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    A soldier

    B]This is my second sculpt.And this soldier is the first one of my desigh.I has not finished that from my busy work.But I wonder that you can give me some advices.thanks.[/B]kopics@sina.com
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    I am a new member.I have some other images of this guy.but funnyI can not upload them this time,I will show u that next time.

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    My advice....Show me More! I think it looks great, I'd love to see some different angles.

    What material did you sculpt with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddioh View Post
    My advice....Show me More! I think it looks great, I'd love to see some different angles.

    What material did you sculpt with?
    Yeah, I'm with oddioh. The detail on the boots looks esp. good, but I need more shots, too.

    Is that done in an epoxy putty?

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    Tks for your concerning.
    This solider is made of putty . I will keep uploading more shots about the processes of production to show you.
    And I hope more advice you can given on modeling and especially casting the maquette.

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    Okay, that's more like it...! Wow, very intense. I like it.

    I might tone down the six-pack a tad. As a matter of fact, I might give him something of a gut/overlapping belly. I don't know why, but it seems like it would be appropriate for this character (plus it'd be a little different ). Also, the one foot looks a tad shorter than it should be (might be the angle, though, 'cause it looks okay in your 3rd shot).

    My 2 pesos - feel free to ignore!

    Very cool. Keep on going!

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    thanks for your advice to my work.i will add more detail on the sculpture.and may i have a look at yours?may be that will be helpful to both of us.and you can send Email to me.

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    keep on working

    these are the new steps of the solider.and i will keep on updataing new shots.

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    i just put these wires on where they should be.and i will add more detail on them.but there is a very big problem,that is i want to find out a way to cast it. i think i need your help,allof you.thanks

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    new steps!

    i renew the solider . if u fave some advise, please leave some suggestion .
    we can discuss with it. thanks.

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    must have taken really a lot of time

    lots of details, amazing

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    thanks . i am trying to add more details on the solider .but may be it is really hard to me .but i think this is good to improve myself. this is the first one of my sculpture. the rest five will move on.and i will take photo in each step of moding.then i hope i can have your advise.thanks

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    Really nice job kopics. I love the overall concept. Very original and even
    unfinished, he's looking great.

    The only C&C I'd offer is to maybe make the bottom portion of his boots
    bigger (like from the ankle, down) so that he doesn't appear quite so top
    heavy. His feet just seem a bit small for his overall physique, especially
    considering how large his forearms and I'm guessing his hands are going
    to be. Just a thought.

    The only other thing is really just more of a pet-peeve of mine. Go back
    to the normal, well-lit pics you were originally taking and forget the "extreme
    lighting" photos. As a sculptor, I'm really interested in the textures and
    details that close-up shots with good light provide. While the orange and
    yellow-lit shots give the scene some atmosphere, it's almost impossible to
    make out any of the qualities that I really want to see.

    Despite all that, he looks amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing him
    finished. Great job.
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    totally awesome, and the first lot of photos were best, so use them type

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    Looks great kopics! As far as molding goes, you're right you have a few minor problems.

    As you pointed out, with the addition of the tubes you have created many undercuts and physical locks. Undercuts can be dealt with somewhat easily, but the locks are the true problem. You have a few choices ... add a very thin membrane between the underside of the tubes and the body, this will turn the locks into undercuts and the mold can the be removed VERY carefully. Undercuts still pose their own set of problems. Once the mold material is cured then you still have to pass a large mass of mold material through the small gap between the tubes.
    This leaves two other options
    1. Create a 3 piece sub-mold. (one inside another)
    2. Remove the tubes and mold them separately.

    As I was writing this I realized how difficult it is to explain molding in text format. If you still want help with the molding let me know and I will write up a tutorial and answer any questions you may have.

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    Thank you for your suggestion, especially the lighting. But I want to know what kinds of equipment and technology can reach the better quality of picture-taking, and I will find the way at the same time. I‘d appreciate it if you could offer the cheaper solutions.
    As for the feet’s problem you mentioned, maybe the wide-angle lens cause it badly distorted, I’m trying to amend this part of body.
    Thanks for your helpful suggestion again. I’ll keep uploading new pics and look forward some jewels of advice you offer.


    Quote Originally Posted by troyboy View Post
    Really nice job kopics. I love the overall concept. Very original and even
    unfinished, he's looking great.

