Wednesday, January 7, 2015

How to convert a free company man into a Human Blood Bowl Thrower Part (II)

This is the continuation of the first part of the tutorial:

I remind you that I wanted to make the following thrower:
Pictures obtained from the Blood Bowl game website
In this part of the tutorial I am going to explain how to give muscles to the arms, do the hands, do the shoulder pads and arm protections as well the helmet.
At the end of the first part the model looked like you can see in the picture below.

Changing the position of the right arm
I tried to use the arms as they were but the position was a little weird so I cut the right arm at the elbow and glue the parts to get the position that I needed.

Sculpting the muscles of the arms
To sculpt the muscles we start by placing a few putty balls and sausages on top of the arm where the main muscles will be. Then we merge the different pieces of putty slowly with the round part of the sculpting tool and finally we mark a little better the different muscles with the sculpting tool or some rubber shapers.

If while you are merging the different pieces of putty you clearly see that you have more putty than you need, cut some of it with a hobby knife and continue shaping.

I wanted to show you how I do it but in this case most of the arms will be covered by protections so it wasn't too important to do muscles that detailed.

Sculpting the small protections at the sides of the shoulder pads
We place two balls of the putty at the sides of the shoulders and flatten them with the flat part of the sculpting tool until its thickness is the desired one and the surface is smooth. Next with a hobby knife we cut the putty to obtain the shape we wanted and then we shape it a little bit with the sculpting tool.

The protection like that are quite harmless so we are going to add some small spikes to them and make and mark a flange on to them. For the spikes we made a putty sausage, place it in the lower part of the protection, then with flat part of the sculpting tool we push its upper side and lower side to obtain a pointy shape similar to a camping tent. Then with the sharp part of the sculpting tool or a hobby knife we divide the putty sausage in equal pieces, doing vertical cuts and pushing the putty to the sides, then we give the spikes a little more shape. Now we made a mark along the edge of the lower protection to give to it a flange and also we push a little bit the flat part of the sculpting tool in the lower edge of the upper protection to give to it a different more subtle flange.

Sculpting the shoulder pads
We made a thick putty sausage and place it in the shoulder, then we start to flatten it but making sure the center is thicker.

Then we made two putty balls and place them at the ends of the putty sausage. We flatten them and merge them with the rest.

Now we left the putty cure. Then we add 6 big spikes to the shoulder pad. To make the spikes we made a long putty sausage and divided it into pieces, at least into 6 equal pieces, but its easier to divided in 8 pieces, making first a cut at the middle, then cutting each part at the middle and cutting the pieces once more at the middle. We give a conic shape to each piece with our fingers and place it in the shoulder pad, we give a pyramid shape to each piece with the sculpting tool. I place the three spikes nearer the head first and shape them and after I did the others because like that I had more space to work on them. The spikes I manage to sculpt weren't as pointy as I wanted them so once the putty was cured I cut them with a hobby knife to obtain the pointy spikes.

Sculpting the hands and the brass knuckles
The hand have gloves on them so there is no need for lots of details. To make the hands we place a big ball of putty and a small one for the thumb. We merge both together and then start marking divisions for the rest of the fingers in the bigger ball. Then we have to shape each finger individually, giving them some phalanx.

Once the hand is cured we place a little putty sausage in the "knuckles" and flatten it, with a hobby knife we cut the ends and around the sides so we get parallel straight sides.

Once the putty sausage is cured we place another one on top of it, give it a pointy shape like a tent and divide it into for parts with a hobby knife. Then carefully we shape each part into a small pyramid.

Sculpting more protections to the arms
I'm pretty sure you are quite bored by now but there isn't much more left.

To make the arm protections we made a putty sausages, place it on the arm, flatten it with the sculpting tool giving to it a little tend shape and cut the excess of putty to obtain the final shape. That's it quite simple frankly. Latter in the process I have some spare putty and added to them 3 spikes near the elbows so the protections can also be used to cause pain.

So now that the arms are finished the model looks like you can see in the picture below.

Sculpting a helmet
I have shown before how to make a helmet in other tutorials, like the one where I explained how I converted the free company men into blood bowl linemen. But it is quite easy, you place a putty ball on top of the head, then push it with the fingers, continue pushing it to the rear of the head with the sculpting tool to cut the excess of the putty at the nape.

Then we shape it as we want and that is it.

Adding some details to the helmet
The helmet is done but we are going to give it a little more details.

I made a couple of wings to put at each side of the helmet and "hold" the facial protection following this other tutorial:

Once the wings where cured I glued them to the helmet. Then I made a putty sausage and cut small pieces of it and give them a conic shape with the fingers to make some conic spikes for the helmet. To help placing them and joining them to the helmet I put a small drop of superglue where the spikes should go. This can be help full but with uncured putty can also be a disaster so be careful.

Finally I added a couple more putty sausages to make the facial protections.

Here is where I have some putty left and I decided to add some spikes to the arm protections, I use the same system as with the spikes of the helmet, using a little bit of superglue to hold the putty in its place while still uncured.

That's all folks!!

Hope you like it! Comments are always welcome.

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