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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Ahhh Syro, my good old companion. I can always count on you providing some feedback here! I’m glad you like the axes, I’m quite fond of the design too. Though I can’t take credit for it, the idea comes from one of the AoS Khorne warriors from the starter box. I’m simply up-scaling them as I love the feral design.
The orange putty is milliput terracotta, it’s not as expensive as green stuff and cures rock solid. So great for sanding and cutting away at. I can write up a bit more about the properties for sculpting if you like?

I’ll probably post an upgrade on the DP tomorrow

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Made in fi
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Really nice color on the Alpha Legionaire! What paint(s) did you use for it, if you don't mind me asking?

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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

I did a bit more work on the DP, finishing all the teeth on the armor as well as blending in the teeth on the axe. It's all curing now and I should be able to do 2-3 more layers of work today, so there might be more updates later on











@mcmattila: I most certainly don't mind sharing. It's really simple: I just put 2-3 coats of guilliman blue glaze over basically any silver color, then a wash of Biel-Tan green finished with a last layer of the blue glaze. Takes a while due to each layer needing to dry before moving on but other than that is fairly simple. It's a tutorial I found online, not sure where anymore. In that example they used the GW green glaze (no idea what it is called), might produce a brigther result but I hónly had the green shade. Depending on the underlaying silver color you can make it darker or lighter or even layer up the silver with highlights etc and then apply the glaze.
Hope this helps

Here's another marine that I haven't posted here yet done for the last monthly painting challenge:







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Cheers Pneumo, that definitely helps! I'm going to store the recipe for later. I don't have the green glaze either, though I have the yellow, so I could mix it with guilliman to make my own green.

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London

Thanks for the tutorial - the results look great so must try it out!



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USA

I have been a regular from the very beginning. Thanks for all the cool stuff you do to keep me coming back. Nice progress on the teeth for the daemon prince. I didn't realize it was milliput terracotta, it looked more orange to me than when you made the dolphin and hamster diorama, maybe just the contrast of what's around it. I remember you have mostly worked with green stuff and bake-able clay in the past. Have you worked with regular milliput? If so, do you find any difference between it and milliput terracotta (other than color)?

   
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Germany

@Syro: You sure have been, I'm glad you like the stuff I do I completely forgot about the hamster and dolphin! I think I have used normal milliput before but can't really compare as to how it holds up to the terracotta version. Terracotta is kind of weird when you mix it up and try to sculpt with it right away, it tends to "break" and pull apart, making it hard to get a smooth finish. If you leave it for a while though it gets fairly workable, I mainly use it to bulk out my shapes but might experiment with mixing it with green stuff to see how it holds up then.

@mcmattila, IGtR=: Glad I can help, let me know how it works out


Didn't quite get the amount of work in that I was trying to but I finished his left foot and made an attempt of sculpting a head. The head still needs more detail before I will decide if I keep it.
I'm not sure how I fell about the foot... What do you guys think?






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USA

I think the foot looks good, but I think I see why you're not sure about it. It doesn't look that Khornate, more like it should be for a daemon of Tzeetch maybe, with the segmented talons? All the Khorne stuff I see have hooves or or thick curved toe claws off of short feet/toes. Maybe try something like that if you end up not liking this foot for this daemon prince. If you do choose to change it, I hope you can save that foot to use as the style basis for another daemon prince.

   
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Germany

Yep, I think that’s what’s bothering me. It just looks to avian and tzeentch even though I like the general concept of it. Hmmmm, I’ll probably leave it for now, maybe I’ll grow to like it once I have more of the leg build up. If not I’ll scrap it and make a new one, unfortunately there’s no saving it. It’s build around the armature and I don’t think I can get it off without it being damaged.

Ah well it’s all a learning process!

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Albany, NY

Love watching your process through these sculpts Dig the eevil little head for the prince.

And wow, that striped down Blightbringer! I'm a fan of cleaning up Nurgle sculpts and you've pulled it off beautifully here, nice work.

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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

Well.... I don’t know how I could justify a two month absence without progress to show. I’m currently in the last stretch of my Bachelor thesis and let’s just say I should’ve done more in the beginning... one week to go!

I’ll work on the prince again when I’m done with the thesis as i just can’t spare the time for such a big sculpt right now.

Having said that, I used some of the time I really can’t spare to do this:
So there’s that..


And thanks Boss Salvage, Progress Blogs like this one are what got me interested in sculpting and where I learned a lot, so I’m glad to hear others enjoy it as well.
   
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USA

That's a cute angry little warrior. Good luck on the Bachelor thesis

   
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Good luck from me too! Been there, done that.

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Germany

Thanks you two! I printed it today and I’ll hand it in on Monday, so finally done!

To celebrate I did a small midnight session, gave him a cloak and the start of his weapons. One hammer and one axe.
The cloak still needs work as well and will probably be baked once before completely finishing it off. It’s quite hard to do the ends as they are just floating around without support underneath them.

I feel like with the cloak he has a very commander like feeling, or maybe a fallen/ forgotten king. What do you guys think?





