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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2011, 08:48:33 AM »
So, if I understand it correctly somewhere in your house you will have a pile of cut off faces?

I really like the work on the model so far, the tyranid hand is a good fit for the arm.
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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2011, 09:22:42 AM »
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So, if I understand it correctly somewhere in your house you will have a pile of cut off faces?

There are only certain forums where a comment like this would not get you arrested....

I didn't see what was so bad about that face, frankly. Did you add the lips and eyes before discarding it?


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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2011, 04:16:26 PM »
Yeah, I did, Vichy. I even managed to give her a bit of a smirk. Trouble was that the head became about half the size of the torso and was no-where near realistic enough for my tastes. I'm considering an alternative head design - I'll post it up once I have the sketches done. Basically, I'll put a wrap across her eyes (I hate sculpting eyes), and do something different with her hair. But, as I say, sketches first  ::)

Edit: As promised, here are my concept sketches for this second head-concept.


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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2011, 04:04:44 PM »
I love the sketches - I wish I could draw...

That will be an improvement on the previous one, I can't wait to see it. The visor is a really good addition. My two euro's worth would be for the drawing with the neck corset, it definitely seems more 40k to me.

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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2011, 02:45:23 AM »
I love the sketches - I wish I could draw...
Then go and try. It's acquired by practice, not via a fairy godmother.

I hate sculpting eyes
This might be because you're doing them in an inside out order. I've tried several ways of doing them over time, but none of them has had me doing the eyeballs after the eyelids.

The two methods that have worked reasonably well for me is doing the eyeballs first and then folding the lids over later, or (as I'm currently experimenting with) poking in the corners with a fine needle, then pressing in the definition between eyeball and eyelid (sort of doing both in one).

The latter wouldn't work so well if you prefer to do faces in several stages (as opposed to all in one as I do), but if you're finding eyes tough as they are, it could be worth trying something different.
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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2011, 10:41:10 AM »
The two methods that have worked reasonably well for me is doing the eyeballs first and then folding the lids over later,

i'm trying a similar technique at the moment; sculpted the shape, let it dry, eyeball, let it dry, just done the eyelids and it's better'n my previous attempts :)
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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2011, 08:44:22 AM »
Your drawing isn't bad at all, it looks quite good, I especially like the expression on the second sketch.
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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2011, 08:34:08 PM »
Thanks Dol. It was just a fast tear-off so I could get the concept up for approval by the 'Clave. :)
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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2011, 08:12:40 AM »
I always sculpt faces starting from a skull shape into which I add eyeballs, musculature, lips and suchlike.

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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2011, 05:50:31 PM »
Just as an FYI, I'll be moving the images on this link to my new site (once it's set up by the webhost) at www.skyfallminiatures.com . It'll take a couple days for the basics to be put together, but I think I've found myself a decent graphic designer for the new site, so things should move swiftly :)

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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2011, 09:09:13 AM »
I look forwards to seeing the site, I always like sites with pictures of nice models.
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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2011, 03:54:26 PM »
So, here's the new head, such as it is: I'm concerned it's too small for the body.  The eyes and much of the nose will be covered by a vision shield (see above), and the bulk of the head will be filled out with brown stuff, for hair.









I'm still not sure what to do with the neck: a collar will be too finicky to sculpt, I think.
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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2011, 07:02:25 PM »
I think the head size is good, but the neck looks far too long to me?

Looking good all over though and looking forward to hair!
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Re: Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2011, 04:10:30 PM »
Shaiyleigh, as far as I'm willing to go, anyway, is complete! Took me 4 attempts on the head...and the rejects have been put into a sprue for later production.



You'll see a tendril of hair over her left shoulder. That's as much to stabilize the head as an affectation of her barely-remaining femininity.















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Re: Complete Shaiyleigh - Traitor Inquisitor (Possessed Host)
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2011, 10:12:40 AM »
She looks very nice. Could you make a close-up of the shoulder mount?
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