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I am betting that, much like a "real" basilisk, this little guy is starting out cute but turning into a monster later...!

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Sculpted the final belly skin at lunch today.  Next I'll begin the arduous work of sculpting all of its feet. They are going to take forever.

 

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I'm finally getting back to this guy.  I did a dog sculpt and some other stuff in the interim. 

 

Today, I have a bit of a foot tutorial for you.  I took a picture at each step of the process of making its feet.  Take from it what you will.  I apologize ahead of time for the sometimes blurry shots; I was taking them on my phone from the bench, so...

 

Establishing the rough foot shape:

 

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Cutting in the toes:

 

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Defining the claws:

 

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Defining the joints:

 

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Adding details (like rough skin and striated nails):

 

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I also completed one of the rear feet.  I would have done more, but I was also helping my son write a paper at the time and only accomplished about half of what I would normally get done.

 

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The second foot turned out better than the first; I was kind of feeling my way through that one.  I may actually cut the first one off and redo it.  I like the way I defined the tendons in the rear foot better. 

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Wooohooooo, more updates to "Mr. Smiley", the happy go lucky basilisk (of doom) ! ^_^

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Came up with a better silly name :p
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A question comes to mind, out of curiosity...  The base you have there, is that the planned max dimensions / base size?  Can't remember if you mentioned that already or not. 

 

Also yaaaaay, so happy for updates on this I keep coming up to o this ection waiting to see more about the basilisk ^_^

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15 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

A question comes to mind, out of curiosity...  The base you have there, is that the planned max dimensions / base size?  Can't remember if you mentioned that already or not. 

 

Also yaaaaay, so happy for updates on this I keep coming up to o this ection waiting to see more about the basilisk ^_^

 

The base will be 40 mm long and 20 mm wide (at the rock). The base will extend about 1 mm in front of the front foot that is touching the ground and 1 mm behind the rear foot.  The base will be fairly minimalistic, remaining as thin and small as I can make it, while connecting the feet. We don't want to add a lot to the mini cost by having a lot of metal in the base.  My instructions were for it to fit on a cavalry base (1 in x 2 in).  In current D&D or PF terms, it would be a greater basilisk.

 

As for the progress, I am supposed to have it done by the end of February.  I am taking Friday the 23rd off to try and make that happen.  That said I am hoping to have the feet, and all the muscle work done before then, so I can spend that day concentrating on adding the skin/scale details.

 

There should be another update later today, as I will be sculpting at lunch again.

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