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Mori's ReaperCon WIP - Snow!

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So way back, y'all probably remember that I got all excited about snow globes. Yeah. I haven't tested any of those materials. I started sealing my test pieces and kept seeing terrifying warnings everywhere. So the water part is on hold, but pleeease add to that post if you have any waterproof suggestions! ^_^

 

Here's my sketch for it. I'm unsure about the fence. I'm hoping that running it next to the little guy in the front will lead you to the middle so they feel connected. I've been watching some art videos and they said that guiding your viewer's eye is important! I think I will -not- cross the bars on the fence. Then the fence will go in an easy direction to the middle of the globe without your eye stopping to figure out the X's. Save the detail for the "focal point," right? ::D: I've also got to figure out which side the slanted end of the fence should be.

 

I'd also like to sculpt in little things on the side, like an empty mug of hot chocolate or a scarf, excitedly cast aside when the friends decided to make a snowman! Maybe add some teeny little pawprints in the snow....

 

If I have time, I'd like to add in a surprise.... ::):

 

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Here they were as of last Friday! Over the weekend I cleaned and primed them. The snowman got some green stuff on his head because those mold lines were tough. I've started a basic ring of air dry clay on the base. It should be dry today and I can keep building it up.

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Next, the color scheme. I tried to color some ideas in a few weeks ago, but it's been difficult to not accidentally copy parts of the amazing one featured in the store. I end up adding too much yellow and green.... :S

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This looks like it's going to be adorably-amazing! 

 

Thank you for linking to your discovery period of the piece. I was actually just wondering about the globes and where to get them. I'm looking forward to seeing more! 

 

Thanks for sharing.

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To fill the snow globe I'd use mineral oil (its a laxative available at any drug store) It is thicker than water so it will make the snow have a nice slow falling effect. It also should not strip the paint off the minis. Since the mini will be submerged, I'd recommend dipping the minis in urethane used for sealing wood available at the hardware store. and letting it harden (3-5days)

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To fill the snow globe I'd use mineral oil (its a laxative available at any drug store) It is thicker than water so it will make the snow have a nice slow falling effect. It also should not strip the paint off the minis. Since the mini will be submerged, I'd recommend dipping the minis in urethane used for sealing wood available at the hardware store. and letting it harden (3-5days)

 

Thanks! ::D: I'll add that to my testing list in the other thread! I was puttering around with silicone-based sealants for marine work, since it would stay full submerged. Mineral oil is on my list ::):

 

Edit: :O It looks like it was on my suggested list but it was striked out because of the cost. Do you have any brand suggestions?

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The mineral oil they sell at the chain drug stores is $6 for 16oz which should be enough for a snow globe. (based on the picture) I know any oil based sealer will be compatible (anything that says clean up with paint thinner/acetone)

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The mineral oil they sell at the chain drug stores is $6 for 16oz which should be enough for a snow globe. (based on the picture) I know any oil based sealer will be compatible (anything that says clean up with paint thinner/acetone)

 

Sorry, I wasn't clear! I already had mineral oil and glycerin purchased for testing. The question about brands for "it" was for the urethane - any sealers I found were prohibitively expensive because the containers are so large.

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The mineral oil they sell at the chain drug stores is $6 for 16oz which should be enough for a snow globe. (based on the picture) I know any oil based sealer will be compatible (anything that says clean up with paint thinner/acetone)

Sorry, I wasn't clear! I already had mineral oil and glycerin purchased for testing. The question about brands for "it" was for the urethane - any sealers I found were prohibitively expensive because the containers are so large.

Ah. When i checked the home improvement stores you can get a quart ofinwax Polyurethane for about $10

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I was having trouble trying to get a color scheme that didn't look too "schoolkid" without copying the one in the shop. I was getting sad that I couldn't make a black and purple hat work without it being too dark.

 

But dark isn't a bad thing.... :;): I can't help it, everything turns Halloween in the end! And a big thank you to Guindyloo, who helped me refine the idea!

 

Mr Snowman lost his face and twigs. They'll be replaced with Jack Skellington's skull head and long arms. The mouslings will be colored to resemble the 3 trick-or-treaters: Lock, Shock, and Barrel.

 

I do regret chopping down the hat. I was going to make it taller like in the movie, but the ribbon and the holly would have been a good touch. ::(: I need to add another layer to it.

 

The lone mousling will be Shock, so I cut the puffball off and shaped it into a witch's hat. ::):

 

Still adding bits at a time to the snow base....

 

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