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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

that's very nice...

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Gits'.

Yesterday's work was all about finishing off the sculpted details in the wet clay so that I didn't need to cover any of it with a cloth that would require more cleaning up of the fouled surface and I can start the drying process (3-5 days remember).
I got everything done except the eyes. But I decided that they were going to involve carving into the clay and some sharpening of edges later with some putty (more on this below).

Mostly went well, especially when I found the right technique for adding the details:
Metal tool with straight edge, wet,
Press in point at deepest point of detail (or start of line),
Drag outwards in a straight line releasing pressure,
Reverse angle and repeat for other side of indentation.

Do this for every detail (with minor variations for odd shapes etc.) all over the bird.

Pause halfway through due to sore shoulder...

The lines on the back/wings were done with a round point clay shaper (sometimes called a colour shaper).
Use mostly like a pencil (for sharpness and depth), but occasionally drag at shallow angle to widen/soften lines.

I roughly "drew" in where the eyes would be and left it all to start drying overnight.

...

During the previous steps I had noticed a couple of cracks forming on the base and I expected these due to being clay (shinks) over wood (swells) and had planned to sort these out at the end as there's not much I can do about it during the sculpting process.

Also, while adding the details to the upper chest of the bird I noticed a couple of areas where I was pressing down to the polystyrene underneath. This meant that the clay here is quite thin. I know what to expect due to this...

So there are quite a few cracks across the bird.
I'm going to leave it to fully dry, asses the damage that occurs and then fix it all with milliput. It's going to be painted anyway, I can hide the sins.

Anyway, I set about it today carving in the eyes (these were already planned to be enhanced with the addition of milliput as well to get sharper features, so milliput was already going to be used).
And this is how it is now:


It will return next week once it's fully dry and I start on the milliput fixing and detailing.

Bloat drone will return to the building desk for continuation in the mean time...

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2019/05/16 16:00:01



The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Very nice Maltese Falcon

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

That's really cool dude. Fills my noirish heart with glee.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Incredible work. Really wonderful!

   
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Painting Within the Lines





That is some nice sculpting!

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Shas'.

Thanks Graven'. Good to hear, I nearly thought that was a typo but I get the "noir-ish" now I come to reply.

Thanks Gits'. Too kind. I just poke it until it looks about right. It's not as close as I wanted to make it, but it's as close as I can.

Thanks Aku'.

Now back to the bloat drone:
Added some pistons and musculature to the arms of the people-mower.

To add the putty without sticking it to the body I used some cling-film, attached the arms via the magnets and then sculpted about it.
Once cured and the cling-film removed the arms now fit the contours of the body perfectly but are still magnetised and removable.
The added putty also helps to strengthen the arms for repeated pulling when adding and removing the mower.


Not sure what's next on the jobs list, I'll have to look over the model and remind myself (It's been like, a whole week since I last touched it, like. You can't expect me to remember things for that long...)

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I just love the details on that Dr H. The way the organic and inorganic elements fuze and blend is really special.

   
 
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