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Offline maglash1017

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New Year, New Sculpting Log
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:17:16 AM »
Since my initial posts a while ago, I have been working on sharpening my sculpting skills by making all sorts of NPCís to go along with my hive city terrain project. Thought Iíd post up some WIPís to get some feedback. Tips from more advanced sculptors would be greatly appreciated.

The last three sculpts are meant to be servitors that will become part of the terrain, so I was less concerned with detail there.
(You can enlarge the pictures by clicking them)



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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 12:38:46 PM »
Those pictures are all hidden from my end - I don't know if you can see them, but I certainly can't.
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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 01:17:23 PM »
Those pictures are all hidden from my end - I don't know if you can see them, but I certainly can't.


I forgot to make the album public on Google Photos...  ::)  I really shouldnt be posting at 2 in the morning. They should be fixed now!

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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 04:41:16 PM »
Wow.  All look like they're leaping out of artwork from a rulebook.  Great stuff.

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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 08:46:46 PM »
they look awesome. the face on the first one is particularly wonderful. and the aesthetic on them are great, though i wonder whether the feet are a tad small?

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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 01:46:07 PM »
Brilliant.
As Van Helser said, the almost-cartoony proportions are fantastic, as are the poses and Blanche-y gubz.
How do they scale against 'official' sculpts?

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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 08:40:26 AM »
Wow.  All look like they're leaping out of artwork from a rulebook.  Great stuff.

Exactly my thinking.
This is some very good sculpting work.
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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 11:21:58 AM »
ALL OF THE WANT!

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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 12:47:15 AM »
Finished the hive city worker and did a bit of work on the chap with the scroll and gas mask. I realize that the pose on the first guy seems a bit iffy but this is mainly becaise of the angle the photo was taken from. Still, this is a good learning experience: with the other figure I tried my best to make figure look interesting and anatomically correct from every possible angle, which is hard, but I think it helps to ďsellĒ a mini to the viewer. I also finished two servo-skulls I had started working on a while ago. I received a bag of 200 bases in the mail today so I built some bases for them that will hopefully blend well with my hive city terrain project.







I had a lot of a fun adding details with a bag of small gears I bought from greenstuffworld.



Comments and critique appreciated as always!


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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 09:43:54 PM »
I am consistently awed by the exceptional sculpting work on display on the 'clave. the face on the first one is just fantastic. Do you plan to cast these up or just have them as one-of-a-kind sculpts?

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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2018, 05:40:00 PM »
Finished painting the first hive city inhabitant. His tool broke off on both ends so the finished product will be ready when I get some new superglue. Here it is from sketch to final paintstroke.




The Servo skulls got painted up as well.




On both miniatures I used real rust I made by dumping steel wool in a container with bleach and vinegar (be careful, as this can produce toxic gasses). Its more work but it produces the best-looking rust I have seen so far.

As Van Helser said, the almost-cartoony proportions are fantastic, as are the poses and Blanche-y gubz.
Although I love the compliments, "cartoony" proportions are a result of not being really adept at sculpting yet, not of great design skills. ;D

How do they scale against 'official' sculpts?
Wouldn't know as I don't own any yet.

Do you plan to cast these up or just have them as one-of-a-kind sculpts?
If people are interested I would be up for casting my work. I have even thought about sculpting one or more mini's for the lovely people here, but I'd like to get at least a little better at it first. I'd also have learn how to sculpt without underruns, maybe dividing a mini in parts and other problems associated with casting.
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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 07:54:05 PM »
If people are interested I would be up for casting my work. I have even thought about sculpting one or more mini's for the lovely people here, but I'd like to get at least a little better at it first. I'd also have learn how to sculpt without underruns, maybe dividing a mini in parts and other problems associated with casting.

Well, when you're in a position to cast some up I'll likely be interested, as despite the fact I'm bad at actually getting minis painted I do still like hoarding parts :D.

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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2018, 02:13:16 AM »
Minor update. Got some zenithal primer action going on with these 2 minis and did some painting work. I'll post an update (and better pictures) soon.



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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2018, 03:02:35 AM »
The first image is permission denied.
However, what I can see is looking to be quite a nice interpretation of a more "average" side of the Imperium.
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Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2018, 11:23:02 AM »
I think its fixed now.

what I can see is looking to be quite a nice interpretation of a more "average" side of the Imperium.

Exactly what Iím trying to do. I want to be able to populate my hive city and explore a side of the 40k universe thatís not seen a lot.