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Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

Hey guys,

It's been a while since my last projects in 40k but I decided to work a bit on my sculpting skills. I will mostly work on random stuff just to try out new things and to work on problem areas (like heads).
My supplies should arrive at some point this week so that's when I can jump into the action (and hopefully start posting good WIP pictures).

My first project will be a Pit Lord from Heroes of Migt and Magic V, simple because I always liked those guys. I'll try to upload some pictures of my armature so far.

This is the art that inspired the idea

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Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

As promised here are the parts of my armature, once I get my hands on my putty I'll slap a bit on to make it all into one piece.

From left to right: wings, legs, arms, body and sword hilt
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Pit lord armature parts

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Aspirant Tech-Adept






Looks like your off to a good start with the armature, It'll be interesting to see how this project evolves.

Just out of curiosity, what clay's or putty's are you going to be using for this sculpt?

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Mysterious Techpriest






Nice armature. Subbed to see how this goes!
   
Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

Thanks guys!

I'll be mostly using aves (I think it's called, I'll post a picture of my tools and puttys when I have them)
But I also got some regular green stuff to work with.

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Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

Care package finally arrived last night. So now I'll hopefully have a steady supply of WIP pictures, it'll most likely be small steps because I have no way to cure my putty faster. It's also very likely that I'll have more than one project running at a time so I can use my excess putty as well as actually being able to sculpt for an hour or two a day.

As promised here are some first pictures of what I was able to do last night.
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Bulked out pit lord and attached the legs

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WIP head

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Supply drop of Aves apoxie sculpt, green stuff, armature wire and tools

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Mysterious Techpriest






Looks like a nice haul o' tools!
   
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Violent Enforcer






Australia

Looking forward to seeing this pan out. I too have always really liked the Pit Lord from HoMaM V including even the oddly back-turned wings.

I wish you success and the best of luck!

 
   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

I got some more bulking out done as well as another armature. I can't really go into detailed sculpting yet as I don't have a good lubricant (besides licking my tools which I don't really like) so I'll probably bulk out both models by the weekend and then get some more supplies.

@LeCacty
It's only a portion of my tools, I got heaps more back in Germany but to be honest I really only use 3 of them most of the time.

@Warboss_Waaazag
Yeah this'll most likely be baby steps in terms of progress. I'm currently in New Zealand for a work and travel year so I only get a little time to sculpt each day. By the time I go back I'll hopefully have a few sweet models to start a daemon army.

@Xendarc
It's always been my favorite creature in the game just because it was so unique compared to most others. The wings are just weird as they serve no purpose but still fit perfectly on the model.

*Edit: I'll fix the pictures tomorrow by uploading them to dakka, it keeps screwing up my attachments
 Filename image.jpg [Disk] Download
 Description Chicken pit lord :D
 File size 1946 Kbytes

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Pious Palatine






Looking good so far. I'll be keep an eye on your progress.

EDC
   
Made in pl
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Farsight Enclaves

Chicken pit lord rules man

Kahnawake
   
Made in au
Violent Enforcer






Australia

What are you thinking of playing it as? DP?

 
   
Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

Spoiler:

The blowup doll head


Blowup doll head with added teeth and a bit of facelifting


A potential bloodthirster


My 3 most used tools


And again the chicken pit lord as it seems like I messed it up in the previous post


And at last a zombie head?! Wasn't supposed to turn into this but I think its still a good result



I think this should fix future picture problems.

@evildrcheese
Thanks, I hope I can supply a steady flow of WIP pictures to keep this interesting.
@Kahnawake
He's hilarious, I'm almost tempted to leave it
@Xendarc
It's a bit to small for that, I honestly haven't given it any thought but I suppose you could use him as a chaos spawn maybe?! I will probably end up putting him on a little display pillar. If he turns out really well I might make a bigger version as a bloodthirster or khorne DP. (Khorne daemonkind anyone? )

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Mysterious Techpriest






Woa. That's really good.

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Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

I'll go to town tomorrow and will get myself some more supplies, hopefully I can start the first detail work this weekend, so stay tuned!

Some more heads I made today
Spoiler:






And have you ever wondered what the Dark Vengeance marines do for a living?
Spoiler:

This one makes his living as a head model
So be prepared to see more of him!


Any name suggestions for the handsome lad?


@LeCacty
Thanks mate! I hope I'll get even better tho

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Mysterious Techpriest






Ha!
   
Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

Well I did manage to go into town and get some supplies today, I should be able to build myself a holder for my armatures so that I can work without touching the actual figure. As far as sculpting goes I didn't get that much done today. I only manage to do a bit on the head, the one with the mouth closed, I added some eyelids, made the nose stick out a bit more as well as adding some more putty to the forehead.
I hope I get more done tomorrow and then I'll show you pictures of the updated head as well.

@LeCacty
You know my plan was to leave an actual reply (not just a thanks or any other one word reply) to everyone replying to me here, but I have to say that it is kinda hard to find a proper reply to "Ha!". So I suppose thanks for your constructive criticism
I do appreciate the fact that you left a reply tho, so I'll leave the decision to you if the mouth closed head should get any hair treatment and if so what kind you'd want it to be

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I think a closed mouth is fine. Your other spoilered pics of the two heads show that you can do that quite well, too. For hair... hmmmmm well I love me some nurgle, but I'm not entirely sure about the look you're going for.
   
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I like seeing someone go step by step and I'm terrible at sculpting myself. When I've done better its been by going very, very slowly - one item at a time. I'll subscribe too.
   
Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

Here is the finished head (sry for the bad quality, I'll try to take some better pictures soon). It now has a horn bursting from the left side, a spot on the right where the skin is open (kinda hard to see) and a little tentacle mout on his neck. I'm kinda happy with how it turned out.


