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Tutorial Chameleon Skink Conversion

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Crowsfoot, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Ok this is very easy to do and take's about 30 minutes.

    Step 1 grab a normal skink

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    Step 2: Remove the crest and hand weapon and cut the tail off, be careful here and watch your fingers,

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    Step 3: Roll some green stuff you don't need alot about a 5mm ball is plenty, roll 2 small balls for the eyes about 1mm.

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    Place these over the eyes, use a cocktail stick or a rubber shaper.
    Roll a ball about 3mm and then roll out a sausage shape about 10mm in length, then dampen your finger (don't lick your finger as green stuff could be harmful) and push it into a curl but leave around 4mm straight, make sure it's a little bit thinner than the cut tail so when you push it on it thickens to the same thickness, with the remaining green stuff flat it out and put it over where the crest was and smooth down, try and make it look like a cloth.

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    Job done....
     
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  2. Ritual
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    Ritual Well-Known Member

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    This is pretty much how I went about it, only sticking points I found were getting the tail to stay attached to the model and matching the size of the tail stub, and getting the eyes lined up properly...

    It's handy enough though!
     
  3. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    With the tail as you push it on smooth down the sides with a wet rubber shaper or wet finger.

    I just hope it helps people that have never done conversions.
     
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  4. Lord-Marcus
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    That's absolutely genius
     
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  5. PhoenixTheCat
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    This is going to be useful on my Oxyotl conversion. I will need to swap the head covering for a cat, so I would need tips on making one.
     
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  6. DeadlyRecluse
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    I pinned my tails as they kept popping off, you might be able to get away with just super glue, but I'd worry about tails snapping off if they aren't adhered or pinned in place. Nice tutorial tho
     
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  7. Bowser
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    Great tutorial! Simple and easy conversion!
    Not a cat, but same basic principle.

     
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  8. Aginor
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    This may sound silly, but can you describe how to make that rolled tail with green stuff? I tried it last weekend but failed miserably.
     
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    Roll out about a 10mm length of greenstuff then dampen your finger (don't lick your finger as green stuff could be harmful) and push it into a curl but leave around 4mm straight, make sure it's a little bit thinner than the cut tail so when you push it on it thickens to the same thickness.
     
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  10. Ritual
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    Bowser in with the brutal cat skinning tutorial...
     
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  11. PhoenixTheCat
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    I managed to make the cat with no tutorial! It does look like a sausage with legs and a head though... Munchkin cats!
     
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    The rolling was the problem for me actually. It always either looked like a pig's tail or it became too flat seen from the sides.
     
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  13. Bowser
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    Haha! Yeah, didn't think that entirely through, but just bulk it out a bit. Make an armature for it and wrap it around, and should look quite good.
     
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  17. SlanntaClause
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    12$ would make a nice gift for someone...hint hint
     
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  18. eron12
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    Very nice tutorial.

    Slannta, shouldn't you be the one getting everyone gifts? Or at least the good little lizards?
     
  19. Solimbar
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    I also tried to convert a normal skink to a chameleon skink, using this tutorial, but Ieft the crest and wanted to have a longer tail to make like the real life chameleons I know.

    This is my prototype:

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  20. PhoenixTheCat
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    What? Did autocorrect get to you? If English isn't your first language then sorry if this post offended you.
     
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