I was playing with tiny bits of Magic Sculpt and came up with these:
Yep. 28mm scale human skulls. It’s tiny. Each one took me about 10 – 15 minutes to make. They were sculpted with a needle tip and a precision screwdriver. They are mounted on finishing nails for handling.
I plan to make a mold and cast dozens of them in resin, so I’ll have my own little skulls for decorating miniature bases.
I’ll keep you all posted with the progress of that micro-project.
Just a quick test I did for a miniature base.
I had a left over small ball of Magic Sculpt. I made a thin ‘sheet’ out of it and I textured it by pressing a piece of cheap jewelry that had a nice “mosaic” pattern to it. I wanted to see if I could get a ‘ruin’ or ‘mosaic’ effect for basing minis quickly this way.
I love basing minis and making dioramas. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of room on a 1 inch square base to create much environment and effects.
Things get more interesting on a 2″ X 2″ (like those below) or larger base…
Just for fun, I have put together those 2 bases recently. I have no idea what mini will go on these but anyway, they were fun to build and will certainly be useful eventually.
This woodland theme base was made with cork, a small broken branch, some dried roots and rocks all glued with PVA glue. I used a bit of Magic Sculpt putty to soften the transition between the elements and to sculpt bark.
Then, I tried something different with a ruin theme base.
For this one I casted a 5mm thick “plate” of plaster. Once almost dried, I used an x-acto and a pin to scribe brick and mosaic patterns on the plaster. I then waited for it to harden fully. The following day, I broke the “plate” in small fragments of various sizes and made this base by gluing interesting pieces on a plastic base with PVA glue. Again, some rocks, sand and a bit of Magic Sculpt (and a Games Workshop plastic skull) were used to blend in the different elements and give a sense of realism and scale to the whole base.
I still have a lot of plaster ruin pieces left from this experiment, enough to make 2 or 3 more similar bases. Cool!
I’ve been sculpting a lot, and it is progressing well.
Not a lot of progress today: I did a few experiments for sculpting the scales. I sculpted a few individual scales, just to get a feeling of the technique.
Then I made some negative impressions of the scales to use as tools to sculpt scales more easily. I haven’t experimented the technique yet (the tips of my “tools” are not completely “dry”). I will post some photos of my experiments soon…
Here are the tools: Made by pressing a small ball of Magic Sculpt on a nail, and then pressing that on an already sculpted scale to get an impression…
Ok. Quick update: I’ve worked on the head. It’s not completed yet, but I kinda like it.
I began some sculpting on the legs, and I am pleased so far.
Yes, that’s real crabs legs tips used for nails…
I started this project a little while ago, but I has been growing in my mind (dreams?) for years…
It’s THE big one! The meanest, greatest, ultimate BADASS creature in the whole D&D universe *and multiverse*: the legendary Tarrasque.