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Hunter Rose

1/6 Spacebase 2000 Inspired Astronaut Sculpt

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I havent seen him since before the hair went on and hes looking great! I too though he was massive, like at least 3- 4ft tall haha! Hope the bake goes well for you!

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He's all baked! No going back now the detail is all locked in.

Looked around at some baking tips and from what i read its pretty straightforward. For now as its only a bake to protect detail, I've stuck to the standard 15 minutes at 130c for every 1/4" of thickness. But apparently baking longer is recommended for strength by a lot of sculptors so I'll do that on the final bake.

Had to trim the threaded rod to get him in the oven and there was some darkening of the clay but that's good apparently the darker it is the stronger.

 

35714728622_950d47c9e1_c.jpg20160324_131338 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35714715152_434c91db19_c.jpg20160324_133803 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35714697662_0d137de813_c.jpg20160324_133810 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next up its torso time! Doubt I'll get anymore done over easter, so no updates till next week.

Hope you all have a good one!

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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I've started back on him now, nothing spectacular to show, just blocking outvthe torso. The slight collar is just a rough guide to see where i want the helmet to go.

 

35883785565_a234b53c6c_c.jpg20160330_133142 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35752511831_ee8feba8de_c.jpg20160330_134637 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074641793_9a0010815f_c.jpg20160330_134645 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Just wanted to show i am still working on it! Next I'll continue building up the torso.

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Been adding and smoothing on the torso today, built it up and then smoothed it over as a base for my firm start on the spacecsuits armor plating.

 

35842986496_b12dc9254b_c.jpg20160401_132454 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883746455_8ee8550fe0_c.jpg20160401_133519 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074588683_70d361d2a4_c.jpg20160404_131600 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35714591032_dcf27ed7c3_c.jpg20160404_131607 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

New tool im using for raking is an old (and washed!) nit comb. Im using as a rake to smooth over bumbs with a cross hatch patern wich i smooth over with my finger.

 

35074593963_605e22c5d3_c.jpg20160404_131620 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35714550172_8b93f556be_c.jpg20160404_131654 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I'll start building up and defining some areas of detail like the shoulder pads and chest plates.

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Okay been working on his neck line and chest. Wanted to define the neck of the spacesuit more, and start to shape outvand build up his chest armor.

I drew a line with my ball stylus to mark it then after putting a sausage along the line i blended it a bit, bulked out the area with bits of clay then used a large ball stylus to blend it all

 

35495776680_8224b41f38_c.jpg20160405_134001 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842946656_91acbbedc5_c.jpg20160405_134011 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842927896_3426152749_c.jpg20160405_134241 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883687755_c9f15ff9d5_c.jpg20160406_132617 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074527573_08cf1c9e91_c.jpg20160406_132950 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074524063_c901da50df_c.jpg20160406_133145 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35752409371_208943d8e0_c.jpg20160406_133821 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I also started to build up the crotch a bit more, and i trimmed his shoulders back, I'll add the pads later for now i want to get his look right.

Next up I'll build up the torso with more armor and smooth what I've done so far.

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Been busy with other things and haven't touched this guy in a week but have got some more done today, smoothed out the chest armor and started to add more armor to the torso and build up the crotch a little more.

 

35752410601_0dfa6df2e3_c.jpg20160411_134033 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074492383_2ce64782dc_c.jpg20160411_134043 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883645105_e857a87d54_c.jpg20160413_134014 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So the torso is starting to shape up, going to continue adding to it and building up the design.

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Thanks Matt! Yeah its getting there, its starting to sink in now though that this probably going to be a loooong project! haha

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Nowt like someone having a long term project on the go, gives me something to keep looking at.

Matt

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Okay I have been working on this, but not much to show, the frustrating thing about sculpting I've found is I can spend ages just smoothing things out and adding small amounts of clay and at the end it doesn't look all that different in photos! :lol:

I'm still building up the torso and groin area, and started to shape out some side paneling ready to be backfilled with clay and smoothed over.

 

35752385311_247f596c9a_c.jpg20160422_134416 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842842576_a1cf553612_c.jpg20160422_134422 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I'm going to go for a slightly different approach, I'll start adding clay to the whole thing and work on it all together. It'll help me keep an overall sense of proportion and it may also speed things up!

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Looking good he's coming along nicely. Ive never sculpted a figure before but now his shoulders are taking shape you can get a better sense of where you want his arms to grow from, same goes for his hips & legs, im looking forward to seeing more :popcorn:

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this is all waaaay beyond me. Never seen the process done before, cool!

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Had a good read through this Hunter and have to,say it's going really well mate. As others have mentioned it's really enjoyable ( and informative ) to watch a blob of clay turn into a finished head sculpt and I'm looking forward to seeing the body develop too.

Looking great so far mate and I can't wait to see more. Don't worry about the time it takes, as long as you are enjoying it that's all that matters and it seems you are having a blast as your enthusiasm can be seen in the work

Pete

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Looking good he's coming along nicely. Ive never sculpted a figure before but now his shoulders are taking shape you can get a better sense of where you want his arms to grow from, same goes for his hips & legs, im looking forward to seeing more :popcorn:

Cheers Bob, glad your enjoying it :)

this is all waaaay beyond me. Never seen the process done before, cool!

Thanks I always like to make sure my WIPs are fairly thorough and I like showing something a bit different. And trust me its still a learning curve for me too! :lol:

Had a good read through this Hunter and have to,say it's going really well mate. As others have mentioned it's really enjoyable ( and informative ) to watch a blob of clay turn into a finished head sculpt and I'm looking forward to seeing the body develop too.

Looking great so far mate and I can't wait to see more. Don't worry about the time it takes, as long as you are enjoying it that's all that matters and it seems you are having a blast as your enthusiasm can be seen in the work

Pete

Cheers Pete, I must say I know its me doing it, but it is very satisfying turning a brick of clay into something! Really appreciate the kind words, I always take any interest in my work as a big compliment :)

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Got the clay out and continued working on him, I've built up the sides of his torso.

Made a sausage and followed the line of the other panelling to create an edge then backfilled with a rolled piece of clay roughly shaped to fit.

 

35752331491_ae7d575d24_c.jpg20160504_130852 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then i raked the surface and smoothed it over

 

35752361891_d43268b64c_c.jpg20160504_131302 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074457553_d5466b86c2_c.jpg20160504_131815 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So glad i read up on the raking technique, it makes leveling and smoothing a breeze.

I've also started building up the limbs, so the body is starting to feel more alive now.

 

35842824306_7e3447473c_c.jpg20160504_133803 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074428813_5dd556281e_c.jpg20160504_133812 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883608635_55b8039a0e_c.jpg20160509_134316 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074403513_e3cd97e3b9_c.jpg20160509_134326 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Think i need to build his chest up a little more, looks a little flat, and I'll continue building up the arms and legs.

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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The proportions of the body are beginning to come together nicely. Can you put something in the next update with the figure to give and idea of scale please ? I know how big 1/6 is but can't visualise it in your figure

Pete

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Cheers Pete, thanks John :)

I will put a scale object in next time, and yeah I agree he's looking much better with less foil and more clay! :lol:

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