I say the main guy on the site -that's it there will only be one. For some next project of mine, I will have to really outstretched my sculpting talents, so this time, though I could probably have convert an existing figure, I preferred to sculpt it almost entirely for training. Problem is, I am a diorama maker, which means not particularly good at sculpting stuff. Anyway, here we go, first: bits of paper clips and a Magic Sculp lump for the body -let dry for the night
I am awfully slow at sculpting stuff, what you see is the result of a short fortnight with not a lot of work involved. the torso and the trousers/boots are done: i have been using some Dragon end of boots because I didn't want top get bored to sculpt those by myself. The guy is dressed as a Red Hungarian Hussar circa 1920. There are some funny stories about those guys getting caught in the Russian revolution. I still have the head, the arms, the top of the torso to do. he is kind of very skinny, I took myself as a model for that one :)
Day 8 already, how time flies :) I fell in no mood yesterday evening to start the face, so i did the small details that were left to add on the trousers. Quite fun to do out of green stuff, no shaking hands are required. i had to do the small bits on the trousers a few time so that the size match. So tonight the face, maybe.
yeah, close enough :) Sorry for this, but all my dioramas are my own story, I really love the real History, but it has mostly nothing to do with my dioramas; first i have the idea and then i try to hook it up to some particular time of history so that it winds up the people looking at my dioramas :) So basically, that's me as a 1920 Hungarian Red Hussar.
I have been posting this fig in some forum and i got a lot of praise about the cloth made of cigarette paper. i have been using this trick for years, mainly to build some newspapers and open books. It's a really ideal material, i have been smoking for years when i was younger, and you learn fast the properties of this material while trying to roll a fag with more than one sheet of cig paper, or even when you are dead drunk. the material is real strong, resists to water and dead thin too! -here's now how to do a shirt in cigarette paper. First cut the cig paper roughly like I have been showing above, cut 2 times near the collar and fold back the 2 bits inside the collar. these 2 bits will serve as gluing surfaces, they need to be not so visible as you need to use a surface which will be bigger than -say the shirt's hem.