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I did searches on various forums for cloak or cape guides and didn't find anything...
I'm just about finished with my Daemon Prince I just have to put the standard character required cloak/cape on him to finish him off. Any suggestions?
Yeah I too would be keen to see some.
I've made some in the past with thinly applied greenstuff onto card (using Vaseline between them so they don't stick) then once hardened (not completely but stiff enough you can pick it up without destroying it) and then mold it into shape.
Warning.... watch out for finger prints
Yeah, the few times I actually get a decent shape finger prints ruin it....
So, he's going cloakless.
Not bad silentdeathz... i'm sure their are more out there though...
Was that guy just using a solid bit of GS??
Narse: In the past I've handled the GS with plastic (generally the offcuts from the GS) so that I dont copy prints... Also the harder it is when you pick it up, the less likely you'll get prints.
This is kind of a late post, but here is what I have done - two methods:
1. Das Pronto!!! This stuff is so much better than green stuff, it is not even funny. It does not have all of the bonding (epoxy) characteristics as GS, but it holds, sculpts and textures great. It is simply any air-dry modelling material (do not get the 'bake in your oven' stuff) that you can get over a pound of it for about $7US in any craft/hobby store. I have modelled full miniatures with it for years. I also use it to texture and model all of my bases. It is so cheap and will stay wet and pliable as long as you need, so you don't have to rush to sculpt before it hardens, like GS. When it dries, it is as hard as a rock with nearly no shrinkage. I recently used it to model capes on regular Bretonnian Knights to make them into Grail Knights (I did not want to pay the metal knight cost - just converted the plastic ones) I even sculpted the small grail cup on the cape, as well. They look fantastic. This method works great, but it does take a lot of work to make a very large, billowing cape, so on my Chaos Lords (and on a Bretonnian Damsel) I used method 2;
2. Simply take some slightly thicker bond paper (24lb bond or 60lb text - even normal copy paper works) and draw your cape as a fold over, so you essentially will fold it over onto itself. I have the fold line at the neck, so it gets trimmed and completely unnoticeable. Then slightly dampen the entire paper and smear one side completely with normal white glue. Fold it in half so you now have your basic shape of the cape. Now, here comes the fun part, crimp and crinkle it while it is still wet and you can get the most excellent folds and wrinkles in the paper. You can even part fit it on the model and have it bend around the shoulders, over their mount, etc. Just let it sit there and dry overnight. When dry, paint it as normal. I have this huge billowing cape on my Chaos Lord and it looks outstanding. It is not as indestructible as the Das Pronto or GS cape, but you would be amazed at how stiff and sturdy it is.
I hope this helps!!
I've tried to make a few. They don't look as good as that demo link, but I don't mind them. Using a lot of water I roll some gs really flat on wax paper and cut it into a pie shape. once it hardens slightly I apply it to the neck of my figure and fold the point backwards onto the cape and mold it into the piece that fastens around the neck. Once that is done I literally fold the cape into a billowing shape and make it look like it's flowing. My first capes were for my snipers (I rarely used them now ). Hope this helps.
Yes, I've done some cloaks in the past. There was a tutorial on here not so long ago about how to make banners by rolling out the green stuff on talcum powder - very effective for getting a nice clean sheet you can wrap around the mini. You really need to get some nice (small) clay shapers too, so you can tease some folds into it.