- Hello all,
I am a new member of the list. I am interested in learning to sculpt
miniatures for models of ancient Rome I wish to construct. Unlike
standard gaming scale, however, my scale is 1:100 which is slightly
smaller than GW minis.
I have need of ancient Romans and their abundant statuary.
- Welcome, Ben. Group's been kinda quiet lately, but there are a lot of
people lurking, including many professionals (which I am NOT, so take
everything I say with a grain of salt). Check out the list FAQ - it's
a little out of date in some ways, but contains tons of really good
information, much of it contributed by pros and very serious
hobbyists. If you have a question, check the FAQ before asking, you
just might find the answer in there. If it's not answered there, then
> I was looking at the DnD minis game and although the game seems likeI don't know who sculpts those, and they are definitely inconsistent
> it would be really fun I was fairly disappointed in the quality of
> the models themselves.
in quality, but I think the main problem is with the metal dies they
use to produce the plastic figures cheaply along with the mass-
production paint jobs which can't compare to even a mediocre table-top
paint job. That being said, the sculpting is pretty good on many of
Also, just a general point of list etiquette: Although constructive
criticism is always okay, harsh general comments about figures ("dude,
that mini sucks!") are discouraged because the sculptor who made them
might just be reading the list.
Unless they were sculpted by Johnson Twine. I'm not sure if he's still
sculpting or reading the list, but he's got a pretty thick skin, and
it's okay to talk badly about him.
> I wasnt planning on making my own really but then stummbled upon thisMaking your own is fun, rewarding, and tough as hell. But it'll keep
> group and various other website and thought "Yeah this seems like a
> good, fun idea. I generally like making my own things why not
> minis". I have converted a fair few GW figures but nothing really
> major with only some minor greenstuff usage.
you out of trouble. ;)
> So might try my first sculpt this weekend. Have an idea of aYou might want to re-think that, actually. Organic parts are actually
> armored/mecha-ish figure (and hopefully this will mean somewhat
> easier as there arent any organic parts)
much easier in putty then mechanical things. Because of the tendency
of the putty to mellow (especially GS, but ProCreate and Brown Stuff
do it too) while it cures, it's a lot of work to get good, crisp,
mechanical edges, and smooth flat, bubble-free surfaces on sculpts
with large surfaces and many sharp edges. If you want a good starting
subject, go with a nice monster, and orc, goblin, troll or something
else where if you're off a bit on your scale or anatomy it's not as
noticeable. Not telling you what to do, just pointing out that your
assumption about what's "easy" might not end up being true.
Best of luck with it, and post pictures of the stuff you sculpt.