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7 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Now that made me chuckle... 😀

 

:lol: and thankfully he's now back from the land of pixies!

 

 

First thing I did for this sculpt session was remove the side spur which will be repositioned further up on what would be his ankle on a human

 

51082265371_ea9f27ae6a_c.jpgIMG_20210329_184720 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And before I did anything else I wanted to work on the structure of the foot and lower leg more, began by making the bend of the back of the foot more sharp and defined, before adding in some calf muscle to shape it.

 

51013078115_65947efe75_c.jpgIMG_20210329_185126 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51013078070_6f0f3105e4_c.jpgIMG_20210329_185328 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51013078035_7fe6f8b83d_c.jpgIMG_20210329_190338 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51082265131_8c54306e1a_c.jpgIMG_20210329_190905 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51082358922_a5cbf5246d_c.jpgIMG_20210329_191221 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51013077850_c69dfc093d_c.jpgIMG_20210329_191420 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51082358782_6d3233a7aa_c.jpgIMG_20210329_191733 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51082358767_98a214ece0_c.jpgIMG_20210329_191901 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51013077685_6bed7cfe0d_c.jpgIMG_20210329_191911 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Once I got that smoothed over I repositioned the ankle spur and smoothed it into position

 

51082264791_3b0b9685f9_c.jpgIMG_20210329_191941 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51081566588_5c4b0513b1_c.jpgIMG_20210329_192253 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

50997341789_b485cbd8da_c.jpgIMG_20210329_192553 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Aaaand finally time to correct the hooves, I sliced down through curve to flatten them off and immediately felt so much better about them!

 

51082358522_0fb9608286_c.jpgIMG_20210329_193546 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

50997341609_bbc81863c8_c.jpgIMG_20210329_193656 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Much happier with how it looks now, probably isn't that noticeable but I also narrowed the spread of the hoof on the outide so it didn't appear to spread quite as muc, which I think also made it look soft somehow.  I also added back in the slits but far fewer this time

 

50997341569_23178aaf97_c.jpgIMG_20210329_193739 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51081566338_5826175227_c.jpgIMG_20210329_193749 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And now its looking a lot better than it did, heres a few pics to show the overall shape of the foot and lower leg

 

51082264351_a5e50f7b52_c.jpgIMG_20210329_193758 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51082264341_7cb8947285_c.jpgIMG_20210329_193901 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51081566143_3d8b52470e_c.jpgIMG_20210329_194301 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Theres a lot more detail to add to the foot but at this point now I'm happy with it I'm going to copy all I've done so far to the other side, which is the part I love! (not)

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

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Looking good,and instructive to boot,.........or foot😇

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Right, been sculpting some more.

 

I've started on the other foot, had to build up the shape to match the other one before I started on the hooves

 

51088544242_afd1f7bd09_c.jpgIMG_20210401_185216 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51089269745_6268bac9da_c.jpgIMG_20210401_185342 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

When I'm copying I find it very handy as well as looking at it from lots of angles to use a pair of calipers to check size and thickness of certain bits to be sure you're on the right track

 

51089269655_4f271e0e24_c.jpgIMG_20210401_185426 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51089269610_64fd85e9a3_c.jpgIMG_20210401_185521 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51089000848_127b8bc8c8_c.jpgIMG_20210401_185801 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51089000828_f66fe843c9_c.jpgIMG_20210401_190306 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088528119_b584bbb796_c.jpgIMG_20210401_190344 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088457196_e3a980f339_c.jpgIMG_20210401_190535 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Smoothing over the balls that will make the hooves and I keep checking here as I'm building up the shape to make sure I'm not making the foot any shorter/longer

 

51089269505_0e8bd907cf_c.jpgIMG_20210401_190702 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088543857_f747afcb84_c.jpgIMG_20210401_190922 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088457041_8faa178425_c.jpgIMG_20210401_191217 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51089269280_521a5ecd6a_c.jpgIMG_20210401_191429 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088543732_ac9565ae7f_c.jpgIMG_20210401_191736_1 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then the tricky job of matching the hoof shapes to the first ones

