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All the latest stuff I've been getting up to.

Stonewalled

Published on 2019/01/06 @21:12:00 by vigilante sculpting

So I read you can build a realistic-ish looking stone wall out of egg carton. Comments? [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Ace Bolt, Strontium Dog?

Published on 2019/01/06 @21:10:00 by vigilante sculpting

I was browsing Pinterest the other day, and all of a sudden realised where about 95% of my inspiration comes from: 2000AD. When I was [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Blood Ravens Terminator, done!

Published on 2019/01/03 @12:11:00 by vigilante sculpting

I based him with some rusty metal plating from the grim space hulk corridor he is trudging down. Plus some scratches, since he had a [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Blood Ravens terminator wip

Published on 2018/12/31 @15:34:00 by vigilante sculpting

Working on my Blood Ravens terminators. This is the paint scheme so far. [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Delta Jet, finished!

Published on 2018/12/21 @22:54:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've finished my sculpt of Delta Jet. She's my third sculpt at 35mm. Overall I'm happy. I think I've got her pose and general body [...Read More]

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$10 DIY LED light box prototype

Published on 2018/12/18 @23:14:00 by vigilante sculpting

Over at puttyandpaint.com there are some sculptors who produce pretty amazing work. People like Patrick "The Small" Masson , Gautier "Graphigaut" Giroud and Luc "Thantor" [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Weekend basing

Published on 2018/12/17 @13:26:00 by vigilante sculpting

Spent the weekend basing the couple of models I have made: The dready also got a base: All primed and ready to go: Looks like [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Wardog

Published on 2018/12/11 @10:59:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is a roughly 50mm sculpt I made a looong time ago in a country far away, when I was a young pup: It is [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Dino attack!

Published on 2018/12/11 @10:37:00 by vigilante sculpting

So my 6yo daughter also wanted to play with clay. I asked her what she wanted to make and she said a T-rex. I googled [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Primed and gap-filled dready

Published on 2018/12/11 @10:36:00 by vigilante sculpting

A coat of gray primer showed up a fair amount of tiny bubbles on the surface of the parts, again more so toward the parts [...Read More]

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3-eyed 6-legged killer octopus from space!

Published on 2018/12/08 @22:08:00 by vigilante sculpting

Anyways, that's what my wife decided to call him. Here he is, done. For this sculpt, I focused on getting the clay smooth (obviously in [...Read More]

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Delta Jet

Published on 2018/12/08 @15:15:00 by vigilante sculpting

WIP for a 35mm female space pilot: Looking back at my previous sculpts, the biggest problem I have had was in keeping the final surface [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Slither

Published on 2018/12/06 @23:53:00 by vigilante sculpting

A new sculpt, from the same page of concept sketches as Ace Bolt. He's fun to sculpt. Don't know what to call him yet, any [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Dreadnought proto clone

Published on 2018/12/05 @22:22:00 by vigilante sculpting

Finally, I've got all the molds together to cast one of these: The hand took the longest to properly mold. Because I am using caulking [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Molding & Casting

Published on 2018/12/05 @14:35:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is the progress I've made in making molds and casting resin parts for this figure. Minus the left hand - this gave me a [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Ace Bolt EOF

Published on 2018/12/03 @23:15:00 by vigilante sculpting

I'm calling him done. I like the way he came out, I think I got the dynamics of the sketched pose (such as it is) [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Ace Bolt, in progress

Published on 2018/11/27 @23:31:00 by vigilante sculpting

He got ahead! [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

10 easy steps to dirt cheap mold making

Published on 2018/11/16 @13:39:00 by vigilante sculpting

or how I've learned to (ab)use caulking silicone through trial and error This is a method I use for molding and casting small items that [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

The name's Bolt. Ace Bolt

Published on 2018/11/15 @11:12:00 by vigilante sculpting

Design: Implementation: Green stuff + Aves. Sculpey + FIMO. Haha, changed the name. Too close to some video game character that I didn't even realize [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Power fist

Published on 2018/11/06 @10:47:00 by vigilante sculpting

The mold is complete, so I removed the parts from it. They only suffered minimal damage, nothing a bit of CA couldn't fix. Started building [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Prime, bake & mold

Published on 2018/11/05 @12:09:00 by vigilante sculpting

So here is the primed body of the dreadnought - it looks a tad cleaner this way I did this last night, then took the [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Bulking out

Published on 2018/11/02 @15:02:00 by vigilante sculpting

Some more progress: bulking out the… bulkheads? The body fits together nicely. Adding more detail to the feet. [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Rivets & Surgery

Published on 2018/11/01 @11:59:00 by vigilante sculpting

More rivets, and some surgery for the next steps. I think this build will have a *lot* of mixed media in it, so it might [...Read More]

