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Author Topic: Sculpting Alien Huts - and now alien trees! 25/10/17  (Read 5734 times)

Offline Jagannath

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - Material?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2016, 11:27:47 PM »
Well, it's not the most exciting image, but I have started...



The front 3 will be conjoined, a bit like the yellow one at the back/ The really odd looking one is like the other, but with a narrower protudence.

Once they're solid tomorrow I'll coat with milliput, then texture the walls a sponge and cleave windows and door out.

They might not look like much now, but I'm actually getting pretty excited about these - I've been playing a bit of Starwars Battlefront recently (still haven't unpacked a huge amount of hobby stuff since moving at the start of August) and I love seeing the Jawas run about into their caves and the Ewoks into their huts in certain areas. I realised that a little desert village would make great scenery even if the occupants aren't the games protagonists.

More to come.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - Material?
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2016, 08:05:50 PM »
Here's the first one, still not quite finished - I want to do another layer in parts to remove some the weird clay texture I've missed and make the details a touch deeper, but I've dappled with the sponge to get the finished texture so this is roughly how the finished group will look:



I'll post again once the whole set are finished.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2016, 08:26:52 PM »
I like them  8)

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2016, 07:53:52 AM »
Looks very promising. 
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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2016, 08:03:23 AM »
I think they look great, lots of promise.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2016, 08:04:39 AM »
They definitely give off the right 'feel'.
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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2016, 07:59:41 PM »
Any more progress on these?


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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2016, 09:07:02 PM »
Yeah, I'd like to know how they came out to.
I've been thinking of doing something similar in 6mm for some time now.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2016, 12:58:40 AM »
No sorry, not a huge amount - the clay ones took an absolute age to dry, if I was doing 6mm (something I've thought about too) I'd definitely just use epoxy. The sort of finished one below is now in the painting queue though, along with a ring-fenced pen for some alien cattle. I'll do some pics at the weekend.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2016, 09:05:54 AM »
Good to hear there's still some progress even if it's taking longer than you expected. I look forward to seeing the pictures of the first one finished.

For my 6mm buildings I was actually thinking of doing the core of the constuction in el cheapo fimo knock off.
That way I could sculpt the rough details into the fimo, bake it and then add fine detail in a 50/50 milliput/green stuff mix.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - First (almost) finished hut on Page 2
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2017, 09:19:06 PM »
Hullo all,

Couldn't face much at the painting desk today, so turned to an idea I've had for a wee while. Same concept, different scale. I present my 6mm alien hut village:



Still a couple of doors to sculpt, then on to basing.

I'm hoping these will work as double (sort of triple) duty - a village for a 6mm sci if 'colonial' force I want to make, maybe using Onslaught Avians, which will also serve as general terrain in 6mm sci if. I'm also thinking about starting a small scale fantasy project using small bases of 3 odd men (so not 'skirmish' but not mass battle either) and I'll use this village in those too.

Anyway, can't promise when I'll next work on these, but I'm much happier with them in 6mm than the 15mm one.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - now some 6mm versions (16/1/17)
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2017, 12:00:59 AM »
Those work well, looking forward to seeing them painted. Alien decoration motifs perhaps?

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - now some 6mm versions (16/1/17)
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2017, 11:02:31 PM »
Cheers - no, pretty simple 'whitewash' colours... makes them pop against my desert board and also compliments the yellowy-bronze flock I use. I'll finish them up at the weekend hopefully.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - now some 6mm versions (16/1/17)
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2017, 03:51:22 PM »
6mm beasts are basecoated



Nowt too exciting but they're getting much closer to finished now.

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Re: Sculpting Alien Huts - and now alien trees!
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2017, 07:16:00 PM »
Hullo all,

Been a while since I posted in this thread. Those 6mm huts are just sat awaiting a matte coat (I don't want to use my valuable Testors cans for this so trialling some other sprays) but I though I'd add my latest sculpted terrain project - alien succulents/trees



This is version 2 of these plants - I had a test run with turf foliage that a)didn't stick and clump as I wanted and b) I put on before painting, stupidly, so - total disaster.

I decided that I prefer the look of 'sculpted' foliage on things like this - reminds me of the old 6mm Snapdragon terrain.

The above still has a lot of sculpting to do - all of the 'trunks' will have a crown of foliage, then there's be small clumps on the lower parts of the trunks (hence the wee blobs of greenstuff on one at the moment) and a few clumps at ground level. Once that's finished I've got 4 more bases to do too:



Each of those bases has at least 18mm between the groups of trunks (my 15mm mini base size) and enough space front or back to park a 6mm group base.

The colour of the sculpey and greenstuff looks a bit organic already, coincidentally, but these will have red foliage (I like the pop of red to go with all my desert terrrain) and pale trunks.

Right, lots to do so better crack on!
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 07:20:55 PM by Jagannath »

 

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