Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 17

Thread: TMNT Croc

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    336
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts

    TMNT Croc

    3rd sculpt. Having played the roleplaying game (Timetravelling-) TMNT for a number of years, I felt a great need to sculp a character played by my brother. Not sure whether he is a croc or an alligator; I used pictures of both during the construction. By the way, in accordance with TMNT naming-rules for a group of characters, his name is Emmen T. Haler.
    Having done a lot of timetravelling, his equipment (and base) is taken from three large empires: The roman Gladius (sword), the WWII German Maschinengewehr 42 (light machinegun) and the slap of sand-stone-base with a relief of the Egyptian Crocodile-god SOBEK.
    He is 5" tall, scale 1:10 - body made from Supersculpey/Sculpey firm 50/50. Accessories done in Sculpey firm.
    I intend to air-brush/paint him, and will post another thread when that is done.
    After all - I guess the tail should have been slightly shorter.

    Notes to pictures:
    The first picture (2nd really) is a sketch to decide what the skeleton should be like. I used the red lines to construct the aluminum-skeleton.
    Having added some (pink) flesh - the snout (is that the proper name?) turned out to be to long.
    The hands was made on a basis of thin wire, baked, and mounted on the arms (well - wouldnt look god elsewhere, would they? )
    First pair of feet turned out to be too small.
    The skin (after a lot of experimentation) is done with a flattened tooth-pick, and a lot of alcohol. All attempts to simulate real gator/croc skin turned out wierd....(for which I of course blame the Sculpey )
    The strips of sculpey on the backpack will be stickers with frases like "I Mississippi", "Berlin Zoo" etc.
    The lesson learned on both weapons is: Next time remember to freeze the Sculpey before use for better results......(as someone more experienced wrote here earlier on).
    For the base and his head, I used a small rock to get some nice textures. It looks good to me, but only drybrushing will show if that is a total catastrophe.
    Last edited by Aseyngel; August 7th, 2007 at 03:05 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    51
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Grovin man!

    I really like the whole piece. Nice feel overall.

    Big thumbs!
    Rust never Sleeps.
    Nothing is what Rocks Dream of.

    James K.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Vancouver.WA.USA
    Posts
    2,515
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 96 Times in 36 Posts
    This is a really nice sculpt! Having done a small pool with a similar pattern to your croc skin, I don't envy you the time it must have taken to texture that! I really dig the elongated gas mask, too.
    "Every generation sees the past though the lens of its own time." - Thom Hartmann
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    619
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 138 Times in 94 Posts
    Hah! I love it! Anthropomorphic-themed sculpts have always been one of my favorite subject
    matters and you've done an awesome job here. Great accessories he's carrying and overall
    there's just a lot of fun stuff to look at. Nice work.
    Troy

    http://www.themcdevittstudio.com
    --------------------------------------------------
    "It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool." - Calvin, Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    109
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Really nice Croc! I think you did a really good job getting a realistic, yet cartoony blend for his detailing. Congrats on a sculpt well done!

    -Sam
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    417
    Thanks
    220
    Thanked 210 Times in 70 Posts
    really enjoy your wip pics!! fun sculpt and only your 3rd!!!
    the chicken sticking out of the backpack gave me a real buzz!!
    thanks fukifino for pointing out another fun element- the gas mask!!!

    question:- when u mentioned toothpicks (flattened?) and alcohol?? the tooth-pick is to scrap off grove lines to form the texture? and the alcohol is to "smoothen" the textures??....
    and thanks for reiterating the freeze tips!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    336
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
    Thanks for all the comments! You're all to kind.

    Fukifino: Yes - You are right concerning the skin. I will definitely do something smooth skin-wise in the future!

    Thanks for noticing the chicken. It is a special ordre from my brother.

    Troyboy: My brother asked for a sombrero as well - You should be able to tell why! (The rest of you: Re-read your Calvin & Hobbes).

    Zenichi: You can see the toothpick in the base-picture just below the stone. One end is filed flat (sandpaper), and pressed in the clay in a hooneycomb-pattern (uneven). Afterwards I rubbed the skin with an old stiff brush (small circles) and some 93% alcohol, just to round the edges a bit. Looking at the texture, you can actually see the width of the toothpick and the 5-6 sided figures it makes.
    Last edited by Aseyngel; August 10th, 2007 at 07:00 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Berlin - Germany
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Great work, I really like the Body.
    One crit - the head lacks, compared to the rest of the sculpt, lots of detail and love.
    There seems to be no texture at the upper part of the head, and especially the eyes could need some more love to really bring the sculpt to life.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    336
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
    jOBe: I agree with you - especially around the eyes.

    Not an excuse, but an explanation: I fell totally in love with the first rough head on picture no. 4. Since then I had panic-attacks just thinking about changing it. I guess that is a beginners problem.

    My alligator(?)-head picture (below) did show a lower degree of skin-texture but a more subtle paint-scheme on the head than on the body. My intention is to copy that with paint (same goes for the eyes) - and as you can see clearer on the second picture below, (he has just been primed for painting today), I have tried to work some texture into the head with a stone - in order to get some "rough skin over bone".

    Of course this might turn out to be a total mistake.

    Any suggestions out there?
    Last edited by Aseyngel; August 9th, 2007 at 02:45 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    143
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Zurich
    Posts
    1,190
    Thanks
    537
    Thanked 283 Times in 139 Posts
    very nice job, great character design and wonderfull details
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Calgary, Canada
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Great stuff! I can see a two-figure machine gun team like this; one carrying the MG 42 and the other laden down with ammo boxes and belts.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Frohickey For This Useful Post:


  15. #13
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    336
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
    Thanks - now you have given me a time-problem - because that is very tempting to do....
    I have decided that my next Croc-project will be a character in full Roman armour - that is: Armour used after the Varus-disaster. I believe the green skin and the red tunica would look good together ;-)
    Last edited by Aseyngel; December 21st, 2007 at 01:29 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. a croc
    By pixel cheetah in forum ART CRITIQUE CENTER
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 15th, 2011, 02:38 PM
  2. Art: Croc
    By marks in forum FINISHED ART & ARTWORK
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: January 15th, 2010, 02:59 PM
  3. Art: TMNT Roman Croc
    By Aseyngel in forum 3D ART, SCULPTURE ART & TOY ART
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 5th, 2008, 07:14 AM
  4. Art: TMNT Croc M107 Sniper (& Spotter)
    By Aseyngel in forum 3D ART, SCULPTURE ART & TOY ART
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: June 21st, 2008, 11:29 PM
  5. Art: TMNT Croc - now with paint (finished)
    By Aseyngel in forum 3D ART, SCULPTURE ART & TOY ART
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: December 20th, 2007, 05:35 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook