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    Siri Tries to Sculpt

    Looks amazing! great work.
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    Bones 4 material is great

    In Canada. Will check out that site. Thanks.
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    Mori Learns Sculpting Part 2!

    Some amazing sculpting work. Definitely looking forward to seeing more of your work. Gives me hope of improving my own skills.
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    Stone Giant Conversion (Ral Partha 1988)

    Thanks! The boulders were a happy accident. First time using the sculpting clay I of course made way too much, so as it hardened I decided to make some rocks for later. That lead to the idea of magnetizing them. The only blessing in using milliput white is that they were easy to carve into.
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    Stone Giant Conversion (Ral Partha 1988)

    This is a 1988 TSR Ral Partha Stone giant that I had wanted to modify since I started back into painting recently. It was my first big foray into using sculpting clay, and I have since realized using milliput super fine white was not the best choice. When I finally took the plunge and the instant the saw started cutting through the metal I felt, ...regret. In the end, very glad I did it . The original was just too small. The inspiration was definitely the artwork from the 5e Monster Manual. The orange/rust staining on the stalagmite definitely comes out more orange in photos, hence the giant carrot look. The throwing boulders and base have magnets so they can be removed for tossing... Some WIP pics at the bottom to show how squat the original was. I've noticed a (nice) trend when sculptors are height limited, they tend to shorten part of the torso, and especially the legs, without just scaling the whole mini down. This is the case for Reaper's frost giants I also did, (77106) and (77107). Makes it a lot easier to stretch them back out. You can see in the picture of the original the arms are scaled for a much taller figure, reaching down past the knees. Enjoy.
  6. Howdy folks, I dropped the frost giant princess in the WIP forum, so splitting the difference and putting the other half of this conversion project here under sculpting. This guy went from being a very large ogre, to (almost) scale height height for a frost giant. He is about a head taller than the fire giant king (77614) now. I went for an overly buff body builder physique, but with some age and sag starting to show in the chest, with some love handles forming. Thought that worked with older looking giant. With all the fur, thought bear (?) paw boots would be fun, though that would be a very large bear. Maybe an old pet. This was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Still figuring our good ratios of green stuff to milliput for different applications, how to do small details (like carving out the glyphs in the skirt), and better technique in general. Now I have to try and stop green stuffing minis long enough to paint these. Hope you enjoy it.
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    Svetlana, My How You've Grown (77107)

    Smoothed our the abs and stomach a bit, looks better. Thanks for the advice. Not the best picture...
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    Air Genasi (GW BB Witch Elf Conversion)

    This is an air genasi I created for a giveaway. It is based on an old Games Workshop Blood Bowl witch elf, with a bunch of filing (so many skulls), some green stuff work, and other bits & bobs. This was my hard (but very helpful) lesson in the difference between milliput and green stuff, and when to use which, or what percentage mix to use. I went with flowing robes and wand of thunder & lightning for the air genasi theme. Another lesson learned, should have done the staff first, it was so finicky trying not to break the robes. Luckily I had Kid 1 & her tiny hands had to wrap the staff for me. The wrapping was left intentionally loose to look almost like electricity swirling about.
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    Warg / Dire Wolf (77202)

    Thanks all. The fur was fun (and fast for me) to do, especially after dreading starting on it. I did it with no washes at all (except nose and mouth) and mostly dry brush, except again for the detailing on the head and some edging.
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    Colossal Skeleton (77116)

    Thanks all! The new sets of Reaper paints that came with Bones 4 had some great colours and I used a lot of them on this, including rope, patina on the copper and the wood.
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    Svetlana, My How You've Grown (77107)

    Thanks for the feedback! I completely agree on the abs, and have been toying with how to approach them or leave them. I am almost done a similar conversion on the frost giant jarl, and that one I 'think' I am doing a bit better on the musculature. If that one is markedly better, I will revisit this one. I really should have paid attention in art class during human drawing and anatomy study all those decades ago.
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    Bones 4 material is great

    Thanks, I will try out one of these tools. Edit: Trying to locate one of these, seems the manufacturer, Model Craft, is out of stock, and they said nobody carries them in my area. Also not on my other go to, Amazon. Seems to be a lot of sellers in the UK, but shipping might be too much. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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    Bones 4 material is great

    Am I the only on who finds that the new material is a huge pain for removing mold lines? It is right between the softer old bones material and the hard plastic, of say GW. With the soft bones plastic, cutting off the mold lines was relatively easy, though filing (for me) just caused the rubbery mold line to fray and make a rough mess. With the harder plastic, you can file or scrape off the lines with a knife. With this in between mix, I find it much harder to cut the lines, but still not rigid enough to file or scrape. Any suggestions? Thanks
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    Warg / Dire Wolf (77202)

    Thanks for the warm welcome and kind words.
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    Colossal Skeleton (77116)

    My take on the massive skeleton sculpted by Jason Wiebe.