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My latest sculpting attempt.

A big thanks to all the people who left messages and advice on my earlier posts.

Especially Pragma who suggested using a compass and scaled down copy of my concept art to get more accurate proportions.

I think I am starting to get the hang of this.

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Looking good! You've certainly got the techniques down. I'd say the next step would be to try to give your minis a little more "life." The quality of the sculpting here is really good, but he looks very static. There's no sense of motion. I'm honestly not really sure how to achieve that, but it could be a good next step.

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I agree, more dynamic poses! A good way to do that is to stand up and act out what your character is doing. Make note of how your body is posed. Better yet - take photos. Either with timer or with someone's help.

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Also remember that 28mm miniatures usually use exaggerated proportions. If you have a hard look at Reaper's stuff you'll notice that heads are a bit bigger than natural (some so much as to look "off") and a few other quirks like that. You'll want to mimic that if you're going for "heroic" (ie., typical wargaming or RPG) style.

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Somehow I missed this when you posted it the first time. I really like the mini! I'm glad you found the advice helpful, you are definitely progressing. I like the part-tentacle concept, kind of reminds me of resident evil. Just keep working on the little details - things like the eyes and the chain mail. I haven't figured out how to do dynamic poses either.

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Thank all of you for the valuable advice.

I will be applying it to my next sculpt.

I would also like to add that it is great that Reaper has these forums for all of us fans and amateurs.

Sculpting miniatures is something I always wanted to learn how to do and having someplace for feedback is priceless.

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