Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Guildenstern

advice for making bandanas?

Recommended Posts

I want to make a few bandana type hats for my Orks, as my theme with them is Pirates!

 

I have silicon clay shapers, Greenstuff, vaseline and well, gumption. But I don't know quite how to go about this. I usually just use Greenstuff for gap filling and such. I was thinking of basically taking the GS, squishing it flat, and cutting triangles out of it, which I would then use to form the "hat" portion (I'm envisioning these like a kerchief if that helps make sense). One thing I'm very uncertain about is how to do a "knot" type look on the back?

 

If anyone has any advice about the knot, or about the hat idea at all, I'd dearly love to hear it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The most important thing to remember is that green stuff is not cloth.  When mimicking cloth, don't use cloth techniques (mostly).  The parts of a bandana around the head are the wrinkly bit over the scalp, the knot at the back of the head, and then the tails of the knot.  You can probably do the tails and knot as one piece stuck to the back of the swim cap bit:

16067626687_1911d5d47f_c.jpg

 

This one's lego, but hopefully illustrates the concept.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Yeah, you'll want to do a cap on the head (with whatever sort of detail you'd want on it), then add the two dangling ends, and then put a tiny ball of putty over that for the knot so that it looks like the tails are sticking out of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look at a baseball or an actual knot, particularly one called a "monkey fist."  Roll up a ball and cut perpendicular bands into it, basically.  With luck, the picture will demonstrate better than words.

 

Ed:  for a bandanna knot, I'd just do one pass instead of three on each area.

300px-Knot_Monkey_Fist.jpg

Edited by BLZeebub
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can also use a very small x of putty over the tail of the scarf to give you the appearance of a knot. This is similar to what BLZeebub is suggesting, I think, though easier for me to conceive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look at a baseball or an actual knot, particularly one called a "monkey fist."  Roll up a ball and cut perpendicular bands into it, basically.  With luck, the picture will demonstrate better than words.

 

Ed:  for a bandanna knot, I'd just do one pass instead of three on each area.

300px-Knot_Monkey_Fist.jpg

 

I am surprised somebody else knows that knot!   did you tie it or grab a picture off the net?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Look at a baseball or an actual knot, particularly one called a "monkey fist."  Roll up a ball and cut perpendicular bands into it, basically.  With luck, the picture will demonstrate better than words.

 

Ed:  for a bandanna knot, I'd just do one pass instead of three on each area.

300px-Knot_Monkey_Fist.jpg

 

I am surprised somebody else knows that knot!   did you tie it or grab a picture off the net?

 

I ganked it--thanks Google.  We use them to add weight to the end of ropes for weapons training (kung fu equivalent to Japanese kusari-fundo).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool! thanks mucho - will let you know how it goes... I'm very nervous. But, nothing ventured and all that.

That knot is awesome btw, I think I'll try to start with the X as suggested by Doug, as it sounds simpler but have to see how it goes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Rigel
      The grotesquerie of the Innsmouth hybrids shines best when juxtaposed with regular, non-transmuting humans. Reaper's got a lot of pirates, but up 'till recently few modern-era sailors. Still, both of these piratical individuals could pass as more colorful specimens of the pulp era.

      59030, Red Petals Su, was another miniature I'd painted about three or four years ago when I was just getting started, but she came out less ham-fistedly than most of my work. She's a fierce lady and has no time for superstitions about women on board ship!  

      Meanwhile, Stieg Brinegrog (03627) I painted somewhat more recently. This Bluto-esque sculpt is worth every penny. Lumpy, huge, and comically hypertrophied, with arms that would make an orc jealous. He has a fine mustache, too. It would be irresponsible to paint that much skin all the same, so I gave him a sunburn/tan, some shoulder- and chest-hair, and a nice treasure-map tattoo. And there's plenty more canvas left for further tattooing, if I run short of stuff to paint in the future!

      "D'yarr, I'll get yez someday, ye fishy milk-livered ********ing ***** of a ****-*******ing ****-****er!"
       

    • By Blue22111
      Hi! I just got some Warhammer pink horrors and have no idea what MSP colors to buy to paint them. I have no pinks at all and don't know what would be best. Does anyone have any advice?
       
      Note that I have all of the citadel shades so I think I'm covered there.

      Thanks in advance!
    • By Dan d'Lyon
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firelockgames/oak-and-iron?ref=profile_starred
       

      “The enemy fleet brings its guns to bear as your captains await your command. Yet you hold your course even as fear threatens to test your mettle. You know the broadside you are poised to receive will be returned in kind, and with a single cunning maneuver your fleet will gain the weather gauge. The wooden behemoths creak and groan as the wind pushes them into position. With one sharp word the sky blackens with the smoke of canon fire. The battle begins!”   
       

       
      Oak & Iron is a 1/600th scale naval game set in the age of piracy, imperial expansion, and above all - fighting sail. It allows players to recreate battles between squadrons and small fleets of armed sailing ships. The game is designed to be true to the theme and tactics of the period while supplying significant flavor for the various factions. Players of Oak & Iron can expect to find all the usual design hallmarks fans of Firelock Games have come to know and love:  innovative rules, historical integrity, and beautiful models. 
      The starting point for the game is the Oak & Iron: Core Box below.  We have included everything that you will need to play right out of this box, including six starting factions and a large amount of customization options for your squadrons and individual ships. We have done our best to add as much stuff to the Core Box as we could, but larger orders with manufacturers means less cost. A savings which we in-turn pass on to our backers through stretch goals. With this Kickstarter, our hope is to add an even greater value to the Core Box over the course of this campaign and launch a game that we will support with new releases for years to come. 
       

    • By Brianuk
      Here are some of the finished crew I have been posting in the WIP thread. I also made some islands, just using MDF, pink foam, and gloss mod podge for a basic water effect. 
       
      The figures are a mix of Bad Squiddo and Wargames Foundry. I have an eye on a few Reaper figures for wardens and Heritors. 
       
      I am trying to make more of an effort with basing. Have been making a mix of shoreline bases, sand, planks, then jungle/green bases. Will then mix those up on a few models. 




    • By lexomatic
      This was stress relief from bad contractors and totally unplanned.
      The beach base was a total whim, and works for one. I have no idea what I was thinking with the Obelix type...






  • Who's Online   28 Members, 4 Anonymous, 57 Guests (See full list)

×