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Hunter Rose

1/6 Spacebase 2000 Inspired Astronaut Sculpt

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Still looking good hunter.

I think you're definitely going in the right direction with the space suit. The joints will look great in a mixture of solid joints, and flexible ribbed joints.

 

Matt

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Well at last Spidey is done so finally I can devote my time to this guy again!

 

I've been thickening the chest section of armor, probably will bulk ot out further to incorporate a clear dome helmet, but still mulling on that.

 

35044095844_842960d5df_c.jpg20161114_131354 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883492815_a3594ccf87_c.jpg20161114_133937 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Im already a lot happier with the shape, I'll bulk out the abdomen too to match and do some sort of belt incorporated crotch armor.

Started matching the top of the right arm to the left.

 

35074254583_8bded093a4_c.jpg20161114_135010 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495538660_35bb7419b5_c.jpg20161114_135157 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495539880_fb9257da8c_c.jpg20161114_135426 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

They are still very much work in progress, but next I'll work on the abdomen and sides of the torso. I want more of a bulky suit feel to him rather than anything too sleek.

 

Really enjoying this one and so glad to be back on it!

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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In that last photo you can really see the leaping-back pose, I wasn't sure if it read right before but it really does - maybe the addition of the shoulders and chestplate making the flow of the upper body clearer?

 

The head is still awesome, it's great you've got more time to spend on this now.

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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Thank you Will!

 

Yeah the pose was really bugging me at shoulder level, and I think it was more that it looked less like he was looking down and just that he had a hunch back! But now the armor has been chunked out I think its defined pose of his upper body better

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Been sculpting more, haven't moved to the abdomen yet, I've put the rough start of the forearm armor on by rolling out thin sculpey and wrapping it round

 

35074235403_7d0769dbc6_c.jpg20161116_132747 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842677786_4e5d4eee0b_c.jpg20161116_133248 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And worked a bit on the upper arms, removed the stepped ridge bit and extended them to keep them smooth.

Just want to keep it basic initially without worrying to much about final details till the end.

 

35883471725_5827f7ee61_c.jpg20161116_134024 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883469125_488935968e_c.jpg20161116_134220 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883460895_9d11884d44_c.jpg20161116_134552 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842665166_7bb2d3e18f_c.jpg20161116_134604 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35714320922_babb875d1e_c.jpg20161116_135024 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Other thing i did was make the head hole in tbe armor a bit bigger, want his chin to look less cramped and create a little space, i may eventually make the gaps round the sides wider too.

 

35714296792_9a3603c7d7_c.jpg20161117_130644 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35752109251_5bd05bc152_c.jpg20161117_130752 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35752097771_d5da0b326f_c.jpg20161117_130850 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Also extended a section of the chest armor out a bit, this will probably be increased in width later when im sorting the helmet.

 

35044067354_20b734d8ae_c.jpg20161117_131434 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842647176_010b2e7699_c.jpg20161117_131527 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074197013_46651e03b4_c.jpg20161117_131618 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35752087141_3aa99fd898_c.jpg20161117_132301 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842631896_1d79bbf4ef_c.jpg20161117_132408 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842633816_13099571bf_c.jpg20161117_132531 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074174153_dc062785eb_c.jpg20161117_132543 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495485950_b3a75bd882_c.jpg20161117_132553 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And the other thing I've started is the elbow joint covers. 

 

35842612606_88511cb722_c.jpg20161117_134552 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So its all systems go, I'll finish the other elbow joint cover and then move on to his abdomen next.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Looks great, will there be a gun in his right hand? The jumping up and backwards with a gun between his legs pose looks just about perfect for one. I have no idea why but  the pose reminds me of Enders Game (The book, not that poor effort of a film), the enemies gate is down!.

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Don't get me started on the movie adaptation of that book! 

I mean they gave away one of the main plot twists in the trailer when they showed Mazer Rackham was still alive....

 

anyway back ti to the build - this is simply awesome! 

31 minutes ago, rockpopandchips said:

Looks great, will there be a gun in his right hand? The jumping up and backwards with a gun between his legs pose looks just about perfect for one. I have no idea why but  the pose reminds me of Enders Game (The book, not that poor effort of a film), the enemies gate is down!.

 

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I never knew enders game was based on a book, I'll add that to my must read list! 

 

Thanks Chief Smeg!

 

And rock yes he's got a gun in his right hand and in his left will be the comtrols for the big jet pack I'll build when he's done.

The pose is going to be him jetting away from an alien creature thats grabbed his legs and the gun will have a laser beam shooting through its exploded head.

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Thats sounds great

 

There are about 9 or 10 books now i think, i really like them and i have the first 6 on audio book that are also really very good.

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The US navy issues a sort of special kindle to submarine crews and Enders Game is one of the books loaded to the device, apparently it was included because of the lessons that it teaches regarding tactics etc. 

 

You both also need to read Starship Troopers (ignore the film completely it is nothing at all like the book). 

 

I  loving this build though, you tantalised us earlier with artwork shots for his helmet, I'm looking forward to that part too. 

Edited by The Chief Smeg

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2 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Thats sounds great

 

There are about 9 or 10 books now i think, i really like them and i have the first 6 on audio book that are also really very good.

 Not so keen on the books after 'Speaker for the dead', but I digress - just reread the post about the exploding head; this is another but I'm looking forward to now!

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Cheers guys, I'll definitely check those out, just finished going through my Philip k dick short story collections again and could do with a new book to read

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Forever War is an incredible novel - it really gets into the philosophical and personal implications of war in space, without skimping on gritty detail.

 

And the ending gets me every time.

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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Now you mention it im positive a mate gave me a copy of Forever War, hmm time to hunt it down!

