Friday, 28 September 2007

More Tests With Fimo Deco Gel
























5 comments:

james pople said...

Interesting process, what did you make the originals from? With a lot of homework out of the way and some money in my pocket I'm considering starting a sculpting project, I'll need to get some materials etc. I'm dabbling with ideas at the moment, any suggestions on something simple, and stuff like which hornet heads etc. Sorry if I'm asking too many questions, if i am asking too many and being annoying, please say,
thanks
James

Calvin Tan said...

Hi James,

to keep things elementary, I would recommend you to try out doing some simple conversions using Hornet figures instead of attempting to build one from scratch yourself. Reason being Hornet figures are very well sculpted and simple in design; which IMO provides an excellent basis for conversion work. It could just be as simple as repositioning an arm, adding another pocket, a tear in the trousers etc... just to get familiar with the medium.

cheers,

Calvin

james pople said...

thank you Mr.Tan. Your advice has given me some ideas and i've come up with modifying hornet GH12 to a panzer wrap tunic, smiling and changing the left arm to holding a pipe, opinions please?
thanks again for your advice and encouragement
James

Calvin Tan said...

Hi James,

good choice! I particularly like that figure too. Painted it a long while back. It has got lots of attitude and I'm sure you have fun working with it.

cheers,

Calvin

JD said...

Hello Calvin,
Love your work... brilliant ! Could you please explain to me what product and technique you used to make your "mold" for the equipment straps. I imagine you are molding from a photo-etched sheet (and wow they are pretty small) so how do you maintain the detail in the final mold?
Cheers,
JD