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Hunter Rose

1/6 Spacebase 2000 Inspired Astronaut Sculpt

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Update time! Actually got some shed time and am starting to really get my mojo back which feels seriously good!

 

Started by tidying up the blue tentacles around his left foot now that all the under colours are done, and also the large one going up to his hip (though the paints wet so its a little shiny and hard to see!)

 

30487598877_45080aa6eb_c.jpg20181017_134056 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

44512990675_f91060b12f_c.jpg20181017_134117 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Started getting the dark brown detail onto his other leg too, along with his foot, so still an unpainted tentacle for now.

 

43610712430_e5a7759567_c.jpg20181018_134811 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I decided to do his belt in brown too so I gave that a splash of paint

 

44703808104_c93dcc1b42_c.jpg20181018_134822 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I realised I still needed to paint the outer frame of the pipe detail on his gun arm so did that too

 

44512975155_b34699f02c_c.jpg20181018_134833 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then carried on with the brown paint on the thigh detail

 

44512986085_ef991bfdc2_c.jpg20181019_134424 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Also got the arm joints done in the brown too to match with the knees, which I also got the orange onto as well as the hand bit

 

44703775464_9b3af50015_c.jpg20181019_134439 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

44512952105_e7f4b0699b_c.jpg20181019_134456 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then once the right foot paint was dry enough I got the remaining tentacle painted painted blue, so there is officially no primer gray left on him!

 

44703767934_b82b177a7a_c.jpg20181019_135201 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

44703767934_b82b177a7a_c.jpg20181019_135201 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

44703766784_0d3cd78257_c.jpg20181019_135213 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So thats where hes at for now, next I'll get the hand detail painted on him and tidy up some of what I did today where necessary.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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2 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Good to see and hear you back to it. Looking forward to seeing him finished. 

 

Thanks Brian! :)

 

oh man and i just realised looking at the final pic, i missed a bit on top of his right thigh! I'll sort that next time too

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Time for another update. Hada little shed time so I managed to get a bit more painting done

 

I started by giving the trim of his boots gunmetal grey

 

45555178141_8abbf8759f_c.jpg20181023_134307 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

44829922354_9a602d1155_c.jpg20181023_134318 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I also painted the bit I missed on the top of his inner thigh brown, so thats all done now!

 

43737617560_e8b20b1382_c.jpg20181023_134329 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Got brown rim of the armor plate painted on his left hand

 

43737617560_e8b20b1382_c.jpg20181023_134329 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And painted his other hand just so its done

 

[30614033437_120a73e8df_c.jpg20181024_132048 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I know I've been doing a lot on the figure, but I do want to get the base sorted, so I finally got round to getting going on the large flower thats going to sit underneath him

 

30614030277_ea3d10620e_c.jpg20181024_133112 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

30614022777_e263370c70_c.jpg20181024_133117 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I know it looks really rough underneath, but you wont see the underside, which is also why it has none of the vein detail on it.

 

Also I gave the inner bits a good coat of the red

 

30614011537_9cc7cd5e83_c.jpg20181025_133027 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And the last thing I did was to give the rim of his forearm armor a brown paintjob too

 

44829874034_0199392420_c.jpg20181024_134050 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

30614011817_2e999cf520_c.jpg20181024_134031 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Which I really like, ties all the brown together nicely and the armor is looking good, only other thing I think I'll do with paint colours is to give the little boxes on his flanks where the wires come out a coat of the dark red.

 

Next up I'll get the flower glued in place and start detailing it and the rest of the base.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

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Marvelous stuff. The colours are having a great effect.

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Thanks Pete!

 

Got a bit more done on the base, I started by painting the inside of the shot flower red as thats supposed to be the insides you can see

 

30856879627_97e91a3a23_c.jpg20181029_134122 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then it was time to glue the big flower in place, but before I did this I wanted to make sure it had good contact giving a strong bond. So I wanted to use greenstuff to mold into the base so it would create a solid base.

