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- Step By Step: Painting a Predator
- Using the 'Shaded Basecoat' Technique to paint Saurus warriors
- Step By Step armor for Tomb Kings Horsemen
- Step by Step painting of a Gamezone Cold One
- Painting a marble and tile flying base
- How I photograph my miniatures: A window into my photo booth
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Scratch Sculpted Colossus for Armies on Parade
Well, here is one last big item that had yet to be started... my Giant Bow wielding Colossus!
I have been hearing a lot of good things lately about how effective this guy can be, so I thought I should give it a try. There is already a place waiting for him on the display board on the viewer's right hand side. It should balance out the Heirotitan very nicely! :-)
This started out exactly as all my scratch sculpted Big Guys.. with a wire armature. I then begin to cover this armature in tin foil, which does a few things. It makes it stronger, as the tin foil condenses when you sculpt on top of it, and it makes it lighter. You also save on sculpting material and time!
Here I continue to work out the muscles and such with the tin fil:
Once I have the tin foil built up, I start to lay over strips of Apoxy Sculpt, making sure to scrunch down the tin foil at the same time.
I added a sculpey head that was supposed to be part of some other statuary, as well as a polystyerene tube for a quiver.
Most of you will probably think of this as a gigantic Ushabti. That is exactly the point. This was done for a few reasons. First, I really like the design, and it fits right in with my story. Second, people who look at my scratch sculpted stuff think it is a Forgeworld piece, or something converted from a GW monster kit. Worse yet, they believe it is a toy that was converted! Even my Titan was getting that response, since there are so many Egyptian themed toys out there.
My hope was the people would take notice that unless I have some magic beans, a 28mm Ushabiti miniature did not grow to this size. :-)