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Not the dreadnought you're looking for

Published on 2018/10/30 @17:28:00 by vigilante sculpting

Nothing to see here, move along. [...Read More]

Originally posted on vigilantesculpting.blogspot.com

Some more progress

Published on 2018/10/30 @12:27:00 by vigilante sculpting

A bit more progress on the body: panels, rivets, etc. I am using some green stuff (putty) to fill in some deeper holes. There is [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Dread progress

Published on 2018/10/25 @09:31:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is some progress on the weapons. The multi-barrel auto-cannon needs rework (I don't like the look of the toothpicks, I will roll barrels out [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Beefed

Published on 2018/10/24 @11:38:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've gone and compared my model with photos of the official Dreadnought, and realized that the body was not quite in proportion to what it [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Scratchbuilt Land Raider, done!

Published on 2018/10/24 @09:19:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here's the finished model, paint job is complete. At least, I call it complete. Because otherwise I'd be tempted to go in and redo everything [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Paint progress

Published on 2018/10/18 @11:22:00 by vigilante sculpting

Slowly getting somewhere on the painting. I want to post this update otherwise it feels like I'm stagnating Some of the fine details (the aquilla/twin-headed [...Read More]

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Mixed-media Patoroch Dreadnought

Published on 2018/10/12 @00:04:00 by vigilante sculpting

Since my Land Raider has a lot of staring-at-the-walls-waiting-for-the-paint-to-dry going on, I decided to start working on another of Eli Patoroch's models: the Dreadnought. This [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Tracks, guns, trim, etc

Published on 2018/10/09 @09:38:00 by vigilante sculpting

I realized that there was some unpainted paper in the recesses around the tracks, so I masked off the tracks and ran the airbrush over [...Read More]

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Basecoat

Published on 2018/10/02 @09:45:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've finalized the planned paint scheme, so now I just have to get down and do it. First step, using my airbrush I preshade with [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Prime time!

Published on 2018/09/18 @00:14:00 by vigilante sculpting

Sprayed everything with gray primer. Have to be patient though, this stuff goes on thick very quickly. I have a couple of spots I've had [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Wood hardener

Published on 2018/09/18 @00:09:00 by vigilante sculpting

I decided to add a decent covering of wood hardener to the model. This stuff applies like thin super glue, and soaks the paper/card, when [...Read More]

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Final model, almost

Published on 2018/09/11 @00:15:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here are some higher res photos of the (almost) final model, before final prep and painting. There are only a couple of things still to [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Details

Published on 2018/09/10 @23:59:00 by vigilante sculpting

Primed & painted the imperial eagle with polyurethane, then applied some thinned silicone. After this I covered it in plain silicon; this will become the [...Read More]

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Iconography

Published on 2018/09/06 @23:02:00 by vigilante sculpting

Working on the iconography (don't know what else to call it!). Got an Imperial Eagle design going, this will go on the front of the [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Smaller details

Published on 2018/08/30 @00:32:00 by vigilante sculpting

Smaller progress lately: added a bunch more rivets, added some more engine detailing, started filling in the minor gaps with some card strips, etc. I'm [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Rear engine vents

Published on 2018/08/22 @23:34:00 by vigilante sculpting

Spent the evening making the large engine vents on the rear of the vehicle. Lots of tedious cutting and gluing, but the end-result looks nice. [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Current progress

Published on 2018/08/17 @23:43:00 by vigilante sculpting

Ha. Built the starboard sponson swivel gun, then realized afterwards I had built the mirror image gun armor plate. Sigh. Luckily it is not that [...Read More]

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Main gun finished!

Published on 2018/08/15 @23:36:00 by vigilante sculpting

Added all the detail around the main gun, looks pretty neat, at least to me. In the last photo you can see the starboard swivel [...Read More]

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Main gun, continued

Published on 2018/08/15 @23:28:00 by vigilante sculpting

The main gun has these disks that fit around the barrels, with all sorts of stuff going on. So I cut the disks out of [...Read More]

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Main gun barrels

Published on 2018/08/15 @23:23:00 by vigilante sculpting

Making the main gun's barrels. These are just four rolled-up tubes of regular printer paper, glued with purple school glue. Nothing to see here, move [...Read More]

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Miscellaneous

Published on 2018/08/08 @23:42:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've redone the gun covers on the sponsons, plus figured out how I wanted the assembly to work so that I can (a) rotate the [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com

Sponson weapons, Take 3

Published on 2018/07/26 @16:55:00 by vigilante sculpting

I wasn't so happy with the guns, plus it was a tight fit to get them to swivel, so I shortened the design, improved the [...Read More]

Originally posted on papermodelers.com