Post by kaytermarram on Jan 17, 2015 9:35:10 GMT -5
OK gents, here a work I have done several time ago. I saw this figure in an add from Forgeworld, done in real big scale. This is not so my piece of cake so I decided to "shrink" him to my favorite scale, which is here around 30mm scale, (I cannot say how big those dudes are, but compared to some graphics I have seen they are really BIG!), acual heights of this sculpt is ca. 4 inch. It is done over and armature of Miliput and covered for detailwork with Magic Sculpt. A Hand, weapon, head and some inestines are missing. What me makes really proud is the fact that I got over 70 requests for a cast (but due to liscensing this is not possible, it will always be a one off!). I will definitly finish it this year for my portfolio. Here it goes:
Post by kaytermarram on Jan 19, 2015 14:14:25 GMT -5
Tobias, thanks man! More stuff? Sure, I have some more figures of that kind in different stages of finishing. Will post stuff later.
Deano, thanks too! Due to the fact that I am a beast of burden, I have so much in the pipeline that I can go crazy. When I will participate on the next Bust duell I have to sculpt a Bust I can paint. And that needs a bit time. But anyway, I will do what I can now, I have a run!
Post by kaytermarram on Jan 20, 2015 7:38:06 GMT -5
Do not stop sculpting at all! It all depends on a little bit exploration, to make comfortable with the sculpey and, most important, have the right tools for doing so. I have got myself some metal sculpting tools and have a lot of homemade stuff, beginning with toothpicks over needles up to stones and objects with an interesting surface for imitating skin and such things. Even stones will do that job!
Post by kaytermarram on Apr 14, 2015 9:25:06 GMT -5
Right there, Dude! Not finished till now (the original Forgeworld figure has a head design I like and I will do the same, but the position of the tongue wrapped around the sword is not the way I wanna do. But have no interesting design idea till now about what I can do, grmbl! But he will definitly be finished this year!
Post by kaytermarram on Apr 14, 2015 12:03:11 GMT -5
Would be cool to handle one to you for painting purposes! I had inquieries for this Nurgle demon but imagine what Games Workshop would say when I cast and offer that figure! On the other hand, Games Workshop Germany has its headquarter here in Düsseldorf, where I live. Maybe I would go to them and ask if I can do, say 15 castings without getting trouble for selling them for low money. When this works...
I would be honored I had a chat with a friend about GW. He did received rather unpleasant e-mail from them just because he used the name that is used by GW. He made a sculpt for him self and not for casting and they see that as a problem. But basically if you wouldn't use the branded name and the sculpt is yours there shouldn't be a problem. Never the less it's better to play on the safe side.
Post by kaytermarram on Apr 14, 2015 12:36:50 GMT -5
Yeah, sometimes they are very unpleseant! I know of a sculptor who wanted to do some more LORD OF THE RINGS busts which fit in the line of Weta´s figures. He sculpted an Orc, direct from the movie and send an mail with pics to Mr. Taylor from Weta, the chief of this product line. He was very friendly and allowed to do 25 copies of each figure of the planned line and all he wanted to have was one bust of each figure. And the allowing could be documented in the kit. WITHOUT FEES!! That was really a cool and nice deal! But everyone wanted to protect his licence and that I can understand. Being on the safe side here is always the better solution!
Yes Weta people are fantastic. They do appreciate people with passion and skill. Just check their FB where they do post pictures of people from Comic cons and such to give their appreciation of the work they put in their costumes.