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Made in de
Furious Raptor





Germany

And a bit of progress over the weekend, this time in full color
The legs are basically done now, I don't think I'll do much more to them. Probably will just do a final smoothing out of everything before calling it completely done. I do like the new look
Besides a few candles for the base I also started work on the claw. It's obviously still very rough, but the general shape is there. I do like the claw look more at the moment, but since I don't have to glue the arms in place until painting I can still switch freely.
Last but not least I'm also debating if I should change the sword, the bottom half of it where the faces used to be is a bit thin and uneven. I will probably try to smooth it out with putty first, but I might just clip it off and do my own sword/blade.

As always, let me know what you think!









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Furious Raptor





Germany

And managed to get a bit more work done on the claw. But I swear with the current heat here in Germany and specifically my apartment the green stuff cures quite a bit faster.... Might just be me going crazy though.
Anyway, for small projects amounts of putty the faster curing is actually quite helpful. But progress on green stuff conversions is always slower than on fully sculpted minis that are oven bakable. I have a bit more work to do on the claw and then need to decide how I want to decorate it, but I do like the general shape it is taking.

Let me know what you think!








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And this is our good fellow now. I think I will decide against the cape, I do like it but it gets in the way of the claw and makes the model a bit clutted. I might opt for a different cape or cut off one of the ribbons.
I did a bit more work on the claw and am almost done with that. I think by now there is not that much left to do. I also bulked out the sword and am much happier with it now



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Nasty Nob





USA

Everything is looking good as usual Pneumo
I like how the claw is coming. I thought the sword was fine as is, but I have to admit that you made it look even better than before. I'm sorry to hear about the heat making it hard to sculpt. Along with curing faster, is the green stuff stickier and falling apart more? I've read about that happening in summer without air conditioning.

   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

Glad you like how everything is coming together
The green stuff sure is stickier than usual, I have it in a tube wrapped in clear plastic and usually it peels right off with no issues. If anything the yellow would stick a bit, and not (hard to tell in the picture I guess) it's not wanting to come off at all. As far as sculpting with it goes though it's not a big issue and it cures just fine in the end.
And last but not least, I have a little treat for you
Spoiler:

As promised I printed this guy and slowly got to work on him with all the leftover green stuff I had from my terminator. He is slowly coming along. He may or may not turn into a certain "Spider", alternatively he could just be a wanderer. I guess it depends on what I end up doing with the top part of him










I've done a bit more work on the claw, although it is hard to take a picture of it. I've sculpted a little dip on the actual claws. For now I'll leave the claw as done, though I might give it a rim in the future if I feel like it.



I'm leaving for a two week vacation tomorrow, so there will be a bit of a break in terms of updates.

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Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I get that kind of green stuff too, instead of the ribbon. For me the blue has been stickier, I wonder why the difference. The sculpts are looking good, both the claw and the spider. I like how much more character the lower half has as you sculpt on top of the printed armature. Enjoy your vacation

   
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Loving the way the claw has turned out. Nice work!
   
Made in de
Furious Raptor





Germany

Thanks guys!

Not a big update today, but I'm back from my first vacation and managed to slap some paint on the terminator. Alpha Legion it is
Hopefully I'll get the body done over the weekend, the arms will follow at a later date when I'm happy with the conversion of them





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Furious Raptor





Germany

And I managed to do a bit of sculpting over the last few days.

First off I did a few teeth that I might implement later on the staff or mini, not sure yet. It was left over green stuff anyway


I then sculpted an evil looking chestplate and a potential flaming hand.



The last step I got done was adding a cowl and a belt. I also made a sword as an alternative for the flaming hand.
@Syro: which one do you prefer? Magic hand or sword?





All that's left to do now is to finish his head (probably getting a mask) and his arms as well as the weapons of choice. So almost done
As always let me know what you think!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Why not both? With your casting ability you could have your sword cake and eat it with flaming hands, too! If it has to be one, I vote flames.
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

That mini is looking really nice. I especially like the look with the staff in one hand, with the flame on the other.

   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@youwashock: I kinda want to eat a sword cake with flaming hands now
Unfortunately I’m not planning to cast this one, though it might’ve been a cool idea. I went with the flames and put the sword on the back, in case Magic won’t do it anymore
@Syro: Thanks, good thing I went with that option then


He’s almost done now! I did the arms, added the flames and most importantly I finished the dreaded head. Sculpting the head is always the most challenging part of a mini I think. It’s more often than not the focus point and really makes or brakes a sculpt in my opinion. Since I have to practice sculpting faces a bit more I did what and reasonable man would do and sculpted a mask
I figured I still need that spider vibe for him and a mask was the perfect way to do it. Now he could also pose as a magical cult leader
All that’s left to do now is to finish his right hand and polish up some rough edges, especially the flaming hand and the sword. I might add a few tiny eyeballs to the mask as well to reinforce that spider feel. I might also add a bit more detail to the staff and belt section.
The last step then would be to create a suitable base for him. Any ideas here?












