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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #225 on: May 22, 2016, 11:13:58 AM »
I've got a bit further with my latest Jedi beastman:



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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #226 on: May 23, 2016, 04:29:28 AM »
Have you thought about sculpting and casting a set of legs? You could do it easily with a 1 piece mold. You may need a bit of experimentation to get all the bubbles out, especially with the tips of the feet but other than that it would save a lot of time. Then you can make as many as you want if you feel like getting more steel warriors. Modding them by putting on little extras such as canteens would allow for a bit of diversity.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #227 on: May 23, 2016, 06:51:12 AM »
I have ordered some Blue Stuff for making moulds and have started to sculpt 3 pairs of legs (for now). If they look OK, I will cast many, probably using a mix of Green Stuff and Milliput. I will be using a 2 piece press mould and it will be a total experiment because I haven't done this sort of thing before :).

If it works, I will cast many and will probably buy more Steel Warriors when they eventually get sold on their own (I love the kits).

Unknown to a lot of people, I think about casting pretty much all the time but I am in a position where I can't add to the stockpile of crap that I have cluttering the place up because we are thinning down to move. One of my retirement projects is to cast up a special army so I will need to get all the good stuff like pressure pots and resin etc... but all that will come in the future when we have our own home :)
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #228 on: May 23, 2016, 07:10:04 AM »
I thought the one on the left was a bunny. I was a little sad when I saw the next image and relised he wasn't. Great job on them.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #229 on: May 23, 2016, 07:35:18 AM »
I thought the one on the left was a bunny. I was a little sad when I saw the next image and relised he wasn't. Great job on them.

I knew that would happen... that is the only reason I put the side shot in :) (I thought the same when viewed from the front). I think the main reason is that I tuck the ears so close to the head so you can't see them from the front.

Hopefully, he'll be finished this week because then I can start on the priests (Berserkers with big mohawks :D ).
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #230 on: May 23, 2016, 08:55:58 AM »
I recently bought some silicone and some resin for casting up some building pieces. Haven't got around to casting them yet, it's for a superstar reject I have going on. I'd like to see how your casting goes when you get around to it. When I cast in one piece molds I find it mesmerising to watch the resin setting, lol.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #231 on: May 23, 2016, 09:44:19 AM »
I have never cast anything... other than ice cubes :D

Blue stuff is the reuseable stuff that comes in sticks, you warm it in water until soft, then cast with it. Before I risk my sculpted legs, I'll try a few other bits and bobs to see how it goes first :)

I will post about how it goes on my blog... success or failure... Hey, I may even make a video :o :D
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #232 on: May 24, 2016, 12:26:20 AM »
Ah, I know the stuff. I have the same stuff (more like clear mouthguard material though) and I use it as a base stamp.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #233 on: May 24, 2016, 09:07:42 PM »
Hopefully, I can work out how to get some decent casts because I've already started on three pairs of legs:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #234 on: May 28, 2016, 04:58:34 PM »
Well, I've finished the first 'leg blank':



I will be press moulding this and then adding pouches etc to the casts. I think that the legs have turned out OK (not awesome... just OK) but if the pressmoulding works, it will add a new dimension to how I produce the legs. If it doesn't work, I will have to get them cast up for me... so we'll have to see.

this afternoon, I have been messing around with Blue Stuff / Instant Mould and I currently have a little cast drying in the stuff. I just put a standard plastic Squat body in there, just to see how it turns out. It will be squashed after I have seen what I need to :)  . I am using a mix of Green Stuff and Milliput in the mould so now it's just a case of sitting and waiting for a couple of hours :) .

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #235 on: May 29, 2016, 05:17:58 AM »
Works really well with the body.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #236 on: May 29, 2016, 03:16:51 PM »
Cheers :) .

I reckon the next pair will have slightly thinner legs but I am relatively happy with the result.

I'll be ticking along with these because they are a bit down the list of things to complete for the army... the first being the unit of Primaris Psykers / Jedi Beastmen... which, by chance, I ahve now finished:



I still need to adjust the base to tilt him forward a little but I am glad to have his sculpting done. Next up will be the three Ministorum Priests / Squat Berserkers... but I haven't started them yet.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #237 on: May 31, 2016, 09:08:03 PM »
Back to the Squats and here is the first WIP of one of the Ministorum Priests / Squat Berserkers:



Still a long way to go but this head sort of sculpted itself so I just went with it. The other two are not as far along as this one... but I guess it's a start :D .
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #238 on: June 01, 2016, 10:46:52 PM »
I really, really like that dwarf's face Inso. Most impressive!  :jawdrop:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #239 on: June 02, 2016, 11:07:47 AM »
Cheers :)

I hope I can manage another 2 to go with it now :)
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #240 on: June 03, 2016, 09:28:18 AM »
Nice job on the teeth! A Great texture on the hair as well. what kind of tool do you use to achieve it?

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #241 on: June 05, 2016, 01:12:44 PM »
Cheers :) . I must admit to having quite a good week... I've started the second Berserker:



I have also been doing a bit of press moulding:



The results and a bit more information can be found on my latest blog post:

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Add to that lots of life stuff going on and I think things have been pretty good this week :D .

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #242 on: June 07, 2016, 05:47:53 PM »
Well... the first five Scout proxies are finished:



I now need to sculpt another pair of legs in a different pose for the next five. I think they've turned out OK so far and once I have made a total of four leg poses and press-moulded them up, I'll be able to mix and match between 5-man squads for a bit of variety.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #243 on: June 09, 2016, 07:47:10 PM »
The second body is now finished so I only have three more to go now. The next one is on the cork :) :



Once they are done... I am hopefully going to be able to dedicate a little time to painting Death :D
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #244 on: June 10, 2016, 10:54:44 AM »
Very nice

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #245 on: June 12, 2016, 06:03:41 PM »
This week has been mostly Berserk :D :



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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #246 on: June 14, 2016, 08:00:24 PM »
It was pointed out to me that the angry Berserker had a 'monkey mouth' and I looked at it and agreed... so I have altered it a little and have seen an improvement :) . I listen to constructive criticism :) :

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #247 on: June 15, 2016, 09:28:29 AM »
It was pointed out to me that the angry Berserker had a 'monkey mouth' and I looked at it and agreed... so I have altered it a little and have seen an improvement :) . I listen to constructive criticism :) :



Is it now a bever or an otter mouth? I think its the shape of the stash that says otter to me. love it tho. :D

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #248 on: June 19, 2016, 04:18:39 PM »
Well... it's finished now, whatever it looks like :) :



There are individual pix of all of the berserkers and a WIP pic of the next unit (veterans) over at Inso's World:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #249 on: June 27, 2016, 07:14:12 AM »
They look great.