|Categories :||1- Language, 4- Sculpting | Casting, 5- By game systems..., Eldar, EN, Tools, Vehicules, Warhammer 40K|
The fine Colonel Corbane has compiled and posted an excellent set of links on Sculpting and kindly included some of my posts. This drove some traffic to my Farseer on a Jetbike post where JRV stepped up with a question. (Stop reading this right now and go check out his kit bash Leviathan. It’s okay, I’ll wait…) He wanted to know “How you are getting those fine detail lines? Is that a press mold or something?”
The answer is no, that’s not a press mold. Those lines are all hand sculpted. However, the process is really quite easy once you get the hang of it. Spinning out a thread of putty and trying to adhere it to your fig is going to be a study in frustration. You’ll smoosh the detail, break the thread and generally want to give up in frustration or throw things at the wall. (Trust me, I speak from first-hand experience…) The trick is to do majority of your shaping through the REMOVAL of putty.