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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #80 on: August 30, 2018, 07:04:06 PM »
Very nice. How big is it?
I never worked with that kind of clay before, I heard they are not that easy to work with. Does the paint stick to it okay?
I also like the colors ^-^


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« Reply #81 on: August 30, 2018, 07:36:01 PM »
Thanks for the good comments  ^-^

@Bokisaurus It's 4,5 inches long. And I share most complaints about this clay, it's really hard to get textures right, especially in the limbs, they deform easily if you press whatever you're using to texture. I find that the wrinkly effect (like the Battat Parasaurolophus for example) is easier to achieve.  I've made 5 figures with it and the paint is still holding up good.

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #82 on: October 18, 2018, 02:42:48 PM »
Here's a small ornithopod I made with the last of the air drying clay, it's a Thescelosaurus. I try to make it with feathers on it's body, this is my first real try at feathered texture and even if I'm not 100% pleased, I think I know what to do to make it better next time. Also the feet are very plain again because I was waiting for them to harden a bit to try to texture them like the tail and forgot about it so they dried completely ::)






And I finally got Sculpey so my next sculpts will be in it.
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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #83 on: October 18, 2018, 06:36:05 PM »
Nice, looks awesome. Too bad about the feet, glad you got sculpey for your next project. Hmmm, a sauropod maybe? I would be interested to see how you tackle that group ;)
Your figures have a lot of textures on the skins, have you tried doing a lot more dry-brushing to really bring them out? Also, do you do an undercoat of paint first before you lay down the paint? Just curious about how you go a bout painting your sculptures.
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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #84 on: October 18, 2018, 07:58:15 PM »
Yes, an ornithopod! I like the color scheme and it's immediately obvious that you're going for a feathery look.
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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2018, 01:20:02 AM »
Nice, looks awesome. Too bad about the feet, glad you got sculpey for your next project. Hmmm, a sauropod maybe? I would be interested to see how you tackle that group ;)
Your figures have a lot of textures on the skins, have you tried doing a lot more dry-brushing to really bring them out? Also, do you do an undercoat of paint first before you lay down the paint? Just curious about how you go a bout painting your sculptures.
Cheers!

Thanks @Bokisaurus ! I've been wanting to get sculpey to try a sauropod so probably I'll do one next. I need to up muy paint game  ;D I'm trying to use different techniques so the figures are not just solid colors but I still need to get better in that subject.

@Halichoeres  thanks, I'm glad you like it. It's curious that 6 out of 10 sculptures I've made are ornithopods.

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« Reply #86 on: October 19, 2018, 12:10:59 PM »
.......It's curious that 6 out of 10 sculptures I've made are ornithopods.

Curious perhaps but altogether a good thing.  Ornithopods don't get enough love and hence enough representation in model form.

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #87 on: October 24, 2018, 06:38:28 PM »
I made a sauropod! Europasaurus:







Sorry for the mostly bad pics, my bedroom is very poorly lit and I couldn't get to focus on the blue background for more close up pics, so I used the other background and the colors ended up looking duller. Also I take photos with my phone and it's camera is just average.

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« Reply #88 on: October 24, 2018, 08:03:33 PM »
Immidiatly recognized it, nice one :)

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #89 on: October 24, 2018, 08:09:00 PM »
The model turned out very well.

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #90 on: October 25, 2018, 09:06:17 PM »
Your first sauropod, right? Turned out well!
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« Reply #91 on: October 25, 2018, 09:49:25 PM »
I thought Europasaurus before I even read your post. Nailed it.

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #92 on: October 30, 2018, 06:04:17 PM »
Yay, a sauropod! Looks great! Did you make 2 or did you just repainted it? I like the colors on both.
You had a better luck on your first try on a sauropod than me ^-^
So, how was it sculpting one of these longnecks? Oh and what did you use for texturing the skin? I like the size and look of it, something that my figures seriously need! ^-^

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #93 on: October 30, 2018, 11:30:44 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments everyone  ^-^

@Bokisaurus I made one and painted it several times, I coudn't get the coloration I wanted at first, sometimes too dark, others too light, it ended up looking more like the first picture but I added lighter touches in the lower body. Sculpting the body and even the neck wasn't too difficult, but the head was tricky, sometimes I made it too big or too small, sometimes it seemed like it was falling instead of firmly attached to the neck  :P. and the back limbs, I didn't wanted them to look too slim because even being a small saurpod, it probably was heavy, they ended up a little chunkier than I wanted. Now I want to move into a bigger sauropods, that's probably going to be very challenging so I'll wait until I'm on vacations from college to tackle it. The smaller textures I made it with a "stamp" made of air drying clay, I made a small stick of it and made several holes with a needle on it's tip, I moved the needle around to make them different sizes and shapes instead of perfect holes, I used this one in the Lepto too but didn't work very well on air drying clay, it was better for sculpey. Also I used a stamp made pressing the same kind of clay into a purse that has some scaly texture for some reason.

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #94 on: October 31, 2018, 05:16:32 PM »
Haha, I'm glad to hear I was not the only one who had a challenging time sculpting sauropod heads! ;D Yeah, it's odd that for such a simple head compared to ceratopsians, it's surprisingly challenging!
Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the tip on how you made the textures, I may try to make one for future models I make.
I can't wait to see what big sauropod you decide to make.

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #95 on: December 01, 2018, 01:56:09 PM »
This is the latest thing I made, I think it's easy to identify  :P





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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #96 on: December 01, 2018, 07:30:23 PM »
I think that has turned out very well.  If only I could do something half as good!

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #97 on: December 03, 2018, 04:47:06 PM »
Ooh, Ouranosaurus! It's great fun watching you improve.
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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #98 on: December 06, 2018, 06:49:19 PM »
I love it! You are getting better and better with your paint blending, did you do dry-brushing on this one?
Funny, I have made a Ouranosaurus myself, by accident really.
Can't wait to see what you come up next!

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Re: Jose's Dinosaur sculpts and repaints
« Reply #99 on: February 12, 2019, 01:47:05 PM »
Here's Aquilops! it's a small sculpt, I don't know why it took me so long to finish it, probably a bit of a uninspired streak, but it's here now, I don't really love it and it can't stand on it's own but it deserves some love at least from it's creator  ;D :P





This poor guy sufferd from lots of accidents, it lost a finger, a feet and one of it's cheek horns before finishing it, at the time of the photos is still missing the finger actually.