Monday, June 8, 2009

3D Great Company Badges are a Go!

That worked out pretty good! The push mold is dry and I'm in the process of putting the Night Runner badge on the Grey Hunters.



I still need to clean it up a bit, but overall I'm excited that it worked out so well!

6 comments:

  1. Aye, the badge does look awesome. Will you be making push mold badges for your vehicles then?
    Those Grey Hunters are an imposing bunch; I find that they're very well-posed which makes them visually cohesive as a squad; I shan't waffle on about the flawless GS work. :) I agree, red works well as a good contrast colour on Skeld; a dash of red to break up the main grey tones. I think giving a whole squad/fleet/gaggle/group of dreddies the Kool sarcophagus treatment would be brilliant & makes for more characterful conversions. Seeing as to how fast & well you paint, I'm rather inspired to pick up my brushes & start painting again.

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  2. Thats really nice Jim. Really.

    is it a 2 - stage mold? I can't imagine such a clean line from wolf to moon without it being such.

    look forward to seeing these with some slap on!

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  3. Thanks for the great feedback guys!

    Horatio, yes I'll be doing two icons for my vehicles. I don't know if I'd call myself a fast painter, as i paint in spurts and am a little anal with the quality of the paint work.

    Karitas, it is a one stage mold I just use my sculpting tools to clean the lines up.

    I'll be priming the Grey Hunters tonight so painting can commence!

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  4. Would you mind sharing your technique for the pushmold you use? I have done same in past but always had flash to trim around the design. Your input would be vastly appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Jason

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  5. Jason I'll do a step by step rundown when I do the next batch of badges.

    To tide you over until then, here is a verbal rundown for you.

    What I did to manage the GS was to fill the badge part of the mold with GS then peal it out and ball it back up. Then I made a ball for each badge of roughly the same size. Then I stuck the balls of GS on the shoulder pad in the area I wanted the badge. Then I smoothed it into a rough circle, and then pressed the mold onto the shoulder pad.

    I then clean away the excess GS, then I redefined any weak parts of the cast with my tools. I didn't add any extra GS to any of the badges.

    HTH,

    Jim

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  6. Heya Big Jim,
    I just found this blog. Good stuff chief. I'm getting into green stuffing, and love to see everyone else's techniques and styles. Awesome stuff man.

    Dave

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