Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

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Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

Postby Spurt Reynolds » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:40 am

First of all thanks to Maximo Prime (of SECTOR70)who's idea it was that i write this guide.

Tools you will need;a modelling knife,a selection of small needle files,some very fine wet & dry sandpaper,
some spray undercoat/primer and most importantly some sculpting material (personally i use Green stuff).

Step one.
Take apart the head and using a file or modelling knife open up the mouth area as wide as possible
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Be carefull to not to damage the "lug" that the screw fits into when the head is reassembled..
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This is how the front of the head looks at this stage..
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Next fill the hole with Green Stuff..
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Trim off any excess with a modelling knife..
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Now using a sculpting tool begin to carve the mouth..
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When you are happy with the shape leave to dry for at least 12hrs.

Now using a wet finger lightly smudge over the green stuff,this smooths out the surface nicely(please note i don't know how well this will work with other sculpting materials).
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Next using a fine grade sandpaper sand down the green stuff as smoothly as you can..
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Now i spray a light coat of undercoat..
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This will show any imperfections or areas that require any additional sanding.

Using VERY fine sandpaper sand again..
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And undercoat again.

Repeat this process until the face is smooth..
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Finally a couple of general tips.
Look in comic books for some great expressions to copy & if you don't have any sculpting tools get friendly with you're dentist,chances are you might be able to scavenge a few of his old sculpting tools.
Spurt Reynolds

Re: Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

Postby Asphalt22 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:17 pm

thanks, nice how to. Now for your next assignment, give us a how to to get rid of the pearlman chin of doom.
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Re: Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

Postby Spurt Reynolds » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:26 pm

Asphalt22 wrote:thanks, nice how to. Now for your next assignment, give us a how to to get rid of the pearlman chin of doom.

"pearlman chin of doom" classic
Ahh yeah i should have mentioned that. :oops:
Just cut it off with a razor saw :grin:
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Re: Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

Postby Stormrider » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:51 pm

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Well done. :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

Postby chaz02 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:44 am

Wow, good job! Can you clatify what that "green stuff" is? :-? And can you use it to make a crest for galvatron? :???:
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Re: Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

Postby Spurt Reynolds » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:47 pm

chaz02 wrote:Wow, good job! Can you clatify what that "green stuff" is? :-? And can you use it to make a crest for galvatron? :???:

"Green stuff" is a 2 part epoxy putty comonly used in miniture sculpting.
You can get it from Games Workshop,ebay & some modelling stores.
It can be used to make pretty much anything.
Heres a link to a great guide to its many uses..
http://oz.games-workshop.com/hobby/mode ... efault.htm
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Re: Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

Postby Gizmo_Tracer » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:49 pm

Nice! It's great to be able to give the Seeker clones a little more personality.

One question: once you unscrew the head, how do you get the halves apart without damaging either of them? I'm trying something similar with a few Deluxe Animated Bumblebees (there's plenty of repaint options), but I haven't been able to crack the heads open; I'm not sure if it's just friction or if there's some sort of glue involved. What do you suggest?
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Re: Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:17 am

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