I finished the design sketch sculpt for the science fiction orbital drop trooper. The scale is 1:35 putting our guy at 51-52mm tall. To recap- the armature is 1mm thick wire with basic anatomical shapes sculpted in green stuff. All the rest was done in FIMO.
Knowing that this is a one-off and just for my personal use I didn't try for a very high level of polish. I am very happy with how he came out though.
The helmet design was slightly improved with the addition of ear circles and a forehead plate/visor compartment. He might need additional face shielding. There's also a small interface computer box on the right hand side of the helmet.
I baked the sculpture, primed it with some Tamyia fine primer (light grey) and painted it. Afterwards I added some basing materials and everything right there on the wood block where I sculpted it.
I must say, seeing him standing in a sort of environment with the color and all is very enjoyable. I think the design is solid. If I ever do create a crowd funded project these pictures will come in handy to show prospective investors what the design is all about.
Next on this project is, I suppose, coming up with 1-5 poses and kits to make and sculpting them. I do believe I'd want to have a good amount of the initial work done before launching a crowd funding project because it will generate a trust that I can get the job done (having gotten it done already) and people can get a look at what it's all about. Having the sculpts beforehand will, I hope, make people want to own the casts and send in money.
I might do another one of these figures again. I like it.
Don't worry now that I've forgotten about our other projects. The Bundeswehr and mystery folk have been on the back burner because to work with the Green Stuff I need to have at least two uninterrupted hours which I didn't get. The FIMO I can leave and get back to until it's baked. But I'll finish them. Hopefully sooner than later.
Flames of War
I also painted this Stug.
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