Thursday, 21 October 2010

Hoodie Zombie

I finished this last weekend when I was having a break from sculpting. One of my zombies with an attempt at a logo on the hoodie. The logo is 4mm tall on the figure and looks fairly convincing to the eye, but it doesn't fair very well when blown up in a picture. I messed up the stripes on the left arm but covered the mistake in a big blood stain. The letters were damn tricky...  After trying this I'm re-thinking my plans to paint an Iron maiden t-shirt on a zombie...

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Tengu Models scale pics

Someone asked about the size of the Son of Yog-Sothoth model when it was posted on TGN so I thought I'd take some scale pics of the model and some other Tengu figures.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Son of Yog-Sothoth assembly.

Here's a quick guide to putting together a Son of Yog Sothoth model. It's pretty easy with some drilling and pinning, and then some filling needed.
Here are the parts in their raw form, two sprues of metal tentacles and the resin body.

First up I took a few minutes to fill in any air bubbles/mould lines that made it to the surface of the body.

Next up tentacles will need to be snipped apart then they're ready for drilling. I found it best to get these all drilled and with the wire glued in place before the next stage. Stuff used pin vice, 1mm drill bit, super glue, wire, and snippers.

Once they were all done with the wire glued in place I was time to start positioning them on the body. It was a case of drilling holes and seeing how the tentacles looked in that position.

At this stage I had all the tentacles glued in position. Being white metal I was able to add more twist and bend to some of them.

Next stage is filling the gap between the metal and the resin body to smooth out the join. Any type of putty can be used for this, I used a 50/50 mix of milliput and green stuff.

Working around the model all gaps were filled and then the putty was left to cure. That was all the modelling done, next up was to wash the model in some soapy water and once it was dry I stuck it to an old paint pot with some blu tack and primed it grey ready for painting.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Return of the Son of Yog-Sothoth

Here's some pics of the new version of my Son of Yog-Sothoth model. The model is based on the H.P.Lovecraft story The Dunwich Horror and represents the horrid result of a union between terrible god Yog-Sothoth and a human female.

I had been producing this kit using RTV rubber and a resin injection casting method but once the first mould wore out I never got around to remaking another one. This time rather than producing the model myself I got a resin caster to make the body and had the tentacles cast in metal. The body had been re-mastered a little from the first run of models, mainly adding eye-lids to the eyes situated around the bulk of the body.

This model will be released as part of my Dark Foam range sometime next week.