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Sunday, July 22, 2012
OK folks! We are almost there. Just a few more hours and this bad boy will be ready for Games Day! Some blending, more ooze, more weathering, and some other fine tuning...
This was something really different for me, which is saying something given my mad scientist approach to miniature painting :-) More sculpting on the Colossus coming as well!
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. :-)
With the Decimator nearing completion, it was time to get to the base. I tired to create a bit of a theme with this. Previously, I had only tried to use Space Marine parts, as opposed to an entire casualty.
Here is the sculpting process...
Now it's time to paint this bad boy...
Gotta have that ooze! I purposely chose a Sanguinary Guard figure, since the Gold armor (which should never tarnish) is quite "soiled" by the rot all around it, emphasising how nasty that icky stuff is. :-)
Adding the slime was very fun!