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    Hi all,
    I am just starting work on a sculpt of a winged boar. It is a commission for some F111 Airforce guys, the winged razorback is their mascot. It will be around around 8cm long, and sculpted in the semi realistic style you might see in a wargaming war boar sculpt. I have decided to work in super sculpey so I can easily alter it as I go. The finished piece will be cast in resin.
    I started by spending time with the client researching various reference pics. Then, based on his preferences sketched a couple of rough concept drawings. He has chosen the one in the standing/about to charge pose. (second sketch)


    I have only just started sculpting. The first pic is a practice at some sculpey shaggy fur. The second is the armature. I find it best to start with a accurately proportioned base, then add exaggeration, etc, to the sculpt as I go. The armature you see here is not yet posed.


    I’ll be adding more pics as this project progresses.
    Any comments or feedback are welcome.
    Thanks,
    Vic
    www.victorialamb.com

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    Red bull gives you wings!!!
    I like the artwork, just the mini itself doesn't really apply to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by uberdark View Post
    i prefer to get two miniatures and rub them around on my gaming bobos.
    Totally going for #1 -->

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    interesting. am looking to see how this progresses
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/freak-in-a-cage/freakinacage-1.jpg

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    I like the concept

    I'm just getting into polymer clays, and thickness really affects baking times, also you may need to bulk out some more of the body and neck with silver foil, you may have some support issues when baking this too

    you could check with the peeps over at Elvenwork Katherine Dewey is very knowledgeable, and always helpful. I'm reading her (people) book at the moment and it's really helpful her animal one is great too
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    The artwork is really good. Can be really good.

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    Love the concept and can't wait to see WIPs

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    forgot to ask, is that Sculpey Firm? If it is, how are you finding it as I'm keen to give it a try myself
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm returning from holidays in a couple of days and really looking forward to getting into this.
    Thanks for the link Mick, I've not seen her work before. Lovely.

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    Yes its Sculpy Firm. This is the first big project I've done with it. So far, its nice to work with. I'll let you know further down the track.

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    If you can get hold of either or both of her books they have a wealth of information, it's things we don't think of being used to using epoxies. Elvenworks is a good resource, and Katherine is on Facebook also

    OK thanks, look forward to seeing this progress

    enjoy your hols....

    don't rush back on our account.....

    we can wait......
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    Excuse me; must say this:-
    Whahooo.

    Victoria Lamb doing a Step by Step for us.


    We're not worthy.

    Ok fanboy moment over.
    Like the Idea but personally I prefer the top sketch of the Razorback going all stompy pigged off. (pun intended)
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    I also prefer the sketch where the boar has his feet on the ground (second pic).
    I didn't even notice it was Victoria who wrote this... I has teh dumb today.. and yesterday... and before that... yes etc..
    Quote Originally Posted by uberdark View Post
    i prefer to get two miniatures and rub them around on my gaming bobos.
    Totally going for #1 -->

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    Great idea and drawing. The wings look too graceful for a boar. Maybe some sharp edged, tattered wings?

    If I were commissioned to do this job I'd EASILY settle for a ride in the F111! You lucky devil!


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    Victoria Lamb doing a Step by Step for us.


    We're not worthy.
    The pressure is on now
    Thanks for the replies and encouragement.
    I had a little bit of time today and worked on posing and bulking out the armature with 'Apoxie Sculpt'. It still doesn't look like much, sort of a chunky skeleton at this stage. The next step will be to start adding Sculpey.


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    he's certainly coming along. what sort of size are we talking here?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/freak-in-a-cage/freakinacage-1.jpg

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    it's just a guess, but those squares on the matt are 10mm, so I'd estimate the block to be around 100x50mm (ish) so I'd say he's about 80mm to the top of his back, roughly
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    looks more like the block is 60x 30 imo
    so to the back it would be ~ 50 mm
    (if thoses squares are 10x10)

    btw dislike the wings on the boar in the concept. they look a bit too small for a boar that size.
    otherwise looking forward to see the boar getting done

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    MUMMY BOAR!

    Time to place bets.. I guess its more of a 70x40 mm. So the miniature to the back would be 60/54 mm.
    Quote Originally Posted by uberdark View Post
    i prefer to get two miniatures and rub them around on my gaming bobos.
    Totally going for #1 -->

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    Wow...I'm excited to see where this goes.

    As to size, she said in the opening comments that he would be about 8cm long. Given that, I'm going with Mick on this one and estimating a roughly 80mm scale to the top of the back.

    Victoria: Are you going to go all the way through painting with this one? Or just the sculpt?

    Thanks for having us along for the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoria View Post
    The pressure is on now
    Thanks for the replies and encouragement.
    I had a little bit of time today and worked on posing and bulking out the armature with 'Apoxie Sculpt'. It still doesn't look like much, sort of a chunky skeleton at this stage. The next step will be to start adding Sculpey.

    I remembered reading this over at Elvenworks:

    "Yes, Magic Sculpt is a strong as Aves Apoxie Sculpt. They are similar products with similar working properties. One difference, a significant one -- Magic Sculpt does not slump with heat while Apoxie Sculpt does. It handles baking better."

    Hope this doesn't put the dampers on things

    It's in the "Little water/low light required" thread
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