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Author Topic: First Sculpt...  (Read 1695 times)

Rays Bat

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First Sculpt...
« on: April 18, 2007, 10:06:20 AM »

...and it's awful so far. :icon_sad:

Started off great and I'm happy with the pose, but once I built up the clothes...bleh. :shrug:

It's Robin Hood (the one everyone hates) and still very much a WIP (what with no head and all)




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Re: First Sculpt...
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2007, 10:20:12 AM »

for a first attempt it's good, keep going mate. I'm sure Bodhi can give you some proper feedback on curing, fabric etc.

Did you get the sculpting guide from Prophet?
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Rays Bat

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Re: First Sculpt...
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 10:49:02 AM »

I was actually using the pics Bodhi has. Notably this.   :bow:

But I entirely avoided anatomy.
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Re: First Sculpt...
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007, 11:54:11 AM »

Eh.  Anatomy is overrated.

Looking good so far!
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Re: First Sculpt...
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 12:02:43 PM »

If you aren't satisfied with the clothes you can always remove them, with no damage to the previous part... using carefully a hobby knife. Also it appears to me you are not mixing the two parts of the epoxy right... look at the blue and yellow lines in the "body".

I would try to mix more blue on the mix for clothing and work with a better lubricant, that will make the green stuff easier to handle... or work with a toothpick rather than metal tools (I ussually use candle wax to scrub the toothpick and then nothing sticks to it).

Keep working on the model until you are satisfied!!!

that's my  :twocents:

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Re: First Sculpt...
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007, 12:12:29 PM »

But I entirely avoided anatomy.

No.

You didn't.

You can't sculpt a human being and avoid anatomy.

You simplified it though - which is OK and useful.

I don't hate Robin Hood. My first ever finished green was in fact friar Tuck.
As for this one:
I'm not sure what happened here? Judging from the basic shape you've got the skills to make the figure smooth and then once you added clothing it all ripped apart and became crumbled?
It also appears that you haven't mixed the putty long enough. Mix until it becomes a uniform colour and then for another minute or so (to be on the safe side)

My guess would be that you put on a thin sheet of putty for the clothing and then started spreading it out to early in the curing process. That way the thin sheet broke and ripped apart.
I prefer adding a blob of putty and then start spreading it out thickly at first. After it has set for at least thirty minutes or so I progressively start spreading it thinner and thinner striving to keep it smooth. After about fifty minutes I start shaping the folds and wrinkles in the clothing.
Timing is half the part of sculpting in this bisarre material green stuff and it can become frustrating at times while you wait for the correct hardness to appear.
Problem is that curing times vary with mix of blue and yellow, weather conditions, warmth, humidity and so forth so giving exact times is impossible.

I'm flattered that you used my pic and  gi6ers  I'm flattered that you point me out as the one able to provide the help but as you all know we have some REAL professionals on the site as well and I'm sure they would be far more qualified.
But I gave my two cents anyway...
« Last Edit: April 18, 2007, 12:37:42 PM by Bodhi »
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Re: First Sculpt...
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2007, 12:22:45 PM »

It's Robin Hood (the one everyone hates)

I don't hate Robin Hood.

He's referring to the really awful new tv series that everyone hates because it was so crud* :p.
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Re: First Sculpt...
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2007, 02:12:26 PM »

Persevere Brian, you're doing better than me, I've never even tried! You've given it a go and you're learning already; keep at it!
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Re: First Sculpt...
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2007, 02:19:52 PM »

 :yeahthat:

you still painting? Haven't seen anything for a while, and are you coming to Salute?
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