Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Battle of Arsuf Christian Conversions II Eureka Moment!

Well, all I can say is that if you want to learn to use putty in the correct manner you need to speak to someone who knows what they're doing. I got a lot of advice from a well known sculptor and some info on what to use as lubricant for the tolls and how to use it and all I can say is that is has made a world of difference! What I've produced is actually OK!!

Here's Yesterdays:




Here's Todays:





As you can see there's a world of difference between the grainy conversion work from the previous day and the work that I put in this morning. Like so many things in life it's all down to technique. I got a lot of advice from a very kind and well known chap on the Lead Adventure Forum yesterday and some advice via an e-mail from another well known sculptor the synthesis of which was the work produced today.

I did a little bit of filler in the gaps between the caparison and the legs with Milliput mixed with Greenstuff. This should dry rock hard and can be cut filed so any inconsistencies with what I'm looking for can easily be removed. 

I also cut away the caparison near where it joins the saddle as I want the edge to look as if it is below the caparison and it wasn't flush. I'll correct this in the morning when the Milliput/Greenstuff mix is completely dry.

I'll probably also be adding some padded armour in the gap between the horses legs to the front of the model as seen in the second pic above where I have just cut it away.

I find myself very enthused about this project and will certainly be doing a whole army. It will serve both as practice for converting and eventually sculpting and as a project in it's own right.

Bye for now.

14 comments:

  1. They are looking good, and of course practice makes perfect!

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  2. Always a challenge to sculpt drapery - excellent work there, Darren!

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    1. Yeah, with a little help I think I'm beginning to get the hand of it at last! :>)

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  3. Looking good .... A whole army ! Will be an impressive achievement.

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    1. Yeah, it's an exercise in learning to use PreCreate properly as much as it is a wargames army.

      Darrell.

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  4. Looking good.
    There´s a tutorial on making caparisons with GS here;
    http://psychosispc-themadhouseworkshop.blogspot.de/2011/12/green-stuff-cloth-tutorial-space.html

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    1. Thanks Paul- it's like the dark arts at times this sculpting/converting lark so very much appreciated.

      I'll convert it to Word then print it out and have a good read.

      Ta :>)

      Darrell.

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    2. I had a go at sculpting...and obviously I have absolutely no Talent for it. The Intention was for a human female which ended up as a slightly overscale orc female..and a right gopping one at that

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    3. That's the story of my converting life. I do now feel like I'm beginning to get the hang of the basics- hope so anyway!

      Darrell.

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