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Pragma

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  1. Pragma

    Samus Aran

    Thanks! I think I captured the subtle facial expressions of the original: (not the 80s poofy hair though)
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    Samus Aran

    Here is something I sculpted a while back. My son's amiibo of Samus Aran accidentally lost her head, so I decided to sculpt her a new one (thread here). I thought it would be fun to have her head without helmet. It was nice to be able to paint in a larger scale - so much easier to do the eyes! I followed this really nice tutorial on youtube. It didn't turn out quite as nice as the example (does it ever?), but I followed some of the techniques and I think it helped a lot. The end result turned out better than what I expected based on the quality of the sculpting.
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    Diorama Advice

    Right now my eye is drawn to what the worm is looking at - the thumper/paint pot. If you want the focus to be on the fremen, then maybe have the summoner staring down the sandworm? That might also add a little drama to the situation.
  4. Line a bunch up and glue a popsicle stick to the top and bottom, you've got a balustrade. Or flip it over and fill with glue and coarse sand to make a brazier.
  5. Pragma

    Dragons Don't Share, Dragon Edition

    You're doing a whole dragon in NMM? That's impressive.
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    Samus Aran (Metroid) Amiibo head resculpt

    Wow, that's pretty cool. I guess it would take a few passes to get it to 50% of the original size, but still I had no idea you could do that. Chemistry is awesome. Next I'm going to start painting, but first I have to ... Metroid Prime.
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    Samus Aran (Metroid) Amiibo head resculpt

    Thanks! I have now fallen down the rabbit hole of seeing whether it is feasible to do 3D scanning of miniatures using a webcam.
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    Samus Aran (Metroid) Amiibo head resculpt

    Thanks! I was wondering about the same thing. I suppose you could do a 3D scan of the larger sculpt and then have it 3D printed. Probably too expensive for personal use, but might be a sensible thing to do if the model were being produced in large quantities. For all I know some companies already do it this way. I've seen comics done that way - my father is a comic book nerd and has a few huge comic pages on bristol board. It makes a lot of sense. Of course 2D scanning and printing is much more developed than 3D :)
  9. Hey everyone! I'm back to the forums after a long time away - I recently moved and it's been a while getting everything set back up. I was recently inspired to get back into sculpting. You see my son is really into these Amiibo toys - little figures made by Nintendo that let you unlock various things in games. But his Amiibo of Samus (the heroine from Metroid) lost its head a while back. It was pretty clearly gone forever, and it was sad to see my childhood video game heroine sitting decapitated in our living room. Then I had an idea - I could sculpt her a new head! I decided that rather than a new helmet, I would sculpt her head underneath without a mask. And once I had the idea, the sculpting went really fast and I finished it in an evening. Here is the result, ready for painting: It was done mostly in sculpey (about 3:1 super sculpey firm to super sculpey) with green stuff underneath to hold the head to the armature, and a little extra green stuff here and there to hold bits together, and to fill a crack from where the sculpey split during baking. As you can see I decided to depict her with the ponytail she has in the more recent Metroid games, rather than the tragic 80s hairdo she sported during my youth :) Here are some close-ups: I have to say that sculpting at this scale is WAY easier than heroic scale. Like about a factor of 10 easier for each factor of 2 in size. I realize now that it's a bit rough in places, I would love to hear your comments. I am likely to start painting her soon.
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    DIY photo turntable

    Thanks! There are some newer results here: https://gfycat.com/@pragmatique/albums/minis I love how this thread keeps getting resurrected year after year. Unfortunately I took apart my latest turntable photo setup because I moved recently, but I should put it back together soon and post some pictures. I also recently was gifted a 3D printer (!), so maybe it's time to make a custom stand that will hold the motor :)
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    Harpy

    That's awesome. If more people watch Ronja because of this thread then I have done my job.
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    Harpy

    Yes, thanks for the extra info! Those stories may be out of fashion in the outside world, but not in our house. I vaguely remember reading Pippi Longstocking as a kid, but I don't think it really grabbed me. Though I think it just might appeal to my very independent-minded daughter.
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    Bones 3 Brain In Jar

    Cool! The jar looks like it's filled with a pinkish liquid, how did she get that effect?
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    Mayahuel, sorceress of thunder

    The skin, headdress, and the freehand on the cloth are all superb! The spell effect doesn't really stand up to the rest of the piece though. Compared to all the colorful parts it just looks unfinished.
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