Anyways, rambling aside, here's the beginning of the Horde!
guitar strings post, I stretched Madraks arm out. The amulet he's holding ends up disconnected from what's slung over his back in this position, so I used the guitar string to create a small cable.
I also filled in the gap in with some green stuff. There's some rough muscle structure, which I get better at creating as I get working on other ones.
I just rolled out a snake of green stuff, then twisted it. As I twist it more, it starts looking braided.
This I lay over his head and use some moulding tools to press the "hair" against the top of his head.
To be more than just braids, I push it out down his forehead and against the sides of his head. This makes it look more like hair.
His axe head I chop off just above the lower rim - high enough above his hand that I won't crush the pewter and damage detail I want to keep. After that, I use a file and knife to clean it up.
I follow that up by flattening out two blobs of green stuff, then squish a flat piece of wood on the tops - this gives it a nice textured look on the sides that'll be outward facing. Once it hardens, I trace out a square a little bigger than the hammer head. Finally, I cut each edge to be angled towards the middle.
It's difficult to tell in the picture, but there's also a diamond with a Frostwolf insignia glued on the top facing side.
And here is where we're at:
|Take a look at my Step by Step page for the entire Hordebloods project.|
Here you will find each model broken down into links showing each step:
Concept, Works in Progress, (for both modelling and painting) and Final Shots