Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Trying out my new toy

About a month ago I managed to get myself a heat gun, so I could try more repositioning properly as I have so many ideas for drastic customs in my mind that I have been waiting to give it all a go, including a Goffert body and a Black Beauty body. But I also have so many stablemate bodies to do stuff with, so I thought why not try to reposition some of those?

My first victim from those stablemates was a G3 thoroughbred. He had had a hard life thus far, he came to me covered in paint and I thought he was unsalvageable, however I got hold of some paint stripper and it worked wonders and it all came off. So one model saved! I lifted his head up with the gun.

As you can see, I accidentally squished his nose! I wasn't bothered, seeing as my sculpting skills have improved dramatically since working on my OS and my two medallions, so fixing his face up would be easy... But then I realised I liked the way he looked, and since his ears were shortened by a previous owner, I noticed that he would make a cute little hunter or show pony! So off came the mane and I put on a new one (apart from his forelock, that still needs doing...).

I still want to reconstruct some areas of his face maybe, but I am not sure yet...

My other project that I got to work on was the G3 Belgian. This time, I moved his head down.

For this one, I knew that he definitely required sculpting on his face. I wasn't sure if he had malformed features or not after his little surgery, but thought why not anyway! He certainly needed bits on his beck resculpting. So I got to work...

I was proud with how he turned out!

So... The next day I worked on his mane and tail... Although I had a massive brain fart or something, as I seemed to have accidentally mixed two parts of the same apoxie together instead of the two separate parts, consequently meaning that it never set at all and I had to take it off... *sigh* I am still frustrated by it now and I won't feel happier until I pop a new mane on. :-( This is what is looked like:

So as you can tell, I was pretty annoyed! Guess what I am going to do now...

Clare

2 comments:

  1. Aren't heat guns awesome? Both of those customs look great. You did an excellent job resculpting on the drafter!

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    1. Thank you very much, and yes I can't believe I survived this long with no heat gun!!

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