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 Post subject: [Sculpting Tutes] For all followers of the blue box
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:14 am 
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Hey bug brothers!

Some of you might remember me preaching every time i can about the blue box (nivea) for sculpting.

Here is a short reason why:

Greenstuff (as other sculpting putties too like Magic Sculpt, Apoxy Sculpt, White Stuff ect.) is and epoxy based resin.
Epoxy is sticky and doesn't like two things: Water and Fat.

To avoid Greenstuff from sticking to your sculpting tool and ruining your sculpting some use water to prevent that happening.
The problem with water is, it rarely stays where you want it to be and dissapeares after a while.

Others use creme with high fat precentage. The problem with that is, that you have to wash you models before aplying a next layer or before oyu want to paint it.

And here comes the blue box. I am using Nivea-Creme for several reasons.
- It stays where you want it to be
- It doesn't have such a high fat percentage, that you have to wash your
models everytime you want to aply a new layer
- it is good for your skin ;)

This all might be nothing new for some of you. But here comes the punch line:
I tried successfully to mix nivea- with water-technique. And let me tell you, if you think nivea worked well, this will be a new level of experience.
I smeared a thin layer of creme on my sculpting tool and afterwards dipped it into my water mug.
It will be more smoother and non-sticky than any fatcreme, and will dissapear after a while.

Kids, try that at home!

(more Tuts on sculpting to follow)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:49 pm 
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thanks loads for the hint, i´m just getting into sculpting a little and this is definetely going to help!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:21 pm 
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Finally a Tutorial!

This time we have the tutorial for chitin carapce.
I hope you find this useful.

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I used ApoxySculpt for this. That makes cuting out the edges way easier.
Further is used the GW tool only.

I guess the pictures are telling the story themself, but if you have quetions feel free to ask!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:55 pm 
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I could read the pictures just fine, and went OMG thats way easier then the method I use xD

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Thank you so much for this! (it really helps a sculpting n00b like me)
I hope you make more sculpting tutorials/hints like this in the future :)

VoragoTitan

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Thank you SO much for this! Carapaces are the only thing I have been frightened to try :/


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Thanks for this, it's an awesome way to see how it's done! Can you let me in on how you get from
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this? Specifically, how do you get the end points to stand up like that?

Thanks again!

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Hydra, why didn't you update the Swarmtyrant thread after building the tail?

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Hydra, that's pretty much the exact same method I ended up figuring out (without references) and following when making parts of my Hierophant. XD

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I'll always stick to aftersun milk rather than Nivea. Oooooh yes.

Nice tail going on there. Kinda BEAVERISH with the heavy clubbed end. Me likey.

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 Post subject: Re: [Sculpting Tutes] For all followers of the blue box
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:19 am 
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More thread necromancy :)
It is a little late maybe, but @Viperion: I lifted the chitin with the tip of my sculpting tool.But you have to do it very carefully and do it from both sides other wise it will get a turn to one side.

So, why this thread re-spawned?
I am working on this: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14752 currently and while doing the scales, i thought it might be time for a carapace Tutorial for advanced sculptors. Or maybe it just gives you the kicks to do it your own way.
Anyway, I used my beloved GW tool, a clayshaper and a fimo-sculpting tool i got just for this project. Remember to keep your tool covered in athin layer of Nivea (of what ever you use)
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As always, i hope this help and gives some inspiration. Furthermore, if you have questions, ask, i might take some while, but i will try to come back to that:D

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 Post subject: Re: [Sculpting Tutes] For all followers of the blue box
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:36 am 
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Hydra wrote:
More thread necromancy :)
It is a little late maybe, but @Viperion: I lifted the chitin with the tip of my sculpting tool.But you have to do it very carefully and do it from both sides other wise it will get a turn to one side
Never too late :)

Cheers
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