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Japanese Ronin 90mm sculpt

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roy, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hello guys...I thought some of you might be interested in this 90mm figure that I've been working on for the last little while.
    He's a Ronin..and I've chosen to show him on his travels, so he's a bit the worse for wear...the idea is that he's taking a short break on his way up a slight incline, maybe pondering on his past.
    Any way He's using a long naginata for support with his right hand and perhaps reaching for a water container with the left.
    I've done a fair bit to him and will add more pictures as I have time.

    Any comments are more than welcome of course. And if there are any questions I'd be pleased to answer whatever I can.

    I'll start with the basic wire mannequin.

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  2. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    As you can see, it's very basic, just some twisted wire.
    The picture below shows the basic pose with some putty added.

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  3. Roy New Member

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    The next pic shows the torso and legs fleshed out..you'll notice that the wire for the arms has been removed and I've inserted a little wire mount for the head.

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  4. Roy New Member

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    Here I've added a very basic head shape at the angle that I needed. Just to get the attitude right.

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  5. Steve Lennon New Member

    Roy, I was looking at this on your web-site earlier. Very impessive mate, well done.
  6. Roy New Member

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    Thanks for looking Steve. Hope you'll watch his progress.

    The next step I made was to add the facial details.
    You'll see that the face has been filed slightly and the eye-balls added,

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  7. Roy New Member

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    and they are cured before adding the eye-lids.

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  8. Roy New Member

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    Then the lower lids are added.

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  9. Roy New Member

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    Now there's a little work to shape the nose and I've removed a little material from where the mouth is going to go so I can work that area easier......

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  10. Roy New Member

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    Here's the next step with the mouth detail applied...not so frightening now..

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  11. Roy New Member

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    There are still a few little additions to be done to the face...the sides of the nose and the area just above the eyes...but I'll show the ears next..I like to drill small holes so the ears adhere well and I get a small depression for them which I find enables them to look reasonably integrated with the head rather than sitting on it...if you know what I mean.

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  12. Roy New Member

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    another couple of pics showing the ears finished...and the small additions to the face as I mentioned above...cheekbones, sides of the nose,mouth....

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  13. Roy New Member

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    Now I'll move down to the feet...I like to get them done fairly early as it seems to help balance the proportions of the figure...
    I file away the bulk of the foot so it's left flat..

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  14. Roy New Member

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    Then add the bulk and volume of the foot and sculpt all the detail while the putty is still soft...

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  15. LCoote New Member

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    Australia
    That's a fantastic looking head Roy! You've captured the age and Japanese character perfectly.
  16. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Next I work some shape up onto the lower leg and add a little flesh (putty) to spread the heel area...

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  17. Roy New Member

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    Here you can see his very economical footwear...the sandals are added in two stages..first the sole..then it's cured under a lamp..then thin pieces of putty are applied for the strapping and given a little texture to make them look like straw material..

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  18. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Now to adding the trousers...I wanted them to look lived in, as this fellow has been walking and sleeping in them for some time...they are pulled up and tucked into the belt so as not to impede his walking...I sculpted them in four sessions...first the front, then the rear of the left leg...and the same for the right...as there were a lot of folds, breaking the work into smaller, more manageable sections tends to help.

    A view from the front..

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  19. Roy New Member

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    and another from the rear..

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  20. Roy New Member

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    Next I added some leg wraps...tied at the top and bottom....to add protection but without the incumberance of the large trousers...

    a look at the front...

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