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Boxer Rebellion: Box-Turtle Folk, WIP

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The Ranger is done:

 

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What's Left for this Project:

 

- Take the HQ photos of all 6 minis.  I'll do this tonight and then send them to my client for final approvals (I'll also post some of them here too).

- Fix anything he wants changed.

- Cut the multi-part models apart and prepare them for molding.

- Send to my client.

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Woohoo!

 

Ranger looks great! Looking forward to the HQ images you can post.

 

...so when do you start the merchant, unconscious, blacksmith, courtesan, brewer, and child? NPCs are just as important! :devil:

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I really love the way that the eagles perch is bolted onto the shell ::D:

 

Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us, it really shows how much talent it takes to sculpt minis!

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On 1/8/2019 at 6:36 AM, TaleSpinner said:

 

I haven't gotten it yet on my current phone, but there is also an app that lets you point your phone/tablet at the night sky and it will label all the stars and constellations for you.

Which one were you looking at?  I think the ones I was contemplating were Stellarium (if there's a phone version anyways) and PhotoPills, but I'm always curious about other ones on the market! 

 

... Also, love the ranger! 

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Oh my goodness they look SO great together!!! You can see the time and love that went into them, I hope you're very proud. Probably sick of turtles for a while though huh?

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8 hours ago, Rainbow Sculptor said:

Oh my goodness they look SO great together!!! You can see the time and love that went into them, I hope you're very proud. Probably sick of turtles for a while though huh?

 

I'm actually a bit tired of pushing putty.  I currently plan on spending some time painting minis and forging silver.  I do also have some projects for DarkSword to work on, but will go back to working on those at lunch instead of the intensity I've been pushing the last couple of months.

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1 hour ago, LucasPuryear said:

These are really cool, sorry I didn't sift through 21 pages, but what are you using under the putty?

It's really worth it to go through all 21 pages.   Basically, Talespiner started off by sculpting a basic armature that he then cast in both bronze and pewter using lost wax casting methods, and then he started sculpting the different variants. 

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2 hours ago, LucasPuryear said:

These are really cool, sorry I didn't sift through 21 pages, but what are you using under the putty?

 

@kristof65 is right. Knowing that I'd be doing a line of minis based on a species, I initially sculpted the repeatable features of that creature and then cast them, first in bronze as you can see on the Driud, and later in pewter for the rest.  Here is a picture of those repeatable elements from my last pewter casting:

 

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These armatures were then used as the base for the figures.  That way they all have similar shells and heads (though I did add some variations where needed).

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These look excellent!  I hope your customer is pleased with your work.

 

On 1/9/2019 at 8:31 PM, WhiteWulfe said:

Which one were you looking at?  I think the ones I was contemplating were Stellarium (if there's a phone version anyways) and PhotoPills, but I'm always curious about other ones on the market! 

I use Star Walk HD on my iPad

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