Avatar sculpt - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
Modelling and Painting Discuss or display anything and everything regarding Terrain, Modelling and Painting here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-09, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
reasnd's Avatar
reasnd's Flag is: Australia
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 246
Reputation: 1
Default Avatar sculpt

I've been having a go at sculpting recently. Here is my latest creation, this is my second attempt at a human like figure. I've also done a Warlock.



Hes a bit rough and parts of hime were an experiment in cardbaord treated with super glue. ie his face and helmet detail and his wrist guards and shoulder plates are cardboard.
Everything you see, of the Avatar, is scratch built. the Guardians are included for size comparison. I actually feel that hes ended up a little short about 5mm. My Son suggested mounting him on somthing that would give him more height. This really works to give the impression that hes taller than he really is.
This picture was from a game we had on the weekend. Hes just destroyed a Ork War buggy followed by a Deff Dread. And now ready to take on the rest of the hoards.
C&C welcome.
reasnd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-09, 08:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Crimzzen's Avatar
Crimzzen's Flag is: Canada
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,645
Reputation: 3
Default

While I appreciate all the work that went in to it, it just doesn't do it for me. I think it's something in the face that bothers me.

That being said, it's a heck of a lot better than anything I could do.

Allouttabubblegum? - 40K Blog - contains batreps, tactics, and all my work including past and present! Sign up today!
Crimzzen is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-09, 08:19 PM
Senior Member
 
magician847's Avatar
magician847's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Warp, coventry, UK
Posts: 866
Reputation: 1
Default

not trying to sound mean but:

GOOD START!

1) i dont particularly like the face, but that is also something that I cant do lol
2) the hand holding the spear is the wrong way round, if you look at the way you would throw a javelin/spear, that had position is highly impractical :p

other than that, good...

...besides, that is better than anything i can do/claim to do...

lol

M

Apostles Of Vengeance Truescale Space Marines:
Sergeant Sigorn: 99%
Tactical Squad Themis: 10%

Follow them here

Void Miniatures Commissions Service
magician847 is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-09, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
reasnd's Avatar
reasnd's Flag is: Australia
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 246
Reputation: 1
Default

Yeah, I agree the face is really the biggest problem with this sculpt. Serves me right for not waiting to develop my skill a little further. As I didn't have the confidence to sculpt the Avatars face I tried something different. I cut three different layers of card to shape and stuck them together. This way I at least knew that I'd have something that was at least recognisable as a face . On the plus side he looks a lot better on the table without the extreem closeup.
I think I'm going to stick to easier sculpts for a while yet. I'm working on a wraith guard at the moment. Mainly because I wasn a different looking Wraithguard to the only one avaliable at the moment. I'll post some pictures when I have something to show. He only legs and a torso currently.
Edit: The photo doesn't show it well but the hand is the right way arround he has a thumb at the back out of shot.
reasnd is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-09, 08:30 PM
Senior Member
 
magician847's Avatar
magician847's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Warp, coventry, UK
Posts: 866
Reputation: 1
Default

one thing you could do, if you dont mind, is cutting off his head, and sculpting him a new one, but instead of a face, use an enclosed helmet, with a sort of angry/crusaderish look? like the revenant titan head (only smaller [duh])

M

Apostles Of Vengeance Truescale Space Marines:
Sergeant Sigorn: 99%
Tactical Squad Themis: 10%

Follow them here

Void Miniatures Commissions Service
magician847 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-09, 08:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Ancient Tiel' a fier's Avatar
Ancient Tiel' a fier's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Driffield
Posts: 1,449
Reputation: 1
Default

Damn good effort, i too am developing my skills as a sculpter and know all too well just how hard they are to so. So dont be disapointed with him i think he is great just think how to improve your next project and one day we will have GW chasing us with job offers .
Ancient Tiel' a fier is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Hobby > Modelling and Painting

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome