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Mini WIP 1/16th head sculpt and paint.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by stoffy01, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Hi P'fers,

    Just wanted to post a little project in between other ones, that are sort of sitting idle. Have been doing a few small head sculpts using sculpey/polymer clays, these are reasonably quick and a learning experience for me at the same time.
    I've seen some improvements along the way with techniques etc. This one is an attempt at a head with the British foriegn service helmet on top. Have given it a lick of primer and a coat of Andrea base flesh at this stage. Your comments and opinions are always welcome and as usual the box of tissues are at the ready :)

    Cheers
    Chris.[IMG][IMG][IMG]

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  2. JonH Active Member

    I think that looks pretty good-- actually I think it's very good indeed. Helmet looks just the right shape. He's an officer I presume?
    Jon
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  3. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Hi Jon,
    Thanks for the feedback, I think he could be an officer or just a damned ranker, like Hook or Hitch ;)
    Regards
    Chris.

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  4. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Not too bad an effort there Chris, I would suggest learning to sculpt heads in 1/16 to begin with, once mastered in that scale you should not find it difficult to scale down or up.
    Nice work (y)
    Steve
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  5. swralph A Fixture

    Nice one Chris(y).
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  6. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    2nd pic is more than a passing resemblence to Nigel Greene as Col. Sgt. Bourne from the movie !
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  7. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very well done. As one who has trouble sculpting a button, I am envious of anyone who can sculpt.
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  8. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    I think you've done a cracking job on him Chris, that helmet can't be easy to get right and I think you've nailed it. Maybe you should do one in 200mm, just for the practice you understand, then maybe practice casting a few?
    Scotty.
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  9. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Hi Steve,
    Yeah totally agree, this is a 1/16th and I've probably done half a dozen so far, with a little improvement each time I think. Actually been using some of the heads I got off you as reference as well. I got a set of those adjustable magnifying glasses, definitely see alot more detail now compared to the glasses.
    Cheers
    Chris.

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  10. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Thanks Ralph!

    Regards
    Chris.

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  11. stoffy01 A Fixture

    I was thinking more Corporal Allen Paul ;)

    Chris.

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  12. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Thanks for the nice comments and for looking in clrsgt (y)

    Chris.

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  13. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Hi Scotty,
    Thanks mate, I wanted to give this a go before I start back on the larger one. Casting might be something to look at down the track I guess, there's enough info and products out there to do that.
    Cheers
    Chris.

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  14. stoffy01 A Fixture

    A little update, another base coat of flesh, a bit of white on the helmet.[IMG]

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  15. Grod A Fixture

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    The helmet looks bang on Chris and that is a proper geezers tash.
    Gordon
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  16. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Hi Gordon,
    Thanks for the nice feedback, I couldn't leave the tash off him, he just wouldn't look like a right geezer without one.
    Chris.

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  17. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Finished with this one, gave the helmet a little sand to shape it a bit more and then painted it. It's been an enjoyable little exercise and learning experience.
    Cheers
    Chris.[IMG][IMG]

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  18. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Luvvly jubbly.

    Paul.
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  19. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Thankyee Paul (y)

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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Chris

    Just looked at a 1/16 head ...blooming heck you have done a good job here ..good on ya !

    Why not put a torso ( no legs!)with it

    Nap
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