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Modelling genitalia
« on: December 06, 2011, 09:15:41 PM »
May not be a popular subject for polite company, but as I'm currently tickling Azaroth's scrotum with sable (I've chosen to highlight him from infernal flames from below ... hence how this idle wandering of the mind has manifested itself), I wondered how the sculptor tackled the subject of tackle, as it were. Ladies endowments are popularly sculpted in miniature as well we know, but contrary to the classical sculptors, in miniature the sculpting of the male generative organs are often omitted or simply coyly masked with fur. I have a few miniatures that go contrary to this bashfulness ... generally Ogres and Trolls openly and defiantly displaying their wares (in dormant rather than tumescent state, I add, for fear of branding myself a pervert ... though could there be an as yet untapped specialist market?).

I know Azaroth's shaven (dare I suggest waxed?) sack well enough now, but his primary weapon is shielded by fur (whether his own or another's is not readily discernable ... his chest is hairless, his shanks are hircinely hirsute ... go figure). So to Andy and you other sculptors out there faced with meticulously crafting natural pose and musculature ... what goes through your mind when reaching the never-mentionables on a male figure?
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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 11:29:50 PM »
Does the model need one? How big should it be? Is it passive or angry or flopping about the place due to running? Do we have any sausages in the freezer? I'm pretty hungry. Would it be better to cover this? Is this me being puerile or logical? Will people buy this more or less if it has it's wang out. Maybe I should provide half an elf, called Merkin as an alternative. Am I wasting my time with willies when I should be scultping something more profitable?


That sort of thing. Did you ever see the Netherlord 2 up close?

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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 10:35:57 AM »
That sort of thing. Did you ever see the Netherlord 2 up close?

 :lol: The Netherwang! Certainly the finest example of an anatomically correct mini I've seen. I'm not prudish when it comes to such things, in fact I have a few female minis with as much detail, so it seems only fair to balance that. I'll be using that option when I finally get around to putting him together!

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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 10:58:50 AM »
That was the least offensive option of the three Netherwangs I had in mind. One of the other two had a drooling ring of teeth and eyes on stalks.

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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 04:00:21 PM »
For me, I always think it's funny (funny odd, not funny ha-ha) to see a demon running around with a loin cloth or a succubus wearing a bikini. I mean, really. Malevolent, infernal beings, some of whom's job it is to tempt humans into sexual encounters… and they conform to 20th century modesty taboos? Ugh.

Or what's worse: male demons sculpted naked but like a Ken doll. Eeek. I can't help but cringe when I see that.

I think it's awesome that Andy and Kevin don't cater to the pathological fear of male nudity that exists in certain segments of the market. Maybe you don't have that over there in the UK as much, but here in America, we do and to a frightening extent. I've honestly heard men make comments with a straight face about not wanting to see male nudity because it might turn them gay.

Wait, what? However did we all get through high school gym showers and manage to stay straight? (ugh, the stupid… it hurts)

Sorry, didn't mean to rant. To answer the original question, I don't think it's that big of a deal for most sculptors, and certainly not for those who have had formal art training. After a couple of sessions with nude models, it just kinda stops being a big deal (if it was to begin with). I'm nowhere near the sculptor Kev or Boris is, but what goes through my mind when sculpting genitals is the same as any other part of the body or any prop or clothing item. Does it look right? What do I want it to look like? How do I accomplish that.

Though I will admit that I can't help but to anthropomorphize the little guys and feel bad when I have to cut off and re-sculpt certain parts.


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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 08:24:04 PM »
As a company that advertises itself with conversions in mind, how about producing a "bag 'o cocks"? I could invent a new chapter of space marines ... The Purple Penetrators. Or a special edition Thrud conversion with a massive girth, but tiny helmet?

I'll stop now.
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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 09:14:50 PM »
As a company that advertises itself with conversions in mind, how about producing a "bag 'o cocks"? I could invent a new chapter of space marines ... The Purple Penetrators. Or a special edition Thrud conversion with a massive girth, but tiny helmet?

I'll stop now.

... Would be best that you did  :blink: lol

Depends on the market id say, mini sculpting for most fellas is a business after all. If your trying to sell to 14 year old kids / their mums and dads. A greater demon with huge wang hanging out isnt going to draw (many) kids and parents into the hobby and encourage them to buy your minis.
Where older gamers may not mind that sort of thing?

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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2011, 12:01:42 AM »
Not too fussed if it suits the character, but not dancing a jig every time I see a little metal weiner either.  It's the inevitable arguments and grumpy heel-digging that annoy me most.
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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 12:23:13 AM »
Makes no difference to me as a purchaser of little lead toys... as an aside: I've seen a sprue of male kibbles and bits, but am not sure I get to say where I saw them, or who cast them... or whether or not I'm really telling the truth!!?

sorry about "dangling" that piece of information out there!
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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 07:30:07 PM »
Will you all stop talking Bollocks.        :tantrum:


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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2011, 11:46:32 AM »
Have pity then, on the sculptors that do the ancient world. Naked celts! Germanic hordes! Frothing viking Bezerks! Greek peltasts! Mediterranean slingers!

If you wore clothes in the ancient world when fighting, YOU WEREN'T A MAN! or you were confident you wouldn't have to run away very fast. Or you were from up north...
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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2011, 12:04:35 AM »
For me, I always think it's funny (funny odd, not funny ha-ha) to see a demon running around with a loin cloth or a succubus wearing a bikini. I mean, really. Malevolent, infernal beings, some of whom's job it is to tempt humans into sexual encounters… and they conform to 20th century modesty taboos? Ugh.
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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2011, 09:13:43 AM »
Thing is, loincloths etc look a lot cooler. Depends on your demons - if they are parodies of humans/formed by human subconscious etc then they might/should wear clothing/armour.

I always fancied doing a Netherlord based on the Roman God of Fertility, Priapus. Don't think it'd sell well, though. Look it up.

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Re: Modelling genitalia
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2011, 06:03:23 PM »
Thing is, loincloths etc look a lot cooler. Depends on your demons - if they are parodies of humans/formed by human subconscious etc then they might/should wear clothing/armour.

I always fancied doing a Netherlord based on the Roman God of Fertility, Priapus. Don't think it'd sell well, though. Look it up.

Would be a nich market for sure...  A good thing I know what it was and dont need to look it up...  (key phrase for most imagery seems to work around the word Oversized).
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