Posts Tagged ‘fimo’

Hi there,

As many people knows from my facebook page, I’ve finished the Oni bust I was making and made some copies.

An Oni is a Japanese demon, they are part of Japanese mithology, you can check their wikipedia page to learn more about them. I always wanted to make Japanese related fantasy and this is the first figure I do on that topic.

I spent a long time with this one. I started in 2013, looking for some inspiration and making some drawings. I made a base structure in Magic Sculpt because I wanted a solid base to work on and I started adding FIMO on it. I made the first shape of the body and I started the face. The face went wrong and had to make it again, but I waited many time for that, maybe a year, because I was blocked.

When I finished the face, I felt like full of energy again and went on with the rest of the parts. I baked the figure and added the clothes, I’m not used to sculpt clothes and it was very hard for me but I think I did a good job. Baked it again and added the hair, which was really challenging for me, I wanted a solid base to work on but I needed some time to add all the details so I made a base structure in magic sculpt and added FIMO on it (it was a great idea, it worked perfectly).

I had to add greenstuff in some places to finish the detailing and some Tamiya Putty to fill some gaps.

Here you have some pics of one resin copy assembled without cleaning the gaps with putty [click the images to enlarge]:

This is the original sculpt, you can see it’s like 45mm tall to the top of the head:

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This is an unassembled copy:

Unassembled resin copy

I hope you like this one, it have been a very interesting miniature for me. I really enjoyed with this one.

Best regards!

PD: If you want a copy of this, please, contact me or click the Add to Cart button below.

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A small surprise

Posted: 23 January 2015 in WIP
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Hi!

Wow! It’s been a long time since the last post here…

It doesn’t matter, now it’s time to share a small surprise with you. My friend Pablo AKA Papah, one of the best sculptors I know, gave me a very emotive present yesterday.

He told me:

As I’m not going to finish this miniature never, I think you could spend some time on it and finish it for me.

And gave me the following miniature:

Papah’s Demon. Started some years ago.

He started this Demon before I knew him, around 4 or 5 years ago. And, after some tries, he decided to remove the head and the neck, and never finished it. Now is at my home and I have the responsibility of finishing it.

For me it’s a honor because I know him and I know he likes to start from the very first step of the design and finish on the last touch on the figure with a meticulous control of all the of process, paying all the attention to all the small details. That’s why he achieves incredible results on detailing (as you can see for example in his 32mm barbarian) and his figures have very realistic anatomy and proportions.

Just want to share his work with you and thank him the present because I’m very excited. I hope to give him a nice head and a good detailing.

From here, thank you Pablo, for the miniature and for all the things I learnt from you.

A hug.

 

Hi all

This is a joker I did some time ago taking the work by David Gau as inspiration during the first steps and going wild later…

Sculpted in fimo.

40mm tall.Joker final

 

One love.

 

I made some resin copies of this one, if you want yours click the button below!

Hi!

As I’m studying for “my last exam” at university, I’m detailing a little bit on my Exam-time-Barbarian.

Check it out!



Using my little oven

Posted: 22 November 2013 in Tutorials
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Hi mates,

I took some pics for a friend and I think it’s interesting for you to see this little tip about using a mini-oven to bake the Fimo/sculpey/beesputty/uro… (I’ll name it fimo )

Let’s see…

First you can get one like this in a supermarket, they are around 20 or 30€.

You can see the size better here:


It’s better if you buy one with temperature regulation but mine doesn’t have it and it’s not a big problem.

Make sure it is a traditional oven, not a microwave oven. This is very important because you can’t bake fimo in a microwave oven.

How does it work?

Well… the current goes through this resistors (the tubes of the image at the left) and warms them (Joule heating). My oven consumes 350W.

That means in this oven the heat comes from the top.  It’s very important to know where does the heat come because the fimo could be burned and, if it happens, the miniature will break. I say it breaks but, in fact, the clay expands, emits bad gases and it appears a bubbly brown surface on it (I’ll post some pics of the result later).

To avoid that I put a piece of aluminium paper between the miniature and the resistors (imagine that the dwarf is a miniature I sculpted):

With that we make the heat strike the miniature uniformely.

Now the time, well… I don’t preheat the oven and I put the time wheel in from 5 to 8 minutes depending on the size of the figure, after that I let the oven cool totally with the miniature inside it and the door closed.

I reached this timing technique doing some tries, but if your oven has a thermometer you’ll control too much better the timing to adjust it to the clay you are using.If you don’t have a thermometer and you want one, you can buy it separately and put it into the oven when it’s working.

And that’s all!

I hope it’s useful.