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The Deepwood Guardians (JMGraham) vs. Rescue at the Old Barn (Froggy the Great)

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Voting closed: April 11, 2010, 10:22:52 PM

Author Topic: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn  (Read 3168 times)

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« on: April 04, 2010, 10:22:52 PM »



Offline Tomsche

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 10:59:48 PM »
Who made those models Froggy?

Offline Froggy the Great

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 11:30:36 PM »
Left to right:  Heroclix with a Reaper head and a wire-wrap skirt, Reaper, Reaper with a greenstuff blouse and wire-wrap skirt, Reaper with a greenstuff cap and sewing-pin antenna, , Reaper with putty blouse, wire-wrap skirt, and tommy-gnu.
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Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 12:01:54 AM »
Tommy Gnu?  I'm sure he used to advertise tea bags in the UK back in the 70's.
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Offline Froggy the Great

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 12:04:12 AM »
"No no, see what you do is, you have this gnu and you point it at the pilot and say 'take us where we want to go or we'll shoot this gnu at you.'"

Offline JMGraham

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 02:55:50 PM »
Wow - great work, Froggy!  I'm fascinated by the idea of "wire wrap" skirts and dresses, though I don't know what it means.  Did you wrap the figs with wire and then smooth over the ridges with green stuff?  Sounds like a wonderful method for doing close-fitting clothes.  Genius!

Jim

Offline Froggy the Great

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010, 03:07:55 PM »
Thank you!

I took 32ga wire and wrapped it around the legs and midsection, starting from the waist.  There was no greenstuff involved, except a blob between the legs to give me a positive slope against which to wrap - this also helped the skirt look like it was made from leather and not spandex.

I had to put a dot of superglue every few wraps, otherwise I would lose tension on the wire and it would show lots of gaps. 

This technique is easy(ish) as long as the part you're trying to wrap is topologically an expanding cone - if it ever starts to decrease, you have to pretty much glue each wrapping or else it'll slide down the leg to the knee.

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 03:48:35 PM »
Froggy, you keep pushing the envelope...I need to try that technique.  Thanks for sharing!
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Offline JMGraham

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010, 05:02:15 PM »
There was no greenstuff involved, except a blob between the legs to give me a positive slope against which to wrap - this also helped the skirt look like it was made from leather and not spandex.

Though I imagine that not making a blob between the legs would be a nice if you wanted more of a close-fitting "spandex" look.  I'm surprised by how smooth the finished result appears without additional putty work.  Very cool idea, and smartly executed!

Jim

Offline Froggy the Great

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010, 05:06:53 PM »
The blob was more between and behind the legs - it was to create the form to wrap around. 

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Re: Round 7 - The Deepwood Guardians vs. Rescue at the Old Barn
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010, 07:33:57 PM »
While I'm thinking of it, here's a terragenesis link to a better view of the cage itself:
http://www.terragenesis.co.uk/infopages/page387.html

 

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