Jump to content

Recommended Posts

To add to my spam of the forum, I decided to document another one of my sculpts on here...the Mighty Thor.  Also keeping with my hero project, and coincidentally bolstering the ranks of the Avengers.

 

I have included a couple of scale shots as I notice there aren't many pics of the armatures out there.  Notice how it scales with the non-heroic dolly and my usual scale model of Deano by Hasslefree Miniatures.

 

For the first stage I am starting with the bottom of his tunic and I will build up from there to get the layers correct.  He will have his hammer hanging loosely in his right hand and the left will be a clenched fist.

post-13289-0-66889700-1459634608.jpg

post-13289-0-96959700-1459634609.jpg

post-13289-0-13985500-1459634611.jpg

post-13289-0-50060400-1459634612_thumb.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

After a brief pause to deal with Real-LifeTM, I managed to add the next layer of Thor's tunic on.

 

Yes, I have gone my own way with armour, much like my Captain America project.  Don't worry, the 6 discs that define Thor will still be there.  He just will have a bit more of a fancy tunic/armour set-up.

 

As usual, more rambling and pics on my blog.

post-13289-0-34144000-1459656224.jpg

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did up the third layer of his chest piece including his shoulder guards.  I realize I cut some corners on the mid layer and it doesn't come up high enough.  I will have to go back and clean up that layer and fill in the missed areas.

 

I know the back is a bit rough, but the putty started curing before I noticed it needed some cleaning up.

 

Next stage will be filigree and the discs (well 4 of them anyways).  After seeing how the flared up shoulder guards look, I am second-guessing adding on more shoulder coverage.

post-13289-0-44858000-1459720166_thumb.jpg

post-13289-0-94172400-1459720167.jpg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I notice it has been a while since I last posted on Thor, so there are a few updates since last time.

 

Boots roughly shaped out, first stage of his left hand is done, and the first stage of his face.

 

I am trying to do Chris Hemsworth, although the nose is way off I think the eyes are nearly there.

 

Anyhow, comments appreciated.  More rambling and pics on my blog, as usual...including the WIP for Mjolnir if you are interested in that.

post-13289-0-38420800-1460321626_thumb.jpg

post-13289-0-72544300-1460321627_thumb.jpg

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't like the dolly. It's too bulky for a human, and even for a superhuman it's too stocky; it would work fine for a really bulky character like Juggernaut or The Thing, it would also work nicely for a half-orc or half-ogre type character. It might work for The Mighty Thor, but I would choose a slimmer shape.

 

I think your best bet for doing the face is to cheat unless you want to invest a lot of time in it; either cut the face from a plastic miniature or do a head swap. If you want to sculpt the face yourself, it's going to be a long learning curve experience; faces are simply the most difficult thing to learn how to sculpt on a human figure. Tip: Take a good look at a miniature or figurine and pay close attention to the eyebrow level where it meets the eyes, and also look closely at the bridge of the nose where it meets the forehead.

 

Workouts-Diet-Plans-for-Ectomorph-Mesomo

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree the shape isn't quite right but I will see how it plays out. It is too big for the short guys but too short for the big guys. So Juggernaut and Wolverine are both out. I have considered a short Sabretooth.

 

I know the face will require quite a bit of work. The chin/jawline needs more work than the brow as the shape of the head cuts down to neck too sharply. On the otherhand, I will use this as an attempt at a new face technique. I have 8 heads WIP right now and several donors if I feel lazy.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By jsalyers
      Like many of you my free time is on the rise recently and I've found both the time and muse to paint. I'm trying to learn the game Marvel Crisis Protocol. 
       
      I used several brands of paint here including Reaper. I need to order a new Saffron Yellow as my bottle has seen younger days. :)
       
      J--







    • By Chris Palmer
      Looks incredibly zany and fun!  
       
      https://youtu.be/v7MGUNV8MxU
       
       
    • By OvantheWise
      I was asked to make a custom Water bending miniature for a customer of mine who is running a Marvel Superhero game at out local Gaming club. I used the Reaper Bones Water Weird (77310) and the Drowned Spirit (03727) to create a custom kit bashed miniature. The players favorite color is Blue so I was asked to fit as many shades of the color into the model as possible. If you have any questions on how I made this feel free to ask here or on my FB page. (facebook.com/TabletopGlory) I have many more that I will be doing for his campaign one of witch will be made from the Virina, Female Demon (03084) where ill be hand painting cloths onto the miniature. (I'll be making a small video to explain all the modifications for this one.)



    • By hosercanadian
      This weekend I quickly threw some paint onto Blood Widow and finished the painting tonite.
       
      Not a great paint job, in fact I touched up mistakes my pictures showed me.  But, I find it captures the comic character nicely.  I have to say she stands out as most of my painting is very muted and gritty so the bright red spandex jumps out.
       
      More pictures and of course rambling on my blog.
       
      Comments appreciated.

    • By hosercanadian
      Here is one of my latest super hero figures, a speed paint of the Silver Samurai.
       
      I saw a few details were soft on the Bones version, but I was very impressed with this fig.  Yes, I see I missed a few mold lines, I didn't see most of them until I started painting and only cleaned up the most obvious ones at that point.  The Bones sword being anchored at two points made it practically impossible to straighten.  I will likely pick one up in metal down the road to paint as a traditional samurai.
       
      Comments appreciated, a very quick speed paint, I elected to go for vibrant stylized equipment instead of realism as I was already trying to elicit the stylized silver used in comics already.
       
      More pics and ramblings on my blog.


×
×
  • Create New...