 

51088543667_ab6903d3ef_c.jpgIMG_20210401_192056 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51089000363_40605b5677_c.jpgIMG_20210401_192117 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088456726_ee1cde1c4c_c.jpgIMG_20210401_192258 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088456621_20262938e4_c.jpgIMG_20210401_192817 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088527489_0dff717104_c.jpgIMG_20210401_192934 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And once I added in some splits to them I was pretty happy with how they compared

 

51088456506_841b4134ec_c.jpgIMG_20210401_193633 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51088456496_558d7336e8_c.jpgIMG_20210401_193640 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51089000108_0cff255744_c.jpgIMG_20210401_193649 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then the next tricky bit was matching the shape of the calf muscle, so I started adding clay and blending, and again its important to keep looking around at all angles as you do this to ensure you're getting a good match

 

51090297191_678dfaedd3_c.jpgIMG_20210402_094948 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51090297151_58729975eb_c.jpgIMG_20210402_095159 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51090381597_668056d1b7_c.jpgIMG_20210402_095410 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51091102700_ee867680f3_c.jpgIMG_20210402_095950 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51090371609_0c81fbdeaa_c.jpgIMG_20210402_100007 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51090381402_12dae47270_c.jpgIMG_20210402_100152 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51090296756_329aa4a8fd_c.jpgIMG_20210402_100328 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

As I blend Im also again using the silicone blending brush to remove tool marks and help keep it smooth

 

51090381252_2194e0ffba_c.jpgIMG_20210402_100429 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51090837953_58f2595561_c.jpgIMG_20210402_100828 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51090296611_017aa115f3_c.jpgIMG_20210402_101407 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Shaping up nicely at this point, the calf muscles need to be a pretty good match as they will mostly make up the smooth leather half chap boots he has, the resut of the leg from there up will have a lot more room for error as they will have folds of material sculpted over the top, so I'm taking my time with these bits to ensure iM happy with it.

 

51090371129_3df93e7751_c.jpgIMG_20210402_101417 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then it was time to match up the ankle spur

 

51090371049_226be4739b_c.jpgIMG_20210402_184631 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

After lining it up I followed the same process of smoothing the edge, then rolling a thin sausage to go round to form an edge

 

51090380822_7aa6cd4876_c.jpgIMG_20210402_184855 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51090380817_2b9a1a781c_c.jpgIMG_20210402_185139 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

At this point I was very happy with the shape and thought it looked waaay better than the original one, it was more stubby and looked more like a spur (the first I think was looking more like a finger!) So before adding the detail I removed the original one and made it look like the new one then detailed them both

 

51091718616_90654138b4_c.jpgIMG_20210403_135319 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Aaaand thats where I'm up to with him! Next up I'm going to add the top of the leather boot and add a side seam and these half sphere details that the Tau have on their boots.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Found time to sculpt today between stuffing my face with chocolate and egg hunting with the kids in the garden!

 

Started by rolling out some sausages to become the tops of the boots

 

51094352174_b794cc3097_c.jpgIMG_20210404_114551 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then after rolling them with the handle of one of my tools to flatten I added them to where I want the tops of the boots to be, then slightly blended in the bottom edge to help hold it in place.

 

51094815288_cf5e2ceb99_c.jpgIMG_20210404_131054 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then came the seam detail for the side

 

51094815173_494ea0fedf_c.jpgIMG_20210404_132614 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I rolled out some balls and cut them in half so I knew they would be equal for the dome details on the outside of the boots

 

51094272751_9b6075c519_c.jpgIMG_20210404_133204 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And once I had done the seam for the other boot I lined them up in position and then blended the sides in to hold them in position

 

51095080745_e59326097e_c.jpgIMG_20210404_133645 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51094367272_14139aae9c_c.jpgIMG_20210404_134002 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51094351614_3d8fa21c3e_c.jpgIMG_20210404_134814 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51094351774_cb17e89e08_c.jpgIMG_20210404_135227 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51095080510_338a117c5f_c.jpgIMG_20210404_135409 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51094366972_e6d5b3cef5_c.jpgIMG_20210404_135829 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then once they were blended and fully secure I put back in the seams which now go around the dome details

