In Progress » Hoth Diorama » Anti Infantry Battery

Dagobah is done, so now onto the next Star Wars commission and one of my favorite scenes… HOTH! While the scenery of the ice planet shouldn’t pose as many problems as Dagobah did, it has it’s own unique challenges. I need to make a barren and mostly flat snowscape interesting,…

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In Progress » Alien Woman Bust » Smoothing Details

Here’s yesterdays progress. Smoothed out the wrinkly skin with a soft brush loaded with Turpenoid then added crosshatched skin texture. It’s faint so doesn’t show up in these images due to the shine left behind by the turp. Looks great in person though. Capilaries and veiny detail was made by…

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In Progress » Alien Woman Bust » Initial Sculpting

The other day I got an interesting proposition from a woman who I have been waiting to buy a purebred Siamese kitten from. She’s apparently into Gothic,Giger, and alien/mutated-human-styled artwork and whatnot and asked if I would consider creating an original small sculpture for her in exchange for a pair…

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In Progress » Dagobah Diorama » Semi-Final X-Wing Weathering

Why semi-final? Well, because if it was just an X-Wing model without being submergeged in swamp-water and muck then I’d be able to call it done. I still need to add the “seaweed” and such to the surface and will probably add some greenish muck-colored streaks using the  502 Abteilung…

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In Progress » Dagobah Diorama » Painting, Decaling and Weathering the X-Wing

I’ve been working on painting the X-Wing for a few weeks now while working on other projects, but decided to save up images to make a decent-lengthed post about it. First I primed the X-Wing with Duplicolor Sandable Primer and then smoothed it out with some steel wool. This takes…

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In Progress » Dagobah Diorama » Roots from Jute

Hooray! It’s working as I hoped it would! What is working you may or may not ask? The jute twine I used for the smallest dangling roots is what. In all of the images I have seen, the larger roots are covered in a lot of small vine-type roots and…

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