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What kind of SBS would you like?
Tarok
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 06:12 PM UTC
In our last opinion poll an overwhelming 65.9% of respondents asked to see more Step-By-Step articles on HF. As our first follow-up to this, we now ask: What kind of SBS would you like to see on HF?

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Kinggeorges
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:15 AM UTC
Hi Rudi,

can we make multiple choices ?
Mins would be :
painting oils
creating small structure for vignettes
Sculpting heads

Best and keep up what you are doing !
Julien
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:24 AM UTC
Painting with acrylics would be nice, as i just can't seem to get the hang of oils .
Sculpting, what you need and how to do it. Would love to have a go at this one day, but haven't got a clue where to start.
Andy
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 - 09:15 AM UTC
Thanks for the feedback gents.

This is actually the 1st in a course of "What kind of SBS's" polls we're running. gradually we'll make them less granular as we filter down and fine tune. Sadly our software doesn't allow us to select multiple options on polls - similarly I'd prefer the option of having poll results anonymous or public (I mean in terms of who voted for what) so we can follow up

Andy, IIRC Markus Eckman (our sculpting host) did a great SBS feature on sculpting some groundwork. IMO it's a great intro to sculpting without having to deal with the nuances and intricasies of the human form. HTH
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 07:16 AM UTC
Im guessing sculpting is going to be a common one with people and i can understand that a lot of people want to try sculpting but dont know where to begin.

I think a `Sculptalong` would be a good idea with someone leading the sculpt of say a figure for e.g and peole following along and posting progress. Sculpter could do the work in stages and each stage has a couple of weeks or so for others to replicate the work for themselves and then post pics of each stage.

just a thought and it is a SBS as such just one that everyone participates in.

Steve
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 01:26 PM UTC

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I think a `Sculptalong` would be a good idea with someone leading the sculpt of say a figure for e.g and peole following along and posting progress. Sculpter could do the work in stages and each stage has a couple of weeks or so for others to replicate the work for themselves and then post pics of each stage.



Hi Steve,

That's a great idea! Markus did this a few years ago with his sculpting a woodlands scene walk-along, which we eventually made into a full feature

Thanks for volunteering to run this. So... what's the subject, and when do we start?

Rudi
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 11:26 PM UTC

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Thanks for volunteering to run this. So... what's the subject, and when do we start?

Rudi




I would have to see how time permits for me to take something like this on as even my own sculpting is in decline nowdays due to time restraints, i am provisionaly up for it though .
I think Brad would be an ideal candidate to do a 1/35 figure as he has very good explenation skills as well as sculpting.

All the best mate,

Steve
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 11:52 PM UTC

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I think Brad would be an ideal candidate to do a 1/35 figure as he has very good explanation skills as well as sculpting.



I'll ply him full of ale and then ask

Maybe it's just the motivation he needs to actually finish something
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2009 - 07:38 AM UTC

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I think Brad would be an ideal candidate to do a 1/35 figure as he has very good explanation skills as well as sculpting.



I'll ply him full of ale and then ask

Maybe it's just the motivation he needs to actually finish something


Could it be possible to make a campaign out of this.
It could be an online tutorial campaign, split into monthly segments -i.e-
First month get all the tools and materials,
Second month - start sculpting the main body,
Third month - adding details
etc etc.
What do you think, would it work?
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 02:03 AM UTC

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Could it be possible to make a campaign out of this.
It could be an online tutorial campaign, split into monthly segments -i.e-
First month get all the tools and materials,
Second month - start sculpting the main body,
Third month - adding details
etc etc.
What do you think, would it work?
Andy




This is exactly what i was thinking about Andy and it would give people a first try at sculpting without being on their own and hopefully get some good results from all those participating.
Maybe a campaign would be the best way to go about it if enough people are interested.

Steve
Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 11:15 AM UTC
Would anyone be interested in a sort of "back to basics" group build/SBS?

By "back to basics" I mean enhancing a 1/35 scale plastic figure by softening the pose (making the pose more natural), replacing the head, and possibly even simple painting? IMO this would be a great opportunity to help out the armour/diorama guys - and maybe even seduce a few with our dark art
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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 06:57 AM UTC
I would be very happy to see a back to basics SBS. In addition, any painting SBS for oils and acrylics would be most welcome.........especially in the areas of color mixes for oils (and acrylics) and how to properly shade the figures.