Friday, 5 July 2013

28mm Science Fiction planetFallers are done.

I added tabs to the lot. I made a special mold out of styrene so the tab fits super snug in the slot. If I ever have them cast I guess I'll have to chop off their arms and do some finishing touches on the exposed bits. For the meantime they're chilling out on my display shelf.

I really enjoy what they look like as a group; though there are some mistakes and blunders and I've learned many lessons to apply towards making the next ones. One thing is anatomical mass: I really need to have it all in place  before moving with the next layers. I had to redo a lot of stuff because of neglected anatomy.

Right now I'm struggling with coming up with some cool designs for the next batch. I have a plan for doing a styrene test project which I intend to paint. I also have the 1:100 IDF to work on and something to try out the PC putty (thinking war-punk).

For my styrene project I want to make some sort of super-heavy unit, still, that fits in the planetFaller universe. Then I want to paint it to look awesome. 

Take note of the different in size between the 1:56 and the 1:52! Quite dramatic. Though the 1:52 is somewhat oversized for his scale. 

Pip pip.


Black Guardian said...


some nice results, I like the guy on the left (running) most!

The guy in the middle has spread his legs too far, which makes the stance look very inconvenient. And somewhat painful, if I look at the angle of the knees ;)

I think a good rule of thumb is to place the feet approximately in line with the shoulders, adapting the position according to the stance (might be further apart if he is heavily leaning forward.

The 1:52 guy in the last picture using the same pose looks much better in this regard!

you´re right that body mass is very important to make them look good. Keep in mind though that body mass is already important when posing the dolly - stance depends on the distribution of mass on the body as it determines the point of gravity.

Alright I´ll stop the theory-talk ;)

Some practical tips:
a) Pose yourself in front of the mirror, emulating the stance you want to sculpt - compare to your tolldy
b) make a very simple sketch, abstracting bones with lines and joints with circles - helps alot!
c) using a wooden dolly to get the proportions of the limbs and the body mass right has proven its value for me.

Hope that helps and keep up the good work!
And thanks for inspiring me to start my own sculpting ;)


Nadav Igra said...

Wow! Thank you for such a well thought out comment. I'll take the points you've made to heart and try to implement them.