 

And cheers for the link pete, didnt know it was a series, if i like it i can get the others

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You're very welcome.

The link is to the omnibus edition.

Three novels in one book.

And difficult to put down!

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Had some more sculpting time, I started by rolling some thin bits of clay for the left elbow joint cover, and the used a sharp tool to blend it all together.

 

35074142973_d22e45a88b_c.jpg20161118_133236 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495458810_d510fc4565_c.jpg20161118_134219 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842598116_1bd041def0_c.jpg20161118_134242 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

 

And then i started bulking out the abdomen,  rolled a bit of clay and cut a shape to conform with the edge of the chest armor and blended it in.

 

35074139703_48da7413ea_c.jpg20161121_133543 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35044020794_1dee08de70_c.jpg20161121_133554 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883344065_034cf347c1_c.jpg20161121_134016 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883348395_0573a2e3b4_c.jpg20161121_134024 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883339025_b8589b5037_c.jpg20161122_133229 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842573966_c3468b04d3_c.jpg20161122_134627 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Oh yeah and i also added a rough belt, which may just end up being the top of his crotch armor.

Im pleased i got the original details smoothed over and tied together his torso more, makes it easier for me to look at him and think about how i eventually want him to look.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Began working on his lower half today, started by rolling out a big ball of clay very thin with between some non stick paper with a rolling pin.  Try to speed myself up a bit, i tend to use a bit at a time but i figured if i roll out a big piece first its quicker to cut bits from there

 

35752013551_ef5b989339_c.jpg20161123_132116 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Cut it up to get some sections to make thigh armor, and off cuts for the crotch armor 

 

35495422150_1eaacfee68_c.jpg20161123_132448 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Started with a triangle at the front and basically laid bits down to make my shape and then smoothed it together to create the armor.

 

35043999254_46d30a4f70_c.jpg20161123_132656 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043994704_18db3f3abd_c.jpg20161123_132933 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842552616_54252e5e1a_c.jpg20161123_133330 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883323755_1b9dc5cbe3_c.jpg20161123_133340 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883308235_0e36c45151_c.jpg20161123_133602 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35751988161_2affc75e85_c.jpg20161123_134220 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074068413_f80f767618_c.jpg20161123_134231 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I'll shape his crotch and back bot more before doing the thigh armor. Think I'll make the bit between his legs slightly narrower too, seems a little wide now i look back at it.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Right first thing i did was sort out the tricep area of his right arm as i noticed in the last photo it's dented in, so i smooshed some clay there and smoothed it over.

 

Then it was on to smoothing and shaping the crotch armor and blending another belt in place.

 

35714190002_cda12d3c16_c.jpg20161124_132941 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074064473_d2afbcd774_c.jpg20161124_132954 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Again i know at this stage its very simple looking, im just trying to create a blank canvas as a start point for details, some that will be sculpted others that will be added after baking in other materials.

 

Then after rolling out the rough start to the thigh armor i noticed a problem; his left thigh is smaller than the other. Which i think is because of a soft bend in the knee joint, so....

 

35751958081_4c4be48654_c.jpg20161124_133830 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074059433_e1390914af_c.jpg20161124_133837 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

... time to break a leg!

 

35074041183_17388696c4_c.jpg20161124_133926 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Basically cut a bit of sculpey away and jammed my needle nose pliers in to get a nice tight bend. Then added more clay and smoothed over mainly from the front to preserve the acute bend and help get the thigh to the correct length.

 

35842517956_99ac992379_c.jpg20161124_134108 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883277265_0ac8c25484_c.jpg20161124_134131 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Its looking better already.

 

35043946904_281560d7f4_c.jpg20161124_134315 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35074036383_ea788a0b0c_c.jpg20161124_134325 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I'll carry on with the thigh armor.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Didn't really get a chance yo do much today, only little thing i did was widen his neck hole.

 

35751931681_556e443eb8_c.jpg20161125_134359 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043941124_177bb340dd_c.jpg20161125_134404 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I think i may also thin the top of the armor where it comes over his shoulder, it will make sorting his helmet a bit easier with a little more room to compensate for his downward looking pose.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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So I've been sculpting more, once again been distracted away from leg armor by something else! Ive thinned the armor over his shoulders and top of his chest.

 

Used some wire to slice away some sculpey and used the tools and my finger to remove shape and smooth.

 

35714161382_b7c3dfef22_c.jpg20161129_132943 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043932684_81b1fe69e6_c.jpg20161129_133034 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842484336_6a11b0640a_c.jpg20161129_133148 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35751915311_97e2b8ff20_c.jpg20161129_133257 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35043910634_0c15b67e2b_c.jpg20161129_133303 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883238265_c84ae95487_c.jpg20161129_133538 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

All was going well till this happened! Obviously the top layer wasn't pressed in enough so the tool i used just ripped it away.

 

35714143382_eb628c9522_c.jpg20161129_133728 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So then it was a matter of building it up and shaping it back to how it was, but thinner obviously. Made sure i roughed up the underside and smooshed it in with the tools to be damn sure that wont happen again.

 

35714138932_15ac3cc4e2_c.jpg20161129_133846 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883221835_2686325b05_c.jpg20161201_131756 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35842451326_e39521d1f6_c.jpg20161201_134106 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35714116002_4fc134c045_c.jpg20161201_134123 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35495301650_b3edc6060d_c.jpg20161201_134139 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35883204285_5130044916_c.jpg20161201_134404 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Soooo now after a touch more shaping I'll be doing the legs next. Glad i did that though, feels better to me now and just like widening the head hole it will help give a bit more space when I'm doing his helmet.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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