Post by kaytermarram on Mar 12, 2015 17:58:59 GMT -5
A warm welcome to all of you who are interested in sculpting and doing small stuff in miliput, magic sculpt, aves, procreate, wet sand, anything that can be used for forming figures or related stuff.
I will try to introduce you to materials, tools and possible techniques, how and with what you can achieve presentable designs and figures you have designed. So feel free to ask, discuss and show whatever you think we have to discuss. If there are any problems, we will find solutions for everything.
I hope I can come up with something interesting here but when you have ANY idea what can be discussed, post it. There is no theme which is too weird of cause!
So come on, be in and lets start.
And a big thanks to Todd for opening this gate, for all who are interested in sculpting!
hey kaytermarram, great idea... i will definitely follow this post... my ambitions are not so far as sculpting whole figures right now, but using plastic figures and sculpt them to my use... so not only to take what kit manufacturers give me as poses, but rather take them as base and "repose" them maybe...
Thanks for making the push Frank! A dedicated board to sculpting of all kinds is a fantastic idea. I know I want to get to a point to work 1/35 figure modification at the least. Most figures are perfect bases for creating something original and scene specific...Exactly what John is doing!
John, the welders are an awesome idea and useful in many ways! There are coming along very well! I am looking forward to sitting down at some point and focus on certain aspects of this sculpting thing!!
Post by deafpanzer on Mar 13, 2015 12:07:22 GMT -5
This is going to be fun... I hope to be a good student. Can't promise you anything but I will do my best. I always wanted to try some sculpting on the figures to change their postures or arm/leg positions.
Sitting in the back on the last row... that's where I liked to sit back in my college years.
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2015 12:48:13 GMT -5 by deafpanzer
This is awesome Frank, I will be following this thread closely! Glad you and Todd knocked your heads together to get this organised. I really enjoyed my first sculpting efforts recently, any tips or knowledge that can be passed on will be a real benefit to our lcommunity! I suggest maybe in a few months time a group build of sorts sculpting wise? A sculpt off of some kind but very relaxed and easy going...following the motto of the forum? What do you think? Enjoy the weekend guys!!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 13, 2015 13:54:39 GMT -5
Folks, thanks a lot for your support and the great ideas that came up! I think, we will have a lot of fun here and remember, sculpting needs you. Means, any ideas, thoughts, examples of whatever you do can be discussed here! Just say it!
Coro: Great you will join. Reposing static figures is one aspect of sculpting, it begins really at the state of puttying. There are some ideas to minimalize the actions and come up with less work, but looking better stuff. All small details will be discussed. Leon, the earlier you begin, the happier you will be (cool, like the blah from a mental trainer!). Great that you have the ambition to do something in this area! John, you have some real nice picshere, the guy in the black clothes looks like a very cool idea for a figure! Your beginnings are fab! The folds, the little details, all is very well done and I hope to have you permanently aboard! Todd, you mentin one very important aspect of the work: the changing of already finished stuff. Especially on plastic figure kits. There is a lot that can be superdetailed and remade. Or altered. All we need is sculpting compound, tools and the will to do it! And without you, this baby here would be still in limbus... Deaf, sitting in the back? Maybe your teacher will get you in the spotlight often enough, hehe! Great you joined! Shay, patience my young padawan! And YES, a definite cool idea doing a GB in the near future where we all can join some ideas of figures and how to do them. And when I remember Pooh, phew, this sculpt is very well done and I guess, you are a natural born talent, when this is one of your first efforts. So come on with something more, bro!
And think, the main reason here is having fun! Maybe getting comfortable with new tools and materials, but once you master this a little bit, new worlds will open for you and your hobby!
I am thinking this might become one of the more invaluable corners of MSC in the coming future! So much to discuss and learn!
Frank, I think we could break out a thread or two soon breaking off into little offshoots of what has come up already...Sculpting mediums (epoxy, clay, putty) ....maybe one on tools specifically. Just a thought. Would be easier to track down information moving forward. Just a thought!
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 14, 2015 9:00:51 GMT -5
Todd, definitly. All aspects will be shown and discussed in sub threads with special headlines, so we will have it all in some kind of structure! Lucas, glad you joined and maybe, MAYBE you will sculpt more stuff by yourself! Coro, check out the first sub threads I will do today and tomorrow!
Im a slow learner. I used Green Stuff for the Nights watcher, but thats really expensive if you want to go big. Milliput would be an option, used it for the Bumble Bee like I said in the WIP - no modelling in a classic sense of course. Its superb, but it gets very dirty (not the case with Green Stuff).
Aves would be an option, the disadvantage is that no one of my mates is sculpting and the amounts to be sold are a bit too large for my own.
Post by kaytermarram on Mar 15, 2015 7:34:07 GMT -5
I have only worked with Miliput, Magic Sculpt and Pro Create. Miliput is way cool, cheap and good to work with, but not as fine as MS. Even the Miliput silver grey and white, which should be really fine, aren´t. I found out that the cheapest, Miliput grey, is the best to work with. I use it as filling stuff and under construction for a bit bigger figures I am doing now. For detailing work, for me, MS is the best yet. I have used Pro Create one times, but was not comfortable with it. Other two component compounds I used were Tamiya and Verlinden, but this stuff is mostly for puttying kits, not for sculpting purposes. Aves and Green Stuff weren´t on my bench till now, but want to try out how they work some time.