I'll do se sculpting on my big guys after having some dinner and then show you guys the progress.

@LeCacty
I hope the head is to your liking, it's pretty much as nurgly as I could get it without bulking it up to much or cutting stuff away. I think for a really nurgle head I would've left the lower jar away and replaced it with tentacles and stuff hanging out.

@kestral
Thanks! Getting feedback and responses to my work really helps sticking to it too and practice is the way to go to actually get better at it.

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Pious Palatine






Name of the head model should be 'Ed'

Cool heads, I like the flat nosed screaming one.

EDC
   
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Mysterious Techpriest






Awesome! Love the horn.
   
Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

I managed to do a bit of progress (spoilers pictures) as wells as finishing one upper leg of the pit lord. I'll probably give you guys some pictures of him when his legs are done.

Spoiler:

Here is Ed once more with his nurgle head, this time a different angle so you can see the spot on his right side.


A big axe for the bloodthirster, I hope I'll be able to sand it a bit otherwise I'll have to make a new one.


And here is the small open mouth head, now with a bit more depth to the face as well as teeth.




@evildrcheese
Ed it is then And thanks, do you mean the small or big head?

@LeCacty
Glad you like it, it was kinda hard to do because I didn't want to destroy or cover up to much of the head. I like to imagine that he suffered a big wound on his neck at some point and wasn't prepared to die from it so he asked for Nurgles blessing and BAM! Mouth with tentacles on your neck

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Made in au
Splattered With Acrylic Paint




Australia

Nice stuff. I'm trying to learn the dark art of sculpting too so I'll be watching with interest.

I've heard about but never used Aves. How does it compare to GS? Is it as waxy before setting like GS or is it like Milliput and dry rock hard when cured?

   
Made in nz
Furious Raptor





Germany

Well guys, sorry for the break in updates. I had quite a bit of work the last couple of days. I managed to do one leg of the pit lord as well as some work on a potential flesh hound counts as (pictures tomorrow but it's starting from the LotR Warg set) I might even be able to do a how to as I've captured every step I did so far but that depends on the interest one here.
The good news is that I managed to get a free day tomorrow (Yay!!) so I'll hopefully get lots of work on the pit lord done.

The reason he's going so slow is because I always have to wait for the putty to completely set, which wouldn't be to bad on it's own, but I forgot to leave the wire in his legs a bit longer so I can't clamp/ glue him onto anything so that I could work without touching him. This means it'll be as slow as it is right now until I got the legs and tail done and then I can just glue him onto something am work on the rest.


@Drone21c
Thanks! I feel like sculpting and converting is the best part of it all simply because you get to create your army exactly the way you want it. Aves is more like miliput as far as sanding and curing goes, it cures very hard and can then be easily sanded or cut. I personally feel like it's easier to smooth and nicer to work with than miliput. Greenstuff is stilly way to go for fine detail work but the best way in my opinion is to mix them both (50/50 was my last mix) together because then you get the benefits of both puttys. Oh and I think it's cheaper than green stuff too which is an advantage as well.

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Pious Palatine






It was the larger flat-nosed screaming face I liked.

That axe looks great, really like the teeth on it.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

EDC
   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

Well guys I definitely did some work today and it's only 1:30 yet! Unfortunately it has been a slow day for the pit lord again (I'm sorry guys, please don't hate me) but in return you'll get the promised flesh hounds/Warg pictures.
Those guys have definitely been fun to work on today and I'm already looking forward to finishing them. The idea is to make 2 left and 2 right sides just like the normal Warg model and then I could hopefully cast them (long way to go for that tho since I'm not home) and then have as many as I need. The advantage of the Warg set is that by sculpting two wargs in their separate halves gives you 4 different poses in the end. With a little converting or base variety you should be able to make each squad have unique members.

Last thing before we start with the pictures: the following images might be disturbing to people who really liked the original Warg model.
Spoiler:

Here, just to refreshen your memory, the original Warg.


This Warg then had the mold lines as well as the paint removed. I might've removed a bit of detail in the process as well.


Next step was to add some markings for a ribcage because angry hounds are often starved to get wild.


After that we go in again with a small knife to carve out the ribcage and give it a bit of depth.


Now that we have a nice base armature that has an exposed rib cage we go in with out sculpting tools to work on it. I wanted my hounds to be a bit stronger than the normal Warg so I started by bulking out the shoulders a bit. I also started a bit of work on the stomach.


The next step was to finish up the torn stomach.


And my last step so far was bulking out the back leg as well as giving it some texture again.


That's how far the furthest developed of the 4 sides is. One side has the shoulder and stomach done the other two only got the shoulder done. The model will eventually be completely covered in GS. The head I want to leave as a surprise for you guys for now but the plan is to add a spine or something like that running down the length of the back so that there are no big flat areas. I'm unsure about the tail so far but I might just extend the spine into it and have a boney one?

Anyway. Let me know what you guys think of it so far!


@evildrcheese
I think that one still needs his teeth the axe is unfortunately already quite thick so it wouldn't look good if I would do the other side.
Next after the hounds might be some rat ogres turning into chaos spawns


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Sorry for the double post guys, but I got the other sides up to the torn stomach step. I'll leave them drying until tonight and then maybe do some more work on them.

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I like where these chaos hounds are going. Interesting stuff.

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Furious Raptor





Germany

Quick update for you guys. I carved out two eye sockets on each side so that I can start working on the head tonight.



@Warboss_Waaazag
Thanks! I found a picture online that inspired this idea as I found it to be perfectly fitting for some aggressive hunting/killing dogs (or dogish daemons mor likely). I'll probably post the picture when I have my hounds finished, that way it won't be to disappointing when I don't match it very good

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