I still haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet (but still am looking forward to seeing it) but I kept coming across pictures of a baby Groot on the inner-net. Being a sucker for cute stuff (guess I’m an old softie at heart) I decided to make my own baby Groot figure.
I am Groot…and I am unpainted, too.
Using the very same pictures I collected on the net, I sculpted the little bugger out of Sculpey. The sculpt worked out well enough except for one problem: his body was too slender to hold up his head. So when I baked the piece (to harden it) I kept the head and body separate.
I am painted!
Now that baking had firmed up the body to support the head, I super-glued it to the neck, and reenforced this with Apoxie putty. I also added more “roots” to the base of the figure with Apoxie in order to make him stand better.
Like my new haircut?
I gave him a base coat of flat black, then covered this with Nutmeg Brown. I noticed that Groot had a vine growing along his body, so I painted this a bright green–then I saw that it was TOO bright, so I darkened this somewhat with a black wash.
Excuse me, I have a hot date. Which way to the tulips?
And here we have Groot! I’m tempted to stick this in a pot filled with dirt and see if he’ll grow any larger.
I recently saw the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and enjoyed it very much. There was a scene, when the Dawrves were all imprisoned by the Elves, where Kili shows Tauriel a rune stone.
A shot of the rune stone that Kili shows Tauriel.
According to Kili, the writing on the rune stone means, “Come back to me.” I was always fascinated by rune stones (both real and fictional), and decided to make my own. I started with a slab of Sculpey. I tried to make it look like a smooth stone that was polished in a stream.
Using the screen shot from the film, I “wrote” out the Dwarf letters as best I could, trying to make it appear as if they were carved into the stone.
Dwarf penmanship, 101.
I then painted it black, leaving the letters a silvery color that helped them to stand out more.
My finished rune stone.
I decided to do another one with a different, bigger font:
Personally, I like the first one that I did. It looks more like a stone with letters carved into it. Which one do you prefer?
After binge-watching a bunch of Doctor Who episodes recently, I had the urge to make a Dalek, the robotic opponent to the good Doctor.
Affter I finished sculpting the Dalek out of Scupley, I baked it. Then, after it cooled off, I painted it, and here’s the end result:
I recently made these Halloween scenes out of Sculpey, the stuff that hardens when you bake it in the oven. They are each about two inches wide at the base.
Here’s what they look like before baking:
Here they are all painted up:
I was in a Halloween mood. What can I say? 🙂