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Decided I am going to do a World Eaters Army and plan to have my chaos lord running along with a matted mane of hair flowing. However every time I do hair it just looks like dreads. Anyone got any tips?
Also where can I get a shed load of skulls from with out having to buy whole sprews?
I was never good at hair either, but I can tell you the best rout for skulls is to buy tons of chaos bits.
Get the spikes and trophies from the top of the troops and the spikey bits for vehicles. Cut the skulls from them and use them.
I am actually in the process of starting up a resin base store and one of my first sets I finished sculpting this week is a khorne inspired base series with tons of skull piles and large slate rocks. I'm hoping to have the store online within a month. ..... so you can always hold off and buy my bases
Ah sounds cool that was my thinking lol
Ok, the way I always did hair was as follows:
Get a relatively thin (not too thin, it has to stretch) chunk of green stuff and stretch it to about 5/8ths of where you want it to finally end up.
Get something very sharp and pointy (a modelling tool, well, the GW one, will not do, it isnt small enough. Try something like the tip of a Moria Goblin Spear, or a spiky bit that should be stuck on the top of a chaos tank) and start to run it in irregular lines down the hair, very thinly, and it should only be stretching a TINY bit per line. Once it is completely lined it should stretch to where you want it to be.
Remember, add enough lines so it looks realistic (40 lines to about half an inch wide of hair).
Then, get your sharp pointy implement and start on the scalp. Do the "line stretching" technique so that the hair/fringe etc goes where you want it. Then start on the scalp. Add a few random dots around (about 8 ) and put in a parting (if you want one).
Then just touch it up with the lines, and remember, if your not happy, you can always start again.
A few general tips:
Thats all folks
- ALWAYS use plenty of water, Keep everything coated in water (except the areas of the model you want the hair to stick to) including your hands, your tools, even the areas of the model you dont want GS sticking to.
- You can always start again if your unhappy
- Before trying it on the main thing, try on a lesser model that you dont care as much about, to see if you can do it =)
- Never forget the water!
I just have strands placed on the head, and use an x-acto knife to make the lines. Try to just use all of the blade at once, and use a pressing motion. If you drag the blade or try to draw the hair, you'll tear the GS.
Also do 1 layer at a time. It's ok if it takes you 2+ days to make it. What matters is the end result.
Here's a finished example of how longer hair should look.
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that looks really good, i say go with Jaffar_Hasad's method
Back in the zone!
that looks sweet!
Think I got some old SM torso's and heads somewhere I shall give it a crack tomorrow and get some pic's up. However go easy I haven't touched 40k/modeling for 10 years!