Monday, January 10, 2011
Putty in Progress: A Visual Tour
After my last post about puttying, I received some mail requesting a more detailed explanation. Please forgive the photos, but I could only really get work in progress photos with my iPhone, as the tripod and light-box I use normally is not conducive to puttying. Allow me to tell you just what I am doing. I am currently working on 45 Dark Eldar Wyches, converted from Skaven Clanrats. The conversion is multi-stage, and I am currently just in the beginning. The first detail I am adding to the rats, is a combat drug injector, which will be a warp stone injector in this case. In order to represent a combat drug injector, each Wych will have a "heart plug" on their chest (think Dune), with a tube running from it over their shoulder, to a tank of "warp-chem" on their back. Each tank is made from a variety of Ork shoota barrels. Here is an example:
tools and flatten thistube into a strap-like shape. Once this putty has firmed-up over the course of about 30 minutes, I use an exacto knife to cut a smooth and linear edge on the putty. The end result looks acceptable to me:
I know that this guide is extraordinarily basic, as is my putty work, but I wanted to clarify my current task as best as I can. So far, I have completed this step on 30 of these models. While my job is getting quite hectic, what with midterm exams and all, I hope that this week's incoming Nor' Easter presents me with a snow day to spend finishing this putty work.
I hope this was informative!