This has now been commandeered for Pop Rocket V. As you can see, the design has changed a bit. I believe for the better.
Holy crisp lines, Batman! Amazing sculpting work!
I still don't understand how you can get such smooth surfaces, straight lines, and right angles from clay.
lol It takes patience, a meticulous mindset and a steady hand.
I don't know if "meticulous" is the word I'd use, but okay! Are there any specific tools you use to get planes and linear details like that? Like wide putty knives or something?
Main tools i use are rakes and loop tools. Mostly loops, especially large ones than cover alot of area. I just shave off bits at a time until i get a flat plane. Aka, I eyeball it.
That is crazy. I can't even imagine how many hours go into that. I'm more of an MDF/Bondo/orbital sander guy myself. Clay seems like it would be too soft to work with. Do you also use a contour gauge or digital caliper?
Lol. It's therapeutic to me so I don't mind so much. I'm definitely pro Bondo/mdf when it comes to props though. Working with clay, you just have to regulate its temperature to get it to the right feel for you. And i don't use a gauge (prob should), or a digital caliper. Like i said, I mostly eyeball everything.
This looks rad as fuck