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Been Around the Block






Hello,

I'm new to this forum, although I have been into 40k and sculpting for some time. In this thread I will be posting pictures of my true scale sculpts as I finish them. I started this after some conversions I did a few years ago.
I'm happy to answer questions and would like to hear your thought's as well as ideas.

This is an Emperor's Champion I did for my Ultramarine army, and one of the first times I tried true scale after seeing it on a website 'Master of the Forge'.


Then I did a couple more to create a command squad (that I still haven't finished!).


Next came a Terminator Captain.


After this I decided I'd like a stand in for Calgar, this time it seemed more appropriate to make the figure from scratch.


Doing this figure on and off, it took me almost a year before I finished it. A few of my friends liked it, so I had it cast and they each have one. I have started painting it, although, I have no idea when I'll get around to finishing it...
After concentrating on Ultramarine's, I decided to do some similar figures based on Norse mythology. The first was Odin.


Odin took around 3 months for me to finish, again, doing a bit now and then. I used some parts from the first figure I had cast.

Next I made a few different pairs of legs, bodies, shoulders and other parts to make creating new figures quicker, here are some pictures of a couple of the pieces.


Once these had been cast I made a figure based on Thor.


Due to having done the parts, I managed to get Thor finished inside of a month, much quicker than before. Here is a picture of one of the Thor casts. The second picture show the size difference to 2 guard models


Loki was the next character I wanted to do, with a kind of rune priest feel. Again, using parts I had already made I was able to finish him in 2 weeks. The fourth and fifth picture show the cast.


After doing my calgar stand in, a few people asked me if I could make him more 'heresy era-esque', like Guilliman. So, I took a cast and added the tabard, hip plates, made a new head and a new left arm. The last picture shows the head I sculpted, just before it was finished. I find the resin difficult to photograph at times.


Most recently I finished a fourth Norseman, this time based on the the god, Tyr. I thought it would be a good excuse to include a standard bearer into my growing nordic command squad.


I plan to do one more norseman for now to finish a 5 man command, before I move onto some other ideas I have, although I'm sure I will come back to them to do some more some time.

Let me know what you think. I'll keep adding pictures as I get more done. I have some unrelated projects to do over the next few weeks before I can return to these, so it will be a short while to my next update. If there are any questions though, I'll do my best to answer them.

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Canada

It is neat to see that as you create common/modular elements it is just a matter of mix and match then some surface sculpting.
It must be more satisfying piecing together and adding, rather than building from a large lump.
Very well done.

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Can I please buy Odin and Thor from you? Those are awesome.
   
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You are one hell of a sculptor! These guys look great, and the detail is stunning. I don't know if it's the photo or the figure, but Thor looks a little chubby, but I think that's going to be hard to avoid with big bulky power armor regardless. I'm a huge fan of the Heresy-esque Terminator Captain.

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 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

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Send help!

 
   
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Goodness, I know he isn't here to sell those but, if he does they'd be perfect for my Scandinavian themed marines.

Ahem. I love it when this happens, someone has two post and they're just oozing with quality. Moar!

Great sculpting skill. I'm envious.

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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Incredible work. Very impressive

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these are brilliant, top work mate, would love to paint 1 of them

   
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Hey, it was cool that you PM'd me! I was about to drop by and ask for a scale shot but, I see now with the guard that you already have one.

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My mostly terrain and Sons of Orar blog:
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 whalemusic360 wrote:
Alph, I expect like 90 sets of orange/blue from you.
 
   
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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Oh my you can certainly sculpt! If you ever have the time, a step-by-step tutorial on how you build those guys would be awesome, the best I can achieve with green stuff so far is a small, lumpy scarab symbol for my marines...

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Adding my Wow to everyone else's - some awesome sculpting skills, those Norse-based Wolves are just perfect.

Two questions then:
- Are you casting yourself, and if so, what product are you using?
- Is the grey sculpting material procreate or something similar?

Looking forward to more!

   
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Some of these are so well done it's disgusting, lol.

I'll go back to my amateur fumblings now.

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





Papua New Guinea

Wow, seriously impressive and that Standard Bearer... that is one seriously badass sculpt. Faces are all very characterful and well sculpted too. Kudos.

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Been Around the Block






Thank you for the comments, they are greatly appreciated.

 Lamby wrote:
Adding my Wow to everyone else's - some awesome sculpting skills, those Norse-based Wolves are just perfect.

Two questions then:
- Are you casting yourself, and if so, what product are you using?
- Is the grey sculpting material procreate or something similar?

Looking forward to more!


I don't know the first thing about casting, so I pay someone to do it for me. I'm afraid I have no idea what they use.
It is indeed pro-create, it's great stuff, I don't use anything else anymore.

   
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Pure brilliance! You sir have skills.
   
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Whenever I restart my truescale project, I do an image search to see what folks have come up with in the meantime and I've seen your work there. Welcome to dakka and very nice work!

   
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seriously awesome.
   
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You sir have my sub and my admiration! your sculpting is superb!

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That is very impressive indeed! Do you do this for a living?
   
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Glorious. Wery clean and technical.

Second picture was questionable with this wide hips but then I was all O__O.

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Just

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Simply amazing!! That's all I can say



 
   
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Been Around the Block






Thanks again, I'm glad people like my work.

 MadSoul wrote:
That is very impressive indeed! Do you do this for a living?


I used to sculpt some historical stuff full time until I joined the armed forces, which left no time to sculpt at all. Over the last couple years I have picked up sculpting again, and am pretty much full time again between these and a few commissions. Although I don't generally do commission work anymore, in the past I found it ruined my passion for sculpting completely.

   
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Man, these are stellar. Some of the best sculpting I've seen bar none. The Ultramarine Terminator in particular blew me away.
   
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Holy Wow! These sculpts are amazing! Keep them coming! Simply stunning!

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Wowah!

As much as I don't rate the whole general principal of true-scale marines (all their Vehicles are already too small as it is, so theyd need to be bigger too) These sculpts are absolutely amazing..

I don't know how people manage to do it so well, I am such a derp when it comes to working with putty/green stuff!

Top Work!

   
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Been Around the Block






Thankyou for the feedback, it's really appreciated.
Small update, I've finished my fifth and final (for now) Norse figure, it's with the caster. I'll have the casts in a week or two, and will get some pics up.
I've made a start on my next figure, no beards or fur on this one making a nice change for me. Here's some wip pics of the head for now, sorry the last one is a bit blurry.

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Would you mind shooting some photos of some techniques you use when you're sculpting? I'm astonished by your fine motor control abilities. Is it just a lot of dedication and patience, or is there somewhere to start on the right path?

 
   
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Been Around the Block






 youidiotkid wrote:
Would you mind shooting some photos of some techniques you use when you're sculpting? I'm astonished by your fine motor control abilities. Is it just a lot of dedication and patience, or is there somewhere to start on the right path?


Thank you. To be honest I don't think I have any specific technique, I just keep pushing the putty around until it looks ok. I've not had a teacher or know anyone who sculpts, I find sculpting a lot easier than drawing. I use a size 0 firm (black) clay shaper and an old one that I have cut in half, sometimes I use a scalpel for lines or a needle, but not that often.
When I do faces I always start with the eyes, as they're the deepest part and need to be symmetrical and inline, this will make the nose start to stick out. I usually leave the jaw off and add it after the rest has dried, which is what I did on this head, you can see where I need to smooth the join out. Sorry I can't be more help.

   
 
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