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Legitimate Xvart, or Buglips' Nemesis

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So to go along with the Goblin Leader that is the hangout mini of the month for April, I decided to do a companion Xvart...

He is a Gobbo from the Ben Seins sculpts, but I thought his head looked a little bare, so after cutting off the broccoli, I decided to sculpt a 'Stahlhelm' on his head....

first layer of putty....

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Should I sculpt Jackboots too???

 

Thoughts and comments welcome!

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Second layer of putty....

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not sure how sculptors stay sane, as trying to add tiny bits of green stuff in certain places, and have it stick, was driving me nuts.....

 

looks like he' having a bad hair day right now, don't it????

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On 4/2/2017 at 1:00 AM, knarthex said:

Second layer of putty....

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not sure how sculptors stay sane, as trying to add tiny bits of green stuff in certain places, and have it stick, was driving me nuts.....

 

looks like he' having a bad hair day right now, don't it????

What are you using to lubricate your tools? I use vaseline to keep my tools from sticking,  If I don't wash it off between layers, it also prevents the next layer of putty from sticking.

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So I did moar work on his helmet tonight...

Part of me thinks I would have been better off with a helmet from another mini grafted on, and part of me thinks that the position of his head, the way it is hunched down makes me think it wouldn't have worked...

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Not perfect, but acceptable...

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So tonight he got primed....

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Tomorrow will see him get started....

 

Still wondering if I should try and sculpt boots on him.....

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He is pinned in a rather unlucky way. Poor guy...

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That helmet's not too shabby; good work!

 

As for the boots: could go either way; jack boots should (in theory) be easy to sculpt, since they're supposed to be relatively smooth and form fitting on the legs, however due to the pose of the figure, you'd need to worry about getting the creases/wrinkles around the ankles right.

 

Could look good; probably going to be tricky to do.

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baaaa....   Green stuff cuts off really easy if it doesn't turn out. Just sculpt the boots over the feet and if it goes sideways, just cut it off and repeat until you get the results you like, or give up.

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Looking good so far, will need fun to watch!

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