12/11/2019 at 22:58 #126373
I always wanted to sculpt my miniatures. I tried couple of times before. But this time I feel better about it. I sculpted two miniatures with my hobby knife. Then I crafted some tools.
I crushed pins with a hammer and tried to give them various shapes. They were very good after the hobby knife.
Then I sculpted those two. I hope those will make a little help who want to sculpt in this scale. I know I have to work a lot. But every little information
is valuable for someone who want to sculpt 6mm. Thanks !13/11/2019 at 02:00 #126376madmanParticipant
Very nice! Good luck on you new skills. Let us know when you want ideas.13/11/2019 at 09:34 #126383jeffersParticipant
I like the bespoke tools!
Have a go with Brownstuff (actually, it’s a dirty grey). It is finer and sharper than green stuff so may be better for 6mm. I’ve almost completely swapped over; I only use green for large ‘soft’ areas now (or gluing riders to horses!).
More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/13/11/2019 at 15:19 #126403ThomastonParticipant
Hey this is a great beginning. I too make my own tools. I used old xacto blade on one end and a pin on the other. Other DIY tool you could explore are pinhead for smoothing and negative space and rubber tip tools, I used them to nudge putty into basic shapes.
I haven’t tried grownstuff for a whole figure yet but I think it’s too soft and easily marked. I think it needs a diferent set of tools from greenstuff, something with larger area to shape and smooth it.
Tired is enough.13/11/2019 at 18:13 #126418jeffersParticipant
Here’s my kit, although it’s for larger figures:
When I did 10mm I just used the Xacto knife on miliput. Horrible stuff! Only use it for model filler now.
More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/13/11/2019 at 20:49 #12642813/11/2019 at 20:55 #126429
Tonight I continued the ones I started yesterday but I feel like I could’t move forward much today.20/11/2019 at 07:06 #126790BunkerfolkParticipant
Very cool progress so far! Love the DIY tools29/11/2019 at 19:44 #127344Microworld SteveParticipant
Nice work! Always wanted to try to sculpt my own as well, but the time I feel it would take me to become proficient has always kept me away. That and my lack of artistic ability29/11/2019 at 23:14 #127357NoelParticipant
This is a great start25/03/2020 at 00:07 #133749Dave CroweParticipant
Really great start. You clearly have a basic skill to begin practicing. Like a good blade you could sharpen very well.
Maybe you need a broader project goal?
6mm scale isn’t about Individuals but large numbers forming a big army. Because you chose this scale I would assume you intend big volume eventually. I may be wrong.
What’s the project? Is it a sci-fi, historical or fantasy setting? Some details may not be required at this scale where some may be vital and even exaggerated for effect.
ive found sculpting vehicles at this scale to be a tricky business. Often requiring layering and building up. I can’t imagine a 6mm figure has much room for layered detail but you seem to be getting plenty in there.07/10/2021 at 10:43 #162758Wouter WolputParticipant
Any progress on your sculpting Ali? I love to see what has become of your creations.
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