Friday, June 17, 2011

Greek Hoplite pt 3

 Well it's been a slow week but I managed to get a few small things done to the Greek.

 I made one of the leather strips, it was looking good but then I realized I can just twist and turn the originals to fit, so I didn't even need to make my own.




  Made some progress on the helmet and plume. I had to take off the ridge that the plume sat on, as it extended past the plume itself. You can see the mark where I intended to cut it off at. Added the pony tail, need to fill in that huge gap and add texture to the top of the entire thing.



 The leather strips on the skirt are a little wobbly, but heat from a hairdryer will fix it, it makes the plastic more pliable.




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 As of right now I would have to guess it took roughly ten hours to get it to this point. There's a lot of small things that need to be done, such as scraping any excess plastic off the pieces, getting corners to look properly rounded or squared. Lining edges up, adding putty and then sanding. For instance, I don't have a picture up yet, but a couple days ago I spent nearly an hour and a half just trying to make the leather strips look more defined. If you enlarge the picture of the skirt above you'll see plastic in between the strips of leather, making it look like one large piece instead of individual pieces. I took all that out and tried to sharpen the edges. It's tedious work but when it's painted it adds more than you would think. To me it's the difference between a slightly blurry picture and a crisp one, you might not notice the subtle blurriness, but you notice the sharpness.

33 comments:

The Dawg said...

Wow, it seems like hard work putting it all together. I bet it's going to look really cool once it's done! Keep it up!

Germs said...

Love seeing the progress made on this model from day to day, looks like really tough stuff

icey said...

looks good but i really think vehicles,aircrafts and boats look better than ppl in miniature ...

zemzero said...

@icey: I think it depends on the way it's painted, some figures look astonishing, others not so much. Gonna post an M-18 tank in between posts of this hoplite to spread it out a little, more content and stuff.

Liger_XT5 said...

Keep up the work!

Jesse Crows said...

the parts are so minuscule!

The R00STER said...

coming along really well. good work

Simon black said...

Wow looks good, amazing work!

Tomás Franco Ramos said...

nice helmet! good work

Beverice said...

Looks pretty nice, its amazing how long it takes though.

M Fawful said...

It's really cool. Greek hoplites were amazing warriors. They dominated battlefields for centuries.

Daniel said...

very cool!

Jack of Diamonds said...

very nice work sir!

TIMMYTHEROBOT said...

coming along nicely

Pieter said...

That looks great man! It's nice to see it all come together.

movie68 said...

Had no idea it took as much time as it does.

Jason said...

Nice! Keep up the good work!

Mikko said...

Looks like quite a bit of hard work

Braden said...

All I can say is wow man. That looks unbelievable! I may consider going out and buying a set like this, I figure it could be a fun way to pass some time.

cheshire said...

It's coming together really nicely man, keep up the good work :D

Bunny Hill said...

Yes, our guy standing with arm and he now have a weapon. Keep up

Solsby Kid said...

Cool figure, just needs some paint now xD

Patti D. said...

Such an awesome and detailed work, kudos.

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AllenTesch said...

So much work, it must be a blast.

linkszee said...

a lot of detailed work! looks like it's coming along well, keep up the good work!

Steve said...

Right, I didn't know people could do this by hand and still patiently detail. nice

HiFi said...

Sweet. It's lookin good.

Solsby Kid said...

Looking good man!

VersionDouble said...

man this is straight up awesome. following this!

Jon said...

so when will you star work on the other 299?

Bob said...

Looks great!

braumaman said...

looks good so far, you plan on painting them?

Jetah said...

Very cool!

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