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Friday, August 14, 2009

My Very First Attempt at an Original Sculpt

During all of my recent converting and modifying of other figures I have been inspired to try my hand at sculpting. This originally came out of having a few blobs of putty left over after the converting was done and not wanting to waste it.

What I did was start to work on a few different shapes for different types of aliens. This was more practice in trying to get the putty to do what I wanted and figuring out the relationship between armature, build-up and detailing. I'm still learning. I have no formal training in sculpture or anything so a lot of this is trial and error and just plain guess work.

So far, the best result was this little tripodal dude. He is based on a doodle I did some back while discussing "alien aliens" - one of my favorite sci-fi topics. He needs some smoothing out and the grey stuff doesn't show off some of the features all that well.

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Thanks for looking!

-Eli

5 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the finished product! I recently sculpted armor, clothing and a cape onto a figure but I have yet to attempt a whole figure.

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  2. Sadly, I have run out of putty for the time being.

    Do you post your gaming stuff anywhere? You have some great blogs, but none seem to focus on your gaming hobby.

    -Eli

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  3. I plan on starting one. I've already created a name and everything, "Maximum Rock'nRoleplaying", I just haven't blogged on it yet. Hopefully soon!

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  4. Awesome!

    Get to it man!

    Until then I'll continue to relive my childhood through your other blogs :)

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  5. Thanks for the encouragement, and most of all thanks for checking out my blog!

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