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Hunter Rose

1/6 Spacebase 2000 Inspired Astronaut Sculpt

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Not checked in for a while Hunter, but the progress you've made is amazing.

Liking the belt, very batman utility style. Perhapse could do with some holders, or pouches in it.

Keep it up, when you're finished you'll have a masterpiece on your hands.

 

Matt

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7 hours ago, BrotherMole said:

Super stuff. Do you mind me asking do you have a fine art background, or do this for a living? This is next order stuff and I'm intrigued about where you learned your art. Keep it up - I always enjoy your updates.

 

Dont mind at all mate, I have A levels in art, but i wouldn't say i had a fine art background. I've always enjoyed painting and drawing but never really did any sculpture, unless you count the plasticine monsters/people i used to make for the stop motion animation films i used to make with my grandads cine 8 camera when i was twelve (loved doing that!).

Always wanted to be an artist since i was little but never made it to uni as the day before i was due to start at art school I took a job as a screen printer where i worked my way up to being the print manager and head graphic designer, so art was always just a hobby along with my modelling.

I think thats why this project feels so special to me as its a combination of my modelling and art in a way like no other build I've done, but it does make me wish Id taken the sculpture option on my A level!

Sorry for waffling on, like to be thorough in my answers, and i do really appreciate your interest in this mate glad your enjoying it.

 

6 hours ago, S5 modeller said:

Not checked in for a while Hunter, but the progress you've made is amazing.

Liking the belt, very batman utility style. Perhapse could do with some holders, or pouches in it.

Keep it up, when you're finished you'll have a masterpiece on your hands.

 

Matt

 

Cheers Matt! Yeah kind of got on a roll with the legs, trying to keep it going for the rest. Think i will add to the belt, I'll give it more thought while im working on the arms :)

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I have to admit it's getting better, a little better all the time.

 

Not that you're mine or anything! Nice progress, each new detail makes it more real. Are you going to do everything with clay or will you use styrene, brass etc. for guns and other mechanical bits?

 

W

 

 

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:lol: Thanks Will!

 

Yeah jetpack, gun, wrist computer and jetpack control arm will all be styrene and stuff, the hands will then be sculpted over the gun/controls in either greenstuff or milliput post baking

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Right I've made a start on the arms, haven't been near them since the joint covers so they need a little tidying

 

First i noticed a big dent in the upper left arm, so squidged some sculpey in the middle of it and smoothed it over.

 

35713120322_20f02db873_c.jpg20170320_130734 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35882242415_504ac19eb7_c.jpg20170320_130922 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713122402_d5fcbebc80_c.jpg20170320_131057 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713104862_f2555919ff_c.jpg20170320_132117 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713101242_75662d053f_c.jpg20170320_132438 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Only other major thing to do is thicken the left forearm a bit as its slightly thinner than the right when i checked it.

 

35073039533_137bb005d6_c.jpg20170320_133509 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713088962_4b73cb9520_c.jpg20170320_133715 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

But before i can whack it on i realised the left forearm is a little short so i needed to add some to the end.

 

35073022683_3b42345432_c.jpg20170320_134039 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713079202_35536c6c53_c.jpg20170320_134242 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then i wrapped it around. The first few times i did this out of instinct i would leave the rough edge at the back but this then just makes it a pain to smooth it over. So its at the front so i dont have to awkwardly get behind it to much and risk poking my tools into his legs or body.

 

35073033873_17206354eb_c.jpg20170320_134453 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713073492_bdc4757aec_c.jpg20170320_134606 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35494304260_60119de365_c.jpg20170321_131427 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And now thats done next I'll start the details on the arms.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Evening chaps! Just a small update, I've started detailing the arm.

 

Started by marking out the design

 

35073000803_f5742d9e12_c.jpg20170322_133923 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35042885634_972e15898a_c.jpg20170322_133937 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then carved it out.

 

35494297860_57825aee31_c.jpg20170324_134253 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35494287980_ce2dc5d5b2_c.jpg20170324_134303 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I'll get the other carved out tomorrow.  Im thinking i might add some spring tubing between the upper and forearm as a kind of external power connection (??) That might look cool.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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its really fascinating watch this all come together,'Im even tempted to have a go myself ,What modelling materiel are you using?Is it an air dry clay or need baking?

Cheers

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21 hours ago, Carts said:

its really fascinating watch this all come together,'Im even tempted to have a go myself ,What modelling materiel are you using?Is it an air dry clay or need baking?

Cheers

 

Thanks Andy! Its sculpey firm which is an oven bake clay.

