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!



  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.

  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.


  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!

  4. Awesome!

    Get to it man!

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

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


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