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Kyn ell Inactive Member12 Oct 2012 8:10 p.m. PST

So I finally had a go at sculpting a 15mm figure. I tried to make an Oggam pig hybrid to see if I was any good (plus if it worked out ok, I could add it to my oggam range I'm making!)

The rest of the shots here: thegrinningskull.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/my-first-attempt-at-sculpting-an-oggam-in-15mm-wip

Constructive criticism and comments/tips please?

CorSecEng Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2012 8:25 p.m. PST

How big is it? are you going for an 18mm to the eyes fig or will they be more short and stocky?

Mako1112 Oct 2012 8:31 p.m. PST

Looks good to me.

What material did you use to sculpt it in?

Any tips for other newbies thinking about giving it a try?

Kyn ell Inactive Member12 Oct 2012 8:38 p.m. PST

I just measured, he's 16mm to the eyes (Not 15mm as I first thought. i want to get quite a bit of diversity in the size as they are a type of mutant, so they vary greatly, and there are three different breeds as well (Blanders are a foot or so smaller, snorts are the normal oggam, and Ferals are leaner and more muscular) this one is a snort, so they tend to be obese and quite wide. this really is a test piece so it was kind of sculpting on the spot!

Kyn ell Inactive Member12 Oct 2012 8:44 p.m. PST

I used green stuff, I have never used it before today and it was not too bad to work with from my first impressions. I used an old figure as a dolly and just built up over it with the putty. I am quite surprised at how its going really, I never really did much sculpting in this scale before (I have done loads of bigger sculpts, but they were much, much bigger, well life size masks and items for LARP and stuff!)
If I had any advice to other newbies is get some stuff and try it! You never know until you try!
I was quite nervous when I started making it, I didn't know if I would have the tools nor the patience to do something as small!

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2012 10:41 p.m. PST

Looks great for a first attempt! (Or any attempt really!)

I don't really have any critiques, because I quite like it and it seems to have achieved what you were going for..

beer

Mako1112 Oct 2012 11:19 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tips.

I appreciate it.

SpaceJacker Inactive Member13 Oct 2012 12:02 a.m. PST

Looks good! I really like the face. His hands need some work though.

THEAXECHIPMUNK Inactive Member13 Oct 2012 4:10 a.m. PST

Where will you be selling all your Oggamss? How do they meausre up to 1/72 historicals and 28mm?

Kyn ell Inactive Member13 Oct 2012 5:38 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the encouragement, I feel a lot better proceeding with my sculpting now!
I admit the hands and legs could be better, but I hope that with a bit of work I'll get it sorted!
THEAXECHIPMUNK-I will be selling them eventually myself and maybe a few outlets I have spoken with that have expressed an interest. For 1/72 they would work as like I said he is 16mm to the eyes, as for 28mm they are going to be pretty small, but could make some little alien critters if you wanted to use them alongside.

THEAXECHIPMUNK Inactive Member13 Oct 2012 5:59 a.m. PST

If you could ever get a picture with 1/73 an d these guys could you post it?

Kyn ell Inactive Member13 Oct 2012 6:56 a.m. PST

Yeah no problem, I'll have a root around to see if I have one in my bits. I'll post some comparison shots later with a 15mm & 28mm (and 20mm if I can find one)
I hopefully will have another one done as well so I'll let you all take a look at that as well! (If my kids let me have a bit of spare time that is!)

TwinCities Gamer Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2012 9:04 a.m. PST

Wonderful, lots of character in this fellow! I can barely sculpt a sandbag with green stuff so really, this is remarkable.

Dave Crowell13 Oct 2012 9:10 a.m. PST

I like it well enough that I would buy a few for my gaming. It certainly looks like a little pig-man.

Kyn ell Inactive Member13 Oct 2012 10:35 a.m. PST

Thanks again for your comments! It really means a lot and gives me more incentive to keep improving!
I'm hoping that I can do quite a few of the miniatures myself as well as the ones I'm getting commissioned, that way there will be a nice mix in the first range of fodder infantry!!
When I have quite a few (about 10 for the first lot) I will maybe run a kickstarter or might have enough cash by then to get them cast up!!

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2012 9:14 p.m. PST

Nice job. Like the use of another figure as a dolly. Thanks.

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