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Old 06-05-2014, 11:13 PM   #71
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I haven't really worked on this piece much, but i thought i'd post an update anyway.

BASE

Creating a base for your sculpture really comes down to personal preference. It can be as simple or complex as you choose to make it. Here are a few things i think about when i'm creating a base for a piece:
For a museum style sculpture i prefer a clean and simple (something similar to what Bowen does for their museum style sculpts) For a sculpture that has a more dynamic pose, i prefer a base that helps tell the story of the action (something that Tim bruckner does extremely well)
I'm a big fan of simpler is better so most of the bases i make don't have ton going on.(although it could just be that I'm lazy) I usually just want the base to compliment the sculpture and not distract. That being said, it is still important to make sure the base doesn't look like a mere after thought, so a little TLC goes a long way.
there are instances where a complex base really adds to the asthetics and i've seen some fantastic elaborate bases that are mind blowing (Troy mcdevitt's work comes to mind)
I encourage those new to the game to see what the pros have done. A lot of thought and and skill goes into each piece. That should help you decide what types of base you'll make for your own work.


For this particular piece i wanted to keep the base simple since its basically a museum style piece. I decided to have him standing on a pile of rubble and to keep it small i kept it under one foot. I wanted to base to show that he's been through an area of destruction without distracting from the rest of the piece.




Here's a photo of some swap out parts i've started.


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KILLAH man. that looks awesome. would be cool if you made a hand with the claws extended holding the hydra flag. which is an awesome touch by the way.

i can totally see him fighting along side Cap back in 42.
very cool concept man.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:53 AM   #72
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Thanks Epang! I've only ever done some masks and helmet sculpts before for cosplays, but am seriously considering trying my hand at some sculpts thanks to your great tutorial here.

Keep up the great work, and love the look of the statue with the Hydra flag!
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #73
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EPang. Please keep me posted on that ninja turtles sculpt too. Raph is my idol! Haha
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:30 AM   #74
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That wolverine is just amazing love it
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:01 AM   #75
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Thank you Epang. This tutorial and your work are truely inspirational to a aspiring sculptor such as myself!
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:35 PM   #76
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Any updates EPang? Would love to see how it turned out.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:16 AM   #77
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Yes, EPang! We NEED to see more. ;-)
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:31 PM   #78
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KILLAH man. that looks awesome. would be cool if you made a hand with the claws extended holding the hydra flag. which is an awesome touch by the way.

i can totally see him fighting along side Cap back in 42.
very cool concept man.
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Thanks Epang! I've only ever done some masks and helmet sculpts before for cosplays, but am seriously considering trying my hand at some sculpts thanks to your great tutorial here.

Keep up the great work, and love the look of the statue with the Hydra flag!
Sharkey- I hope you do. This forum has great members that are very helpful to those just starting.


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EPang. Please keep me posted on that ninja turtles sculpt too. Raph is my idol! Haha
SC- I may try and start another thread for that particular piece.


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That wolverine is just amazing love it
Antman84- Thanks just trying to do something different.


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Thank you Epang. This tutorial and your work are truely inspirational to a aspiring sculptor such as myself!
Srallives- No probs. This site is full of inspirational work.

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Any updates EPang? Would love to see how it turned out.
SC- Yeah, sorry for not posting lately. I've been busy working on my summer project (a cafe racer motorcycle build) so the sculpting has taken a backseat for a bit.

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Yes, EPang! We NEED to see more. ;-)
Cree- Okay, okay I'll get on it.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:35 PM   #79
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It's not much, but here's an update to the front. I decided to redo the shoulder protection as well as give him some additional forearm bracers. I think it matches his comic book costume better now (IMO). I'm currently working on the back so as soon as I'm finished with that i'll post more pics.

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OMG that looks amzing epang! Really reminds me of the old Nick Fury stories, love the gruff look and war clothes. I would jump all over this and a Nick Fury statue with similar style.
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