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Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #60 on: February 12, 2011, 02:18:01 PM »
Another shot of the shoggy from the rear:



Plus drilled and pinned the tentacles, shoggy lost an eye for the larger tentacle, but I'm sure it won't miss it! ;)

Will paint those later today.



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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2011, 05:37:27 PM »


This is the way to go. Still, the outer sleeve uses a huge amount of resin, so it may be a good idea to use some "filler" in its borders to save on costs. Even so, since we are talking about the casting of a very big shoggoth, the mould is going to be big nonetheless, so it would require the use of a special resin suitable for larger pieces. When sculpting, it is important to bear in mind the limitations on the possible shape, too, to allow for this type of casting.
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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #62 on: February 12, 2011, 07:12:12 PM »
If you going to make it, it needs to made out of hardfoam, similar to what they use to make scenery  pieces, this stuff will also cut the weight down.

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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #63 on: February 13, 2011, 01:08:39 AM »
Still, the outer sleeve uses a huge amount of resin, so it may be a good idea to use some "filler" in its borders to save on costs.

It's a simplified drawing. For something like this, I actually feel one should use a shell mold for the outer sleeve, rather than a block mold. Rubber ain't cheap, so I'm actually a proponent of using shell molds whenever possible. I only really like block molds for wee fiddly parts.

Hastily modified diagram:


mold-diagram-2 by connectamabob, on Flickr

The mother mold can be made from anything that's strong and rigid enough, and can be a shell instead of the block shown. As long as it's enough to keep the rubber in place. I've even seen people use stuff like epoxy putty and Friendly Plastic for small molds. Plaster w/ cloth embedded in it (plaster bandage, burlap soaked in hydrocal, etc.) is the most common I've seen, followed by polyester auto body filler.
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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #64 on: February 13, 2011, 09:56:20 AM »
Rather than detract from Iain's current cthulhu sculpt, why not move the QA hollow mould stuff to the workbench? Highly useful and get a bigger audience that way?

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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2011, 10:13:11 AM »
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shoggy lost an eye for the larger tentacle, but I'm sure it won't miss it!
Yeah it won't have problems seeing with out that that one! Great stuff btw can imaging those Deep Ones herding the Shoggoth out of the sea under a gibbous moon.  ;D

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I actually feel one should use a shell mold for the outer sleeve, rather than a block mold. Rubber ain't cheap, so I'm actually a proponent of using shell molds whenever possible.
I see the benefits of a shell mould for something as large as this would be, and the plug seems to be the way to go. Could be something I'd try on a small scale before attemping something larger.




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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2011, 05:08:52 PM »
Great Shoggoth!!! ;D
I want it, but on Tengu web store it's out of stock!!! :'(
And the son of Yog-Sothoth too!!!!....
Please help me! I got a new credit card and I want spend some money!!!! ;)
 

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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2011, 05:49:35 PM »
Here's a pic of mine, painted as a Pripyat Mutant Monster:



More pics here, if you're interested: Radiant Prospekts Thread

A wonderful, wonderful piece. I'm currently trying to pace myself, but I'm having this idea of an army of Shoggoths... ten or so should suffice...

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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2011, 06:07:17 PM »
I'm never eating strawberry angel delight with malteasers again!!!

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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #69 on: February 14, 2011, 01:32:06 PM »
My shoggoth arrived today  :-*  :D
Just as wonderful as the son of Yog-Sothoth

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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #70 on: February 14, 2011, 08:38:58 PM »
@Commander....Great effect on those eyes! (or whatever they are)  The green really does give me the sensation of pulsating.

@Westfalia...I love it! The differeing color scheme gives it a whole new feel.  Bizarre and creepy!
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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2011, 11:22:19 PM »
@Commander....Great effect on those eyes! (or whatever they are)  The green really does give me the sensation of pulsating.

@Westfalia...I love it! The differeing color scheme gives it a whole new feel.  Bizarre and creepy!

Cheers, finished, (added the tentacles and just waiting on gloss varnish):



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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #72 on: February 15, 2011, 10:38:23 AM »
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Here's a pic of mine, painted as a Pripyat Mutant Monster
Love that... the added sign is brilliant.

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I want it, but on Tengu web store it's out of stock!!!
Sorry about that... was bad planning on my part. However I just got a box full of metal tentacles from the caster so Shoggoth will be back in stock today. Currently working on a re-mould of Son of Yog-Sothoth... that'll take a little longer.

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Cheers, finished, (added the tentacles and just waiting on gloss varnish):
Yeah some gloss will really set the model off. I found vallejo gloss worked best. Did this first but then did a second coat in humbrol enamel gloss for strenght, but that was too glossy. Ended up re-doing with the vallejo again. :)

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Re: Tengu Models Shoggoth
« Reply #73 on: February 15, 2011, 11:27:20 AM »
  Sorry about that... was bad planning on my part. However I just got a box full of metal tentacles from the caster so Shoggoth will be back in stock today. Currently working on a re-mould of Son of Yog-Sothoth... that'll take a little longer.
 

Thanks a lot Blackstone! ;)
I send you an order very soon! ;D
And meanwhile I'm wating for the Yoggy's son recast!
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How can I do before....  ???  lol

 

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