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    I can't thank you enough for the kind words! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    This guy has really only begun, I think I've got about 5 hours logged in so far but I won't be able to get back to it til Saturday cos I work the next 2 nights 4:15 til 4:15. But I'll be able to look at it with fresh eyes by then.

    Sculpting is very easy! I've always drawn a lot since I was a kid and sculpting is kind of like drawing but in 3d. You start out with just adding rolls and wads of clay to build up to the form you want and then smooth that out a bit. Then it's the end of stage one and you have to visualize the critter covered in skin and decide if the shape is what you want before you continue with the next stages.
    After you have decided it's what you want (in this case I need him to be much bulkier he looks like a ork refuge from a famine!) then you add skin and smooth it over the muscles and work on finer wrinkles and then get out the tools (I use everything from homemade bamboo stakes with weird things stuck in them all the way up to dental sculpting tools) and use these things give the skin texture and finishing details. That's all the funest part!

    To make the floating head armature I used a resin cast baboon skull epoxied to the top of a bamboo plant stake and this is screwed to a 10" wood plaque from Michaels. For most things I use a bonsai wire skeleton covered in tinfoil or Aves Epoxy to build up the armature. You can use solid clay but it's heavy and you'd have to spend a lotta cash for clay that will never get worked or seen.

    It would be fun to sculpt action figs and movie charachters for a living! It would beat stuffing junk mail in a factory all night for sure! I'm actually doing this critter just to add to part of my portfolio as sculptor in hopes of maybe scoring a few freelance jobs now and then.

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    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
    that makes no logic

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    I don't know anything about Warhammer-I am an old D&D player myself. I like the LOTR orcs myself(much better than early D&D ones that were pig-heads on humanoids, lol), but this thing you are creating is going to be spectacular.

    Cheers,


    Joe

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    Wow another unexpected night off from work because no jobs are ready to be mailed...(should I be worried?). I can play with more clay tonight after all!

    Joe here's a pic of an orc warlord by the Warhammer Fantasy battle games. This is just a model kit from their collector series line, not by me just for you to know what I'm talking about as my influence.


    I'm not trying to copy this charachter at all or even their style of orcs but I like their use of ape features (big face small cranium) and the tribal social structure of their orc race, it gives me possibities to work with and spout off from.

    My friends all played D&D (and I did too when I worked at the rennaisance festival for the first half of the 1990s) but I always liked Warhammer cos they had thousands of really well sculpted 5 cm miniatures to collect, customize and paint. Then when you challenge your buddy to a battle you set all your guys on one end of a landscaped table and he on his side and then the dice rolling starts. Kind of like RISK but with a fantasy element and rules for magic and sorcery. I never really got to play so I just sculpted things to customizing my charachters and learned to do really detailed paint jobs. Nowadays kids must be getting huge allowances cos the price of Warhammer minis makes me cringe! I know I wouldn't have been able to buy them when I was a kid at their new prices!

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