intend Guy. You could easily replace them though with a line of rivetted studs if the intent is to have him wearing a leather breastplate or similar type of armor. If he's going to remain shirtless from the belt up, remember that amphibians aren't mammals!
This just keeps getting better and better! Love the look of the apparel so far. In terms of weapons, this guy looks like he's built like a tank...so I would expect his weapons would reflect that too. A double-bladed axe certainly wouldn't look out of place in his hands or slung across the back.
Post by kaytermarram on Dec 30, 2015 7:28:29 GMT -5
There are some really cool "Punch and Die Sets" available, with punches of different diameter (exactly what we need, harhar!) You get my brain working, man, things hanging from the belt: Bags, Watercan, lamp, little bags and more bags (I have done something similar on my Predator), food canisters, so many possibilities. Hm, looks that I ahve to do something ssimilar ("Battle Frog") to get all my ideas under a cover, muharr!
Post by kaytermarram on Jan 5, 2016 13:42:46 GMT -5
Okay, okay, you win again, Dude! But when you want to make a Lady Toady, you have to increase the volumina of the boobs that means, and a hip would be not bad. The legs are, in this case, a bit, hm, "muscle heavy", but the girl needs cool legs of cause. How the Battleaxe comes in is a different question, I guess, there are some male heads hovering around before they got chopped off (for Franks Chop Shop of cause!). So...
Beside that, the pouch looks great, folds are way cool! The axe is good too, but a bit "naked" for now, but the Blade is good shaped. Hope for some dried blood after paining. And when I look at the belt, harhar, there is so much space that can be filled with MORE STUFF!
Thanks guys. Yesterday I've sculpted the rough shape of a canteen and this morning I've added the leather rim around it, it was impossible to do this in one session.
The axe was finished with a very thin skin of MS and the foil of a buttercup was the solution for the decoration. It was not difficult to gently push and print the texture. I still have to reshape the axe (see pic), there's a flaw screaming for attention. I think the decoration can be nicely accentuated with a gentle drybrushing.
You are a born natural Guy! Really great work!! I can't wait until you start on his head! Just an idea I had while admiring your pics..at the top of the axe handle you could add a slight bashed look to it? It might add a more rugged and worn look to it. This link below is what I mean:
Post by kaytermarram on Jan 8, 2016 13:23:36 GMT -5
The metal of the axe comes out great, just like seeing the hammer marks from producing it in reality! I see, I see, there will be the day when I call you master (Is this your monster, master? No, its my master, monster! MUHARR!). But I guess that is what happened when someone is painting long time figures: You get automatically an eye for details, reality (even it is fantasy) and anatomy. You have the feeling for all this, and combining it makes the day.
You do really great work in sculpting and I am so curious that you will continue and do more of this stuff. Cannot wait to see the head and face of Toadboy and I think, you can master the human head and face, too. There will be great days to come, I feel!!
Thank you fellers, I'm having a great time with this project, it's not just about making my own figure, it's also about doing some research on medieval clothing, weapons, equipment, toad and human anatomy, sculpting methods and especially being curious what you think.
Today I've started the shield sculpting.
I think a shield tells a lot about the owner so this one needs to look heavily battered.
First I cut a round piece of 1mm plastic sheet. With my scalpel I started carving the surface. On this side I will add the hand grip. I then covered the other side of the shield with a thin amount of MS, this had to harden for the effects I had in mind (very old, battered wood, with cut marks, arrow marks...).
Once hardened I started carving with a very sharp scalpel again. The effect was just what I aimed for as removed small chips of MS replicated old, dry wood. Once the wood structure was done I added battle scars in the shield.
I then sculpted the cast iron boss.
Next time I will make a rim around it.
It's not done yet...
Best regards fellers ! AG.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2016 11:14:40 GMT -5 by armorguy