 

Greenstuff is very sticky of course so I laid down a polythene sandwhich bag first then squidged some greenstuff on the bottom

 

45072121464_0831fa1498_c.jpg20181101_133305 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

31925225478_fe0a276508_c.jpg20181101_133400 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then pushed it down onto the base to get a mould of its position pressed into it

 

45796095921_ae6a02062e_c.jpg20181101_133831 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then when it dried I painted it blue and then used some ca glue to get it in place

 

45746480182_a9d1b376a9_c.jpg20181101_133945 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

44883285835_619e4e9a44_c.jpg20181102_130913 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

31925592978_fcc2c3d0bd_c.jpg20181105_134955 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Feel glad now thats in place, at least its in one piece now! I also made a start on using some pigments on the growths and roots in a small area to get a feel for it

 

45746967202_a191a8c7c4_c.jpg20181106_134333 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next up I'll continue with the pigments and make some tentacles for the inner part of the open flower.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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29 minutes ago, Tolga Uzuner said:

amazing

 

Thanks Tolga!

 

Right I'm actually doing an update which feels good! I've been clearing a relatives house which I'm now getting ready to sell so that has been stressing me out and sucking up all my time the last couple of months, but I'm trying to get to the bench when I can.

 

I have been expanding the area where I've started the pigment work

 

45535715094_874d7a4299_c.jpgIMG_20181210_132946 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I have started to detail the flower buds with a darker blue around veins and edges

 

31320293417_0ab6a5b229_c.jpgIMG_20181210_133335 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

32387381988_2ff1d99f73_c.jpgIMG_20181210_133355 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Also I've started a bit of initial painting of the open flower petals by brushing over a pinky red over the inner petals/mouth parts

 

45535694884_6836d4646a_c.jpgIMG_20181210_134109 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

45535695964_15f684f820_c.jpgIMG_20181210_134121 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I have bought a mdf circle to use as the final base which I've primed and painted

 

31320302287_e0e0c958c0_c.jpgIMG_20181210_132931 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So soon I will do the VERY daunting task of getting it onto its final base just so its on there (so not looking forward to that, definitely need to be very careful!!)

 

Next up I'll finish the pigment work all over the base and put some more paint on the flowers before making a start on the tentacles for the open one.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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And welcome back, nice to see this one is still going.

Nice detail painting going on, hopefully it will de-stress you.

I know that's what modelling does for me.

 

BTW, I had a thought, will there be slime/goo?

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Starting to look like your on the home strait...

On 12/11/2018 at 7:15 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

BTW, I had a thought, will there be slime/goo?

Oooo I like that idea, clear blue goo...........☠️☣️

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57 minutes ago, rockpopandchips said:

Starting to look like your on the home strait...

Oooo I like that idea, clear blue goo...........☠️☣️

OOh, blue goo dripping from his boot too where the tentacle is wrapped, love it!

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On 12/11/2018 at 7:15 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

And welcome back, nice to see this one is still going.

Nice detail painting going on, hopefully it will de-stress you.

I know that's what modelling does for me.

 

Cheers Pete, it is actually feeling like a relaxing hobby again now my mind is more clear! Brushing on pigments is always one of my zen moments :)

 

On 12/11/2018 at 7:15 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

BTW, I had a thought, will there be slime/goo?

 

 

5 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Starting to look like your on the home strait...

Oooo I like that idea, clear blue goo...........☠️☣️

 

4 hours ago, Sentry1 said:

OOh, blue goo dripping from his boot too where the tentacle is wrapped, love it!

 

Yes slime is the plan, and just to keep with the retro bright contrasting sci-fi colours, I'm actually going to use clear purple slime. And hell yeah drippy goo on his feet sounds like a great idea Sentry!

 

I have been adding more pigments, after my next session I'll be sure to post an update, as always cheers for taking an interest guys!

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Woohoo! First update of 2019!

 

I have been getting back in the shed and really enjoying this build again, not that I ever hated it but think I had a bit of burnout (just a bit!)