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USA

Looking great so far, and i agree that the cape does give him a commanding presence

   
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Cloak looking good, his tunic/kilt... somewhat strange, with all the folds flowing almost horizontally, especially with added cape. But maybe it's just my eyes. Good luck on submission!

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Germany

Thanks guys!
@Wirecat, maybe these pictures make it clearer? The tunic is draping down over his knee and then backwards. I think I’m almost happy with him, besides the head obviously. I might add some arm guards and then call him done.

I hate doing faces, they always take me forever. We’ll see how long this one takes me :(








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Germany

And he is done. Apparently helmets are a great way to avoid sculpting faces
I’ll let the GS cure and then slap a base coat on to see if I need to polish up any areas.





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Had I been in a better shape I'd dress up and pose myself to clear things (wrinkles, so to speak) up. I don't have a pair of one handed axes so two hammers would have done it... but not this time. Anyway, my old ramblings are moot - the sculpture is turning out great

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Germany

And it’s me again!
I’ve done a little bit of work on the big old demon prince again. I’m happy with the way the face is turning out, other than that I’ve extended the body a bit as well as done some bulking out of the legs. Left legs definitely need more bulk still and I think I have to lower the arms a bit as well.












So what do you guys think?

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USA

Good to see you back! I love the new head, it looks really great. The daemon prince is shaping up nicely, I'm looking forward to seeing your continued progress.

   
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Germany

Good to be back Although I'm not really good at keeping up the pace at the moment... I have a few more exams coming up and then I'll finally be done with my bachelors!
So naturally I decided it's a good time to put in some more work on him while taking some breaks from studying. Compared to the last version I've roughed out the shoulder pads, bulked out the lower torso and the left leg a bit. I also sculpted his left hand and bulked out the sword a bit, althoug the sword will be filed down a little bit again. The last thing I did was play around with the wings to see what I would do with them. I ended up with a boney kind of wing structure, I think I like it but I'm not entirely sold yet. I'll probably end up putting some tattered remains of the skin/ fabric?! of the wing on it. Full out functional wings would probably be too much for him.

As always let me know what you think and enjoy the pictures!


Progress in general:






Detail shots:



Scale shots:


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Yep, good to see Your progress on that weirdness! Wing frames look wrong... chaosy. Which is good, chaosy way! These broken pauldrons may be a neat little things to paint, like skin-through bone or some other crust. Thumbs up!

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USA

The wings have a nice intimidation factor in that pose, nice. Also congrats on being so close to finishig your bachelor's!

   
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Hellacious Havoc





Germany

So here's the thing. I'm great at procrastinating and not doing the things I'm supposed to do....
This means that unfortunately I did not make any progress on the DP :(

I did however start two new sculpts. One is a tyranid worm creature and the other a Tau auxilliary. Enjoy!

Tyranid:
Pretty happy with the way he is turning out. Definetely like the tentacle mouth, but not sure how smart it was to do it this early... They might just be in the way now
He'll mostly only get his face done from now on and then the six arms. The body will pretty much stay the way it is.









Tau Auxilliary:
For this guy I wanted to resemble this artwork that I found ages ago. I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. I'm just not entirely sold on the left shoulder and the helmet, but all in all I'm happy. I did crank this one out in just a few days, basically chopped up the bits and glued them together and then did the sculpting in three layers/ sittings.

Original art (not from me):










As always let me know what you think and don't worry, I won't abandon the DP!

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USA

They both look great. I do that a lot when sculpting, I get really into working on a part of it, and then realize it's blocking access to work on other parts. Did you use GreenStuffWorld rollers to make the tenticles? I especially like the head/helm of the Tau auxilliary, it looks really cool.

   
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Near Jupiter.

Wow, you are very talented!, that's great looking.

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Germany

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words
And yes, the main issue I have with sculpting large things is that, well they're massive. It takes a lot of time and work just to get one area done on them. Take the DP for example, the smallest part I could do on him is probably his bunny ear and that would require about as much work (if not more due to a larger surface and more room for detail) as sculpting the torso of the Tau Auxilliary.
So yeah, big sculpts are great and I do want to finish the DP, but the smaller ones just get done so much quicker.


I did another layer on the Tyranid last night, half of his arms are now done as well as some detail on his face. I'll do the other half today and finish his face. If I'm quick (and impatient) I might even be able to finish him completely today, before I leave for vacations on sunday.
As always let me know what you think!




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Superb! Do You use FiMo for the bulk of the body for that worm-creature?

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Germany

It’s actually milliput terracotta. It’s pretty cheap but handles completely different compared to green stuff. For rough work however it works great, especially since it can be easily smoothed with a bit of water.
And Syro, forgot to say it last time, I did use the green stuff tube tool for the tentacles. It’s honestly an amazing tool and the only drawback is it’s size. The long tentacles are already longer than the maximum, so I carefully did two turns on those. I think they have a larger one by now though.

Anyway, I rushed through sculpting yesterday and managed to get him done
I might do a bit more work on the first carapace shell on his head, but other than that he’s done.
Less text, more pictures. Enjoy!

Next steps:







And finished one:




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