FBMinis FB72011 Inspectors

I created these figures to depict german inspectors evaluating the performance of the Kubel on rails during testing:

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I had to search for reference before I actually started to sculpt anything. The internet, once again, proved to be an invaluable resource of information and I ended up finding the works of artists like Andrew Loomis, besides tips from experienced small-scale enthusiasts, that have been helping me a great deal.

I look forward to sculpt more figures in the future, it's time well spent and I'll develop a set of skills that will allow me to create original add-ons to my dioramas.

Here's a list of the reference I most often use:

http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34306

Cool Mini Or Not shares various links that will take you to specific topics or other sites from which you can take precious bits of information. I found this site particularly helpful:

http://www.posemaniacs.com/

Spanish-Team forum also has a section devoted to sculpting minis:

http://spanish-team.com/foro/

This guide will help you choose what putty that will me more adequate to you. From my experience, I highly recommend Magic Sculp, as it's fine and has good consistency during sculpting and once cured.

http://spanish-team.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=3721

Andrew Loomis books helped me to acquire a sense of size and proportion of the human body. I believe the more I'll experiment, the easier it'll become to sculpt it's basic shape and imagine how to wrap the clothes around it, in a realistic way.

http://fineart.sk/index.php?cat=0

Another three books that provide numerous drawings to use as quick reference, besides pages and pages of theory about human anatomy:

http://www.gfxworld.ws/index.php?/news/comments/der_nackte_mensch_the_naked_human/

http://books.google.pt/books?id=-SJ34Bo7JkMC&dq=Bridgman%27s+Complete+Guide+To+Drawing+From+Life&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=OL_lSvzlKo_SjAeaofShBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=&f=false

http://www.archive.org/details/constructiveanat00briduoft

First, I block the wire with Milliput; on the next session, I try to create the overall shape with Magic Sculpt; finally, I try to shape it better by scraping the putty with a hobby knife, then add small amounts of putty for the details, drape, folds...


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Finished!

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