4th September 2012: Lets Make a Dangly Thing What do I even call this? Medallion? Sporran?!
Whatever it is, after a little maths I built up the dome from layers of 6mm EVA foam. Originally glued it all together with PVA glue to test a theory it would sand better, but then the motorised sander pulled it all apart. Whoops!
Back on track after some contact adhesive I used the Dremel to quickly wear down the excess foam and then the sander to get a nice even finish. Cut the horse shoe out of 3mm EVA and heated it up to curve nicely over the dome before sticking it in place.
28th August 2012: More Shoe Sculpting First heel done!
Had to take the Dremel to a couple of places, but otherwise going to plan and sands nicely. Now decided to milliput the details in and around the heel hole so more mess to come :D
27th August 2012: Shoe Sculpting To build up the back of the heels I'm using milliput as it doesn't need to go in the oven and several people recommended it for being strong enough to survive any knocks.
This is my first time using milliput and I'm loving it! Exactly like working with clay. Currently sculpting each curve separately so it's easier to get them the right proportions and I know I'll be finished before it's too set to work with (I'm pretty slow at sculpting).
I've drawn a template outline to keep checking the sculpting against so there's a chance the two shoes will even be the same, but milliput can be sanded so I'll be making small adjustments that way once it's all dried.
19th August 2012: Leg Plates Worked out the paper patterns for my leg plates by measuring off the model and scaling up to my size. It worked out pretty well and I only had to adjust some small bits so I could bend my knee. All the front plates only curve in one direction so super easy patterning, just the calf plate needed some darts adding (taped while the glue dries in the photo).
I've cut the actual plates out of 3mm EVA foam and sanded the tight curves where the craft knife wasn't accurate enough. They are ready for heat shaping, but I'm trying to decide if I'm happy just scoring the edging in to this sheet or to stick another trim layer of 2mm foam on top...I need to do that while they're still flat.
10th August 2012: Holey Shoes Oh man, shoes with holes in the heels?! I'll have to build up a structure around normal heels...or I could grab this pair off eBay >.>
A lucky find to start me off!
Leolarua - 13th July 2012
ahhh i love this figure so much! cant wait to see progress :)
Sephirayne - 5th September 2012
Ooo! Nice character design. Can't wait to see this.
Chibi - 8th October 2012
Ooh lovely design, you two are going to look so amazing (though your medallion thing made my brain hurt)! Need to find a design asap too XD
Can't wait to see more~
Monkey - 26th November 2012
I don't play WoW but this design is so pretty! I look forward to seeing it IRL! :D
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