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    Red face Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.

    Hey there and welcome to my litte sculpting thread. I recently merged the first post with #2 so I don't have to start too many threads.

    Please feel free to critique, comment & discuss anything you consider worth it, I'm always thankfull for any tips and hints I can get!

    - Daniel Ritthanondh aka Kilh
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    Hey there again!
    Currently I'm working on a bear mount trophy (based on Warcraft) that will be used as prize for a machnima contest.

    It's ±6" long and will be cast in resin and will be standing on a gear-like, steampunkish socket. If everything goes as planned it will be painted with the modernoptions steel&rust colors/patina, so I don't try to add too many details that will disappear under the pretty thick paint layer.

    In terms of style I tried to balance it somewhere between the very comic-ish version from the game and a realistic cave bear.
    I'm still not 100% sure about the fur, but I'm afraid the paint will cover fine details, so I might just stick with the pretty bold fur-style for now.

    The grey bodyparts are still the sub-construction and will get more mass and shape (especially the placeholder paws of course).


    Any C&C are very welcome - also if anyone has a simplier idea for the mold than a 5-part matrix mold I'd be very gratefull about any tipps

    Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.

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    I continued covering the body with a lot of fur stuff; unfortunately the pure SS looks a bit off on the photos, but I guess you know that anyway.

    The straps/belts will get some more love later.

    Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.
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    It has absolutely nothing to do with the bear, but I just wanted to share something else without opening a new thread.

    Two little charms I made for friends as a christmas gift. They are around 1" tall, painted with acrylics.

    Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.

    Now. Back to the bear.

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    Working on the feet now, I might remove some of the furriness later when I made some tests with the paint to find out how many details it will eat.

    Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.
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    i like it. one thing that stands out to me though, are the teeth. they look too human. and the way they are currently makes him look like he is grinning or smiling, accentuating a human likeness even more. if this is what you are aiming for, then ignore me, but i think you should work the teeth towards a more bear-like appearance. i think it will really help the piece. the rest of it looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yrat View Post
    i like it. one thing that stands out to me though, are the teeth. they look too human. and the way they are currently makes him look like he is grinning or smiling, accentuating a human likeness even more. if this is what you are aiming for, then ignore me, but i think you should work the teeth towards a more bear-like appearance. i think it will really help the piece. the rest of it looks awesome.
    Thanks, I will try to get some more detail into the teeth. Somehow I didn't even notice the "missing" teeth in bear jaws. (It seem's that I'm not the only one though -> )
    Real bear: http://www.answersingenesis.org/asse...v2/n2/2-53.jpg
    WoW bear: http://www.pooh.cz/upload/img/1000/w...ld_vicejaw.jpg

    Opening the mouth would probably help turning the smile into a more aggressive expression (and the first version of the mouth was indeed open), but I see too many problems popping up with the casting of the mold.

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    I'm still not too satisfied with the feet, though they are quite balanced between realistic and ingame paws as far as I can tell.

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    That last image is appearing as a red cross for me, anyone else?

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    Hi,

    Good sculpting - I like your reference of the bear-skeleton you can see on one of the pictures.
    I believe you have reached your intended concept (not overly familiar with Warcraft myself) - but in my opinion, you would get a better fur-structure, if you make the fur itself with a little more detail.
    (I can see the last picture).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aseyngel View Post
    Good sculpting - I like your reference of the bear-skeleton you can see on one of the pictures.
    I believe you have reached your intended concept (not overly familiar with Warcraft myself) - but in my opinion, you would get a better fur-structure, if you make the fur itself with a little more detail.
    (I can see the last picture).
    Thanks, Aseyngel; I'd be happier with a finer fur, but I'll have to test things out when I get the paint (in the next days hopefully). As far as I know it's pretty thick, so it's quite possible that every fine detail would disappear. If enough details survive the paint layer I'll absolutely add more hair detail.

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    Hey, wanted to say I'm really liking this bear.
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    Mad Cross, thank you - I'm glad you like it.


    I added more fur and some more armor. Also the front-right leg got some tweaking; fur removed here and there to show some more shape of the muscles beneath. The upper half of his left leg is already covered too, but the batteries left me before I could take another photo.

    Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.

    Now that I'm getting closer to the mould making I'd be very happy about any expert's advise. I have some experience with 2-part matrix molds, but the idea of a 3- or 5-part matrix mold pretty much scares me. Would it be too absurd to maybe saw off the legs and reattach them later in order to cast the torso in a 2-part mold? The armature is only 1,5mm aluminium in most parts so I guess I'll be able to get through that somehow.

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    I love the bear coat and the saddle and armour details are great! Good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilh View Post
    Opening the mouth would probably help turning the smile into a more aggressive expression (and the first version of the mouth was indeed open), but I see too many problems popping up with the casting of the mold.
    That's one crit that immediately struck me - My eye went straight to that. You wouldn't even have to open the mouth very much. I reckon all you'd have to do is part the teeth a little - release some of that grinning and give it a bit more immediacy and wouldn't overly complicate moulding.

    Quick pic. (Touchpads rule, yeah)
    Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.

    Solid sculpt though
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    Moulding wise - I'd be tempted to chop his right front leg off (the one on the ground) and then just mould it as simply as possible from there. As long as you take a bit of time to brush the silicone into the details you shouldn't have any problems.

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    Sooo, most of the work is completed - though as I already mentioned, depending on the paint I might give the fur a complete workover. His teeth will meet the dentist tomorrow and some of the edges will get a slight knife&sandpaper treatment.

    Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.

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    Kilh's Stuff - Dragon and Vomit The Soul - Updated Jan 27.

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