WIP First Sculpt

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ron Tamburrini, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi guys

    This is my first attempt at sculpting ,well more of a hairdo ,and dressing this guy.

    I used the Elgreco manikin bust from matt Greoch,and lashings of greenstuff mixed with
    Magic sculpt.

    He is French Foreign legion Algeria 1832-35
    The shako is the floppy type in red felt and the coat is the typical light blue almost like WW1 in colour
    but more blue grey.

    Still got the buttons to add and sand off the rough edges.

    Ron

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    All citique most welcome
  2. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Well Ron, this is a very very nice first attempt with putty issues. Keep practicing, well done.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very, very nice work for your first sculpt.

    Marc
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks pretty good to me Ron and an interesting subject, looking forward to seeing further progress.

    Roger.
  5. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Christos

    Watching what you have done over the last couple of days inspired me to have a go.

    I have a lot to learn ,I started this from the shako and worked my way down ,by the time I got to the bottom my putty mix
    was 100%better than the first day and a lot smoother ,also need to learn how to add additional bulk to the folds yet and not sure how to make buttons.

    Ron
  6. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Marc
    Hope to improve :)
  7. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Ron the sculptor!!!!!!!
    Brian
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Roger

    I have added a rolled up piece of cloth aka like you used to do with a wet towel when you wanted to skelp someone accross the ass in the dressing room," Boys will be boys" :D My thinking here is that these guys were always short on equipment and he has done this to support a water bottle
    or knapsack .

    Ron
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  9. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    well you can add him to that Elite little band , the other guy the gong hunter :)

    PS Do you want to do the box art :ROFLMAO:
  10. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hope you will continue sculpting in the future, as beautiful as your "first" has become ...

    Cheers
  12. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done, Ron! This is really your first time out? Well done indeed. My most successful scuplts are still just loaves of bread in 54mm :D

    Prost!
    Brad
  13. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Tell you what Ron that's not half bad. My only comment is a bit less 'distressing' on the belt perhaps.(y)
    Cheers
    Derek
  14. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Del
    I am a bit tickled with it !! although I would have done things a bit different already ,a bit impatient waiting for the putty just getting to the right
    workability ,but lesson learned:)
  15. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Big Davys yer man.
    Brian
  16. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks really well Ron.
    Carl.(y)
  17. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Ron, Great work on your first sculpt. I really like the addictions to the face. Try melting one end of a plastic dowel in the size or perhaps, one size smaller, of the button your trying to make. Don't hold to close to the flame and just spin it. This makes half globe shaped buttons. Or you could use plastic rivet heads you find in armor accessories for super detailing. They come in all shapes and sizes. Hope this helps you. Regards, SG;)(y)
  18. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Coming along just fine.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  19. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi guys
    Than kyou for the much needed encouragement
    And also the tips on detailing,
    will post updates soon.

    Ron
  20. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    That's very nice Ron, Keep up!!!

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