woensdag 6 juni 2012

Putty Pushing Progresses

Yesterday I started the first phase of building up the undersuit on the 90mm Hellgate London Templar sculpt.
Here is the front:
Again, silly phonecam doesn't know where to focus... sigh.
And the start of the rear:
Here it is, cleaned up, some detailing and ready for the oven!
All in all, I found the Fimo rather fun to work with, no working time, so I can take as long as I like to get stuff right. Which means I can figure out stuff, see what works for when I start with putties that have a limited work life.

Today I've finished his left arm, that will eventually hold a shield. It's cooling from the oven as we speak.

maandag 4 juni 2012

Hello, anyone there?

Wow, it's been over a month since my last post already...
Real life happened, with some intensity I might add. Also, Diablo III... :-P

So, what have I been up to?
For one, I cleared out the hobby den/mancave/earthquake aftermath/horrorshow. I can now actually see the floor and most of my table surface...  Took quite a while, but I'm glad it's done.
I'm planning on reducing the hobby area from 2 desk surfaces to just one, so I can use the other one as a reading/study/jobhunting station for the time being.

This weekend I also dug out some old scenery pieces I bought sometime in the 90's, when I just started out in the hobby. Those resin/plaster kits are showing their age compared to the modern stuff, but it's nice to just slap them together. I'm trying not to bother too much with lots of detailing or trying to get them perfect, I just want to regain the sense of fun that building scenery can be.

Oh, and I've done a bit more on a project that has been languishing since last summer: I want try my hand at sculpting some mini's.
Last year I started on a big old 90mm sculpt, my reasoning being: Figure it all out big, with lots of room to work, and then practice at getting it smaller. We'll see how it goes. This is where the sculpt is at now, most of the muscles roughed in:
Once again, excuse the fuzzies... Still using the phone-cam, don't know when we'll be able to get a new proper digicam, sorry...
 Yes, he is a fairly muscular brute...  I'm taking my sweet time with this one, actually sculpting individual muscles or musclegroups, so I can figure out anatomy and how it all interacts. It's all a bit rough and ready, since most of it will get covered up anyway.
My original intention was to make him a Templar from the Hellgate London PC game carrying sword and shield. But seen my recent interest in the fantasy side of gaming, he may just get re-imaged as a fighter/knight or barbarian instead.
There's also a 54mm female figure in progress, but that is just rough skeleton and muscles of the hips/thighs. Not much too look at yet, so no pictures.
Oh, and I'm making a few extra armatures, so I can have a few more models in the works eventually. That way I can actually sculpt for longer than 10 minutes in one go. :-D

That's it for now, see you next time!