Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Reposing of the Woldwarden

So, I had Woldwarden number 3 sitting in his box for going on 5 months, waiting a repose to make him unique and this morning I decided to crack him out and get on with the job. Now I really think the Woldwarden has a goofy pose, the second one I put together I put a santa hat on to make it a little more tongue in cheek. Still that didn't take away from the fact that he leans far too far forwards and those arms...what is he actually doing?

 He is being my, what is behind door number 1 girl! This is this morning, I poured the box out and got the old one to set against and use as a guide of sorts. My two main goals were this, stand him up straighter and sort out that right arm.

Now I got really into my work and forgot to take WIP shots, I did finish it in about an hour so can you forgive me?

Anyway, I started by straightening the left leg and sticking it to the base. I use activator to make it all quicker, I then sawed off the peg on the right foot so it can sit flat. Now these didn't alight properly but thats alright because greenstuff is a wonderous substance. I put a small amount on to help fill it while I glued the legs together.

This was far more upright but still putting the body on flat would have had him leaning forwards. So I tilted him back a bit on his hips and rammed greenstuff into his bowls. After a bit of shaping it looks like it is supposed to be there and he looks like he is standing proud. Score!

Second problem, the silly arm. I simply sawed it off at the joint, drilled holes into it, put a paperclip into it and span it around. Oh and a bit of greenstuff to fill in the gap that appeared.

Anyway, all told just over an hour. I got a new Woldwarden I am happy to put on the table.

A side by side, the old clearly drawing attention to the new superior pose. I call him wold 2.0 and I have untill midday tomorrow to get a paintjob on him. After that I am back to work again and don't know when I'll next have the time and drive to pick up my brush. I think I can do it.

1 comment:

  1. It does look a great deal better man, nice work :)
    and if anyone get get that guy painted in no time it's you! get to it