Ah, yes, the first stage you saw was merely the beginning. He still had far to go then. He still does even now, in fact. I'd say this is only about half way. I work extremely slowly and I don't have the chance to work on him continuously at the moment, so I'm afraid it will be a while yet. I'm also painting with pastels, which is extremely time-consuming.
I've emphasised the musculature quite a bit with the way I've painted him too. It may not quite be to everyone's taste. ;D
It really is a nice figure, its very smooth looking Were there more figures from the same artist? Oh, how did you make the feet attachment/joint look so nicely put together? Did you use any some sort of filler? I have a figure that I'm assembling, and there are gaps I need to fill out... scared! ;D Looking good.
If you visit Michael's website (I posted it a few posts back , you can see a few other dinosaurs he'd sculpted. A few of them (not including this one) seem to be available through Khurusan Miniatures.
You can use an epoxy sculpting putty for filling in joints. There are hundreds of brands available and usually come in two parts which need to be mixed together. Aves Apoxie Sculpt is especially popular and is wonderful to work with. At the moment, I mostly use Gapoxio for all my resculpting, which is also a dream:
That's a peek of something else I've been working on. ;D
I've modified the thread title so that I may add other projects here too.
David Krentz Shapeways T.rex.
It took me three days (yes, I'm afraid so) to paint up this tiny thing. I think it's finished. I just need to gloss the eyes and perhaps I'll make a base for it too. The eyes look like no more than little round dots of pale yellow from these pictures, but they do have pupils and look better in real life.
The 'White, strong and Flexible' material is interesting to work with. Its porosity sometimes feels like dampened watercolour paper, which is great for liquid media, but because I paint models mostly with pastels, the material's grain tends to get too emphasized, especially when the model is this small. Again, it doesn't appear as 'rough' in real life as these pictures suggest. At any rate, my resolution: in future, paint in acrylics for these tiny pieces; otherwise get them in the smoother 'White Detail'.
I'm overwhelmed by how beautiful it looks, Niroot! I know I need more practice with the pastels (I've just started using these) but it really helps to see what can be done when someone like you - who knows what to do with them - uses them.
Dr. Andre, here are some progress stages, if you're interested :
~The first few layers, working from ochres towards chestnut.
~ Darkened further until the main body is complete (looking like a nicely over-baked T.rex biscuit ;D). It looks very similar to the colour of the (still incomplete) Lovejoy Giganotosaurus because this is an easy colour for me, and I thought it was wisest to employ it for my first Shapeways model.
~Then the blue-black markings were added with acrylics. I almost wanted to leave it at that stage. The white markings were then added and the head details painted in. I also worked into some areas of the black further with thin washes of sepia.
Post by Blade-of-the-Moon on Aug 3, 2011 0:33:51 GMT
Man those are some TINY details ! Good job ! ;D
" Way out West are boney clues of many an ancient clash, preserved by deadly sand and mud and dark volcanic ash, these late Jurassic sediments, the Morrison Formation, a record of the Allosaurus, Prince of all Predation..." - Jurassic Punk
Martin, the Lovejoy Giganotosaurus is sadly still unfinished (sigh), and at the moment I'm almost afraid to continue after having left it for so long. I wish I'd found out about the model sooner and was able to get another copy of it; I think I would have liked to free the arms too. I don't mind the legs though.
By the by, the re-sculpting stage of the feathered thing is almost complete; perhaps in the next day or two. Wish me luck managing to paint that up.