 

51095080350_0eace285f8_c.jpgIMG_20210404_140128 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51094366817_2cde712af7_c.jpgIMG_20210404_140522 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51094366757_6e5fbf3d76_c.jpgIMG_20210404_140530 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I did the same thing for the other side

 

51094271951_39259004b7_c.jpgIMG_20210404_141103 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Also again the way I'm trying to get it extra smooth on the join is with silicone blending brush which is great substitute for my bulky fingers!

 

51094814318_a812bbe5d1_c.jpgIMG_20210404_141302 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51094814133_ec6f5ab6b9_c.jpgIMG_20210404_141817 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And withthat they are both done

 

51094814133_ec6f5ab6b9_c.jpgIMG_20210404_141817 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51095079820_6405435d79_c.jpgIMG_20210404_141825 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51094350749_d06c80986d_c.jpgIMG_20210404_141830 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next up I can move on up the leg starting by building up the creased underclothes that will be bulging out from his boot boot tops and moving up to his knee pads

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

 

 

 

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Just finished another sculpt session, made a start on the creases.

 

Was a bit hesitiant about doing these, I've looked up lots of reference material for creased clothing but couldn't find much in the way of hard and fast ways to go about sculpting them so just jumped right into it.

 

Started by building up what will be the material of his trousers to give the clear indication that its bulging out from the top of the tight boots and is a different material.

 

I rolled a couple of different thickness bits around the top to ensure a more gradual fade in thickness from the bulge.

 

51097135159_eb7b7b2ac0_c.jpgIMG_20210405_115340 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097150242_d8c8089778_c.jpgIMG_20210405_115535 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097150337_eace38235c_c.jpgIMG_20210405_115705 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097150122_aa08da2ecf_c.jpgIMG_20210405_115907 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Added a bit more clay to the upper calf area just to bulk it out more so it doesn't look strange when I start working on that area, also at this point I was thinking I was going to add material and then make the creases by pressing into it

 

51097134964_ca43ff6ac5_c.jpgIMG_20210405_120000 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Which is what I started here on the below pic with the bits at the top of the boot, but I was really not happy with that

 

51097858305_7971480d73_c.jpgIMG_20210405_183436 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

A lot of what I had looked at basically just seemed to suggest if it looks right its right, and aslo I started thinking if you're going to do it you need to be bold and rerally commit to it so I just added a load of clay in a way that felt right to me and started blending

 

51097596443_13ab77471b_c.jpgIMG_20210405_183602 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097858155_c8f4b372b7_c.jpgIMG_20210405_183724 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097596303_9feb8f0906_c.jpgIMG_20210405_183933 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097596263_044e8bc2bd_c.jpgIMG_20210405_184005 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097054871_701010c27c_c.jpgIMG_20210405_184214 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097857805_4a5c8087d3_c.jpgIMG_20210405_184403 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097857775_13819c639d_c.jpgIMG_20210405_191458 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097857645_c6d1cc643e_c.jpgIMG_20210405_191831 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097054431_87706d3690_c.jpgIMG_20210405_192245 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51097054246_0f8fa01daa_c.jpgIMG_20210405_192256 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Seriously happy with that, was very apprehensive going into the creases but stuck with it and im pleased with how its looking. I think creases are one of those things that dont have a hard and fast rule, you just have to eyeball it.

 

Next up I'm going to probably start on the other leg and get it to a similar point and then carry on with both up to the knee so I can add the knee guards. You can always tell when I'm not sure if somethings going to go right as I'll focus on just one limb for a while to be sure!

