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Offline Clearco

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2020, 05:21:12 PM »
Thank you! :) :)

Here is she with her new cloths:






I don't know if I can afford to release the two options (clad and unclad) from the begining but there are more people interested in the naked version (I myself like it better that way). I was thinking about making the clothing of these figures detachable so you can have them with and without loincloth. Would that be a reasonable idea or is it kind of nonsense?  o_o


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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2020, 06:30:14 PM »
Errr... wow!  :-* :-* :-*

Lovely posture and proportions on the sculpt  8)

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2020, 07:12:14 PM »
Excellent work man!
You could always add jewelry and adornments.. we now know Neanderthals we expressive and ornamented themselves.

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2020, 09:30:23 PM »
Thanks!
Yes, I was thinking about shells, feathers and eagle talons. These are the ones I have read they wore. Are there any more ornaments I'm not aware of?

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2020, 07:14:01 AM »


I don't know if I can afford to release the two options (clad and unclad) from the begining but there are more people interested in the naked version (I myself like it better that way). I was thinking about making the clothing of these figures detachable so you can have them with and without loincloth. Would that be a reasonable idea or is it kind of nonsense?  o_o

Detachable clothes are a bit off - 28mm is not Playmobil, I think. Actually I like the nude version better, because you sculpted her so nicely. The fur diaper does not flatter her proportions, although it might have looked just like that in the flesh. I will buy whatever version you cast though!

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2020, 11:29:52 AM »
I took the "detachable clothes" bit not as a Playmobil thing, but rather like how, say, Victrix plastics come with a bunch of different options for assembly. In this instance I can see how that could be helpful; say you want your neanderthals to be European, they can have clothes, but middle eastern, not as much  :)
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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2020, 01:05:59 PM »
Cracking work. I'd say clothed... but would buy either :)
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Army painters thread: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=56540.msg671536#new
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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #67 on: July 16, 2020, 08:15:22 AM »
Hi!
Still figuring out how I'm going to do it (cloth-wise).
My initial idea was to do some Neanderthal for the summer time and/or for these regions that we don't asociate with Neanderthal so much (like Fremitus Borealis pointed out): around the Mediterranean and in the Middle East (the fact that I'm from Spain has nothing to do with it  ;D)
I would like to sculpt a warmer clad version later on, for the winter hunts or for the other European/Asiatic regions they used to live. I like the idea of switching miniatures according to weather  ;)

The thing is, I like the idea of the fur "pareo", but it doesn't look so great once sculpted on the minis (I agree with Michi on that). I have been reading that there is evidence of use of tanning materials among the neanderthals (and hence tanned leather), also of bone needles  (Edit: no needles, only awls), rope and most possibly leather cord. With this data I'm thinking about sculpting some simple leather loincloth, apron-like, for the "summer/southern-version". Some of these loincloths could be also made of fur...



What do you think? Do you have any ideas?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2020, 08:42:04 AM by Clearco »

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #68 on: July 16, 2020, 10:08:58 AM »
I think with clothing.

From what I've gleaned over the years Neanderthals were far from unintelligent. Just a different kind of intelligence to their Cro Magnon counterparts.

Just my tuppence worth :)

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2021, 09:00:49 AM »
Hi!
Slowly and quietly I finished the first batch of my tribe  :)



I had to redo some things (some heads, legs, etc.) as I wasn't happy with them, that's why it took me so long.

As I said originally, these are intended to go with warmer climates/seasons/periods, hence the lack of winter clothing :) I added some jewelry found in excavations in Spain too.

As for weapons, I sculpted some as well:



Left to right: fire and hand axes, stone tipped spears, wooden spears (ā la Schöningen), clubs, stone
axes*

*Please note: there is no evidence of hafting in stone axes at that age so these are hypothetical...because they are cool ;)  I used neolithic models as a base but with paleolithic cores instead of polished stone.

I hope you like them! :)

PS.: I finally went for the fur pareo :P
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 09:03:09 AM by Clearco »

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #70 on: June 21, 2021, 10:25:18 AM »
Wonderful sculpting.  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #71 on: June 21, 2021, 10:42:28 AM »
Those are simply gorgeous!

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #72 on: June 21, 2021, 07:28:24 PM »
These are excellent, I will plan to order the whole set once its out.   :D

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2021, 06:30:14 AM »
Hi!
Slowly and quietly I finished the first batch of my tribe  :)

I dare to quote myself:  :D

I want them all, I want them all, I NEED THEM ALL and I want them now!  :-*

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Re: Clearco's Prehistoric Things
« Reply #74 on: June 28, 2021, 09:10:11 AM »
Thank you a lot gents! I'm very happy you like them :) They were a pain in the *ss at times  lol

I'll let you know when I got the castings :)