Sculpt - The Hunt

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Ah, Early Bird!
This year I want to enter more than 1 piece ;D


Planning big ;)
Well, my main entry will be a sculpt, but I know I'll have some cure and wait time during the sculpt, so I want to try to chop up at least one of these kits - most likely mixing the Bentley with pieces of the 110 to create a .... watercraft 8)

Well, that's the plan.

So I will use this post for the main entry, "the Hunt"
It is to depict a female riding a raptor/dragon during a hunt.
She's gonna be a bit smaller than "The Princess" (for which I used the scale on the right)


So I started to create the wire frame


and shape it into the pose I have in mind



using ProCreate (like GreenStuff) for the connection points


So now this has to cure before I can continue.

Maybe I can unwrap the Bentley ;D
 

Junkie

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Sweet. I'm really loving this. I toyed around with this (armature / sculpting) a bit during my Speeder / Scout Star Wars build and I'll enjoy watching more of it.
 
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Thanks guys!
So after the basic armature is cured I looked into the mount
As said, I want her to ride a raptor style dragon
And the University of Google provided me with some nice ideas


For the dragon I will use aluminium-foil as armature


Which looks a bit like this


I also started to add mass to the girl


proportion check


And now I harden (pre-bake under a heat lamp) the lower leg - as this will hold all of the weight


So, what do you think?
Cheers
Klaus
 
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Thanks guys :)

Well, since yesterday I added some more mass to the rider


Even a bit of detail


Also the raptor/dragon got a lot of attention



and they fit together nicely


but the armature (aluminium foil) couldn't hold the weight...
so I chopped it off


and now he's getting a new leg - based on a wire cloth hanger


Dinosaur prosthetic leg :p
 

danb

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This will be a lot of work hats off to you buddy

Dan B
 
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Thanks guys!

J Hardy 08 said:
Will it be a Tyrannasaurous Rex or will it be a other dinosaur like a stegosaurus for example
It'll hopefully be a raptor-style (so more along the lines of a Rex, but slimmer, faster)

Well, since the last update I worked on the Jurrasic Prosthesis and re-sculpted the leg


This was looking so much better than the other one, so...


But now both legs look rather balanced


Since my wife was complaining about the smell in the oven, when I was baking these pieces, I decided to build my own little curing oven - out of an old metal trash bin, some stone tiles, aluminium foil and a rahter hot lamp


and it works :)
So here's how the dino/raptor/dragon is looking tonight

Cheers
Klaus
 
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Thanks :)

I was able to work some more on the female rider (sometimes sleep is overrated ;) )


Since she's more the warrior-type she looks rather wirily


But on the dragon she looks plausable


She will get a saddle


and the dragon itself still needs a lot of "flesh"


Speaking of flesh, I also started to add some muslces to the dragon


and finally I was experimenting with some "stamps" to create a scaly skin surface


For this I have taken some hexagon shaped plastic rods and drilled small holes into them, these I then pressed into the clay


I think this will work rather well - a lot of work though :p
Cheers
klaus
 

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