As always, let me know what you think!

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Destructive Daemon Prince





Albany, NY

I don't have any brilliant insight on the base, but I love his head! The terminator has also been very cool to watch come together, great work on the armor plating.

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Bug mask works great. Cool choice.
   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@Boss Salvage: I also didn't have any brilliant ideas for the base, went with something easy and basic. I do really like the head too, thanks
@Youwashock: Glad you like it, I'm happy it works out this way as I don't have to sculpt a face then

The Spider/ Cultist Champion is finally done! I did a quick paved cobblestone base as I feel like that should fit in almost everywhere. I then added the hand as well as a scabbard to hold the sword. Last but not least I gave him a small pouch for his coins and belonging as well as a small drinking horn or trinket.
I'm really happy with how he turned out and I enjoyed the sculpting over the 3D printed mini as it makes sticking to proportions quite a bit easier.
Let me know what you think of him, anything that I should add/ change?







I also attached the arms to my terminator, it does look a bit funky as the torso is mostly done (at least the main colors) and the arms are black or not even primed. I should be able to fix that tonight though
The cape is still flying around and could be added at the end, I just have to paint it seperately and then see if I like it.
In terms of progress, I tried my hand at a bit of battle damage (and might've went overboard a bit) and I really like the look and feel it gives the mini.
Still lots to paint in him though







Last but not least I started work on another possessed, this time based on a Primaris marine. It still needs a lot of work as well but I think I'm happy with the general pose. Not entirely sold on the head yet as it might just be a tiny bit to small.







As always, let me know what you think

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Spider-cult-man came out very well. Loving all the folds in the various bits of cloth. Terminator is looking very cool and imposing.
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

The spider mask is a cool idea. There are big changes to the flaming hand as well, which look good. I also second what youwayshock said about all the fabric. That is quite a mini I like how your terminator is turning out too.

   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@youwashock: Thank you very much It's been a great learning experience for me, so I'm happy he turned out nice. Terminator is on his way to being awesome as well
@Syro: Glad you like the mask and you're right I forgot to mention the flaming hand Added a bit more flames there


In terms of progress I have done most of the work on the Terminator. I only need to finish up the silver bits and the sword I believe. Everything else is just minor touchups. I decided to challenge myself again and went with a marble base. Really like how it turned out, though it was quite a lot of trial and error. The only thing I might still do here is add a bit of shadow to the bottom of the steps.
All in all I love the way he turned out








And since I have no big project on my plate right now (besides the possessed, though that is mostly kitbashed). I decided to try my hand at a Space Marine Bust. My cousin is really into Blood Angels, so that's what I went with. Thanks to thingyverse and 3D printing I got myself a nice base to work on without much work from my side.
Right shoulder will be a teardrop for 2nd company, left shoulder will be either of the chapter symbol designs below. Need your help to decide on which one I should pick
Helmet and backpack are printing right now, should be done tonight and then I can start smoothing everything out with putty and sculpting all the additional details I want to put on him.
If he turns out great I might do a few more, probably a chaos one next


Design 1:

Design 2:


As always, let me know what you think!

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Nasty Nob





USA

The Space Marine bust is a cool idea, I'm looking forward to seeing your work on it. Are you doing a Horus Heresy era blood angel? As for the sketches, I like the first one with two wings, I feel a single wing on the blood drop looks too much like Emperor's Children symbol with the single wing on a bird claw.

   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@Syro: I've been wanting to do one for a while now and with the 3D printing it just was to easy to not do As for 30k or 40k, I haven't really decided yet. I just really liked the armor and shoulders
You're also absolutely right about the sketches, I was just to lazy to draw the second wing Both versions would've had two wings, the differentiation was just up and pointy over the shoulders edge or only on the shoulder, which is what I went with now


So here is a wall of pictures to show the latest steps that I did:
First and foremost, all the parts are printed now Got the helm and the backpack in the right position and am happy with the overall look. As you can see the print is fairly rough in places, so I will need to sculpt over every bit of it to make it nice and smooth.
The right shoulder got the 2nd company drop on it and the left one got a slightle thinner and longer drop for the chapter emblem.





