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Hello Boys and Girls, yes it is I, and I have come to ask for some help, I recently Ordered this model, for my Deathwing Commander:
Red Scorpions Commander Culln
Now what I need help with, to make him look special, is a few Hints and Tips, I want a nice cape, but my GS abilities are very limited.........actually there terrible, I tried to do a purity seal once, it looked like my Chaplain snezzed on his shoulder:glare:, so the question is, CAN YOU HELP???
thanks in advance.
Making a green stuff cape can be hard. Often the problem is that when you try to make the cape it turns out wrong because it is very hard to know where to put it and how to sculp it. I suggest that you make a much thinner frame out of some green stuff or milliput. Then you can work over this frame, slowly building it up until you get what you want.
It will be easier if you have the cape reaching down to the grown. If the cape is blowing around it will be much harder to make. It is usually best to know your limits when making models. Take a close look at other models that have capes and cloth etc. See how these things are shaped and how you can do it. It always takes a long time to make something like this, don't expect a great result if you try to do it in one night.
Also consider where this cape will be. Where does it connect to the model and how does it hang. The cape will seem odd if it is just apparently stuck to the models shoulders, or in this case armour, by a magical force.
What Leech said, but also:
- Have a look at the new Dark Angels minis, the robes and cloaks on them are very nicely sculpted, and give you a good starting place, especially on how robes lie over armour etc.
- Check *this* article out, it is pretty helpful.
As a final point, if you're not confident with GS, it's definately better to start small (filling in gaps etc) and work up to bigger projects. Jumping in at the deep end is generally a good way to go about ruining a mini, and wishing you hadn't (especially on a FW model), in my opinion.
Anyway, hopefully that was of some use
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My take on this would be - why use Greenstuff?
Think about using something like thin copper sheet that you can pull and deform into the shape of a cape flowing over the model. It won't be easy, and you risk damaging the fragile resin (so use a similar plastic one to crush the copper sheet against) while using force to deform the cape.
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Thanks so far guys, looks like I got some homework to do now lol.