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Sunday, June 6, 2010

54mm Waiteri tribe: First hunter is finished

Here's my caveman test piece (shown next to the figure from which it was converted.) He painted up pretty fast. I like the lighter savannah-type basing, though I'm gonna base the remainder of the figures after they are painted instead of before (as I did this one); I had to constantly blow away rogue strands of static grass. I based this one before painting because I was eager to see if my basing mix would look all right.

The only thing I don' like is his left arm has a touch of the Popeye muscles; Chalk that one up to novice sculpting on my part. But I'm too danged happy at how well he turned out for my first try at this much sculpting/converting to care about a deformed arm. Everything else turned out as good or better than I had expected.

Going back to the base, I'm glad I chose clay poker chips. This one (and a couple others I've started) took the primer, paint and glue (for basing) very well. The chips are also easy to score to provide a better surface to take glue.
"I see your prehistoric hunter and I raise you a shaman."

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