Thursday, 28 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Above and below is my attempt at a good looking female pilot figure, she needs a lot more work before i add the head and feet. This started as a wire and tinfoil armature and was bent to the pose i was looking for.
I think she may be standing a bit to far forward but will see when the boots go on her.
This guy is my latest try and I'm going a different way with starting him off. Starting with a head sculpt I'm happy with (sort of) i made up a wire body (legs and torso) and then wrapped it in tinfoil to balk it out and help to see the shapes of the body I'm looking for. Then i covered it with sculpy to form the underlying body.
His legs look a bit short in this pic but he has boots to go on, thats the next job. I have done them but needs a bit more work on the details. When they are on i will start to sculpt on the uniform legs first then bake then the upper torso, then bake then the arms will go on. I'll explain the rest when i get to it, soon i hope :)
More soon folks
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
Sorry normal service will now resume.
But there bloody good ideas though so may have to jott them down in one of my less used doodle books so i wont find them till later on this year, yep that's a good plan, go with that we shall.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
depending on the brand used. You can like me leave in balancing on top of your scanner between sculpting sessions (just keep it away from the cats ) I used a ball of tinfoil to form the helmet and then dug it out (harder than you think) after it was cured in the oven. Also i used different shades of sculpy to help me form the different layers of the helmet and not get lost with what went where and keep it (sort of symmetrical)
He's in white primer now but i need to get some pics done of him plus there's some touching up to do before i paint him up and try to figure out how I'm going to attach him to the dio i have planned. The dio btw is on hold now till September/October when we will be starting a hopefully a group build at SFM:UK based on machinen Kreiger and the repop of the Kauz and Fliege and the new Snake eye. More info about them can be found out here http://maschinenkrueger.com/forum/index.php?topic=3216.0 I'm going to try to do 2 builds for this ( rendom baouts of insanity do run in the family :) A fire ball already started and a Fliege so i can cover both Merc and SDR space based suits, I hope, well that's the plan and I'm sticking to it-ish.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
It takes time to load but it's well worth it folks.
I will try to drop some links in to other artists work as I (a) remember to do so and (b) stumble on them :)
An on going project this time and not some old tat from last year :0. This is my attempt at converting an old (really old) X Wing kit into a race variant with modified cockpit and engines. It will be painted in blue and silver with lots of star wars company logos on it. The idea stems from seeing a pic of a super marine spitfire when the plane was in its early carrier as a race plane. I'll find a pic to give you some idea of what i mean in the next post about this.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Here's my first big figure, well bigger than the 28mm 40k stuff i do. I think it's turned out well, especially the camo pattern. This was based on the eastern european swamp patterns populer in the late 70's and 80's and based on the German sumpfmuster 43 http://www.kamouflage.net/camouflage/00079.php
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Here is a klinky linky to pics over at SFM:UK of the finished build.
Keep klicking past my messy work bench for the in prog pics but when you get too the blackend sculpy head stop :) This was a realy fun build to do and i'm planning to do a MkII when i get time and will this will have better legs (going to cast them from a master) and may change the main weopen for a gatling gun type thing.
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I shall have a stab at the single seat fighter as (a) it ties in nicely with a build I'd planned on starting this summer anyway and (b) I've already designed the ship.
Next job is to dig out the aforementioned design and scan it up to show here, plus i think wright a little back story to introduce it to the group is in order also.