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  1. Testing out Shapeways new Extreme Detail Material

    Thanks for the kind words, Kang! i was really hesitant about the acetone so with the next sculpt (same shapeways material) i gently went at it with a toothbrush and Dawn washing up liquid. Then i added some Isopropyl Alcohol to the mix and things got super foamy. i couldn't actually tell that much of a difference to look at it. However, it did feel rather more rough and less waxy. I slapped on some primer but i think i'm not gifted in the arts of spray paint. My finish is here and there and certainly no paintsman, i. Anyway, i've attached some super rough old phone camera images so you can compare. All the best, Andrew
  2. Golem Print Arrived Today!

    Thanks very much, guys! It may be travelling onwards but if it isn't, i'll post up the photos of what happens to/with it!
  3. Golem Print Arrived Today!

    Hello all, i just thought i'd post this up as i was excited to see it arrive in the post today: Mr Stitches the Golem and Cat the Cat at a total of 50mm It's exactly as it arrived out of the box from Shapeways (in the extreme detail material)and cost a total of, i think $35 inc. shipping. I haven't cleaned it or anything and i realise that it's not the easiest to see but i just wanted to pop it up here anyway!
  4. Boxer Rebellion: Box-Turtle Folk, WIP

    Really looking forward to seeing how this progresses! All the best, Andrew
  5. Morghot various stuff and project

    Looks great, man! I can't really add anything to what @Talespinner said but just wanted to to cheer you on!
  6. ZBrush Sculpting - Golem Hired Muscle

    managed to do a little base work during lunch:
  7. ZBrush Sculpting - Golem Hired Muscle

    So i've sent the final version to print already but am approaching some parts of it again after some wonderful crits by @TaleSpinner here's tonight's progress: Cloth reworking (proving to be super difficult to make it chunky and threadbare!) and a simple base (may need to shrink that down) any crits would be super welcome, or hyper welcome, or... erm... ready salted welcome. it's late and i'm not sure what i'm saying. Until the next time!
  8. Golem Hired Muscle - Finished

    Cheers, @TaleSpinner! I've convinced my wife that a pilgrimage is to be undertaken next year! Thanks for the vote of confidence too. No-one gets to see the" ohcrapohcrapohcrap-wait.. it worked!" moments I've been in touch with a few companies and have heard back from one big one, saying they might have work at the beginning of the year so to contact them then. It's a nibble, to be sure! Oh, and, i sent the golem to print tonight (the version you see above) and have started on the redo with base. Bloomin' eck but getting cloth right is difficult! I'm continuing it in the WIP thread again. all the best, Andrew.
  9. Golem Hired Muscle - Finished

    Thanks, @TaleSpinner As it goes, i sent Reaper my portfolio about 6months ago and didn't hear anything. That's not surprising as it barely anything in. The website says to try back every 6months so that's what i did. That was a couple of weeks ago and i've got 9 sculpts in there now so i may do a bit better this time. I found an amail address on the site ( artsubmissionsATreaperminiDOTcom ) and that's what i've been using to apply. That's right, isn't it? i feel like they're super busy and, tbh, maybe i'm not at the right skill level yet and they want to see what i can do in 6months. I'm cultivating my patience. you know, excited, every-day-checking-emails level patience but i'm cultivating it! Cheers for all the help, too!
  10. Golem Hired Muscle - Finished

    Thanks so much for taking the time to give a wonderful critique! I'm sorry about the lettering. it was the easiest thing to do in the sculpt.. i'm.. making it worse, aren't i? xD I'm totally with you on the cloth. I'm trying a few alternatives to making it sharper and more frayed but most of it is still coming out clumped like melted plastic. i'll try and sharpen the edges of the holes and fray the bottom of the cloak. I adjusted the cloth around the neck today at lunchtime and, again, you're right, it looks more believable that way. Ironically, the iron rings were all individually done and took near the longest time! xD I'm redoing them again with hopefully more readable wear and tear. Concerning detail level for minis - with traditional, you can only physically get so much on there but with digital you can get into every nook and cranny going. It's difficult to know when to stop(or start in some areas) Can i ask, is it better to add in all the detail you can and be told to simplify it down or work up with each review? Also, is it something you just develop an eye for over time? I've been focusing on character sculpts for 8 months now and i realise that i'm still unsure as to what amount of detail to put on a sculpt. OK, i'm probably bending you ear now but i'l get some changes made and then post back up in the WIP forum. Thanks again and all the best!
  11. Golem Hired Muscle - Finished

    Mr. Stitches The Golem and Cat the Cat (also, a Golem) xD Except, of course, the cat doesn't do what it's told and keeps getting underneath Mr Stitches' feet when he tries to go to the toilet at 2 am....errrmmm =D
  12. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    i agree with this but would extend it to sculptors too! I work digitally and would love to get into the industry but very rarely get a response from freelance enquiries. Some kind of review where you could be told where you mini doesn't work, does work and what could be improved. Moreover though, especially how to get the mini...feel. I wish i had a better way to put that but i'm just not sure yet what it is. That would be great! Absolutely!
  13. Golem Hired Muscle - Finished

    I finally finished it!
  14. ZBrush Sculpting - Golem Hired Muscle

    Haven't really had much time to work on this lately so - mini update!
  15. Testing out Shapeways new Extreme Detail Material

    Hey man, no worries. It was $9.93 for the print and $4.99 for the shipping. It arrived fairly sharpish too. i can apply a fair amount of pressure and it'll bend slightly. i don't feel like it's close to snapping either. I'd say about as strong as the thick base parts of the Bones miniatures