Progress on my sci-fi game Star Schlock is picking up! We've run several successful playtests over the last few weeks and I'm continuing to refine my digital sculpts for the miniatures.My blog may have been quiet this summer, but I've not been idle. Looking forward to sharing more of the game soon!
With 3D sculpting becoming commonplace in the production of wargaming miniatures I thought it was time to take a chance at sculpting some figures myself. I've never sculpted anything before, but I'm not one to let gross ignorance stop me from pursuing my hobby goals.I've been tweaking my first full body human model, and before I start creating variants running, gunning and getting up to no good, I was hoping you could provide any feedback to help me refine this base model. Any suggestions you have to improve it will be welcome, whether you are a sculptor, caster, 3D modeler, printer or miniature painter.1) This is a static pose, with some unfinished wrinkles and detailing in the clothing. Final sculpts will be more dynamically posed, with less obvious mirroring of body parts.2) I intend to send the models to be SLA printed to create masters for eventual spin casting. Do you see any red flags I need to keep in mind when reposing? I'm a bit concerned about the undercut that will be necessary for the back of the
Pew Pew!Sure, you may be tempted by that new Star Wars Legion game, or your eye may wander to the freshly released Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team, but friends, custom sci-fi figures are where it's at!It's so simple! Follow my easy step by step instructions, and you too could have a unique set of space soldiers from a sci-fi property of your own design:Fall in love with a set of multi-part plastic figures, like Dreamforge's Eisenkern space Nazis.Wait for them to go out of production for a few years, and then pay through the nose to pick up a single box of figures.Get disgusted with the preponderance of REAL LIFE NAZIS who seem to be crawling out from under their rocks and decide you need to de-Nazi-fy your spacemen by replacing their Stahlhelm inspired helmets with alternate sculpts.Learn Zbrush and sculpt a digital head for your sci-fi troopers.3D print them, assemble everything and then paint them up!'troopers on industrial grating bases for guarding bases and breaching bulkheads of captured blockade runners.'tr
I've been working on some homebrew rules and reached the point where my ad-hoc collections of stand-in miniatures aren't cutting it anymore. I have some specific ideas for the various figures I'll need, and don't really see anything that matches my vis...