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So I have been trying to "sculpt" a helmet close to this, on this. I started at the visor line and worked my way up and out and while I have had Some success I have been unable to keep the edges of the triangle sharp or even. I suspect my issue is that I'm using liquid green and trying to paint the shape on.

 

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I fooled around with making tiny fin's out of the foil backing of drug blisters but they ended up being a hair too flimsy and I gave up and ordered a helmet sprue, I'm planning on doing a couple things with helm 2 - 2 but it should work once i get the sculpting issue worked out as it's basically the same shape as the one i'm working with.
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anyway thoughts?

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hmmn. I've never worked with the liquid green stuff. If you use the 2 part mixing kind, you could sculpt your wing pieces first and let them harden. That way they would stay sharp and not sag. you might be able to use a very fine wire armature, but I'm afraid something that thin might succumb to gravity unless it was sitting on a flat surface. regardless, once you get the wings hardened you can attach it to the helmet shape. gravity is your enemy, so finding ways to avoid or harness it will help you.

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I'm not sure I understand but I don't think you can sculpt with the liquid Green Stuff. You need to use the putty, Green Stuff. If you want to make wings for a helmet try to do them on a flat surface and attach them afterwards.

Post pictures if you need more help, it will aid in seeing what you're talking about.

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hmmn. I've never worked with the liquid green stuff. If you use the 2 part mixing kind, you could sculpt your wing pieces first and let them harden. That way they would stay sharp and not sag. you might be able to use a very fine wire armature, but I'm afraid something that thin might succumb to gravity unless it was sitting on a flat surface. regardless, once you get the wings hardened you can attach it to the helmet shape. gravity is your enemy, so finding ways to avoid or harness it will help you.

My original idea was to cut the shape out of the foil then layer green stuff over it then glue it to the side of the helmet but while I am patient It was not going to be worth the effort.

 

I'm not sure I understand but I don't think you can sculpt with the liquid Green Stuff. You need to use the putty, Green Stuff. If you want to make wings for a helmet try to do them on a flat surface and attach them afterwards.

Post pictures if you need more help, it will aid in seeing what you're talking about.

well you Kinda can sculpt with it but I have learned first hand it's painful, I have some pictures on camera I will upload after work tonight, over all I have given up on the wings and just plan on screwing around with that helmet with the wings to save a lot of grief as my sculpting skills are non existent.

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Remember that green stuff is a fairly soft medium. I know I've trimmed things like swords to a sharp point with a sharp knife in the past. That could work in this case.

 

Also, if you have access to the normal green stuff, you can adjust the ratio of blue putty to yellow putty. Less yellow makes your sculpting medium firmer, IIRC.

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I agree with putting pins in. I've been putting fins on my draconians and the pins make it much easier to make the green stuff stand up. That being said, I'm using the putty, not liquid, which I've never used and sounds like it would kinda a pain in the hiney to do something like this with.

 

Good luck :wacko:

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