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I re-sculpted the bard's arm at lunch today:





I also added the foundation for the Sorcerer's hat and sculpted his eyelids and mouth.





The sorcerer is starting to become a very fun sculpt to create.  He's just so over-the-top. 


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I love this setting.

Nippon Turtles... I might need a few of these for my Nippon Project.


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Goodness, I thought I had replied back to this sooner!


Thank you so much for giving me a part in this! I never realized how difficult concept art could be, and I learned so much cool history during my research. It was tough but fun: an excellent combination.


I appreciate that you show us your mistakes and how you fix them. I have a dremel that I bought for a project a few years ago and never used it. I was going to try to sell it this week but now I'm thinking I should keep it.

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Those will be nice pants.


...so, did you eat well last night, or did you just snap a photo and toss it back in?

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12 hours ago, Morihalda said:

 I have a dremel that I bought for a project a few years ago and never used it. I was going to try to sell it this week but now I'm thinking I should keep it.




12 hours ago, Morihalda said:

I never realized how difficult concept art could be


Uh oh, does that mean your rates are going up. :huh: :poke:



1 hour ago, Sanael said:

...so, did you eat well last night, or did you just snap a photo and toss it back in?

Normal, I release all fish over a certain size on our lake, especially the bass and northerns.  The big ones are the breeding stock.  That said, we ended up having to keep her, since there was a malfunction with the tip-up and it never flagged.  By the time I realized she was there, she'd swallowed everything and been fully played out.  There was no way I could save her, so I dispatched her quickly, and we filleted her.  My wife's parents took the two huge fillets home for dinner Monday night. I haven't heard how she tasted yet.  We also kept a bunch of panfish and two medium sized (21 to 22 inches) northerns.  We ate the pan fish for breakfast the next morning.  They were amazing. I am pickling the northerns for Christmas.  We'll have those instead of the usual herring.

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On Tuesday night, I worked to prep the stuff I needed my shop tools for.  I cut out a blank for the rogue's fan, I sanded down and shaped the sorcerer's hat, and I used my new toy to make a wire square.  I got my self a professional rolling mill.  It is very awesome.  Anyway, I used it to make a wire square and then twisted it to make a twisty wand for the Sorcerer.  I also preped a sword for the bard and soldered a peg onto it and drilled a hole for the peg into the bard (the sword will be a separate part).


New toy:




Wand and sword with peg:





Sorcerer with shaped hat (still needs more items added to the hat) and wand:





Today at lunch, I sculpted a button for the Bard's belt-pouch to match the medallions on his back.  I also sculpted the sword pommel and hanger.





The bard is now done, save for making a slot base tab and cutting it up.  Expect final pictures by the end of the weekend.


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58 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:


I would like to request Drummer Turtle, Keyboardist Turtle and Singer Turtle, please.

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3 hours ago, kristof65 said:

I would like to request Drummer Turtle, Keyboardist Turtle and Singer Turtle, please.




(I know these aren't ninjas, Andy... But this is hard to resist.)

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Weekend Progress Update


I worked on the Rogue's fan, having cut out a brass blank for it previously. I adhered it to a piece of carpet tape on a base and sculpted one side with Apoxie:GS mix.  When cured I flipped it over and sculpted the other side.


Brass Blank (with the reverse sculpted):




Sculpted Fan:






Then, I finished the bard, putting a slot tab on him.  I still need to cut him up (5 parts: body, head, instrument and hands, hat, and sword) and refine the tab.  Other than that, he's done.  Sorry about the washed out hat in the pictures.  I'll try to soften the light and take another set when the whole crew is done.









Finally, I sculpted the fabric of the sorcerer's collar.  He will have a metal Y-bar (sculpted, not real) supporting the collar from behind.  You can see where I plan on putting it in the rear view.  I figure the point of this is to support the collar and provide neck protection from sword strokes from behind.  I finished his hat, adding a symbol medallion in front, the hat band, and chin strap.  I also reworked the wand to have deeper, more pronounced fluting; I think the details on the first one were too subtle to survive the casting process.







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Will the sorc's hat have the pin/nail or whatever it's called in it?




I can't wait to get these!

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