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Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Renéduret, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    I already hoped this came in 'handy' :) Antonio....

    sticking to the rifle is done oftenly, but in my case really for casting purpose.
  2. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    a little work on the base of the right hand

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  3. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    arms hold in position by needles.

    now the work begins.

    filling up the gloves' fingers, positioning the hands so they harmonize with cuffs and rifle.

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  4. Ferris A Fixture

    This is slowly but surely becoming a great piece of work René. If I may say so, this is lightyears better than your previous 'practice' sculpts. Hope you don't interpret this the wrong way around...

    Very nice to follow your thread!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  5. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    practice makes perfect Adrian.
    ofcourse I know what you mean.

    I also like to follow up good advise and all folks have to start somewhere.

    which reminds me to give my special thanks again to the dear followers of my topic that really gave some good advise :)

    I personally think my biggest leap was creating my own face now and having a nice way to provide hands.

    regards,

    René
  6. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Coming along nicely (y)
  7. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    thanks Gordy...

    working on the gloves now.....

    are you working on something special right now Gordy?
    just curious.

    René
  8. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Just a single figure ;)
  9. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    one down, one to go :)

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    about the resin/fimothing...
    when baked together in the oven thin parts can feel a little flexible when coming out but they get in shape as soon as they cool down.
    Things that are solid, like heads, no problem, but..when working partially in this case, little things I attached each time don't need to be baked for 30 minutes at 130 degrees. Because next time I will attach the other hand the one that's already been done will have extra oventime this way so most of the time on little progresses anyway some 10 minutes or so.

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    this situation I have in mind for casting in one piece.
    Position both hands into the cuffs is good, fits well.

    René
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  10. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Nice hand René (y)

    And great info on the baking!
  11. martinmack New Member

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    Rene, those hands are fantastic! They are so prominent in the sculpt with them out front, and you done a great job on them.
  12. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Martin,

    thanks...it's really the copperwire that also made folding the fingers towards and around the rifle easier.
    Even when baked, because of the thin fingers you can still compose and bend them until the end.

    Gordy,
    there is another reason why I bake shortly every time.
    Fimo shrinks a little bit when baked and gives a little tension on parts that are baked too many times.
    Imagine a delicate cuff or a collar, baking too long will give it sometimes a crack in it.

    Sometimes you build something in layers, like an Y-strap. You just want layer 1 to be a little more solid so you can work on layer 2.
    I think a hairdryer will do great wirk also in this case.
    Corrections are easily made, tiny parts, like the wings on the cap can easily be made.
    Feels almost like cutting into cheese.

    as a guitarist I use a lot of polishing files, the soft ones I also use for polishing and straightening specific parts until they are flawless.
    very handy when thinking of decorations, crosses, buttons , hiding little corrections and so on.

    René
  13. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    pulled a scope.
    Only for getting an idea.

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    this material was too tough for carving a nice scope, better on aluminium next time.

    I call this composition final.
    Just a good scope and some ornament on the cap, save the best for the last :)

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    now the preparations for casting begin.

    René
  14. antonio argudo Well-Known Member

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    awesome! Rene, I enjoy it a lot the whole process, thats a remarkable bust, you must be really proud! cant wait to see it with paint on it! keep the good mate!
    Antonio
  15. pinsel Active Member

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    Germany
    hello
    i think you need an bigger scope.it looks to small in regards to the heavy gun.they mounts would benefit from an slight refining also.
    so far smashy
    cheers
  16. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Antonio,
    thanks a lot!

    Markus,

    I shaped this scope just for the ' idea'
    ofcourse I see it fits better to a 1/16 scale but it really was a tryout.

    I would also feel a bit ashamed if I didn't take a closer look at the fine scope pictures you posted.

    on Konigs picture however the end of the scope seems to look wider than the one on your pics.

    Rene
  17. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    Looking good René. Just need to do Vassili Zaitsev now.
    Carl.
  18. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Hi Carl,

    thank you.

    Jude Law...would be nice...his rifle wrapped some cloth around it, nice...

    maybe.

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  19. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Widening the scope...

    Edelweiss coming...

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    René
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  20. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    some preparation on the socket.

    I thought it would be wise to let have this bust some solidness on its own.
    Later on I will glue this on a wooden socket.

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