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I need a bit of help. I have no idea to sculpt or build an afro style hair do on a model.
This sounds stupid, but i'm very serious about it .
The model size is a standard 40K infantry model.
My second question is, what's the best way to approach doing a disco ball? The Disco ball is somewhat bigger, about the size of a standard 40K infantry model.
Many thanks for your help.
AGLOCO - Earn money by browsing the internet!Originally Posted by Krevzi and Me
Ping pong balls are a little too big, although they have the perfect shape.
I still need the models to be functional (i'm more a player than a modeller).
Will green stuff really get the texture across though? That's the key issue for me...
I think the best way to get a afro would be to use GS on top of a models head/helmet. For several years I've been tempted to make myself a 'disco marine' with a massive afro atop his helmet in a 'saturday night fever' pose, with bent knees and one hand pointing skyward. I was then going to paint him in a rainbow style pattern and give him disco ball that used the rules for a teleport homer.
Get some GS and plonk a lump on the head. Use your fingers (wet them first) to mould it into the shape of an afro. Then use a sculpting tool to depress sections of the hair to give it the appropriate texture. A better method to get this texture might be to let the GS cure for a whiile then press some fine sandpaper into the surface - but this is pure speculation as I've never tried it before.
If you do make a disco marine/IG/slaneeshi model please, please, PLEASE paint the hair like this
For the disco ball, a marble might be a good size. Not the normal size marbes, but the double size ones that come with most kits. For even more control over the size of the ball then use GS - just roll a ball between two dampened hands and let it cure. To give the angular look, use loads of tiny squares of plasticard - easyest way to get these would be to buy a square cross-sectional tube of plasticard of very small diameter, then carefully cut this into tiny sections and prepare to spend a very long time sticking then to the ball of your choice. You should be able to find something like that in a hobby shop, if not you'll have to patiently cut small squares from a plasticard sheet. Some time could be saved here if you used GS - wait until it is fairly cured, but still a bit pliable and sticky, then push the plasticard squares into the surface. You could directly model the surface of a GS ball, but this might be difficult.
Both the afro and the ball may require a bit of practice, I would suggest having a go on something other than your intended model before you try for real. Hope this helps matey, please post some pictures of the finished article.
A craft shop might be better for actually little mirrored pieces now that i think about it.. hmm..
anyway, thanks *brandishes rep hammer*
What you could do for the afro look is get either a small amount of wool or cloth. That way, you can get the feel of the 'fro, and still maintain the shape.
But that's just me.
On that thought - look in argos/toy stores for random old 'party' toys. Might just find a pre-made disco ball in one of these.
Cheers for the rep buddy,
Disco balls & Afro's, I can't wait to see what you're making.
For the Disco balls you might try looking at beads, as in necklaces. Lots of weird shapes to be had and painted. Try arts and craft type toy shops.
You can actually buy miniature discoballs and jewellry at michaels (Canada's biggest arts & craft chain) Im sure that if you go to one of these kinds of stores, that they will actually have a shiney small square mirrored disco ball for you. I think the tuft of wool would be pretty nifty for the hat.
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if you want to make you're own kinda weird looking disco ball, get a ping pong ball, attach string, dip in very thinned glue then dip in silver glitter. would this work? i am not really sure. i think it'd be too rough, ad not as shiny and cool. are you going to have it spin and have lights coming off it? that would be AWESOME.
best of luck, you disco freak. go make your shiny balls.