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Nehemiah
21-09-2012, 04:52
Been working on another free hand sculpt. Here are some works in progress.

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP01_zps113088d1.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP02_zpsc40afb36.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP03_zpsea49ac31.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP04_zps9f660e00.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP05_zps7e1469fc.jpg

Lost Egg
21-09-2012, 05:51
Impressive work, looking forward to more.

HN

deathwing_marine
21-09-2012, 05:55
Impressive, I'll follow this

Hendarion
21-09-2012, 06:21
I don't understand how working with Greenstuff works at all and you do such a miracle. Great stuff, but I'd make the helmet less spikey at the top. Warlocks tend to be more rounded.

In case you're going to cast it up, spare one for me please. :)

intercepta
21-09-2012, 09:13
I have nothing but issues with green stuff being sticky so I'm very impressed, I'm following :)

Chrysalis
21-09-2012, 09:21
I have nothing but issues with green stuff being sticky so I'm very impressed, I'm following :)

To avoid sticky issues, you either hae to work with "rubber pencils" (it looks like a brush, but instead of a brush you have a shaped rubber head), or to put some greasy stuff on your classic sculpting tools - in this case, don't forget to wash (soap+water) your mini before adding more green stuff or paint, because it won't stick because of the grease!

The Lost Hobbit
21-09-2012, 11:17
Excellent sculpting. I, for one, like the 'pointed' look on the helmet.

Nehemiah
24-09-2012, 05:43
Thank you all for the comments. I have made a lot of progress on the mini and am working late feverishly to finish it by the end of the month.

Hendarion: The pointed helm is one of the ideas I am experimenting with on this mini. Specifically, I wanted to accentuate the idea of the warlock, which, while I was drawing the mock up of the more pointed helmet, made me think of a wizard with a pointed hood.

Another concept I wanted to focus on was contrast between Eldar and Dark Eldar through their fighting styles. The Dark Eldar I see somewhat equivalent to the Ninjas, using poison, surprise, nearly any dirty trick to take out there target, while the Eldar would be more along the lines of Samurai, fighting in a more ritualized way, and looking for the perfect strike to incapacitate their foe. As such, I modeled this warlock in a static pose, waiting for the right opening in her opponents defenses. This also required me to put all the motion of the sculpt into the the imaginary wind blowing the robes and pelt.

Lastly I wanted to test my sculpting abilities by putting as much detail as possible on the model.

Sildani
24-09-2012, 22:49
At last. A well-sculpted female Warlock. Spare a cast for me please! ;)

axiom
29-09-2012, 17:06
Terrific! Nice sculpting, particularly on the robe and helmet which are very crisp and clean. I'll echo the guys wanting casts. I'd love one too ;)

Nehemiah
30-09-2012, 11:18
Sildani: That is one of the other things I was trying to accomplish with this mini. A female miniature without lingerie-like clothing.

Pretty much finished except for some clean up. I will post some better pictures once all that is done. 4 AM camera shots are not the best.

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP06.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP07.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP08.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP09.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/ONehemiahH/Warlock/WarlockWIP10.jpg

Let me know what you folks think.

Hendarion
30-09-2012, 11:59
The head and hands look a bit large. But I still want one :p

Nostro
30-09-2012, 14:20
I'm with Hendarion, the proportions seem a bit off but the detail work is amazing. The left hand is especially lifelike, the gesture is perfectly captured, the whole arm seems in motion.

Nehemiah
30-09-2012, 20:18
Looking at it I think the part I need to correct the most is the right shoulder. It looks far to large compared to the left.

TheWord
30-09-2012, 20:35
A tremendous skill that I wish I had. I'll keep practicing. Good job.

Inquisitor Engel
01-10-2012, 00:33
I can buy this where and for how much? :eek::D

Sildani
01-10-2012, 01:14
Wow, that's really great. You succeeded in making a female Warlock look feminine without resorting to skimpiness or enormous... tracts of land. I give you a hearty pat on the back, sir!

-BoBo-
01-10-2012, 07:48
Super cool! Great skill there! How much time do you estimate you put in to the model??
/BoBo

axiom
01-10-2012, 18:43
Really great figure when it comes together. I think the size of head and hands is fine, especially when you shrink the photos to around 20% and compare them against actual GW warlocks. The sleeves of the robe look a little less refined than the rest of the sculpt - some cloth creasing into the inner elbow would help. The right shoulder also could do with slimming down, but these are minor areas for improvement. The overall look and feel is great.

So when can we get copies? ;)

Sildani
03-10-2012, 01:32
Oh - any chance you could work on a female Warp Spider Exarch?

Pleeeeeeeeease?

eldargal
03-10-2012, 18:18
She's beautiful, and I echo the call for casts.:)

The_Klobb_Maniac
03-10-2012, 20:55
Wow. Freaking wow.



wow.

drmarco
04-10-2012, 12:40
Shut up, and take my money. Lovely sculpt, nice detail work, and always nice to see some new takes on the existing Eldar range...Count one more in the 'I want a cast of this' team, and one more for Sildani's 'What about some aspects?' idea...

Nehemiah
05-10-2012, 04:27
Thank you all for the comments and feed back. The head is a bit large, but only slightly more than the original Warlock's and mainly in height. The Hands may be a little large, but they are noticeably smaller than a plastic Eldar Guardian's hands, and about 2/3 of the original Warlock's.
I will try to get side by side shots of this next to the Warlock model I was comparing it to in a few days.

As to the call for other aspects I think they will unfortunately have to wait for some time as I have several other projects, (both 40k related and not), which are a little more pressing, and my next foray into Eldar Sculpting will be to attempt an Avatar.

Hendarion
05-10-2012, 06:37
So, erm, you didn't answer that, but is there any chance some collectors might get their hands on some casts of this?

Nehemiah
06-10-2012, 00:08
Casting may be awhile but I will see what I can do.

duffybear1988
06-10-2012, 15:23
That is... wow I like it.

Sildani
06-10-2012, 20:02
PM when you do. ;)

Hendarion
07-10-2012, 06:50
He will have to pm a lot of ppl :)

Fraggle
07-10-2012, 14:37
Yes PM me too please if you do cast! Great work

Inquisitor Engel
07-10-2012, 16:01
Sign me up for a PM.

axiom
08-10-2012, 17:41
Sign me up for a PM.

Ditto from me ;)

Servant of the Emperor
09-10-2012, 16:33
That warlock is so awesome! If you cast it and plan to sell some, please PM me.

Sildani
09-10-2012, 22:20
I hope other sculptors are paying attention to this thread and Axiom's Warlock thread. If you make a quality Eldar sculpt, we will buy it. ;)

Charax
09-10-2012, 22:23
ooh, another quality fan sculpt for the Eldar. Spoilt pointy-eared gits!

(PM me too? :D)