Oct 6, 2013

Greenstuff Adventures 7. - TYW Croats


I still have a large chunk of greenstuff although I have ordered another 12" on ebay this week. The output is really a matter of practice - I have some methods that work and some that need a lot of change. These figures are more likely in their intended scale, 1/72, than the previous ones which were closer to 25mm. 
What helped was the size of the horses and keeping a Revell horseman close to remind myself of the proportions. 



The sculpting started with the legs and saddlery, then the upper body and the weapons/scabbards. Yes, these are the Italeri Roman horses. I have a few more lying around and they will be Croat mounts too. 
Once these parts cured I added the left arm, a wire for the right which is more outwards from the body so it needed 'bones', and sculpted the heads separately from the body. I finished the figures just today and the arms and cloaks are still curing. The wire actually broke off the body when I started doing the right arm, lot of swearing involved I fixed it but the figure with the shorter sabre has a really weird hand, which hopefully the paint will fix.
I want to do a smaller TYW campaign during December if my time allows so until then the forces will be filled up. I will sculpt Polish pancerni and European reiters too. 



16 comments:

  1. It seems to be very difficult to me to sculpt figures in this scale but they looks great.

    Regards
    Bruno

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    1. Thank you. I'm still learning the craftier parts.

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  2. Looks like you did a good job, I would not know where to start

    Ian

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    1. Thank you, I looked up some tutorials but as usual in the end just threw them away and started experimenting.

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  3. Good job, not fond of pushing the putty myself its a skill I lack!

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    1. Thank you, these figs will add some diversity to my games I hope, that's the main motivation.

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  4. Wow, that is impressive, I can barely fill a gap with the wretched greenstuff!

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    1. Thank you, I had my moments while doing these, however they turned out acceptable.

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  5. Most impressive - very nice sculpts. I can see the problem with the sword hand of one of them, but I think a cunning paint job should disguise it OK. I would be very pleased to be able to achieve what you have so far.

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  6. Nice work, Andras. Are you going to make some molds and cast some figures based on these masters, or hand sculpt most of your Croats ?

    Regards,
    Steve

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    1. Thank you. I plan to do each out of GS. Making molds would be a little difficult because of the way I did the separate parts.

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