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Been up to my eyes sculpting creases and really enjoying it! So time for an update

 

Started by beginning the crease process on the right leg, so I started by sculpting the same bulge from the top of the boots, and builing up the top of the calf in the same way

 

51101486491_0282fc3047_c.jpgIMG_20210406_194247 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101486566_cc063f15fb_c.jpgIMG_20210406_194538_1 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101584212_d787891f25_c.jpgIMG_20210406_194631 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I started adding creases with sausages of clay I can then blend in at the edges

 

51101584102_f9947bff87_c.jpgIMG_20210406_195001 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101567184_8f92277ded_c.jpgIMG_20210406_195323 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101567024_aa273c2f31_c.jpgIMG_20210406_200109 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Back of the leg was looking bare so I decided to add a big dramatic one!

 

51101567059_d8f4a291f1_c.jpgIMG_20210406_200241 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102540580_65afec5026_c.jpgIMG_20210406_200541 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101583837_993d2075db_c.jpgIMG_20210406_200809 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

The silicone blending brush I use has really come into its own on this sculpt, didn't use them much on the last sculpt but for the creases its been really great to use for blending and shaping.

 

I've been trying not to leave big gaps between the creases as that looks weird and not right to my eye, so I add smaller creases in between

 

51101566884_84ef8cf15d_c.jpgIMG_20210406_201057 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101485916_5789f21d47_c.jpgIMG_20210406_201229 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

The knee was looking a bit thin too so I began bulking it out at the front and back

 

51101485916_5789f21d47_c.jpgIMG_20210406_201229 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101485831_da19838d39_c.jpgIMG_20210406_202028 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101583492_a29d0cfdcc_c.jpgIMG_20210406_202150 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101566494_7b8ea16636_c.jpgIMG_20210406_202557 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102539175_95558f0bc6_c.jpgIMG_20210406_202741 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

At this point I started thinking about the knee guards he wears, didn't want to go to crazy before I added them so I can shape the creases around them accordingly, so I cut away a bit to make an overhang of material

 

51101486031_e566c3b3d3_c.jpgIMG_20210406_203636 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

 

Then cut a slab of clay to start builing up the knee guard itself

 

51101485511_5e993e9fdd_c.jpgIMG_20210406_203822 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101566184_474ce9f3fa_c.jpgIMG_20210406_204521 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then had to cut away a bit more to get it in position

 

51101566184_474ce9f3fa_c.jpgIMG_20210406_204521 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102538510_3761efe341_c.jpgIMG_20210406_204724 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Filled and smoothed the sides to help bind it and hold its shape

 

51102538440_d0855c00db_c.jpgIMG_20210406_205052 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102538350_ce16d588da_c.jpgIMG_20210406_205236 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102538855_922ce880d4_c.jpgIMG_20210406_205333 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102537910_75345c8b29_c.jpgIMG_20210406_205544 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

That was the end of the night before lasts session, and I came away feeling slightly unsatisfied, kept looking at the pictures and the sculpt and when I came back to it last night I decided the knee pad was too narrow, and I really need to up the creases, especially as I still felt the knee itself was a little thin.

 

So first thing I did was rip of the knee guard and add more clay to widen it then got it back into position

 

51102537855_d7d6a00577_c.jpgIMG_20210407_185646 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102538150_bb4b7b0757_c.jpgIMG_20210407_185703 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101582607_47004be529_c.jpgIMG_20210407_185750 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102537565_043e858c9f_c.jpgIMG_20210407_185857 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Much happier once that was on, liked it it a lot more. Then I wanted to add another large crease to the inside of calf top to helo begin the process of widening the knee.

 

51101484826_03d2f155c5_c.jpgIMG_20210407_190606 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101484776_2787d032fd_c.jpgIMG_20210407_190722 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102537300_a089aec5ce_c.jpgIMG_20210407_191604 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102537165_8009c32f23_c.jpgIMG_20210407_191702 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101582302_50e4d71727_c.jpgIMG_20210407_192324 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101484596_d9b093a611_c.jpgIMG_20210407_192334 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then added more clay to the sides of the knee to help build it up, smoothed it quite roughly to also shape it into creases at the same time

 

51101565314_09e8e263d9_c.jpgIMG_20210407_192346 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101484461_b600e06d29_c.jpgIMG_20210407_192536 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Also tried to keep definition of the knee guard as I went too by defining the edge as I went

