Saturday, 21 November 2009

Fun with Sculpy Pt 3 Now with added Aves

As you can see he's now got an arm! sort of and a gun is in the works. I've started with some tube as a base for the Aves and plastic parts I'm adding to build up the arm. Just a profile pic i thought looked good :)
I've removed the ball bearing from the back of his head, just didn't look right.

The start of the greeblys going on the upper arm. The pipe is from a 1/35 tiger that Tak sent me in a box of bits a looooong while back.

1/72 tank parts on the side of his head to give it some more interest. Too much or could i add more??????? I'm thinking of adding some veeeeeeeeeery thin plasicard to the raised areas also.

Aves (blessed be the Aves) being sculpted on as fibermuscel bundles. Not that evident in this pic. All the spring tubing in this shot i made myself.

The start of the hand. This is leeci wire sandwiched between 2 pieces of plasticard with added Aves. The wire will be folded round a gun grip and then sculpted over with more Aves or possibly greenstuff i will have to see how the mood takes me ;) The rest of the gun will be made separately and attached later.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Fun with Sculpy part 2

Here's my progress so far with this chap. He still needs some cyborgy stuff attaching to his head and i may be changing the back of his head some. I'm not to sure of the plate on the back of the skull, it extends back a bit too much.
The cybernetic eye is lower in the socket you may notice, this may look wrong but when you lose the whole eye socket the remaining hole is lower. I know this as my neighbor at Uni had lost his right eye and was blind in the left eye and he didn't were dark glasses to save others of a more delicate nature from seeing his ruined eye.

What do you think of the scar tissue around his back skull plate ? it's less defined in the later pics above but still noticeable.

His lips need redoing as they have been battered whist working on the rest of his head and body.
Any comments welcome folks

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Fun with Sculpy pt1

An idea has come up at SFM to do a kit of some kind and it has been suggested we try doing a bio mechanical cyborg figure or bust and as I've never attempted a bust before i thought I'd have a bash at one. The metal armature took about 45 mins to do and the basic shape another 45 mins. The armature is just copper wire twisted together and then covered in tin foil to bulk it out and stop sculpy disappearing into the cavities of the wire.
I then layered on thin sheets of grey super sculpy to get a basic body and head shape. The grey was something i mixed a while back for another project that was left over. I make grey from mixing white and black sculpy with a larger lump of the super sculpy. Grey is easier to work with for me as i can see more details in contrast, the pinkish super sculpy plays havoc with my eyes so tinting it a darker shade helps me allot.

The green is again sculpy as i 'd ran out of mixed grey. The piece covering his arm is the start of some armour and will also act as a base for some cybernetics on the right side of his face. I'm trying to not have it look like a Borg or just some random wires entering his head. I'm going to make his right side face completely cybernetic and am toying with the idea of adding a cybernetic arm also but will probably try that on Mk2, this is just a test piece done in Richy scale as I've no idea of standard scales for these busts.

I will probably refine the face some more before cooking it and then add the second layer of detail to the body, thinking leather jacket as they don't tend to create as meny folds as cloth and are more pronounced. Then I'll probable switch to Aves and green stuff for the cybernetics as these will be random bits from the stash and most are plastic so no more cooking possible.
Any and all comments and suggestions welcome as always.