 

So I did some more pigment work around the base, shading and colouring the tentacles and yellow growths

 

31826926877_d40cfeaa30_c.jpgIMG_20190107_133836 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

39803115403_8b8d440509_c.jpgIMG_20190107_133914 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I finally got a new airbrush after my last one seized up, so I mixed up a dasrk blue and sprayed the edges of the flower buds and some of the tenmtacdles at random, then after that dried mixed up some purple and did the same thing (but kept the purple for the tentacles only)

 

31826920257_2d4c33a003_c.jpgIMG_20190114_134511 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46768497021_89221292e3_c.jpgIMG_20190114_134521 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

45853259245_568952e34b_c.jpgIMG_20190114_134544 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

45853261385_f314b1476c_c.jpgIMG_20190114_134555 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

31826382017_658f65b5c5_c.jpgIMG_20190115_133520 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46767558391_fd7316e14d_c.jpgIMG_20190115_133532 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

31826374457_be75bd082b_c.jpgIMG_20190115_133549 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

32891922128_aff988a6be_c.jpgIMG_20190115_134111 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

31825885597_80d638e8b9_c.jpgIMG_20190116_132154 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Oh and also I had a bit of a crack to repair, the tip of the large tentacle came off, so I epoxy glued it back in place and filled it with some squadsron

 

31826374877_683d812446_c.jpgIMG_20190115_132709 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

45852322065_101d7a3645_c.jpgIMG_20190116_132556 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And also I rolled out some greenstuff for the tentacles in the middle of the large open flower, when its dry I'll paint them and get them in position.

 

46042407164_1173b50db2_c.jpgIMG_20190116_133502 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So overall pretty happy with that bit of work, the colours I added to the base with the airbrush are a bit more blatant than they show in the photos, and I'm glad i took the decision to not just rely on the pigments for shading and variation.

 

Next up I'll get the tentacles painted and put in place, and sand down the bit of filler on the crack and paint over that too

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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The saga continues:)

Like the bluish and purple tones,looks a bit necrotic,and I mean that as a compliment ;)

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11 hours ago, Carts said:

The saga continues:)

Like the bluish and purple tones,looks a bit necrotic,and I mean that as a compliment ;)

Thanks Andy :)

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Loving the purple. Has that rich hue so reminiscent of trashy Sci Fi novel covers from the 70s.

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looking ver good, 

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Well that was worth the wait.

Welcome back to the fold.

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Looking most excellent, the purple is a really good addition and lifts the whole thing. The touch of gloss that seems to have come with it is good too, it adds life :)

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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22 hours ago, John_W said:

Loving the purple. Has that rich hue so reminiscent of trashy Sci Fi novel covers from the 70s.

Thanks John, thats what I was shooting for so pleased you think so :)

 

21 hours ago, noeyedears said:

looking ver good, 

Cheers noeyedears! :)

 

20 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Well that was worth the wait.

Welcome back to the fold.

Thanks Pete, its good being back (properly this time!) :D

 

15 hours ago, Will Vale said:

Looking most excellent, the purple is a really good addition and lifts the whole thing. The touch of gloss that seems to have come with it is good too, it adds life :)

 

Cheers,

 

Will

 

Thanks Will Appreciate it, and I agree about the gloss, think once I start adding slime and goo I'll gloss the whole thing for that "moist look" (copyright  @Carts  :)  )

 

 

And just a quick update, I got the tentacle filling sanded down and painted over

 

31847459717_0667b636e4_c.jpgIMG_20190118_134552 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46064164724_54925398c7_c.jpgIMG_20190118_134924 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So thats all covered over and forgotten about! Panic over

 

And I got my tentacles for the flower glued in place

 

31847460547_b0c891868d_c.jpgIMG_20190118_134220 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I actually really like the green contrast, so much I was tempted to paint them green, but I think ill stick with purple for them, which is what I'll do next.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Wow. Amazing how that little splash of green transforms the whole look of the base.

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I agree about the green. 

Could they perhaps shade between green to purple as they grow?

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Oh bugger it you guys have convinced me!! I do like the contrast, I'll paint then green them slather them in purple ooze! 

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