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Figure Sculpting in 1/72nd Scale

Posted by Paul on 26 Apr 2010, 16:20

je_touche wrote:
ColeF wrote:I'm assuming this is the beginning of an ECW set... :mrgreen:


It is, but it will take quite a time. Still more projects going... :roll:

Thanks a lot for your feedback. I was hoping some of you might get encouraged to try sculpting yourselves. More sculptors mean more diversity in the hobby. :thumbup:

I for one shall certainly try :thumbup: After seeing this I know a lot more about where I went wrong and hopefully my next attempt will be a lot less "orcish" :-)
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Posted by poky on 26 Apr 2010, 17:51

excellent post a lot I do the same an the rest completely different sculpting is funny that way
ps I too collect tools at the moment I have 35 plus tools only use 6, 2 of them rubber tipped brushes love them
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Posted by Nono on 26 Apr 2010, 19:12

very good tutorial , thanks :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by poky on 26 Apr 2010, 20:38

for any one that wants to make there own tools this is a great blog to get you going

http://sculptingtools.blogspot.com/
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Posted by Wheeling Turn on 26 Apr 2010, 22:18

Many thanks for this excellent sculpting tutorial...
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Posted by GEM on 26 Apr 2010, 22:21

Impressive, When I have the guts I will try it.
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Posted by Old Wolf on 26 Apr 2010, 23:06

Impressive, When I have the Time I will try it. :-)

Thank you very much for this tutorial, Andreas :thumbup:

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Posted by Alex on 27 Apr 2010, 04:38

Hi, Andreas! The perfect guide for sculpture! :thumbup: Great work! I also wanted to make a little help for our guys who want to make sculpture. But you do it faster and better. ! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
My technique is very similar to yours. As you rightly said: all roads lead to Rome. There are some small differences, which I can tell here .
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 27 Apr 2010, 06:46

Very impressive Andreas. I will have to give it a go sometime soon, even if I have to cheat a little and borrow heads from elsewhere.
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Posted by je_touche on 27 Apr 2010, 10:15

Alex, yes please do tell us how you go about sculpting. I am eager to learn from you. Your sculpts are so much more precise and cleaner than mine, maybe that's because your eyes are younger... :pirat:
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Posted by je_touche on 27 Apr 2010, 12:20

poky wrote:for any one that wants to make there own tools this is a great blog to get you going

http://sculptingtools.blogspot.com/


Thanks for the link btw. Those are some rather sophisticated tools. Cocktail sticks do have one advantage - they cost one Euro per bundle of 100 in a dime store. ;-)

The stamp tool techniques further down that page are quite another story. Personally, I did not even scratch the surface of possibilities they offer. There is a plethora of things you can use them for. Frank Germershaus, e.g., has a lot of stamp tools for faces; these are negatives of faces of commercially available figurines made with putty (as you would make a mask on a person). He first 'stamps' the face into a blob of soft putty and then reworks the features to make the face more individual.

In a similar vein, you can also make one-part moulds for 'quickcasting' with putty. Take the detail you want to reproduce, e.g. a cartridge pouch, press flat into a blob of putty (Milliput + GS e.g.). Use salad oil as anti-adhesive. Remove the pattern from the putty after curing, and you have a negative to reproduce your pattern with. Of course, this works on condition there are no undercuts.
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Posted by Bourbaki on 27 Apr 2010, 15:51

Oh! You finally make it Je_touche, thank you a lot!!! very good tuto, hope alex tell us his tricks too :roll: :evil: :read:
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Posted by entrauner on 27 Apr 2010, 16:04

very nice and impressive presentation of a tutorial- ! :thumbup:
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Posted by Martin on 28 Apr 2010, 21:17

Hi,
Thanks for your clear tutorial.
I suspect we will see a lot of new sculptors on this forum!
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Posted by KenzoSato on 28 Apr 2010, 21:23

Very good
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Posted by Alex on 28 Apr 2010, 22:51

:-D
I can not write much and well in English, so my words will be brief, but I will try to give enough pictures. I want to say that I'm doing sculpture as well as Andreas, but there are small differences.
1. I love the copper wire (do not know why) Even though his legs figures should be consolidated in the database as possible tough.
2. I figure as etolona apply firm Priser - their shape and well proportioned.
3, I do not do feet of a skeleton, because it allows a bit to adjust the height of the skeleton in the first stage of drawing the masses to the body.
4. I'm using is not the cork, and cork with a plastic lid to the base feet were smoother
The next stage of work to me, very similar to the work of Andreas.
I've been a little later to show my tools, because they also have differences.
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It is - still unfinished, the next stage I will also show photos
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Posted by Dad's Army on 28 Apr 2010, 22:54

I still can't believe my eyes, you guys doing such a art in 1/72... :thumbup:
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Posted by je_touche on 29 Apr 2010, 09:56

Alex,

great idea to cover the cork with a plastic lid. With my sculpts, the rough soles of the feet are stuck into the putty base, but if you use a base from any hard material (metal, plastic, ...) instead, it's important to have a smooth sole.

I use the feet extensions of the leg wires to have a better control over figure height. With your method, you have to be even more careful about figure size.

Highly interesting for me to see what differences there are in the methods of sculptors, I am constantly experimenting and trying new things. :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 29 Apr 2010, 15:37

At this rate none of us should have any excuse for not giving this a go.
Thanks Alex for showing your tips and method :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by musketier on 29 Apr 2010, 15:41

Paul wrote:At this rate none of us should have any excuse for not giving this a go.
Thanks Alex for showing your tips and method :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Well if I thought real hard I am sure I could come up with an excuse hehe

But this is a very good article and I am glad its been posted for future reference.
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