I've been waiting for a while for an inspiration to sculpt something now that I have beesputty, as it should be a lot better than oven hardening Fimo.
After surfing the net for Call of Cthulhu investigator characters, it became painfully obvious that Alienists (psychologists) do not exist.
So, I started a project to make one for me. My goal is to make a man in suit, who holds a pistol in his other hand, and gold watch dangling in his other hand. The gold watch is obviously to hypnotize a panicked witness to pump some information from him :)
Beesputty is extremely nice, it's pliable, and fine grained, and reacts to fine details very well. On the other hand, now I have nothing else to blame if this fails.. (well, maybe my tools)
The armature was a pain, I don't know if there exist a online seller for miniature armatures, but I'd rather buy them than make them in future. The importance of armature is even more important with a human figure because of the proportions. With my blood Bowl troll the proportions were not that important, so I did not realize the difficulty then.
TBH, I'm not still sure that I can actually complete this, it is quite a step up from the troll, as I now have to do something realistic (human body, suit, face, etc.).
I'll work on this, and hope it'll click in place. If not, I have to start over, which would suck a**.
In retrospect, it would have been good to make a sketch of the figure, but its too late now, I'm sculpting, and finding out what the putty reveals. Its kind of fun, but I have no clue of what to expect.
- Add collar to the jacket
- Make arms a bit thinner
- Lenghten the legs, and make feet
- Make wrinkles, pockets, buttons and details (necktie?)
- Clean up and soften the surface
- Bake the mini
- Make&bake the head
- Make hands from greenstuff, and maybe steal the pistol from Warlord's U.S infantry sprue