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Darkmessiah 09-24-07 08:39 AM

Greenstuff: Capes
Fabric 2.2 – Capes and Cloaks
Right guys, couple of things u want to consider before u start ur cloak is
Style: will it be a super hero cape, or will it be a wrap around cloak, or an off the shoulder cloak?
Length and Width: you need to think about roughly how big it is goin to be so u can mix enough GS

Tool Prep
1). Plasticard
2). Greenstuff
3). Sharp Knife
4). Drill bit
5). Sculpting tool

Specialised Tools


Clay shapers are useful because of their silicon points. The silicon doesn’t stick to the GS which means u can use them to push, shape and smooth Gs. I use them to decrease the time it takes me to do things, they are useful but they are NOT essential, iv only been using them for a couple of months.
1). Mix some Gs 50/50 and leave to cure for around 20-25 mins
2). Spread the Gs out into a rough rectangle, and then cut it to a rectangle, roughly the width and length u want

https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ff_Capes_3.jpg https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ff_Capes_4.jpg

3). Cut a triangle into the top, leaving equal sized strips either side, make sure these strips are fairly wide


4). Push about 4 lines into the bottom half of the cloak then leave the Gs to cure for around 15 mins, long enough for it to have cured enough so u can lift it off the plasticard without loosing its shape


5). Pinch each strip and gently pull the strip forward, these strip are goin to go over the shoulders of ur mini. Make sure their equal length

https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ff_Capes_7.jpg https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ff_Capes_8.jpg

6). Now place the strip over the shoulders and down the side of the arm on to the chest

https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ff_Capes_9.jpg https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...f_Capes_10.jpg

7). With a wet tool gently push down on the Gs strips so they are firmly on the chest/shoulder. Also push the Gs on both sides so it comes a raised point along the strip will about the shoulder

8 ). Now push a line down the middle of the strip, so it travel over the shoulder


9). Using these lines as a guide push a wet tool up and underneath the Gs in the middle. U want to raise it slightly, u also want a crease underneath it, straighten this rounded strip of Gs up on both sides so its even. Your goin to use this strip as platform for a hood or collar


10). Start to put more lines into the side strips, curving them over the shoulder, these represent the natural creases in the cloak


11). Now its time to go back to the creases we made at the start, using the method u learnt for the loincloth, start push the Gs forward an backward at alternate creases, spend a little time on this till u get nice folds


12). Using wotever u like, prop the Gs into position so u can get the waviness u want


The Hood

13). Cut a wide recentagle piece of Gs out, make sure its roughly the same width as the combined length of the 2 sides and top of the head.


14). Fold the hood over and tuck in the two corners under his head, the Gs should stretch easily if u need to make it wider


15). Slowly, with the edge of ur tool, push the Gs in around the head, go all the way around, then go back and with a knife remove the excess, don’t worry if it looks a little messy, u goin to add more Gs later and work some folds into the hood

https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...f_Capes_18.jpg https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...f_Capes_19.jpg

16). Stretch the top of the hood up, and then shape it back down. Continue this until u have the depth u want to the hood, u may also want to wet ur finger tip and pull the front of the hood to a slight point.

https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...f_Capes_20.jpg https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...f_Capes_21.jpg

17). U may want to leave the Gs to cure at this stage, if u feel confident mix some more Gs up (40/60) and apply it straight to the area behind the head, using a wet tool push it into the hood so its nice and smooth, then use the edge of ur tool and push some curved lines into it so they look like folds.

https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...f_Capes_22.jpg https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...f_Capes_23.jpg

And their u have ur basic cloak, ill prob look at writing an alternative slightly more complicated method, if my patients last :-P

Commissar_riptor 11-25-07 07:42 PM

excellant tutorial ive started using it to convert my catachans into tanith 1st and only :D

Ice Dragon 01-09-08 07:11 PM

That makes perfect sence:ok:

bl0203 01-11-08 08:13 PM

Nice Dude, you make it look so easy. Are you the same Dark Messiah from CoolMiniornot, if so I like your work. Take care...

Damned Fist 03-09-08 05:01 PM

I read through all your tutorials on GS and I must say that they are very well done. After viewing your stuff on CoolMini, however, I would love to see a few tutorials on some of your painting techniques.

Keep up the good work, and thanks!:ok:

bradley1928 03-10-08 03:28 PM

can i ask what is greeen stuff or is that it real name and were can u get it?

Tau Chaotix 03-10-08 05:05 PM

its called green stuff, and you can buy it from most places that sell games workshop.


wolfman 03-18-08 03:14 AM

pretty snazzy

darklightknight448 03-30-08 01:09 PM

Tau Chaotix, good description except one thing: you failed to mention what it is ;)

It's modelling putty, it comes as a strip of blue putty and a strip of yellow putty. When you want to use it, you mix it together to make a green putty, hence the name Green Stuff :D If you use just yellow or just blue, won't work. More of one than the other works, but it's slightly different than equal. It could be better or worse than equal, depending on what your using Green Stuff for. Hope it helps :D

Maximus 04-06-08 11:31 AM

great tutorial. Thank you very much.

Darkmessiah 05-03-08 11:50 PM

The product name for it is Kneadatite Epoxy Putty, u can get it from Games Workshop, or a hardware store, art shops or on the net, hopefully ill get around to updating these tutorials on my site (still underconstruction) www.DarkmessiahMinis.com and yes I am Darkmessiah of cmon lol, cheers for the kind comments guys, appreciated!

Inquisitor Gibson 05-07-08 05:46 PM

now that is great

Inquisitor Gibson 05-07-08 05:48 PM

great for my next convesrsion

The Wraithlord 05-08-08 01:22 AM

Please do not post back to back posts like this.

Ferrus Manus 05-12-08 08:12 PM

nice modeling, really like, could use it for some of my marines

Haraldrr 08-05-08 03:41 PM

Your tutorials are amazing but i got a question: what head was that,is it just a filed down marine head, if it is will you tell me how u did it?

Ste 09-14-08 10:42 AM

good Gs tutorials :) i willl have to use these for some hoodso n my scouts =]

bloodthrister 09-14-08 11:02 AM

I really like this one.
And I've looked at you site! THAT HARLEQUIN WRAITHLORD IS DAMN NICE!!!

too bad I couldnt find the tutorials :P

STATIC 09-14-08 11:09 AM

Awesome tutorial!!
I'm going to try this on something just because you make it look easy.
Thanks :ok:

Fumble Tumble 10-07-08 08:27 AM

will be good for tau ya reckon?:)

oliver57 10-30-08 06:40 PM

might be good 4 making tau patfinder capes???
since they are all stealthy-type u no?

soots12 03-26-10 10:09 PM

Man you rock...i shall use this on some new blood angel hq/elite units :biggrin:

Darkblade 03-28-10 09:44 PM

quite nice capes, yah.

theyoutuber 04-17-10 01:12 AM

wow man this is sick. thanks for the help.

Pride365 05-12-12 03:21 PM

looks good exactly what i needed for my new army as pretty much every one will have capes!

Kadmon 04-07-20 10:01 PM

This was a useful tutorial! I've linked it in my article about modeling: https://alkony.enerla.net/english/th...ling-resources

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