Saturday, February 28, 2015

Officer, 17th Light Dragoons AWI

I'm really pleased at how the posture worked out on this particular figure. I'm no horseback rider, but he looks comfortable and natural for being in a mounted pose, not straight and stiff. As with all my mounted pieces, I completely modeled the entire horse before sculpting and posing the figure, this ensures a tight fit of man and horse.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bits, bobs and spare parts

I love these hardware type organizers. I may have to upgrade to a larger one though, my bits are starting to overflow.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mixing Epoxy Putty

When I mix putty, I do wear gloves. Not necessarily for safety, but because the mixture can get very sticky, and I would be constantly washing my hands if I was doing this barehanded. I like to dip my fingers in water (I suppose saliva would work also) just to keep the residue down. When finished mixing, I will take the gloves off and start applying putty with sculpting tools and occasionally finger tip.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kneadatite-Duro-Green Stuff-What have you.

Here's the ratio I use when mixing the "green stuff". It approximately 70-30/60-40, depending on how long I want to sculpt a project. Basically, the more yellow you use, the longer the working time.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Irish Warrior-St. Paddy's Day Parade 2015

Here's a different take on Latorre Models Irish Warrior 9th-10th Century.This commission will rank high on the (almost) over-the-top pieces I've ever done. Not that there's anything wrong with that...