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Cacique Caribe01 Feb 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

What can I say? I'm crazy about monkeys and apes. I see a simian option in every place I look:

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So … what do you guys think of the seated "gorilla" Lawgiver statue I started working on last night:


More here:

He's about an inch and a half so far*. After I make a rough sculpture, I plan to weather the heck out of it, to make it look almost as if it had been made in prehistoric times (in an alternate timeline, perhaps?).


* He might end up a little taller after I add a Thursday Doom headdress or some sort of desert turban:


CAPTAIN BEEFHEART01 Feb 2018 3:10 p.m. PST

Needs a book. Maybe a large chair?

Cacique Caribe01 Feb 2018 3:18 p.m. PST

How's this then? He's seated on what will be a stone bench/chair:



And he will hold a scroll in one hand and a mace (or dagger) in the other.





Zephyr101 Feb 2018 3:56 p.m. PST

I like that face you have on him.

Cacique Caribe01 Feb 2018 4:19 p.m. PST



CAPTAIN BEEFHEART01 Feb 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

Looking good! I know you have switched over to 15mm quite a while ago, this makes 1" a good size for a statue.
A pedestal and a nice base for it will give a lot of Gravitas. I also like to add vines and plant life to my pulp 'ruins'. Tried string and flock (didn't work) but a few 'vines' laid down and glued from a 3D Doodler (stop laughing) did the trick. Just make sure you glue and prime the plant life before you prime.

Thousands of years ago I found that 'chads' from old punch card machines made good foliage. Perhaps some diced and sliced debris from a paper shredder? Perhaps a few obelisks and other stone do-dads strewn around good add to the effect of antiquity, Do you have any plans for it or did the putty take on a life of it's own?

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART01 Feb 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

….I meant prime the foliage before you paint-sorry

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 4:38 p.m. PST

Nice working, CC. What's the name of the putty your pushing around. Thanks.

Cacique Caribe01 Feb 2018 4:44 p.m. PST

Thanks guys!

I found some Procreate among the storage stuff we are unboxing this week, and thought I'd give it (and my achy arthritic fingers) a try.


Legion 401 Feb 2018 4:54 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 6:06 p.m. PST

Be sure to show it to us when you're done! I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Cacique Caribe01 Feb 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

Yeah, my track record for finishing things hasn't been that great recently, first with all the travel work and then with all the surgeries. And the freaking hurricane flooding too.

Ok, I really have to finish this then. I have to change my damn pattern.

PS. Remember, the Lawgiver I'm making will be revered by these little guys. This is the context:
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Cyrus the Great01 Feb 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

So far, so good. How do you like Procreate versus green stuff?

Cacique Caribe01 Feb 2018 9:51 p.m. PST


Thanks, and good question. Unfortunately, I've actually had very little experience with Procreate so far.

I would love to hear from those who have been able to find the right balance between firmness and ability to take and hold detail. Right now, I either have a batch that is not exactly fresh, or I still have to play with the proportions a while longer to get a feel for the material and what it can do.

PS. I think there's even a TMP thread somewhere that suggests mixing the two materials to get the best of both.

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 12:54 a.m. PST

Green stuff is like a single rubbery entity, you can stretch it and press it, but it likes to stay as one, even shrinking back to itself when stretched. It repels water, so can be a good lubricant.

Miliputt is like many separate entities, they happily move where you want them to and also where you don't (fingers for one). It responds well and mixes with water creating softer slurry.

Mixing the two, 1 part green stuff 2 part miliputt gives you something like procreate.

Procreate is between the two nicely. Not as rubbery as green stuff and not as clay like as miliputt. While still being a little bit like both.

I prefer procreate. But have loads of green stuff to get through!

My 2 cents. But what do I know.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

Hmm. Good, of course. I might prefer one holding a humongous open book instead of the scroll and dagger. He is, after all, the Lawgiver. The Conqueror is standing upright with a raises sword.

Of course, that statue collapsed millenia ago. The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Cacique Caribe02 Feb 2018 7:28 p.m. PST

Hmm … now I'm torn.

PS. Maybe I should make one of just the top half of the Lawgiver sticking out of the sand … and leave his real pose under the sand as a mystery (was he really a Conqueror or a Lawgiver?)

Cacique Caribe03 Feb 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

Oh man, after I started working on the "slippers" for his simian feet, I realized that I need to stop thinking in strictly bipedal terms:


I could have made one of his feet hold one end of the open scroll, and then have a hand hold the other. Oh, well, maybe next time. :)

PS. As a consolation, it looks like the artists who drew the Djinn also forgot to make use of the feet digits(?) in their sketches:
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Cacique Caribe04 Feb 2018 2:58 a.m. PST

This is another potential look for the Lawgiver's headdress and robes. Now, imagine that, but sitting with short legs crossed, and with the long arms holding an open scroll in front of him on his lap. :)



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