February 4, 2021
nice job on that base. looking forward the rest 🙂
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 🙂
sculpting a face is a great skill to master. i tried year an a half ago with a famous sculptor in Veldhoven... total disaster 😄 😄 . will need to give it another try in the future. i am sure yours will be much better
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 ..
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 🙂
great work on that pumpkin 🙂
i will certainly give it another try.... eventually 🙂
Get some good old fashioned plasticine, it's cheap and reusable ........
........ and fun too, think of it as sketching in 3D 😄
Well this a rare treat indeed when Choppa Nutta comes out of nowhere and makes something.. this will be Epic!😉
OK, this is different. And very cool!
Yes yes! I'm in!!!
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.
I will take a seat, looks like it will be very interesting.
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haha, indeed Kurt, especially not I 😄
lol Kerry, my view is that faults are to be overcome, not accepted😉 😄 👍
but I accept I have faults to overcome though 🙂
Well put mate. 👍
haha, glad you like my little "Confusionism's" 😄
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,
mmm, perhaps I could do a "catalogue of errors" ? 😄
I could call it "Chopped Nuts"😉 😄
OK, you can stop being talented as f%^& any time now.😉
Humblest apologies sir, I'll try not to do it again 😄
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 .... 😄
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August 30, 2020
The videos are interesting, and have given me a couple ideas how to approach 2 part molding.
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.
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.
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.
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 !! 🙂
August 11, 2020
How did this ship not fall over ?!?
it looks so top heavy !!
But I do like its strange appearance 🙂
July 30, 2020