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 Post subject: Goblin Town Crier's WIP (Custom Bolg Sculpt)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:18 pm 
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Im gonna start doing a WIP as I really enjoy reading everyone else's and would like to show off some of my more interesting ideas, hopefully it should also should prove some motivation to get things finished.

I recently finished (after starting 2 years ago!) a War in the North Character WIP which you can see here:
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I'm gonna keep that separate as it has a clear theme whereas I expect this will be more sporadic!

Stay tuned...

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Great to see a dedicated work in progress thread from you. Will follow.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:34 pm 
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I have been getting into some sculpting over the last few months and have some rather cool stuff to show. I've done plenty of green stuffing over the years but have been working towards sculpting from scratch or near enough.

What I present to you is Draugaroth, The Last Werewolf.
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I searched up imagery of werewolves in Middle Earth and there are some great art pieces to be found. My beast is based upon the traditional upright man/wolf style whereas the werewolves of Tolkein are more like giant beastial wolves.

I wanted something based on the modern wargs so that he would fit with the look of my warg rider collection, and i just love the hyena look of the old wargs.
I will be using Draugaroth in a Campaign I plan on running where Elendil and the Numenoreans are first exploring Middle Earth shortly after landing and encounter the last of the werewolves.

Below are the stages I used to make him. All I have used is used is a wild warg model, paper clips, green stuff I bought from ebay and GW liquid green stuff.

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Stage 1.
I cut off the legs and head from a wild warg then using a Dremel and small grinding bit I smoothed off the shoulders and hips. I put a ball of green stuff inside each of the holes where the legs were and then pushed in paper clips cut and bent to roughly to the right size and shape.
I added blobs of GS to the feet and then posed the whole model, I used all sorts of household items to prop in in place till it set. Once solid I then reinforced the joints and added a big ball of GS to attach the head and form a neck.
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Stage 2.
This stage took by far the longest and I did it over several nights allowing layers of muscles to build up. I studied lots of werewolf pictures on the net and also tried to mimic the original wargs musculature and joints. I wanted to keep him lythe looking as just the fact that he's about double the hight of an Elf means he could have easily looked cartoony if the muscles got too big.
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Stage 3.
I originally planned on using regular green stuff to sculpt on the fir, but found that it was just too thick and I lost all the muscle definition that I had worked hard on, It definitely want the fact that it was taking ages and I wanted a shortcut that meant I changed to liquid green stuff. Wink!
I just covered the whole model where fir was going to be and used a old stiff brush to stipple and drag the the stuff in the direction of the fir and create the spikey hair along his neck. It turned out really good and was super easy, definitely a good use of the stuff!

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I love it! Great sculpt, very good painting and love the design! Very plausible look for a Tolkien Werewolf, I think.
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awesome stuff!

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Very good sculpting and paint job! How long did it actually take to sculpt the werewolf?
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Nice one! Interesting subject!

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Thanks for the positive comments!
It probably took me about 4 or 5 evenings after work, manly just lots of waiting time for the previous layer of GS to dry as I was using it quite thickly.
I would definitely recommend having a go at something big like this as it was really good practice and much more forgiving than say sculpting an intricate face, especially thanks to the covering of fur.

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That Draugluin is excellent, really fantastic work. I love Werewolves.
Is that a 40mm base he's on?

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Nice sculpting and painting

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@GothmogtheWerewolf yep thats a 40mm base, he stands about the size of a Cave Troll.

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About a week ago I discovered a thread on this site called The Unexpected Journey, its a painting challenge where each month everyone paints a character chosen at random. This months was Grima Wormtongue, so here is mine all painted up.

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It was good motivation to paint a character I may have never gotten around to and he turned out to be great fun to paint. I tried to get the different layers of the black cloak distinctive from each other. The overcoat it highlighted up by adding Cadian Flesh to black and the underclothes by mixing in Balor Brown to black.

Have a look at this great little challenge here:
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What a great thread! I'm a big fan of your work so far! Keep em coming! :D

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Amazing! His face looks so alive. His cloak is also impressive. Can you tell me how you painted his face?
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@Johnny Thanks bud!
I painted his face mostly the same as any human I do: Cadian Flesh tone washed with Reikland Flesh shade and hilighted with Kislev Flesh. But for grimace I added the most ridiculously small amount of green to the base and layer to give him a sickly look. I also added a final hilighted of Pallid Wych flesh to get him extra pale. Last thing I did was to give his eyes a little wash of extremedy diluted Wazdakka Red, I also ran this across his lips. The whole thing was a good fun experiment really!

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Ah, thank you! So it's the green what makes that sickly look so impressive. The lips are also an amazing detail. A little more blueish lips would have done the trick also I think! But anyway he looks so much like his real life counterpart that it's almost scary. Good job!
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Nice job! I agree, his face looks excellent! The cloak looks good too, nice subtle highlights. Well done!

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So iv been on a wild adventure in sculpting, fresh off the heels of the werewolf I wanted to challenge myself and do something more anatomical.

I bought my brother Azog on foot for Christmas and got jealous of the Pale Orc so I decided I wanted Bolg for myself! I am a big fan of the GW version, however I didnt want the warg riding version and so decided this would be my next sculpting challenge.

I didnt want to try and recreate what GW had done and wanted to make something original so I picked the iconic scene from the movie where Bolg shoots Kili with his Morgul Bow. I must have stared at this picture and scene for hours and hours trying to get the pose and details right!

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I followed this guys instructions on how to build the wire armature for Bolg:
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Im afraid that I didnt take any WIP pictures of the sculpting process, but it took me about 2 weeks adding a little bit at a time on most evenings to get to this stage.

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The muscles were the most important bit to get right and I looked at loads of photos and also used an Uruk Hai berserker and Orc archer to keep the pose realistic and to scale.

The armour was just a case of rolling out and flattening the GS and then using the tool to push them into his chest. It was fiddly as anything but if one went wrong I just pulled it off and started again. I did them in 3 stages from the lowest going up, allowing each to harden before starting the next row.

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The face was tough but I did it by making a ball the right size on the end of a toothpick and squeezing it by hand into the right shape, again trial and error and I ended up mushing it up and starting again a few times before I was happy. Whilst still soft I carefully used my tool to push in the cheeks and form a slight jaw line. I pushed a deep hole to form his shouting mouth and some shallow dimples for his eye holes. Wisely or not I chose to do all this in one sitting so that I was able to adjust any part as I needed. After that I added all the details to the face; hair, nose forehead, more chin/jaw...

For the bow I bent a paper clip to the exact size and shape I wanted then drilled a hole in the fist and pushed the wire through and glued it in place. I then sculpted the bow around this and added Bolgs fingers on top.

Anyway thanks for reading, hope you found it interesting and stay tuned for some painted photos!

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Here he is sprayed up:
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