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Narcissus



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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:01 pm

Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial



This tutorial will explain step by step how I sculpt bloated nurgle stomach armour to match the Forge World Death Guard models. The Forge World models are great, but there are only ten poses and I like converting models. Therefore, I have been trying to sculpt my own stomachs to match the asthetic of the existing models and add some character and variety. I will add more parts on how I add rivets and make the metal tabards in another post.

Materials
You will need greenstuff (or another similar product), thin plasticard rod (for rivets), a model, lubricant (I use chapstick) and sculpting tools (for this model I used the GW sculpting tool, a chisel colour shaper, and a pointy rubber tip).


I used the colour shaper on the left, red tool in the middle, and the tool on the far right.

Procedure


Step 1: Add a blob of greenstuff approximately the same size and volume as the resin Death Guard's belly to a model (it is easier to do with the arms unattached).


Step 2: Using some chapstick (a tiny bit) and the metal tool, start creating the basic shape by gently stretching the edges outwards to match the shape of the Forge World model. Compare to original.


Step 3: Continue until you are happy with the shape and then smooth the greenstuff by gently brushing it with the colour shaper and lubricant until you get a perfectly smooth finish. (To this point it took me about 5-10 minutes, if you are adding a boltgun and just want the shape, you could stop here)


Step 4: Use the tool of you choice to create a thin line about 1mm from the edge of the sides. Don't press hard, just draw a thin line. Then use a flat tool to gently smooth in both directions around the line (ex. smooth from the line to the margin and from the line to the center).


Step 5: Add damage. Now we get to be creative and add damage and detail. I started by poking some holes using the rubber tipped dental pick.


Step 6: Make the hole deeper. Add cracks around the edges. Add detail inside. Use a sharp tool to carefully make the edges pull outwards. Be careful during this step that you do not change the shape of the belly too much.


Step 7: Add details like intestines, cables, holes, cracks, tentacles, etc. Be creative! Have fun! This is a hobby. Go crazy!


Step 8: Cut some small pieces off of a thin piece of plasticard rod. You will need 8-10 little pieces. Each should be about 1mm long (smaller is better).


Step 9: Pick up each rivet using the tip of a hobby knife. Carefully push it a tiny bit into the greenstuff. You have a rivet. Repeat at regular intervals around the edge of your belly.


Step 9: Leave your model undisturbed to cure for a few hours. Here you can see a comparison between a few other work in progress models and the original Death Guard model.

Here are a few more examples using the same technique:







That's all there is to it. I will add some more tutorials on how to add fungus infections to your models, how to add rivets to hard surfaces, and how to make plasticard armour in the future. Please post links if you try these techniques yourself and I will include your pictures in the blog. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:01 pm

You make it look easy... I dont like that... (I do, but I dont... )
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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:26 am

INSPIRATIONAL! I need to re-read it carefully.

You mentioned things I never heard before... like... LUBRICANT? I though water was the only thing we needed. Can you please elaborate on what is it? How much to use? Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:08 am

Great tutorial!
Very well explained so it really looks easy to do, too bad I'm reading this at work because I'd like to try it out right away! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:12 pm

Thanks guys.

Mordheimer-I used chapstick for lube. I just get a tiny bit on the tip of my tool and then it moves much better over the greenstuff. I used spit for a long time but the chapstick makes it much easier to smooth the surface.

Gatlag-post your results if you try it. The biggest key, in my opinion, is to carefully make sure the shape is "correct" so you create the overall illusion.
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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:50 pm

Really useful tutorial - thanks Narcissus!

Laney:D

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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:55 pm

Amazing!!! And inspirational and really useful!

Can I have a few questions about the tools?
Is there any difference between color shaper and clay shaper? They look teh same but there are two names for it. Recently I got myself a clayshaper (because my friend boght it and said it really good tool for sculpting, so I could not resist). But I have only 0-size flat chisel and I am curious about the other shapes and types.

And as for the rubber tip on the dentist pick.. Where can you get such a thing? I see how useful it can be (as my needle usually gets stuck to the GS which drives me crazy Very Happy )...
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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:06 pm

Narcissus wrote:
Gatlag-post your results if you try it. The biggest key, in my opinion, is to carefully make sure the shape is "correct" so you create the overall illusion.
If I do I certainly will, but time is lacking me... Sad
Let me first finish my PE project. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:59 pm

Laney-Thanks!

Lazi-Clay shapers and colour shapers are the same as far as I know. I used a size 0 or 1 flat chisel to make these. A pin would work just as well as the dental pick. Just lubricate it with some vaseline or chapstick to stop it from sticking. I got the dental picks from a pharmacy (drug store) in the dental section. There is nothing special about it (except the stuff doesn't stick to it). Any point object would work.

Gatlag-No pressure! Post it when you get the chance. I am just interested to see others' efforts using the same method.
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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:50 pm



Did someone say lubrication?

I dunno why but i couldn't help posting this HUGE picture of petro jelly. I have heard of people using it for this.
and you can use the rest for something else be creative.

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PostSubject: Re: Death Guard Stomach Sculpting Tutorial   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:59 pm

heheh... Dysturbed, honoring his name since May, 2010. (But terrifying the planet since Halloween 1980!)

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