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Choppa Nutta
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3 | 21. December 2020, 12:53
Spanjaard
nice job on that base. looking forward the rest :)
21. December 2020, 14:19
Choppa Nutta
Cheers Spanjaard, I am beginning to realise that making the base was the easy bit ! :)
The eyeballs were a challenge though ...

Made from 6mm BB gun pellets with holes drilled for the pupils and the iris were counter sunk with a 2.5mm drill bit, sprayed white, red veins with another ghost coat of white to knock the red back, puplis black, iris dark blue with a light blue painted radially leaving the edges darker and then half a drop of epoxy resin for the lenses to get the eyeballs back to spherical ...
they look better in real life but hopefully you get the idea :)

Anyhow, on to the hard part, sculpting a likeness of Douglas Bader
and then painting it .... a bit of a daunting challenge but with a little luck I hope to do a reasonable job of it :)
21. December 2020, 14:44
Spanjaard
sculpting a face is a great skill to master. i tried year an a half ago with a famous sculptor in Veldhoven... total disaster :D :D . will need to give it another try in the future. i am sure yours will be much better
21. December 2020, 17:03
Choppa Nutta
Here's hoping but I've never attempted sculpting an actual person before so I feel a little uncertain about the results will be like but worth a punt I guess :)

This is a pumpkin carving I sculpted a few years bac, ended up looking like Davros from Dr Who ..

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21. December 2020, 18:44
Choppa Nutta
Btw you should definitely give it another go though Spanjaard, but I would say one thing I have found useful is studying human anatomy as it helps you to understand what you see etc.
I really like George Bridgman's books, especially Constructive Anatomy for the Artist :)
21. December 2020, 18:46
Spanjaard
great work on that pumpkin :)
i will certainly give it another try.... eventually :)
21. December 2020, 20:35
Choppa Nutta
Cheers :)

Get some good old fashioned plasticine, it's cheap and reusable ........
........ and fun too, think of it as sketching in 3D :D
21. December 2020, 22:04
JD
Well this a rare treat indeed when Choppa Nutta comes out of nowhere and makes something.. this will be Epic! ;)
22. December 2020, 03:41
Donald Dickson II
OK, this is different. And very cool!
22. December 2020, 04:24
Es-haq Khosravi
Yes yes! I'm in!!!
22. December 2020, 05:27
Choppa Nutta
Thanks for your interest chaps, hopefully I can do a half decent job :)
First pass with the clay, next up is to get the overall proportions correct and smooth out the surface etc.
I'm going to try and do as much as I can before I stick the eyeballs in to avoid scratching them.
Once I get the face sorted then I will work on the remaining details of the head before going on to the rest.
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Choppa Nutta
Thank you Kurt, glad you like :)

I should say there is a lot of stuff I am terrible at too, like dancing, I aint a good actor, my language skills fall far short of useful, my kung fu sucks, I even managed to kick myself down to the ground it's that bad....
but worst of all for me, I am a terrible singer, just awful, so bad it makes me cry, and everyone else too :)
24. February 2016, 16:01
Kurt Reichert
Choppa....nobody's perfect! LOL!
24. February 2016, 16:14
Kerry COX
You MUST learn to live with your faults son..................didn't your Mum tell you that. ? hehehe :)
24. February 2016, 20:00
Choppa Nutta
haha, indeed Kurt, especially not I :D

lol Kerry, my view is that faults are to be overcome, not accepted ;) :D
but I accept I have faults to overcome though :)
24. February 2016, 20:28
Kerry COX
Well put mate. :)
24. February 2016, 20:43
Choppa Nutta
haha, glad you like my little "Confusionism's" :D

I tell you one thing I am really really good at and that's stating the bleeding obvious,
something I am truly gifted at haha :)
That and I can laugh at myself too, not really "skills" though one can demonstrate in ones gallery I suppose,
probably .....

mmm, perhaps I could do a "catalogue of errors" ? :D
I could call it "Chopped Nuts" ;) :D
24. February 2016, 20:57
Donald Dickson II
OK, you can stop being talented as f%^& any time now. ;)
28. September 2020, 01:48
Choppa Nutta
Humblest apologies sir, I'll try not to do it again :D

Btw, thanks for the back handed compliment dude :)
Just added a few things, portrait, a tree bench and a trophy of a broken propeller when a friend of mine crashed a paramotor before he even took off...
Every crash you can walk away from is a good one I guess .... :D
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Chaz Gordon
Choppa, most molding silicone doesn't require too much in the way of release agent. But to be on the safe side, I use cheap silicone lubricant spray I got from ebay, works a treat, spray it as if it was paint until you get a glossy finish.
29. August 2020, 18:50
Choppa Nutta
Glad we cleared that up Alexander !! :D
and judging by the cost of getting into mould making I can kinda see why !!

