Here’s another face sculpting tutorial. The faces this sculptor creates are nice and clean, if not a little generic and mad looking. I’m not really in that much of position to comment though, having never sculpted a 28mm face myself!
And to think I spent all that cash buying dollies when I could have just made my own. Ah well, I didn’t actually spend that much much…and twisting wire takes time!
I’ve mentioned Ebob Miniatures before. Unfortunately I didn’t take a good look at their whole site! There’s actually some superb sculpting tutorials on there as well. In particular the face sculpting tutorial, and the seated Gimli tutorial stand out.
Here’s an excellent PDF sculpting tutorial from a professional French sculptor that shows the step-by-step creation of this figure. The rest of his site is interesting too, particularly the gallery that contains his commissioned work.
I’ve spent my entire weekend preparing and painting the hallway of our house so there has been almost zero progress on the Mordheim canal. I have figured out how I’m going to bridge the central tile however. I hope to make some more progress this week.
I’ve been lurking on this miniature figure sculpting Yahoo Groups forum for quite some time. There’s a lot of interesting advice and comments from some very experienced commercial sculptors on here. I fully anticipate bugging them with annoying questions once those 28mm armatures arrive.
There’s a couple of auctions running on TradeMe for some interesting looking 28mm poseable white metal armatures. These are evidently from Ebob Miniatures, a German? or British? manufacturer by the looks of it.
I’ve been tempted to try sculpting in the past, but working up from a bent wire armature has always seemed rather daunting. These would seem to be the ideal way to experiment without having to worry too much about getting the basic proportions right.
So I just ordered two packs of five and it only cost $15NZ including shipping.