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I went all-in on Greebo Games "Fang and Hood" Kickstarter they did at the end of last year,  One of the items included is a bust for Grandma Wolf that I couldn't resist working on.  It's one BIG chunk o' resin!  Here's a picture with it next to a Young Miniature 1/10 scale bust and a Scale 75 1/12 scale bust from their kickstarter:

 

29103720177_ef208cd593_b.jpgGreebo Scale_02 by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

I was trying to figure out how I was going to hold this thing while I worked on it.  Finally I cut the heads off a couple of nails, drilled holes in the base and glued them in with 5 minute epoxy:

 

30172713048_d100618f57_b.jpgRed pin_02 by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

Then, to hold that, I cut a couple of 3/4" thick x 6" lengths of 2x4, drilled a couple of holes, and clamped together with a pair of carriage bolts, nuts & washers:

 

30172720518_7967a19ab8_b.jpgRed clamp by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

So far it's worked out really well and been quite comfortable to hold.

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I actually found out too late about this one.

Wanted one of these as well.

 

Happy to see one get paint!

 

BONUS POINTS for painting a WOLF!

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1 minute ago, Glitterwolf said:

I actually found out too late about this one.

Wanted one of these as well.

 

Happy to see one get paint!

 

BONUS POINTS for painting a WOLF!

 

FWIW, they've stated they'll be selling more of them on special occasions.  By my reckoning they should have at least a couple hundred more to sell, if they made the quantity they said they were going to.  They didn't offer it as an option in this last kickstarter, but if it shows up I'll try to let you know.

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1 minute ago, Mckenna35 said:

 

FWIW, they've stated they'll be selling more of them on special occasions.  By my reckoning they should have at least a couple hundred more to sell, if they made the quantity they said they were going to.  They didn't offer it as an option in this last kickstarter, but if it shows up I'll try to let you know.

 

I would appreciate that.

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7 minutes ago, SamuraiJack said:

Did you want just the bust, or the whole KS?  Asking for a friend...

 

No, I wanted the whole deal.  What's your 'friend' looking for?  Drop me a PM.

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The bust has a chain cast onto the body, and supplies a couple of metal cast chain pieces that are supposed to connect from the body to the glasses the figures is holding:

 

30172712458_4a638eca8f_b.jpgRed with chain back by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

30172708788_559dc9d161_b.jpgRed with chain front by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

I have the worst luck with trying to get stuff like this to line up, plus I figured it would be a real pain to paint around, and I'd probably knock one or both pieces off, so i decided to carve the chain off the figure, and do some minor carving to redo the texture.  I think it turned out pretty well.

 

30172706248_8dfb66f170_b.jpgRed without chain back by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

29103706997_6d5999eb00_b.jpgRed without chain front by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

FWIW, this is a pretty hard resin  Not really brittle, but it's definitely some of the harder stuff I've tried to carve.

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The glasses broke in transit so I pinned them with thin brass wire and glued them back together.

 

29103716347_6acc3d1b6b_b.jpgRed arm by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

I've had to re-glue the joint since then and it's going to be a point I'll have to watch for in the future.  All the seams needed putty work.  The arm joint in particular has a pretty big gap.

 

43992293312_33ff43e351_b.jpgRed arm seam by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

43134803415_000d4e9a81_b.jpgRed arm seam lower by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

I used millliput and filled and textured the seams.

 

43302265535_23634387cb_b.jpgRed Putty_02 by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

30172716188_3970582e4c_b.jpgRed finger seam by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

I also filled in a spot on the back.  I think I need to rework the texture on this spot.

 

43302267155_a2fab4fff8_b.jpgRed Putty_01 by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

All in all the quality is pretty decent.  I could wish the fit was better, but it's workable.  There's a lot of annoying cleanup that isn't obvious when you first look it over.  If you look at the previous post, and the pictures of the back, you'll see that a lot of the hairs have little blobs on the ends that stick out.  Chasing all those down, trimming them and smoothing them out has been a pain.  I had to trim one of the tabs off the bonnet ribbon to get it to go in, otherwise there really wasn't a way to get the two ribbons to go where they're supposed to.  They don't have any really clear pictures of what the area is supposed to look like either.  Anyway, I'll hopefully finish the cleanup tonight, and be able to get some primer and base coats sprayed on this weekend.

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Made a little bit of progress over the weekend.  Based him in black and then went over it with white.  It's funny that in these pictures with the lighting you can't tell that he's undercoated in black.  It all just looks grey.  ::o:

 

42647164310_ee3abdfd8f_b.jpgRed primer front by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

30586617248_df1d283415_b.jpgRed primer back by Mckenna35, on Flickr

 

Hope to start getting some color on this week.

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When I test-fitted mine the seams were all but invisible. So it seems you got particularly unlucky.  

They really should have cast he glasses in metal.  

 

Why are you using black primer, then white?  

(It doesn't look like Zenithal priming)

 

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1 hour ago, Gadgetman! said:

When I test-fitted mine the seams were all but invisible. So it seems you got particularly unlucky.  

They really should have cast he glasses in metal.  

 

Why are you using black primer, then white?  

(It doesn't look like Zenithal priming)

 

 

After a number of people mentioned that their glasses had broken they evidently they started sending them with the casting sprue attached to the glasses and arm to add strength to the glasses during shipping.

 

The black and white is my attempt at zenithal.  A combination of the lighting in the shots and the extra white I sprayed on the apron seems to have washed it out and made it appear as though I just painted it gray.  It's a lot more noticeable in person.  It's only the second time I've tried it, and the first time was in a class. We'll see how it goes.

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My arm and glasses is still on the sprue. But I still worry about what'll happen when I decide to start cutting it.  

 

Did you know that The World of Stuffed Greens have some very fine chain?  

(I'm thinking of replacing the pewter chain with the proper stuff.)

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