1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Don't have enough monsters? Or just want to show off your painting skills. Why not try entering the Monster Mash! - Click here for more info.
    Dismiss Notice

Blog Mazdamundi and pals

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Struan Murray, Feb 1, 2018.

Tags:
  1. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,331
    Likes Received:
    11,468
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That looks brilliant, are you doing this with a full squad?
     
    Struan Murray likes this.
  2. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

    Messages:
    7,580
    Likes Received:
    10,345
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Interesting concept!
     
    Struan Murray likes this.
  3. Struan Murray
    Skink

    Struan Murray Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Yes, the plan is to make a few moulds so I can build them in bulk. I'm a little worried that the normal saurus arms and legs are going to look too skinny on these, in which case I might need to make new ones, which will make the assembly time considerably longer... ideally I'd also like them to look like they're running instead of standing still...
     
    Warden, tom ndege and Crowsfoot like this.
  4. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

    Messages:
    5,512
    Likes Received:
    5,545
    Trophy Points:
    113
    love the resculpted jaw
     
  5. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

    Messages:
    18,073
    Likes Received:
    33,159
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Looks like that will be a lot of work when applied to a whole unit... but well worth it I imagine!
     
    HeirofCarnage likes this.
  6. Stefblo
    Saurus

    Stefblo Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Interesting project with a lot of work. I am looking forward to see the outcome :)
     
    HeirofCarnage likes this.
  7. Struan Murray
    Skink

    Struan Murray Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    33
    I'm experimenting with making moulds for the first time ever, in the hope I can just make the four variations above and then make copies of them. I've tried greenstuff moulds but the resolution isn't great, so I've ordered a few different alternatives to give them a shot...
     
    Warden and NIGHTBRINGER like this.
  8. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,262
    Likes Received:
    7,628
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I would be interested in what steps you are taking to make these guys, as in what molds/materials!

    If the regular saurus bodies are too small, maybe temple guard ones instead?
     
    HeirofCarnage likes this.
  9. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

    Messages:
    5,512
    Likes Received:
    5,545
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I'm really hoping he's going to try instamould
     
  10. Struan Murray
    Skink

    Struan Murray Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Lol. It certainly seems to come highly recommended on Amazon...

    So far I've tried liquid blue-stuff, which was a nightmare, and some greenstuff moulds, which gave better results but lost too much resolution and was kind of fiddly. I've ordered this from greenstuff world, because it looks like it gives good results with an acceptable loss of resolution: http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/reusable-blue-stuff/8-blue-stuff-mold-8-bars.html

    If anyone has tips on moulding I'd love to hear them!
     
    Crowsfoot likes this.
  11. Nefertem
    Temple Guard

    Nefertem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    445
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I tried it and it's really simple. Put hot water* in a bowl, add cold water in a second. Let the mass heaten in the warm water, it gets clay-ish so you can knead it. Press the positive in the mass, and give it in the cold water to cool down. Wait ~1 minute and then remove the positive from the finished mould. That's how I did it.
    * doesn't need to be boiling, your fingers will appreciate it...
     
    Struan Murray, Crowsfoot and Aginor like this.
  12. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

    Messages:
    7,580
    Likes Received:
    10,345
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Blue stuff/Oyumaru works great.
     
    Struan Murray and Crowsfoot like this.
  13. Struan Murray
    Skink

    Struan Murray Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    33
    This is good to know! Thanks guys. Is Oyumaru the same thing as blue stuff? Green stuff world seems to take forever to deliver so I'd appreciate alternative sources
     
  14. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,331
    Likes Received:
    11,468
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yes it's the same as far as I am aware.
     
    Struan Murray likes this.
  15. Struan Murray
    Skink

    Struan Murray Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Great, I've ordered some now!

    In other news, I've finished my Bastiladon!

    IMG_20180507_210534.jpg IMG_20180507_210427.jpg IMG_20180507_210351.jpg
     
  16. Hyperborean
    Ripperdactil

    Hyperborean Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    876
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Looks absolutely lovely! How crazy did you drive yourself painting each separate basti scale?
     
    HeirofCarnage and Warden like this.
  17. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,331
    Likes Received:
    11,468
    Trophy Points:
    113
  18. Struan Murray
    Skink

    Struan Murray Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Oh no, don't worry about me. I was already crazy. I would never have done it otherwise.
     
  19. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

    Messages:
    7,580
    Likes Received:
    10,345
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Awesome work. :)
     
    HeirofCarnage likes this.
  20. Itepixcauh
    Bastiladon

    Itepixcauh Stranded Ghekkotah Staff Member

    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    1,610
    Trophy Points:
    93
    it is very striking indeed, awesome looking piece.
     
    HeirofCarnage and Struan Murray like this.

Share This Page