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Been a while since I worked on this, but the Head donor arrived today....

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***Huh? Wait! What????***
[The Pathfinder Hell Knight Captain (60127)]
 
***Doctor Doctor! The head removals were a success!***
Donor
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Recipient
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And here is the head prior to attachment...
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And after attachment
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***No, No autographs tonight.... I am too fatigued....***
 
To late to add the Green Stuff tonight....
 
I was concerned that the new head was a little small, but after seeing them together, I think it will work....
 
Here is how I did it....
 
I used a very small engraver bit in my Dremel tool and made circles around the necks of both minis inside the clothing line. I kept going around and around, gradually increasing the angle I held the Dremel until I was cutting across the body instead of down into the body until enough metal was cut away for me to twist them off.
Then more clean up with the dremel and jewelers files.
Then drilled a small hole in the neck stump on the body and head and pinned them together at the best angle I could get to match the photo...
 
After the Green stuff on the neck, I will need to cut his arms and reposition them  to match the pic as well....
 
Comments,suggestions, and critiques welcome!
 
George
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Good swap!

 

Also that technique could be useful when removing bigger integral bases...

 

Wish I had thought of that when i removed the base from my Lizardman Tyrant..I've been cutting an filing for an hour...

 

The head looks good!

 

Now will you place the old head on the headless body? Or are you "disposing the evidence"?

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So tonight's exercise was sculpting the in the neck...

 

I asked my son to stand and model the pose so I could look at the muscles in his neck.

 

I then proceeded to mix up way to much green stuff (surprise!) and add it around the mini's neck. I started roughing it in with my dental picks, then pulled off the excess, smoothed with a cup shaped clay shaper (Thanks Talespinner!) pulled out excess...  etc.

 

So here are my results,

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 I may need to skin coat it again, and or hope that primer will cover things up...

 

 

Suggestions, comments, and critiques welcome!

 

George

 

The guardsman's head would look ridiculous on the Hell knight, but I am holding on to both....

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Worked on his neck, and then started to move his left arm...

I cut off the hand, and cut grooves in his elbow and arm pit to bend the arm in place, then re pinned the hand after removing som metal from the palm with my dremel to try to make it conform better...

 

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I think the hand may be a bit over sized, but....

Click back to the first post to see what it is supposed to look like....

 

Thoughts, comments critiques welcome!

 

George

 

will add more commentary tomorrow, its late...

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So tonight I bent his left arm around, after using the dremel on his hand to try to finish getting the sword hilt out of his hand...

Also added straps to his existing scabbard, and added the hilt.

After looking long and hard at the picture, and consulting with the First Lady Thing, and *The*Goblin, it was decided that the weapon on his right hip was actually a sword, this was added as well.

Kind of wish I had removed the original scabbard from the left hip, and just used the 2 swords from the weapons packs....

Oh well.

But unless I see something drastic, or you flks do, he will be considered finished for the sculpting portion, and will be primed later!

 

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Certainly the most ambitious sculpting / mod work I have ever done on a mini to date!

 

Thanks for looking!

 

George

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So I primed him up....

 

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Overall, I am very happy with him. With all of the extensive sculpting and mods, this is the most modifications I have ever done on a 28mm mini...

Perfect?

No..

 

Darn close?

YES!

 

Comments and Critiques welcome!

 

George

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If I hadn't seen the WIP and just saw him primed, I could have sworn you had bought him like that.

 

Very good job!!!

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So I primed him up....

 

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Overall, I am very happy with him. With all of the extensive sculpting and mods, this is the most modifications I have ever done on a 28mm mini...

Perfect?

No..

 

Darn close?

YES!

 

Comments and Critiques welcome!

 

George

 

OK, I'm coming in a bit late.  The sculpting is looking pretty good. You could use a bit more work on tightening up your hard edges (who doesn't).  One major critique though (since you ask me for it), the top two maybe three rows of scales look rushed.  They are not as clean as the lower ones.  Since this is for the Con, consider cutting them off and reworking those rows.  What he doesn't or can't show in the tutorial is the time and effort needed to clean up the edges and faces of the plates after cutting them in.  Using a flat clay shaper, you want to go over the surface drawing down, then from below tapping up to square off each plate.  Then touch up each scale from the sides with a knife.  Then repeat softer until every one is nice and tight with good hard edges.

 

The head and hand rework went really well.  I also like the peg leg and visor.  

 

Keep it up.

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