 

51101484411_b4319d9ef6_c.jpgIMG_20210407_192629 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101484381_0e0d789d17_c.jpgIMG_20210407_192942 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101565074_d1e33dd4f8_c.jpgIMG_20210407_192951 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then began adding creases around the knee guard now its properly in position

 

51101565034_7a762493c7_c.jpgIMG_20210407_193204 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101484876_14326be433_c.jpgIMG_20210407_193431 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51102536230_8432aa01d9_c.jpgIMG_20210407_193539 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101581867_0dd46ec873_c.jpgIMG_20210407_194244 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101581767_c75ff8b8cf_c.jpgIMG_20210407_195634 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101581877_0730afe8f6_c.jpgIMG_20210407_195757 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51101483961_4429b86b0b_c.jpgIMG_20210407_195931 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Aaaand thats where Im up to! Had a blast with the creases and got way further than I thought I would which is good. I'll do more to the right leg but before that I'll get the left leg to the same point.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Wow, just wow! 😲

 

That is incredible work.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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Nick, Awesome and Bad bottom in equal quantities, Mate.

Love the hooves, boots and the creases. I too thought the knee pads too narrow, so good catch!

I'm looking forward to more. I hope you've recovered from the Easter choc fest!

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Yeah it's definitely design over practically with these guys! 

Even my 9 year old said to me "but wont he cut himself when he runs?" :lol:

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Time for another update, been carried away with sculpting and kept forgetting to update so theres a fair few pics!

 

Started building up creases on the other leg

 

51110374020_eb0994a065_c.jpgIMG_20210409_091140 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110374005_5f58cd91d4_c.jpgIMG_20210409_092724 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then started making the second knee guard in the same way as the first, combination of cutting and smoothing. I tend to use a scalpel blade for square edges for a crisp edge.

 

51110373945_b77ed0d187_c.jpgIMG_20210409_093310 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110373930_a0aea0f6dc_c.jpgIMG_20210409_093343 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109029557_ed54f53b28_c.jpgIMG_20210409_093504 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Got it in position and then packed out the edges and blended it in to fix it in place

 

51110373695_03fdc7d824_c.jpgIMG_20210409_093812 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109596206_f02d9bc793_c.jpgIMG_20210409_094205 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110373530_18158fa99a_c.jpgIMG_20210409_094821 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109500723_ab0cd33544_c.jpgIMG_20210409_094913 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109029187_e520187722_c.jpgIMG_20210409_174607 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

It stuck out a bit but that was because I still need to build out the material and add creases, so started with a big one on the side

 

51110373280_2626e93c46_c.jpgIMG_20210410_132026 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109029027_1a8f413987_c.jpgIMG_20210410_132918 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Added more to the front bottom edge again to help build up the clothes around the knee guard

 

51110373000_2ca27f44db_c.jpgIMG_20210410_133235 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109028957_744e86f657_c.jpgIMG_20210410_133427 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109595516_f080f7fd80_c.jpgIMG_20210410_133600 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109028717_a9a6136be0_c.jpgIMG_20210410_133651 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109500053_a9e97e35a4_c.jpgIMG_20210410_133832 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109499898_d7a11e3fb6_c.jpgIMG_20210410_134047 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109499773_4f4e038160_c.jpgIMG_20210410_134603 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Was happy with how it was looking but at this point before I think about going up into the thigh I need to do some building up of the legs a bit, most importantly I need to sort out his crotch and inner thighs as his groin is way higher than it should be.

