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Title: Posing Models
Description: Changing limb poses and whatnot


Captain Gear - October 13, 2010 05:51 PM (GMT)
Hey!

So I've been trying to figure it out on my own for a while and can't seem to find a good tutorial, so I figured I'd ask here. Does anyone have a link to, or some advice on, how to change the poses of space marines arms and legs? I've tried making some look like they're kneeling and running so far, but that's about it, and the results were sub-par. I was hoping for some advice on this.

Cheers,
Gear

Brother-Sergeant Ziegler - November 30, 2010 02:52 PM (GMT)
I think re-positioning boils down to how good you are with sculpting Green Stuff (or its equivalent).

miniwargaming.com has a step-by-step example of how to cut and re-position a kneeling Marine. Search for "Re-Positioning Space Marine legs" and look for the article from their site.

I think the actual example they give is kind of sloppy as far as Green Stuff sculpting and clean-cutting is concerned, but it's a good place to start. I usually use cut up paperclips to help connect my models but that will require a smaller bit for your pin vise.

Hope that helps a bit.

Feytor - November 30, 2010 03:00 PM (GMT)
When I am reposing marines I cut their limbs in pieces like like groin, thight, shin and foot. Then I drill the holes and put the wire in, I pose it like I want it to be, glue up and sculpt the joints with GS. It's simple.

ShroudFilm - November 30, 2010 03:49 PM (GMT)
I used to take on a lot of REALLY ambitious arm repositions back in the heady days of 2nd edition... since there were only 4 Space Marine arm sculpts!!

I find that you can do a lot of quite subtle angle changes (which make all the difference) just using a few spare arms and a bit of poly cement, and working with the model itself.

Having said that, there is now a lot more specific detail which prescribes which arm is left, which is right etc.

Iacton - November 30, 2010 10:00 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Feytor @ Nov 30 2010, 03:00 PM)
When I am reposing marines I cut their limbs in pieces like like groin, thight, shin and foot. Then I drill the holes and put the wire in, I pose it like I want it to be, glue up and sculpt the joints with GS. It's simple.

This.


Although I tend to use milliput on it's own or mixed with GS, as it is easier to sand/file after it dries, and a bit different to work with water for smoothing too.




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