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WIP - Playing with Green-Stuff

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Recently I've not had much time to work on painting, but I've managed to get some time in doing some more sculpting with green-stuff and milliput.  It's been interesting trying to learn how to some little bits of sculptingwith both, as each have their pros and their cons.  I'm starting to find that the yellow-grey milliput is too soft for the kind of detail sculpting you can see in green stuff, the milliput likes to break apart easily and stick to my fingers. I do find it useful for filling in gaps and setting up basic shapes that I can then use green stuff on.  Saves me from using the green stuff for those basic tasks.

For example, I'm working on some wolf heads to set up on my dreadnoughts and instead of using a bunch of green stuff to blob together into the shape of a wolf head, I started off with some milliput to create a basic shape of a wolf's skull.  From there I was able to flesh out a basic structure with the rest of the milliput and then start with the green stuff to get the final structure and details on the wolf head.  Unfortunately, I apparently forgot to take pictures of the initial skull, but here is what I've gotten so far with the two wolf heads.

This was the first head I started and I made my first mistake here by attempting to sculpt the whole head at once.  I had nowhere to hold other than directly on the head so I was constantly pushing and smudging green stuff with my fingers by accident.  It prevented me from really attempting to get some of the greater details I wanted, so the first one ended up, in my opinion, looking like a messed up dog.  Note to self: if you want good results, take your time.

The second one came out better as I took more time on working with the shapes.  I also took it by two parts where I worked on the muzzle first then finished the head after that part dried.  It came out with better results.
I used the rest of the green stuff I was working on and created a couple of pelts for the arms of the dreadnoughts.  I've also been experimenting with various methods of creating fur, I'm not sure which one I like better yet, I may have to see after they're all painted up.

8 Responses so far.

  1. Wow, so are you sure your a "warhammer noob" Cuz that all looks great!

  2. Haha, thanks! I guess technically I call myself a Warhammer noob because I've actually have not played a game yet. I just recently got the rulebooks and codex so I'm reading myself up on those. I've only just gotten into the hobby a few months ago (both the modelling aspect and tabletop gaming), but I eventually I won't be a "warhammer noob" and I'll have to figure out a new name for the blog!

  3. So what would it take to get you to make one of those wolf heads for me? I got space wolves bits and $.

  4. Send me an email at and we can discuss it from there!

  5. Fayte says:

    Impressive! I like your tips on how to work with Green Stuff effectively!
    Keep up the good work, I'm sure those dreads will look very impressive on the field.

  6. minion says:

    Those Space Wolves are goin to be amazing! Wish mine were so cool. And as my predecessor said, you are certainly not a noob :)

  7. Amazing sculpt, I can barely do fur let alone an entire head! Great inspiration for me to have a try.


  8. Thanks! I've been experimenting with how to make a furry texture and I think I'm getting down to a technique I like. I might try my hand at making a tutorial/video for it later.

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