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Completed Black Watch late 19th Century 1/16th

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by stoffy01, Aug 23, 2022.

  1. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    This is one figure I am looking forward to getting once/if it becomes commercially available. It would bypass the grey army and go straight into the front line!

    Mike
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  2. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Hello Dr Bison,

    Thank you very much, I'm glad you're following along. Believe me, it has definitely tested my abilities, I can't just put it away and forget about it because things have gotten too hard. There's is a light at the end of the tunnel, not too far to go.

    Chris.

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  3. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Yes, definitely jabbing me if I think it's got the better of me Malcolm ;)

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  4. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Thank you very much Mike, definitely treading lightly through each step.

    As for the armature, I really just wanted a wire running through the hips and leg's. Was happy to leave the upper torso, including arms and head wire free for the ability to drill.
    The wire armature was covered in the harder epoxy putty GEOMFIX with polymerclay added whist it hadn't cured which allows the polymerclay to bond nicely to take more layers later.
    The upper was just solid GEOMFIX without any wire.
    I have left wire in the arm's to help with constant attachment to help to visualise the pose and positioning. I have them keyed in as well, and when it's done and after the final bake, I can simply cut the wire and fill in and clean up.
    I currently have the torso and leg's in one part, but for ease of casting will separate at the waste, which will include more clean up as well.

    I hope this helps, if I missed what you were wanting to know Mike, let me know.

    Cheers
    Chris.

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  5. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Thank you so much Giwe, really glad you like it so far :)

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  6. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Thanks Mike, that's very nice of you to say. I don't think the rest of your grey army would be happy with a que jumper, Lol ;)

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  7. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Hi Nap,

    Thanks again, I had to stop letting it get too big for the shape I had allowed, so I had to slap myself and keep thinking small, constantly looking at the references for the metal work. Got there in the end ;)

    Chris.

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  8. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Always a tricky one, keeping down to scale. You frequently see oversize weapons in beautifully sculpted figures and oversize rigging on model ships.........

    A Wilkinson basket hilted sword will be c. 28mm wide just below the hilt, or 1.9mm at 1/15 (120mm) scale.

    Mike
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  9. Cannonball A Fixture

    Getting better and better with each update Chris. Great work so far and, like Mike, would love to pick one of these up when finished.

    Neal
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  10. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Jeez Mike, you got me there, would need a diagram to see. But I'm now posting the part where I've attached the bottom part of the extended curl on the guard.
    Chris.

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  11. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Hi Neal,
    Thank you, hopefully I won't be letting anyone down, especially James and Jason who are the men that will be seeing this project through once I'm done sculpting. I really hope I can deliver.
    Cheers
    Chris.

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  12. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Update on the hilt with the metal curls added now and also the cuff on the left arm, hand with glove and grip to the blade, some clean up to follow there.[IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]

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  13. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Update on the Blackwatch. Have been doing a little back and forth with clean ups of both hand and handguard. Once that was done a made a dirk, which will have a space made for it to sit properly (currently in situ with blutak).
    I will be parting at the waste which will involve some clean up afterwards. Then as mentioned before space for the dirk to sit, plus the bottom of the sash and possibly for the scabbard depending on how this fits with the plaid.[IMG][IMG]

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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Chris

    Great to see how you approached the hand guard , the result looks really good

    Nice work on the cuffs and the dirk

    When your doing details for example the Dirk , do you get shaping and then add details individually or "pick" them out ?

    The results so far are wonderful to see , this is going to be extremely popular when available for sure

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Hi Kevin,

    Thank you. Regarding the dirk and similar object's I try and get a basic shape and simple forms. Then I'll add as much detail before in this case, it hardens as it's magic sculpt and not polymerclay. After that I'll do some carving and sanding, then add more on if it needs it, and again carve and sand until happy. I'll use scalpels, small micro files, sand paper and fine steel wool to achieve this.

    Cheers
    Chris.

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  16. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    This is an impressive SBS on sculpting, wow! This is definitely not for the faint at heart, like me, HA!

    Just reviewing the facial work is enough to scare me away and leave it to you guys, the ones who have the God given talent to do so. I'll stick to brush work and minor alterations, lol.

    Incredbile work, Chris. Cheers, Ski.
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  17. Dr Bison Well-Known Member

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    This is coming along reaaally nicely. Your posts are highly educational (even though my own modelling skills are from the early Stone Age, so I won't ever try anything as elaborate as your Scottish laddie.

    And now to something completely different: I could't help but notice that the gentleman has lost the bottom button on his doublet in the heat of the action.

    Eagerly awaiting the end of the tunnel with you.

    Kudos
    Karl
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  18. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Hi Steve,

    Thank you very much, glad you are liking the sculpture. Posting my journey wasn't meant to put anyone off, but was more to show one way of many of sculpting a miniature. It was also showing the other side of the hobby that maybe many don't think about or experience as it's usually from the painter's stand point. I just hope it may inspire other's with their next project.

    Warm Regards ,
    Chris.

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  19. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Thanks so much Dr Bison,
    I hope this may inspire a future project or help with some tips on approaching a sculpture.

    As for the button's, there's been a couple come off whilst handling the figure at various times, these will all be added back on at the end.
    Regards
    Chris.

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  20. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Chris,
    Really nice progress mate and thank you for taking the extra time documenting it, I know it's a lot of extra work.

    Honestly I would lose the dirk, it looks like an add on and the figure doesn't need it.
    Are you doing your own casting yet? I will send you a message later with some ideas that may really help you out.
    cheers
    Richie
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