    The only C&C I'd offer is to maybe make the bottom portion of his boots
    bigger (like from the ankle, down) so that he doesn't appear quite so top
    heavy. His feet just seem a bit small for his overall physique, especially
    considering how large his forearms and I'm guessing his hands are going
    to be. Just a thought.

    The only other thing is really just more of a pet-peeve of mine. Go back
    to the normal, well-lit pics you were originally taking and forget the "extreme
    lighting" photos. As a sculptor, I'm really interested in the textures and
    details that close-up shots with good light provide. While the orange and
    yellow-lit shots give the scene some atmosphere, it's almost impossible to
    make out any of the qualities that I really want to see.

    Despite all that, he looks amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing him
    finished. Great job.

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    Tks for your reply. I will keep my work. If you have any suggestions pls feel free to tell me.

    Quote Originally Posted by timbot5000 View Post
    totally awesome, and the first lot of photos were best, so use them type

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    Cool Stuff man. Love the concept and execution.

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    I think the tubes will be removed when casting, and put them together to make casts, then all of parts will be assembled. Although it’s really a tough job, the key is constantly repeated, I believe more patience with which I will accomplish it.
    If you have any suggestions and relative webs pls tell me. Could you recommend some kinds of webs which can download about sculpture and casting tips because I do really need such resource. Thank you for your everything.



    Quote Originally Posted by Illimenkinin View Post
    Looks great kopics! As far as molding goes, you're right you have a few minor problems.

    As you pointed out, with the addition of the tubes you have created many undercuts and physical locks. Undercuts can be dealt with somewhat easily, but the locks are the true problem. You have a few choices ... add a very thin membrane between the underside of the tubes and the body, this will turn the locks into undercuts and the mold can the be removed VERY carefully. Undercuts still pose their own set of problems. Once the mold material is cured then you still have to pass a large mass of mold material through the small gap between the tubes.
    This leaves two other options
    1. Create a 3 piece sub-mold. (one inside another)
    2. Remove the tubes and mold them separately.

    As I was writing this I realized how difficult it is to explain molding in text format. If you still want help with the molding let me know and I will write up a tutorial and answer any questions you may have.

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    Thank you for your concern.

    Quote Originally Posted by dark_wraith View Post
    Cool Stuff man. Love the concept and execution.

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    I just wonder how can you work so well with putty I've tried Milliput and it dries very fast. Since I'm a newbie on this hobby, I'm spending a lot of time correcting it with a Minidrill

    But it's a great work! I'm loving it!

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    His helmet looks like an old German one, but backwards. Was that the idea?

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    yes ,you are right.this is my idea . may be i can not give new shots in these days ,cos i am busy with my work. but i will upload new pics when i have new shots.and these days i am busy with the gun of the solider.thanks!

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    the model is nearly completed.

    about one month has already past. some new shots has add on. some problems from u has been fixed but some has not. and i think this model
    is very close to final sculpting. and the next step will be the casting. i
    think that some new problem will come to me .as u see.there are too
    many little things on it. i think i will cast them one buy one, cos i can
    not find a way to make it much more easily. if u have some suggestion.
    that will be most welcome.thanks for reading this.
    my Email:kopics@sina.com
    My MSN: kopics@hotmail.com
    i really expect ur advice. mail me please. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illimenkinin View Post
    Looks great kopics! As far as molding goes, you're right you have a few minor problems.

    As you pointed out, with the addition of the tubes you have created many undercuts and physical locks. Undercuts can be dealt with somewhat easily, but the locks are the true problem. You have a few choices ... add a very thin membrane between the underside of the tubes and the body, this will turn the locks into undercuts and the mold can the be removed VERY carefully. Undercuts still pose their own set of problems. Once the mold material is cured then you still have to pass a large mass of mold material through the small gap between the tubes.
    This leaves two other options
    1. Create a 3 piece sub-mold. (one inside another)
    2. Remove the tubes and mold them separately.

    As I was writing this I realized how difficult it is to explain molding in text format. If you still want help with the molding let me know and I will write up a tutorial and answer any questions you may have.
    What he said. Unless you sculpt with the intent of creating a mould it is usually a pain in the ass to go back and modify your work so it is suitable for creating a mould from but not necessarily impossible.

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