WIP II - The revenge of Mako

Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by Mako, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Mako

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    Well, since games day's two finalists:

    green knight done.jpg delphan gruss done.jpg

    I've had a bit of a slump, with work and various other things. For those that remember, I started sculpting some Valhallan imperial guard and have done a tiny tiny amount on them:

    Guardsmen.jpg
    Guardswoman.jpg

    There'll be some new progress shots soonish, and I'm settling back to painting now so sooner or later there'll be some photos. Problem is, with short days, I can't take decent photos when I get home in the evenings!
  2. Demonherald

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    valhallans are a mixed feeling for me .. the green work is excellent but it may be just me in my head I see these guys as been altogether leaner looking in the face etc than cadians ?? admittedly all that does is create a shed load of work and full sculpts so as they stand using the models you have top stuff. (aren't the valhallans due out as plastics in august ????
    you able to bring the green knight to sheffield with ya still need to have a good close up look at it.
  3. karma

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    I remember seeing your green knight in the cabinet at GD It was one of my favourites very nice freehand :)
  4. Matt

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    The photo's of your Green Knight and Delphus actually do them justice. I'm still really impressed by your freehand on them both any chance of a photo of the back of Delphus?
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    Since they're a tournament army (supposedly) they couldn't be fully scratchbuilt or I'd have probably gone with leaner looking guys too! But it has some uses, as the differences between male and female will be much more obvious this way! August you say? I hadn't heard this, and it's kind of annoying :mad: but then I suppose inevitable! Still, i need them finished by august and I couldn't be sure they'll get the full range like the catachan do. Plus it's a lot of face and hand practice for me - makes my own sculpts better in future! And given that it'll probably be the last time I do anything at army scale, I guess I can copewith them releasing stuff I've spent months working on...

    I'll see if I can fit the green knight in my bag at the weekend, although that means remembering to retrieve him from the store cabinets and finding a way to transport him without the inevitable banner-snapping-off event!

    And here's the best photos i have of the rear of Delphan:
    delphan rear view.jpg
  6. Matt

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    See I'd of thought chubbier faces more scandanavian or inuit (think thats how it spelt) due to extra fat reserves against the cold?
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    I hadn't seen the back of that guy before - great freehand!
  8. Demonherald

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    don't worry about the green knight then dude didn't realise it was still in Leeds will pop down and have a nosy at it there bud.

    Valhallans were in the last release schedule I had as a manager and went up to 2012 all pencilled in of course but the idea was a complete range utilising new plastic tech to make val specific troops vehicles and accessories and a few new units .. as I say all was pencilled in back then but it's all pretty much happened as it was foretold so far .. however I may now self destruct in 5 seconds for disclosing this ..lol
  9. Mako

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    Ok, no sculpting work done really, but I have had some entertainment working on Oni Warau:

    oni warau muscle.jpg

    He looks fairly neat in real life, but then the close ups show something different!

    OW muscle front.jpg
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    OW muscle hand.jpg

    I need to add in some washes into the spaces between muscles, using a mix of red with a touch of brown and purple, just to neaten the edges a bit. Then there's bone and tendons to add in. Do people think I should add some white 'reflection' points on to show that the muscles are wet? Bearing in mind the whole thing will get gloss coated probably and there'll be gore dripping from him in places to further add to that freshly flayed look...
  10. Matt

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    Looking good, great idea well executed so far. personally I wouldn't do the white yet, and wait to see what it is like after you have added the bone, tendon ligament etc. And possibly rely on the gloss for the points of reflection.
  11. Iacton

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    If he's going to be shiny on purpose there's no point in forcing light points because any lighting on him will reflect in different ways.

    The muscle bundle freehand is ace btw.
  12. Halestorm

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    I think once you have added the bones and tendons mate go back to it and rethink the Highlight spots you where thinking of, dont think you will need them once the extras are in place.

    Iain.
  13. Demonherald

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    he looks nice bud.. I echo Scott on the no need to push lights on him if your going shiny and slick looking and with Iain also in that at this point you'd be better getting some of the other colours in before finalising highlights ..
  14. Mako

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    Coolios, cheers guys. I'm hoping to actually wake up a sensible time tomorrow (just got home from manchester and need food badly!) and I'll get the bones worked on, tendons will require some more studying of the anatomy books that seemed to confuse the pokemorons in sheffield! Will get the whole piece sorted before I start dribble gore down him (carefully. I reckon less is more in this case!)

    But with any luck they can get sorted before xmas. Once he's sorted (no idea what to do as a base, I did think of putting him standing on the skin he used to wear but not sure how that would work and what the skin would be lying on) I'll reward myself by opening the box of Kirai stuff from Malifaux I have. Arrived thursday so I've been impressively restrained for me so far :D
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    Well, an update after the weekend. Got the bones and tendons done, its beginning to look a little odd without any blood on it! Although I am quite fond of the manic rictus grin he's ended up with :D

    Oni Warau 2.jpg
    Oni Warau 2b.jpg

    Keep chipping the front of his big toe tho on his left foot which is beginning to annoy me now, but its only a dab of white to fix it so it can be done easily. It's probably also worth mentioning that I couldn't get the camera at the right angle to view the face properly front on, so the eyes do look different. I swear they're much more balanced in reality!

    I'm thinking cold white fabric to contrast with the warmer tones of the bones and flesh, and possibly dark laquered wood armour to give it a bit of variation.
  16. Iacton

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    Useful Hellraiser links, maybe...

    1 , 2 , 3 , 4
  17. Halestorm

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  18. Iacton

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    You never seen the Hellraiser films Iain? First 2 well worth a gander, after that it is a bit too silly....
  19. Demonherald

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    lacquered wood could work well dude .. also like the idea of going with a whitish colour but maybe stray more towards cream with it keep an overall dark mood that suits him better .. ???
  20. Matt

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    I think cream too, would look more natural and would look nice with the dark wood. Rather than a stark cold white.

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