 

So began building it up after marking what level it should be by putting my skeleton size guide I used to make the armature and comparing it to an antomy drawing I have which is also split into "heads"

 

51109595031_f2ff8ddc4d_c.jpgIMG_20210410_154956 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110372265_78dc0f900d_c.jpgIMG_20210410_155033 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I rolled a couple of balls of clay which I will roll flat to build out the inner thigh

 

51109341574_ec723d9fc2_c.jpgIMG_20210410_155809 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Was a little thick to start with so I thinned it out and made a matching piece for the other leg

 

51109499363_ae3d29c59a_c.jpgIMG_20210410_155917 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109499278_9c8d1712ae_c.jpgIMG_20210410_170319 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109027807_dd5fc529c0_c.jpgIMG_20210410_170404 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109594416_4751656afd_c.jpgIMG_20210410_170637 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

The right leg needed a little more fleshing out where it tapered to the knee so added more clay and blended it in

 

51110371625_5f72a71830_c.jpgIMG_20210410_171637 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110371430_e155382848_c.jpgIMG_20210410_171751 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110371335_be7d17ae1e_c.jpgIMG_20210410_171945 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109498698_f6f76b7084_c.jpgIMG_20210410_172208 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

It was at that point I noticed with the blending and smoothing I think I moved the knee guard off position, so was time for a bit of surgery to cut and remove it, move it up and then blend it all in again and bulk out the creases where there is now a gap.

 

51110371075_d32a728aea_c.jpgIMG_20210411_140912 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109340489_2df6eddd6a_c.jpgIMG_20210411_141019 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109340289_2e08e1122b_c.jpgIMG_20210411_141258 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109026792_14873ab25d_c.jpgIMG_20210411_141605 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109593316_5e9b0cd2b9_c.jpgIMG_20210411_141829 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109593201_6c9a2fdd97_c.jpgIMG_20210411_142129 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I noticed that the first was a bit fat compared to the new one so I shaved it down with a scalpel

 

51109339724_b5fe47a5b9_c.jpgIMG_20210411_142357 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

The corner was looking a little rounded so I added a bit to blend in which will be bigger just so I can then cut it down to get a sharp corner in line with the sides again

 

51110370225_1b377c8b38_c.jpgIMG_20210411_142622 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109339554_0bf5c98b78_c.jpgIMG_20210411_142721 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then (man oh man!) noticed the last one I did was looking a little narrow again so added a bit more to make it even with the first

 

51109339489_636aac8c1d_c.jpgIMG_20210411_143153 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109497178_71e6f1cd55_c.jpgIMG_20210411_143308 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109592366_3676a6b8fa_c.jpgIMG_20210411_143649 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then added somore creases to help blend it all together

 

51109496973_56743da704_c.jpgIMG_20210411_143759 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109592276_23011417db_c.jpgIMG_20210411_144527 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110369460_c97e1f76bc_c.jpgIMG_20210411_144534 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

At this point as the creases were moving futher I up I decided I better sort out the straps for the knee guards so I can properley tie them in with the creases so they are part of them and pressing in as they should be rather than left sitting on the top of them.

 

SO rolled out some flat clay then cut a strap and after sizing it round the leg cut it to size and blended the edges in to fix it in place.

 

51110369335_a06237712f_c.jpgIMG_20210411_155344 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Used the blending tool to make a divit where it will be pressing onto a crease

 

51109338914_d3e0250b24_c.jpgIMG_20210411_155643 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109496528_94827bddc1_c.jpgIMG_20210411_155725 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110369020_ed3b3d37e3_c.jpgIMG_20210411_155736 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109496408_fe9d7caa1b_c.jpgIMG_20210411_160402 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110368825_5650a9f569_c.jpgIMG_20210411_160535 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

At this point before I did the strap for the other leg I thoght the knee still looked a little narrow so I built it out with some clay and aslo added more creases

 

51109591346_505db45afe_c.jpgIMG_20210411_160925 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110368710_386ae6fcf1_c.jpgIMG_20210411_160938 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109024302_fd2acd0dab_c.jpgIMG_20210411_161206 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109590971_3ef772a586_c.jpgIMG_20210411_161252 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109495763_7a738bbd2d_c.jpgIMG_20210411_161943 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109337884_2fe7c38861_c.jpgIMG_20210411_162008 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Added the other now that was done, but now it was looking abit bare on the calf so I added some more large creases

 

