Post by kaytermarram on Mar 7, 2015 14:35:38 GMT -5
Sorry Shay, that it took a bit longer than only a week, but you know what happened. Here is the update to my little Lady:
I have added one arm and started doing the dragon skin clothing and protection on the arm, on which the little dragon will sit. First my idea was to have her hair coming through a hole in the middle of the dragon skin head piece, you know, some kind of hairdo sculpted, but I feared that would be a bit complicated when attaching the dragon figure. The hair should have a big mass and if it would look propper with the dragon, I don´t know. So how it looks now, there will be no space problems!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 8, 2015 9:37:52 GMT -5
Thanks Deaf! Every time I have worked on something, watching it closely, I see imperfections and details I would have done in another way. But that is my main curse... Hope to come up with news next week!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 8, 2015 9:56:52 GMT -5
Don´t laugh, bro, but sculpting in really big scale is very difficult for me. 1:16 might be the biggest I can or would do. The 1:6 Alien I am doing shows that I have reached my frontiers and the Alienhead only comes out as good as it might look because of its irregular shape and details. Doing a human body in 1:6 or even bigger would be a real, even impossible challenge for me!
I think I took from what you said about the "The smaller the detail, the more pain in the a$$ it is to do them..." to mean working in larger scale to be easier!! Pheew!! Glad that was cleared up before I started!! Looking like I will start with 1/700 ship figures!! Nice little flat specs of clay!!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 8, 2015 10:15:08 GMT -5
Hum, that comes up when I write without thinking of WHAT I write, muharr! The smaller the scale the more your eyes suffer from sculpting. I would love to do such work in 1:72 and will do sometime, but before I have to get my some magnifying glasses for better eye sight! Sculpting in bigger scale isn´t easier for me! I admire guys who do big scale stuff and get it out all great. Like busts in 1:6 scale. I could do the accessories, not problem, but the figure itself, gulp, only with big ressentiments! And, hell! Cool idea, we need more figures in 1:700, lol! For manning all those cool waterline kits available!
I am thinking my target will be a cross between 1/35 and 1/10 scaling. I have plenty of reference pieces to get comfortable with scaling. LOL...honestly...whether one like the 3D print stuff...the 1/700 scale figs are where it's at! Northstar has many set of the various navies and for about $17 US there are 100 all cast together. Very detailed!! However...no one says we can take those 100 figs and modify them to zombie sailors for a modern version of a ghost ship!!! LOL!!!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 8, 2015 10:29:38 GMT -5
Haha, that would be a great idea!! I played around a bit with Preiser 1:87 scale unpainted train figures to do a mass scene from a zombie apocalypse (the idea of adding some tanks, soldiers and burned out buildings and such stuff is not bad) but dropped it in the meantime because of the immense work I have to put in it. Think of changing around 50 or 60 figures into zombies... Would look great I think but hell, the work, the work...
And I cannot wait to see some stuff sculpted from you in the figure area! This would be great to discuss mate!
Looking good Frank! I hear you on the scale-up/down issues...sometimes bigger isn't always better! The exponential nature of the different scales in relation to each other often means you can get away with certain things in some scales but not others. Regardless, the lady is coming along nicely and looking forward to seeing it with her 'pet' added.
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 9, 2015 16:22:11 GMT -5
Yeah, you are right! I guess, every scale has its pros and cons and what one sculptor can do is a pain for another... I do mostly the small scale things because adding details here is comfortable for me, that goes for painting, too. But I guess one has to explore them all!