After the LoTR massive amount of minis, let me change for another thing :).
I am getting fond of sculpting. You saw the troll in the last post ;). Of course I know nothing of that art and I should work a lot before I dare to sculpt a mini from scratch, taking care of proportions and so.
But I thought it would be fun doing little conversions on minis. Step by step, you know...
I had been thinking of this project for a while, so I finally went for it.
No complications on my part, I simply headed up to reliable Hasslefree web and purchased these two minis:
Fry was quite easy to do.
Scooby Doo's Fred Barney's mini was a nice start point. I just had to add the jacket and the spiky hair, apart from converting the shoes into sneakers.
Leela was a totally different issue. First of all I filed the eyes (that sentence would be awful out of context, yuk!) and replaced them for a single eyeball. Then I had to dress her up
Bender was not a complication, as you can imagine. Simple lines
So it was time to paint! Dazzy cartoon colours, of course. This is Philip J. Fry. ):
As you can see, I also sculpted some floor like the Planet Express ship (yes, I could have purchased some resin slottabases and it would have been much better, but I did not have the patience for that, and this project was all about learning how to sculpt).
This is Captain Turanga Leela:
|Am I posing badass enough?|
This one was a little tricky. This HF 'Female armature' is gorgeous, of course, but it's too... 'voluptuous'. I had some issues with the cleavage (another misfortuned sentence if taken out of context...), trying to get close to the cartoon but in this 'kinda realistic' style.
Aaaand... Bender B. Rodriguez:
|Kiss my shiny metal ass|
As I was 'reinterpreting' the characters and doing them less-cartoon but still in a cartoonish way, I ws unsure of what to do with Bender. Keeping him just like the show? Making him slightly different? Should I paint him in metals? (of course nothing about NMM, I'm, too oldschool for that!) I finally decided to leave him the closest to the original, I think it's for the best.
The family photo looks like this:
|Futurama music playing now. The miniatures show|
So, this has been my experiment. Did you like it? Would you like to see more crazy things like these? Just let me know what you think! :).