Post by kaytermarram on Mar 12, 2015 16:48:39 GMT -5
Long time no new figures from me, huh? Just kidding, but I wanted to show you a figure I have sculpted, inspired by the famous Takayuki Takeya art in 1:6 THE HOPPER DESASTER. I have one of those Hoppers as a kit, but it is too big for my personal taste so I had to go the usual way and reduce it to my prefered scale. This thing here is done from Magic Sculpt as usual over wire covered wit aluminium foil to save material. After detailing out, I added "antennas" from streched sprue (yup, those old techniques works even on creepy figures) and did a "test" paintjob with heavy diluted acrylic paints. It is not the way the figure will look like when finished, but near too. Base? Three big I do not know till now.
I really enjoy doing this stuff but not always. Some time ago I started a heavy conversion of a Dragon 1:35 figure, which results in a nearly new sculpt with a horne head. It is not finished yet, but I wanted to test my abilities to do some "normal" figures instead of all that madness I am doing most of the time.
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 12, 2015 17:15:19 GMT -5
Doing such stuff is indeed very satisfying. You can add tons of details or less, as you wish. I really love creepy figures a lot, but sometimes a few normal looking figs can´t be wrong. Thanks for your lasting support, Todd!
It's just fun to see all the dust flying on your bench!! Original art my friend! Can never go wrong! Like my sculpting will be...I will have to play it off as a mutant grasshopper man when deep down inside I m going for the battle worn soldier!!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 12, 2015 18:03:29 GMT -5
Todd, battle worn soldiers are always the most interesting sujets for sculpting. Be it a medieval knight, s samourai, World War soldiers or modern conflicts, or even SF like stuff, those guys are so different, so unique it is a joy to do them, their weapons and their equipment. I don´t think with WHAT you will come up with, but it will rock. Thats for sure! Leon, thanks a lot for your words, love it!!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 12, 2015 18:14:39 GMT -5
Deano, there is something going on in my mind when I sculpt. I have a main idea and "see" the figure in my head and than I start the process. Changings whilst sculpting is normal to me; on my "free hand" projects, like this here, I have no real plan to go. Details comes whilst sculpting and if I do not like them, ok, time to erase it and sculpt new. But when I do something like Unca Scrooge, some kind of soldiers or other painted characters, I have to be detail true and work after the painting.
Mutations, now we are talking mate!! The beauty of sculpting is that you can off on so many tangents and create something so totally off the hook...such as our mutated friend here! Look what happens when your laptop is down, you go sculpting crazy until there is no material left!!!lol This is creepy and kooky, I like the colours as they are but I'm sure you have something else even more weirder planned for him (or her)?
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 13, 2015 14:08:08 GMT -5
Deaf, MIMIC, yo bro, one of the best insect movies around (ok, in my eyes). I loved it and googled my hands till they bleed for pics of the creatures but found not so many stuff I thought. But found tons of even more creepy stuff, so I am happy at all!
Shay, one might think that sculpting beautifull ladies might be more fun than doing grisly things, but I guess, I am hooked on stuff like this hopper... Yeah, after several weeks of die hard sculpting I had a week only prepping some Dragon figs for the Barbarrossa build up, but form tomorrow on, I will do some more work: Making pics for the sculpting bench with some unknown projects for demonstrating purposes and writing down some ideas for discussion. The hopper mutation will stay in the greenish line but a bit altered. That he could be a her is interesting, I always thought of the creature as a "him"...