 

Glad to hear your tempted, its a really fun thing to try, I would say all you need (apart from tools & clay! Lol) is determination and a desire to do it. All sculpting is, is a looong process of refinements and dont be put off by the look of the early stages. Its important to accept it will look crap when you start because thats the start point (sheesh look where this started!) then you refine it into how you want it to be and the best thing is if you really aren't happy just smooth it over and try again. Sorry to waffle on, I'm just having a total blast doing this and would love to see more people try it; I'm not an expert in any way shape or form, and genuinely believe anyone can get great results if they stick with it. 

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Thanks for the info,wheels are starting to turn!:)

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I agree, my beginner efforts in sculpting have been one of the best modelling experiences I can remember for ages.

 

It's really satisfying picking away at the shape seeing it grow, and even better thinking "I made that from NOTHING, I am a GOD!" afterwards.

 

Sorry, bit carried away...

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Hey dont worry, thats how I feel too when i look at mine Will! :lol:

 

Slow on progress this week, I've been doing crazy overtime at work, but more is coming soon I promise!

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Just a small update, detail to the other side of the arm is done

35750942461_40f4a139af_c.jpg20170327_134801 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And here's a pulled back shot of how all the detail is looking together.

 

35882183835_1dbcfe65bc_c.jpg20170330_134538 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Pretty happy with how its all looking, Im getting to the point now where I've ordered the led neon tube for the in helmet lighting, so i can figure how its going to fit inside and where holes need to be.

 

Next  up its on to the torso! Im thinking of putting some spring tube down the side for power cabling details.  Hmm we'll see.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Looking good Hunter. His suit is certainly looking the part.

I like the idea if the spring cables, maybe some guitar strings?

 

Matt

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Cheers Matt! I've got quite a large (ish) stash of small spring tubes (which is good because they seem to be hard to find these days for some reason??) But thats a good shout, i may get some so as not to waste my tubes which i need for running wire to the leds.

 

Here's my springs, dug them out in readiness and to see exactly what I've got.

 

35042859374_32d3f2d77d_c.jpg20170404_132014 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And also have given the computer on his forearm some thought. Found a clear sprue from the italieri 1/24 truck accessories set (tons of cool bits for bashing in there!) And the larger light cover looks perfect for what I'll need.

 

35072977873_baa6652c27_c.jpg20170404_132052 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

 The fact its clear is a big bonus, all i have to do is print the computer detail I'll design in reverse on clear vinyl and stick it in the bottom, no cutting or mucking about, nice one!

 

Marked out around it on his arm

 

35713046982_f69e6b1f30_c.jpg20170404_132155 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072978093_a35ce05b0c_c.jpg20170404_132257 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And gouged it out

 

35072971423_acd440bfc8_c.jpg20170404_133121 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35042834194_0e6f1f6213_c.jpg20170404_133700 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I'll pretty much leave the hole like that and sort out any gap filling after baking when im doing the wiring and stuff.

 

Only other thing I've done for now is begin smoothing his flanks ready for some piping/detailing

 

35841446736_bae64820ab_c.jpg20170330_134829 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35750933141_f8e6b3ecd3_c.jpg20170403_134448 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next up I'll continue with that and buy some guitar string! :D

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Okay, so while I'm waiting on the arrival of some heavy gauge steel guitar string, I've been neatening up his flanks and trying to sharpen up the edges on his chest armor.

 

Started by evening up his sides by removing an excess of sculpey on his right side, and roughing it up to help with smoothing.

 

35072967453_57a4093b8b_c.jpg20170405_133157 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35042805184_59e2655d86_c.jpg20170405_133448 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Did the same roughing up on the other side with the ball stylus to even out some bumps.

 

35841404606_62a1dc1f31_c.jpg20170405_133455 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And i cut the end of the pointy bit to sharpen its edges.

 

35713006342_9c41e8aaba_c.jpg20170406_131034 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713012432_161ec48e32_c.jpg20170406_131039 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then the right side needed some clay to help with some low spots before slicing the edge to help with symmetry and again to get the edgs nice and sharp.

 

35841394136_29ff45a6d5_c.jpg20170406_131302 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35750864711_2aae63e6f6_c.jpg20170406_132215 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35712999492_e4213a2bd7_c.jpg20170406_132222 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35713004342_99bc121d94_c.jpg20170406_132346 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35750856371_bbf6f52e59_c.jpg20170406_132736 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072938403_51051860ff_c.jpg20170406_132955 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Im really pleased, its looking pretty sharp. Now i can start thinking about the details I'll add.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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I keep thinking this can't get any better, then you add another little tweak and it goes up a whole level.

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On 4/8/2017 at 5:35 PM, John_W said:

I keep thinking this can't get any better, then you add another little tweak and it goes up a whole level.

