Post by artdecovampire on Oct 24, 2013 3:39:15 GMT -5
As soon as I think one bits done I spot another. The model fits ok as on the whole but there is lot of missing details in certain areas. Perhaps the moulds are worn. Looks like some more engraving, though I'm happy with the feet and leg position. The base is working well so far.
Post by artdecovampire on Nov 22, 2013 1:14:53 GMT -5
Thanks. I'm a bit further on and I''ll post some more when I have time. I was pleased with my tree stump. It looks kinda snakey which I wanted. I've sharpened some of it with my Dremmel. I've started on a really tall palm tree on the other side. Now thats a challenge and even though the core is plastic tubing its gonna be a lot of expensive putty to get the bark/rings detail. Then theres the fronds? Could uae cut down plants ferns from the local homeware or stamp some out of clay and bake them to give it an injection moulded look.
Post by artdecovampire on Nov 23, 2013 3:53:29 GMT -5
More back end detail. Its looking a lot more Gwangi than it did. Its been a lot of work on the head and it only looks like the drool is gone. Its a lot more than that. The position and the jaw have changed but it doesn't immediately become apparent.
Post by andymoscarts on Nov 24, 2013 15:12:17 GMT -5
Looking good,handy tip re plant life,some of the plastic plants sold for fish tanks look great in a prehistoric diorama,also to cut costs as milliput is quite expensive I use DAS modelling clay,They sell it in the Works for about £3.99.
Post by artdecovampire on Nov 26, 2013 1:06:30 GMT -5
Great minds think alike Andy. On sunday night on the way back from the Sainsbury's local I walked past Pets are us. having inherited my daughters Goldfish I often pop in for bloodworms and such as like. I remember thinking I wonder if they have any aquarium plants that would indeed scale up. As for the milliput I will take your advice and get a block of DAS from the works. I used milliput because it was handy when I became inspired. £!0 quids worth later I was happy with my tree stump but my wife swept past and said. "Isn't that stuff expensive?" . Which is her way of limiting my expenditure! LOL