Stormtrooper Bio - First Cast Painted And Pics On A P1 Mask

troggs

Hunter
A good friend of mine has asked me if I would be interested in having a go at sculpting a stormtrooper bio based around his design -

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It looks like a nice design to me and as I've got some WED clay I want to have a play with I thought I would have a go.

I made a wire and plaster armature to fit my custom mask, ( I think it was Predatrhuntr who did a tutorial on it, so thanks for that) covered it in foil, then blocked out a basic shape just to get some measurements.

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I must admit that so far I'm enjoying working with the WED clay, so much quicker than Klean Klay, which is what I've been using up till now.
Back to the sculpting...
 
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xdmray

Elite Hunter
Check CoolleKotten's art work for the best PredFett.  Awhile back there was  the As You Wish Charity auction where different artists were given a Fett lid to do what ever they wanted with.  We as a group were supposed to make a PredFett lid but it never came into fruition.  A couple people on here did up some drawings and CoolleKotten did a spectacular job with it.

Nice start so far.  I would suggest making the snout blend into the cheeks better to match the art work better.  Right now you have a hard line.
 

troggs

Hunter
xdmray said:
Check CoolleKotten's art work for the best PredFett. Awhile back there was the As You Wish Charity auction where different artists were given a Fett lid to do what ever they wanted with. We as a group were supposed to make a PredFett lid but it never came into fruition. A couple people on here did up some drawings and CoolleKotten did a spectacular job with it.

Nice start so far. I would suggest making the snout blend into the cheeks better to match the art work better. Right now you have a hard line.
Thanks for the advice, I had a look at Coollekottens artwork on the PredFett lid, I agree, she did a great job, tied the 2 concepts together nicely. Maybe a project for the future?

I've started to get the basic shape down now, taken your advice and tried to blend things in more, so far I'm enjoying working with the WED clay, not too sure what it's going to be like for fine details though.

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Now that I've seen photos of the sculpt, I think I may have made the oval shapes of the trooper part too large.

What do you guys think?
 
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backbone

Blooded
I personally like the storm trooper part being more prominent. The crown shape could be a little wider and more shapely i think. What really matters is if you like it that way.

Overall i like it, especially the concept drawing.

~Henry
 

xdmray

Elite Hunter
looking much better in the nose area.  i think the more important thing with the trooper cheeks is over all proportions.  right now the dome seems too small width wise compared to the cheeks.  try increasing the  dome width or decreasing the cheek size.  i think that might help you with the look.  Looking good though.
 

troggs

Hunter
Thanks for the comments and advice guys, Xdmray - your advice about the overall proportions being the important thing really helped. I decided to widen the crown a bit, but took a load off the cheeks and made the indents a lot smaller to try and make it look more balanced. Still a way to go but I'm starting to feel a lot happier with the proportions now.
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troggs

Hunter
Thanks Uhlakk, I managed to get a couple more hours in tonight, realised I needed to do a lot of work on the crown, but I think I've finally got the basic shape where I want it now.

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Still got to work on the symmetry, feel like I'm getting somewhere now though.
 
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troggs

Hunter
J Sauto said:
Looks great! I love all the overall symmetry.
Thanks, still a few bits to adjust.

REYALS said:
I like the design. I hope you can bring this to life. What you have so far, is looking pretty cool though.   :p
Thanks, I see you quoted j. Sauto's post about Predfett, if this works, then I quite fancy a bash at that.

Klwl said:
Will you be adding the black tube piping near the bottom between the mic tips?
I think I will add it, wasn't too sure how it would look, but I think it will reinforce the Stormtrooper look
 

troggs

Hunter
I managed to get on with some more shaping tonight, got the tri laser housing roughed out first; then I decided I still didn't like the holes for the mics, so they've been reshaped, and I've put some bits I had in my spares box in for now just as a reference.

Started on the black piping just to get a rough idea what it will look like, something's wrong but I can't put my finger on it, so I'll come back to it tomorrow with a fresh mind.

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