Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Anders Heintz, Feb 4, 2004.
After all that painting its time for some sculpting!
Here is the mannequin.
And some work on the legs
And here is the torso in progress. This picture shows the torso while the putty is still wet and unrefined.
And a dry run
And a face closeup
Very nice,Anders Is he going to be a personality or generic figure Looking forward to seeing more love the base though Cheers.Kenneth
Looking good so far, amigo. A suggestion, if I may: add some "crush wrinkles" along the rousers where he's sitting (i.e where the body weight - butt and upper back of legs meet the ground). Since that's where quite a bit of body weight is focused, there would be some solid folds running along the leg. Try this: put on some sweatpants and sit on a chair so you can see what I mean.
Anders, not bad, not bad. I like the folds in the pants real well. I'm thinking Ernie Pyle, war correspondent.
Thanks for the replies guys!
This is a "Generic" figure I suppose. He is sitting and eating some fine Army chow!
Pete, I see what you mean! I really tried not to overdo the folds on the legs as I always do. But you are right and I'll try and see what I can do.
Just leave it, dude. No sense and retooling it. Keep going
Here is another update. Did some work on the details. Im pretty happy with how it looks so far, like the over all feel especially. Need to refine a few details and add the shoulder boards and clean it up, other then that, the jacket is finished. Next will be arms and hands, kinda dreading the hands
And a top part close up! The collar and pockets were a new experience for me, and man that collar was a bear to do!
And a picture of the different parts of the figure. I kind of like engineering the figure, its a challenge and a lot of fun to see if a method you thinkout works!
When I was washing the legs, I forgot to take the boots off, and you guessed it, one of the boots fell down the drain!!! Heart skipped a beat, but I looked down the drain and boy was I lucky. The boot stuck on the grid thing inside the drain plug. So I get down with my tweezers and ofcourse I poked it down the hole!! Well, I looked underneath the drain and found some pipes, a few minutes later I had it dissassembled and got the boot out! Gotta love the U pipe down there!
Looks good Anders
When did you start this? Seemed to take you 2 days!!
Your work rate, both in painting and sculpting is phenomenal - do you sleep, or eat for that matter?
Anders,one question:Is this figure going to be produced commercially as you actually broke-down the model into component parts ?Just curious Nonetheless,an excellent and FAST sculpt Keep up the good work and post more soon !Cheers Kenneth.
Lookin Great Anders, Anxious to see him painted!!!!
Wow Anders, great job! What method do you use to engineer the kit - how do you sculpt the individual parts so they fit together later?
I also would like to know if you ever sleep! :lol: I would like to say that in the last months your work has improved tremendously! I am looking forward to seeing the next project, tomorrow?
Well, I started on the acctuall sculpting monday I belive, but I had already made the mannequinn and the head so that saved a lot of time. As far as eating and sleeping, I do some of that too I think it is all about using the time you have efficiently, and I usually plan ahead what excactly I am planning on doing so I have a clear picture in my mind before I start, and that way I move faster.
As for the part breakdown, What I did was after I fleshed out the putty on the mannequin, I just 'wringed" the torso off which left me a nice clean 'cut'. then when I got ready to do the torso I brushed the pants top part with vaseline, then rolled a thin piece of putty and wrapped around the torso and legs, then when cured I popped it off and as a result I have a super tight fit, it just 'clicks' together and no glue would be nessessary. Did basically the same with the head, except that I rolled some putty into a string, then applied around the collar on the torso, brushed vaseline on the head and pushed it down and shaped the scarf, and when cured I just pulled the head out. The Vaseline forms a layer between the part and the main body so that the putty wont stick.
Thanks for all the comments guys! Im still figuring this sculpting thing out and I need all the help I can get
Cool idea,Anders I must try it out soon !Thanks for the tip and post more soon Don't worry about the eating and sleeping;when I am doing some modelling myself,I tend to forget to do both too Cheers Kenneth.
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