51109495463_b2e0215aa3_c.jpgIMG_20210411_163618 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109023867_60d03cff8d_c.jpgIMG_20210411_163702 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109590546_8a51e89f0a_c.jpgIMG_20210411_163858 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51110367845_8bd1502472_c.jpgIMG_20210411_164544 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109023512_f3247584b4_c.jpgIMG_20210411_164607 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

The outside of the knee needs bulking out more so added another large crease

 

51109337299_b7e401373a_c.jpgIMG_20210411_164724 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109494938_eb55db0bcc_c.jpgIMG_20210411_165014 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109337109_0a364c13f3_c.jpgIMG_20210411_165028 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51109023192_f9ca4c7156_c.jpgIMG_20210411_165041 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51112065164_6ca6c3ea2e_c.jpgIMG_20210412_193320 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So thats where he's at, pretty pleased with how its looking, next up I'll move up to thighs, going to start by again getting the structure sorted first, need to get his buttocks on (steady!) and then think about the armour plate positioning for his upper thigh before yet more creases can be put in place.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Update! Right before I move on to the thighs there are a couple of tweaks I need to make.

 

First up was this crease to no where which looked a little too horizontal, so I moved it so it ends/starts up at the top of where the knee pad meets the strap

 

51128045606_6f4d28cabe_c.jpgIMG_20210415_190708 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51129161225_b752701144_c.jpgIMG_20210415_190735 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128086087_154e92a61c_c.jpgIMG_20210415_190819 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

That was better but then created a bit of wide open plain area so I added another bulge of crease into it.

 

51128045456_e8a0541f84_c.jpgIMG_20210415_190847 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128045326_44c9aba9b4_c.jpgIMG_20210415_192034 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

 

Then the left knee was still really bugging me, it looked too thin, I went back through my photos and compared when I added clay to them both and could see the bit I added to the top of his calf muscle was much larger, so I decided to add a lot more clay. I didn't want to totally redo all my crease work though, so I bulked out the creases and built up areas between.

 

Oh also I added some detail to the strapping of the knee guards.

 

51128085752_99b2c709cb_c.jpgIMG_20210419_184201 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128101179_2af37a4ccb_c.jpgIMG_20210419_184353 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51129160830_71079057b7_c.jpgIMG_20210419_184501 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128085657_0963092387_c.jpgIMG_20210419_184637 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128101049_db89774e96_c.jpgIMG_20210419_184840 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128100979_cc5610b4a3_c.jpgIMG_20210419_185103 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128260968_e1034d9bc6_c.jpgIMG_20210419_185306 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And with that done I'm much happier with the front profile, now its time to build up the top of the calf itself

 

51129160555_cb1470d546_c.jpgIMG_20210419_185328 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128044626_4143c40355_c.jpgIMG_20210419_190419 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128260308_b9bdecc692_c.jpgIMG_20210419_190605 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128085192_920b10037d_c.jpgIMG_20210419_191012 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128100629_ba08762abb_c.jpgIMG_20210419_191330 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128044396_7e178ca6ae_c.jpgIMG_20210419_191732 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128100889_91bd2d3d45_c.jpgIMG_20210419_191747 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51129160175_f2d94d991e_c.jpgIMG_20210419_192940 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51129160125_247aefebe9_c.jpgIMG_20210419_193140 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So thats now complete and finally I'm happy with both legs and how they compare! Now its time to move up, again though theres a little bit of structural work to do first.

 

Here is the profile, I still need to build out the back of thigh/buttocks area and his midriff

 

51128085022_71694c8b7c_c.jpgIMG_20210419_193206 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Its a little spongy at the top and I want to neaten it up a bit and also add strength, so I cut away a lof of the excess foil and pressed some greenstuff in which will help when its solid.

 

51128259953_9a404040a1_c.jpgIMG_20210420_190312 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

51128084832_98ed8fa5e9_c.jpgIMG_20210420_190825 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And when thats dry, I'll build out the waist and thighs and once the shape is looking good I'll begin adding more creases and the large armor plates that go over the fronts of his thighs.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

 

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