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200mm Argyll and Sutherland Highlander

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Scotty, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Good to see you have squeezed some time to play with this fellow again Scotty.
    The face looks very well proportioned and nicely sculpted. You have managed to get character into the head which will be really evident when the ears are attached.
    How are you presenting him: parade ground, seated portrait, action pose etc.
    If I can help at all just drop me a PM.
    I am in the UK for a couple of weeks so replies may be a little slower but I will reply.
    Very good restart and I'm with you all the way Mate.
    Keith
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  2. peedee A Fixture

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    A really positive step forward Scotty.
    wishing you well for the next steps.

    Paul.
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  3. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Stuck some ears on him, unfortunately working days tomorrow so back in the box he goes! Lol, thanks for the input guys, Keith there's a photo on the 1st page I'm working to but he'll be a full Corporal with the medals of a ten year guy up to the amalgamation in 2006 (I'm also making him a wee bit taller)
    Scotty.
    IMAG0232_1.jpg IMAG0233_1.jpg IMAG0234_1.jpg
  4. peedee A Fixture

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    Looks so much better.

    Paul.
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Ah I had forgotten this mini Scotty.
    The ears look good and really work well,
    Keith
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  6. Windy Active Member

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    England

    That's bloody good! I've never been able to sculpt anything even vaguely resembling a human. Its an enviable skill!

    Windy
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  7. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Thanks very much mate, I was quite pleased with him after nearly a year away from sculpting. I need to crack on with the body though, a lot still to do.
    Thanks for the encouragement, all the best.
    Scotty.
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  8. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    I'm working on the medals just because I can do them without dragging the other stuff out. I'm trying out making them from paper and coating them with PVA to give them some body. I'm thinking that at this scale I can paint details a little thicker rather than sculpting stuff. We will see how this goes.
    IMAG0377.jpg
    This was my first idea but it didn't really work. They wouldn't overlap convincingly.
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  9. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    I'm going with this I think.
    IMAG0379.jpg
    Cut out ready to coat with PVA, anybody done this before?
    IMAG0380.jpg
    Note that I'm not doing all these medals just the ones that go up to 2006 when the figure is set. Any advice is much appreciated.
    Scotty.
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Scotty

    What an intersting technique , not done it before , in this scale I would use magi sculpt for each individual medal , overlaying them where needed ...I find that easier !

    You could use as you say use paint to build up the details as well...

    Whatever way you choose ...plenty of coffee and patience !

    Happy meddling

    LOL

    Nap
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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Scotty
    Great scale drawing idea. Will you add layers to get the differing thicknesses?

    For what it's worth this is what I do....
    Like Nap, but I use Milliput,
    Get a tube of the inner diameter that you need.
    Roll out a thin piece of Milliput and punch out the coins blowing each one out as you go.
    Once hardened add the detail to the coins.
    To get the ribbons again roll out Milliput and with a craft knife cut in strips to match the coins.
    With the craft blade impress the texture of the rib and and impress the coin into its position.
    When hardened add the clasp a and bars

    All the very best
    Keith
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  12. Scotty Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    I've cut out the individual medals and stuck them together which has given them more depth, more work required though I think. Thanks for the advice guys, I may have to go down that route if I'm not happy with this.
    IMAG0381.jpg
  13. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    For medals, I use plasticard and a leather hole punch, which is readily available in Teso and hardware stores. I use plasticard for the ribbons, clasps and bars. I have done a selection of medals on their ribbons which are available from Gordon Mitchell. as folows:

    British Army Medals.jpg

    Best wishes,

    Mike
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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Mike

    Are those the actual castings painted up ...they look great if not it's a great idea of Gordon's to get them done
    Nap
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  15. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Thanks Mike, that leather punch is what I needed, I was going to use plastic card but I had nothing to cut circles out. This seems to be working, I just need to thicken some bits up and add bars. Is that supposed to say Teso in your post? I don't know what that is. Thanks for the input.
    Scotty.
  16. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    The photos are of the real medals for reference purposes. I made the medals for the Guards and RM figures I did for Gordon. He has them on a resin sprue - you cut off and glue on as required.

    200mm scots guard.jpg

    Mike
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  17. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Mike.
    Are the medals court mounted, or side by side.
    Mick
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  18. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    I meant Tesco for the hole punch. The individual medals are court mounted, which seems the norm for dress uniforms and for Household troops.

    Mike
  19. Scotty Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland

    Thanks Mike, I may have to get one of those. I believe you're only supposed to have your medals court mounted if you've been presented to the Queen. Argylls and the Household Div (among others) do it due to the Royal connections. It does look much smarter too.
  20. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Possibly so, but court mounting seems more common than swing mounting these days.

    Mike
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