Green stuff sculpture

Green stuff Astro Knight

I'm almost done sculpting one of my Astro Knights. It feels like it has taken forever. Well, it has taken weeks of intermittent work. This is most likely the longest time that I have worked on a single piece. My patience is normally limited to a few hours. I might send it somewhere for casting when it's done'ish.

WIP Thread

StarSword page (updated)

13 comments:

Cyborg Trucker said...

That is awesome. I've been following your blog for a while for all the inspiring video game art. I love the beakie helmet. Are the back parts for flight or assisted jumping?

Arne said...

I'm thinking assisted jumping. Hovering around would be boring. Perhaps the jet/jump pack uses fuel, so you have to decide whether you want to spend it on several leaps or a single fly around. Or you can just fly once per game, then you're limited to leaps. I dunno. I haven't thought much about rules for this particular project (many times for other projects though).

Ben Brooks said...

Wow, if you want someone to rep your stuff in the 'States we'd love to carry your line. If it gets that far of course. :)

Ben Brooks said...

Oh, have you considered using Procreate? It's a grey two-part putty that's not as gummy as greenstuff.

Cyborg Trucker said...

Yeah I agree Procreate is IMO great for making figures. Not as sticky and moves more like clay rather than a green blob that fights to retain its shape against what is sculpted into it.

GnawBit said...

is there an area where you aren't a creative genius? Your work is amazing!

Arne said...

Hmm, says somewhere that white metal might shrink quite a bit, especially since you need to do a master then a production mold. Maybe even upwards 2.5% x 2 totally. That's way too much for the scale I had in mind.

Arne said...

Oh, right, Procreate. Been recommended that by several people now. Guess I'll have to check it out when I get the opportunity.

Arne said...

I don't really know how the shrinking works, maybe it's not equal along all the axises. A different source gave me a 1-6% shrinking figure. 1% is kind of my upper limit. At 5% the figure looks off next to other 28mm heroic stuff.

Ben Brooks said...

It seems to us really thin pieces are disproportionately affected by shrinkage in casting. Though it depends on the rubber they use for the moulding.

Ben Brooks said...

Finally found the damn link.

http://www.griffinmoulds.com/

Ask these guys, they're in the UK and are supposed to be some of the top notch miniatures casters out there.

Arne said...

Thanks for the link. I was recommended these guys elsewhere:

http://www.miniaturasalemany.com/

I'm not sure if Hasselfree has some casting/selling services too.

Anonymous said...

Your designs are breathtaking, attractive and very original. they'd be the new miniature wargaming sensation if you ever decided to go into production.