 

Thanks John, appreciate it :)

 

Okay so some goodies came in the post, my guitar string and the flexible led tube light so I couldn't resist looping around the inside of the helmet to give an idea of how it looks (excuse the very technical light blocking cushion!)

 

35841385936_d628a58b67_c.jpg20170410_131035 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072917643_3ccd2e137b_c.jpg20170410_131053 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

When it comes to sorting it out I may put some up the back of the helmet too coming up over the top of his head, but I'm pumped about how it looks anyway.

 

Then I wanted to add a little detail to the forearms with the guitar string, so I cut some lengths and dug out a recess

 

35712987772_5aab1bfb30_c.jpg20170410_133221 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35750840341_d1609d0060_c.jpg20170410_133419 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35750840341_d1609d0060_c.jpg20170410_133419 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And poked them in using some blobs of sculpey to cover over the ends

 

35712980092_748bf6e3be_c.jpg20170410_133716 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35750829331_83c2c9dfed_c.jpg20170410_133758 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35882104675_45823b0c2d_c.jpg20170410_133946 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072899543_08c9ae8ed5_c.jpg20170410_134131 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I want to build up a beveled edge around it, and then copy it to the other side.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Helmet illumination looks fab. Are you thinking of putting any details inside /outside the helmet?

Guitar string details look good too, very mechanical.

 

Matt

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On 4/11/2017 at 10:14 AM, rockpopandchips said:

Love that arm detail.

 

Cheers Brian :)

 

On 4/11/2017 at 2:35 PM, John_W said:

I like the helmet lighting, reminds me of the suits in Alien.

 

Thanks John, yeah that was one of my inspirations, as well as Prometheus 

 

On 4/11/2017 at 2:50 PM, S5 modeller said:

Helmet illumination looks fab. Are you thinking of putting any details inside /outside the helmet?

Guitar string details look good too, very mechanical.

 

Matt

 

Thanks Matt, yes it will be detailed, im not leaving it totally clear all the way round, I'll add some stuff in a strip running up the back and some bits inside.

 

Had a little time to finish the left arm detail today. 

Built up an edge with sculpey then neatened the hole and added some panel lines.

 

35494192910_877327517e_c.jpg20170411_131653 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072877793_195ed2fb6f_c.jpg20170411_131909 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072879053_9575e268f9_c.jpg20170411_132149 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072884303_d1fed8f8b9_c.jpg20170411_132309 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35712947232_4c45496705_c.jpg20170411_132939 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35841362376_11e7bf4bae_c.jpg20170411_133415 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35494172480_7d054eb1bb_c.jpg20170411_133445 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Its pretty much there, think I'll tidy up the panel lines and then copy to the other side.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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cool helmet glow. its all looking very sharp now.

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21 hours ago, noeyedears said:

cool helmet glow. its all looking very sharp now.

 

Thanks dude! :)

 

Slow progress over easter (too much chocolate not enough time!) but I'll have a proper update later

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Just a quick update, was one of those annoying sculpt sessions where i spent a lot of time doing stuff that doesn't really show or look like much! :lol:

 

I did neaten up the panel lining of the arm detail.

 

35882067495_e855291e51_c.jpg20170412_132241 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35882059435_0abbb0faf5_c.jpg20170412_132402 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35712935642_d27ff03a78_c.jpg20170412_133943 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072842863_6c538e8364_c.jpg20170412_134505 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

After i did this i could get on with copying it to the other arm, but not before i had to spend a lot of time evening out bumps which as i said at the start took some time and needed doing but had minimal visual impact.

 

But anyway, started by cutting more bits of guitar string.

 

35072838483_7a367f0007_c.jpg20170419_132243 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then measured and checked position of the one on the left and marked it out on the right, then gouged out space for the string and poked it in.

 

35494166540_bf34c337f6_c.jpg20170419_132238 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35750781921_21a3c4a4f2_c.jpg20170419_132451 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35072837673_948b9f0ddd_c.jpg20170419_133035 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then i just put some sculpey over the ends and smoothed it all over and neatened it up.

 

35882037735_7c629b2c35_c.jpg20170419_134350 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

35042700284_ed07d5ed9d_c.jpg20170420_132742 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So now I've done that its on to the flanks and more cable details.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Hmm need some opinions, when it comes to the hands  (obviously much later) i had a thought about using some 1/60 scale gundam hands off a freedom gundam i built many moons ago as a base for them. 

 

35882024535_8a3cb0cb8c_c.jpg20170422_140539 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Roughly put it in place and took a pic,  question is does it look too big? Im on the fence and think its okay but im not sure if my brain is taking the easy route, so want some impartial opinions

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