Next up was smoothing out the right shoulders inner section and sculpting the actual drop on the right. It now sits nicely on a thin underground layer for some extra detail.


Next step was purity seals with some leftover green stuff. Can't go wrong with these


I then added the topmost wing structure to the chapter symbol


And now he looks like this. This is also roughly the spots I think I'll add the purity seals to.





And during my lunch break today I started on the first wing of the chapter symbol. It's curing right now and I will work more on it tonight


That's the current status of him, really like the way he is turning out. Although I still have a ton of work to do in smoothing everything out
I might do more busts in the future as I'm having a lot of fun with it, the scale will probably be a bit smaller then to make it a smaller project.
As always, let me know what you think

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Druid Warder





Creepibulous! But that is for Your work predating this bust. Your additive process is highly addictive to watch.

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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That's sweet! Nice putty work.
   
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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





Nottingham

Great looking bust.

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Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Nice work , what sort of printer do you have for the bust?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@Wirecat: Glad you enjoy the process, I always found it quite helpful to see the individual layers of a sculpt. Makes it easier for people that get into sculpting to see the importance of layers
@youwashock: Thank you very much
@JamesY: Thanks! Glad you like it
@Theophony: I believe it's a Prusa MK2, it's my brothers who got it a long time ago. I'm currently making him print all kinds of things for me

I've made a few adjustments to the bust and also got a bit of progress done. Based on a bit of feedback from my cousin, I've shaved down the legion number on the front of the chestplate and switched out the backpack to a plainer one. We've decided to create a 30k Blood Angel, so the eagle heads would not quite fit that much.
I'm also slowly making progress on smoothing out all surfaces. Last but not least I added the second row of feathers to the shoulder pad.

Bust Progress:





The second project I started (since I'm very bad at only having a single project ) is a 3D printed ogre. I found this print while looking for a goblin DnD character to polish up for my brother. I fell in love with it and decided to print it as well.

Ogre:



As always, let me know what you think

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Ace sculpting, again. Looking forward to that Ogre.
   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@youwashock: ask and you shall receive

All that's left to do on him is the right foot, hands, face and the rope around his left hand. I guess the cleaver will also need a bit of polishing after attachment, plus I need to do the base...
Guess there's a bit more left than I thought





On the bust I shaved down th chapter symbol, I might need to add an outline/rim to the top of the wing. But other than that I'm calling that half done. I'm also back to my full supply of sculpting tools and will try a very watered down miliput as a liquid green stuff substitute. If that works I'll be able to smooth out a lot of the 3D print with no issues at all. Fingers crossed

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Awesome. I love that you have taken a fully formed 3D mini and used it as an armature. The BA symbol is really looking tight. In my extremely limited experience, I have found that Milliput makes for a usable slip.
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

I'm very curious about how the watered down milliput will work, keep us posted. The progress is looking good.

   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@youwashock: Definetely makes getting the proportions right way easier
@Syro: watered down miliput was alright I guess. Not enough to smooth out the prints though.


This is what I got from the watered down miliput. I might have to make the mixture a bit thicker but all in all I don't believe that this will be the solution to smoothing the prints.


For this guy I finished his other foot, attached the sword and started on the face. The face is definetely the most difficult part here as I can't just smooth it out easily. Lots of reconstruction to the facial features to do



The bust got a few more smooth areas, so it's moving along nicely too. I also ordered a few makeup brushes to try a few new techinques I found online that I want to use for the bust.



Last but not least I found this guy laying around in some unknown depths. I actually won that game box back in the day, so he is one of my first 40k miniatures ever painted. He'll soon join my Alpha legion group

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Furious Raptor





Germany


First of all, I also got a bit more done on the bust. One large surface on the chest and a bit of progress on the shouldpad rims. I just forgot to snap pictures of that, so those will follow.

Now I've been watching a few miniature painting videos online and I found a channel that does mostly drybrushing (Artis Opis) and since it looks kinda easy (easier than a thousand thinly painted layers) I thought I'd give it a shot too.
I liked the idea of a textured palette that he is always using and thought to myself, well should be easy enough to make with a bit of crumpled tin foil and resin.
Jokes on me.... The texture is great, but the resin stuck to the foil and I can't get it off



So I made a quick silicone mould and now it works fine




This is what I primed up to play around with. I want to do at least one blood angel to get more practice with those for my bust. Other than that I'll just play around. The Khornate looking primaris will also join my alpha legion






Last but not least, here is a really messy paint job that I did with my airbrush (first mini ever with it, it's been laying around for years). It looked quite alright until I added the wash. Oh well

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