Chaz, good to know because I was think of using olive oil !! haha :D
I need to do some more hunting for stuff though because the Smooth On products whilst high quality are also high prices too £50+ for a starter set and you do not get much at all .... and if you buy the silicon by the gallon it's over £200 !! and the resin is over £100 a gallon !!
Shocking prices !
especially for a peasant such as I !! :)

More research require me thinks :)
But at least I am now a nit more informed as to what I am letting myself in for though thanks to you guys, still something I want to do though :)
29. August 2020, 19:56
Chaz Gordon
Choppa, one thing I have discovered is that the kits are all the wrong way around, you will use a lot more Silicone than resin, at least to start with. 1kg of silicone is about 800 ml, so it does not go a long way, but I am mixing resin 50g at a time to make a full set of 1/24 engine halves and ancillaries.
30. August 2020, 12:16
Chaz Gordon
The videos are interesting, and have given me a couple ideas how to approach 2 part molding.
30. August 2020, 12:16
Choppa Nutta
Yeah I like the videos too, he takes a very practical approach to the whole thing.
Although for the first few bits I would like to cast a one piece mould will work just fine :)
I suppose they give you more resin than silicon so you can use the moulds you've made several times and reproduce a number of pieces I guess.

Hopefully I can find a cheaper alternative from somewhere, I was kind of hoping to find a starter kit for around £30 tops but maybe I am dreaming !! :)

Anyhow, 800 ml is not a lot is considering that a liter is a 4 inch cube but then the first parts I want to mould are quite small etc.
30. August 2020, 13:03
Greg Baker
I'm with Chaz, the main cost is in the silicone. The molds also don't last forever either. I've cut some corners in terms of how much room around the mold cavity is recommended to save costs on silicone too. The resin, on the other hand... a little goes a long way. What I mean by "bloom" is when the chemical reaction starts, the resin starts to turn opaque. You need to be all done well before that happens, because there's nothing you can do from that point. Lower quality resin has less precise bloom times. The first non-name resin I had bloomed in about a minute. So every pour was frantic and I ended up with a lot of wasted plastic because of it.
30. August 2020, 13:56
Chaz Gordon
the medium polycraft kit is 60 quid on Amazon, but I think there is too much resin unless you're planning to cast a lot of parts from your first molds. I find myself thinking carefully about what I'm going to make molds for, if I expect to use the molds alot, then I will make a mold, if it's only a couple of parts, then I'd make a short life mold, either with blue stuff, or i'm experimenting with y DIY store silicone, but it's more involved to get it to cure in a usable way.
30. August 2020, 15:32
Choppa Nutta
I don't mind having extra resin as I have some Star Wars moulds Ken gave me after his epic build :)
And yeah reduce the wall thickness of the moulds to make the silicon go that bit further is a good idea !
The more I think about it the more I would prefer really slow cure resin, 24 hours or so :)
Anyhow, always good to get advice from those who have actually done it and thank you for your input chaps it's much appreciated !! :)
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Choppa Nutta
How did this ship not fall over ?!?
it looks so top heavy !!
But I do like its strange appearance :)
12. September 2018, 22:38
Michael Horning
Built on a battlecruiser hull, so a lot of mass down below. I think the torpedo bulge made it more stable too? Correct me if wrong.
11. August 2020, 12:15
Choppa Nutta
Sounds plausible to me Mike, still though very odd looking indeed ! :)
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That's me in the background at 2200 feet above a local flying site, twas a good day :)
16. May 2020, 13:15
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Choppa Nutta
ah yes of course, I enjoyed the movie but I couldn't remember any of the characters names ! :)
I think my influences were from the artworks of Roger Dean and Studio Ghibli :)
21. May 2020, 20:19
JD
Looking forward to the Snowspeeder build...Maybe I'll build mine too!
21. May 2020, 21:08
Choppa Nutta
It needs building but I am feeling that I really ought to work my through my current crop of neglected kits and builds first :) :D
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Choppa Nutta
Cheers Es, much appreciated :)
anyhow, how's things ?
still making those excellent custom PE sets ? :)
22. May 2020, 17:07
Es-haq Khosravi
Thank you so much Choppa! Not at the best condition, but still alive! Haha
How are you?
I still make PE's and even decals! :D
See my website: kma-modeller.com :)
22. May 2020, 17:40
Daniel Klink
Heavenly.....georgeous, beautiful, and absolute unique.. Like it a lot Choppa
22. May 2020, 17:49
Choppa Nutta
Thanks a lot Daniel, glad you like it ! :)

Es,glad to hear you're still doing ok :)
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