The other day I had a strange compulsion to sculpt something. A pony, my brain told me, you want to make a pony.
So, I did. :D
He's made from Super Sculpey over a foil and wire armature and I absolutely love him. ^^ (and yes I know he's not really a 'he' physically but meh, deal. :P)
I automatically made him in scale with my Julips so here he is with Lady the grumpy Welsh mare and Rhu the New Forest.
Of course none of my riders could resist him so, despite a lack of tack, Sarah hopped on for a quick ride.
This is my favourite side I think.
I'm not sure whether to drill a hole in his erm..posterior :P for a tail or sculpt a dock - either way he's going to be haired!
Whilst still on the topic of sculpting, I mentioned in a past comment that I'd been attempting to make some heads for 1:6th scale figures. While they aren't as good as I'd have liked, they are definitely improving with each one!
First up is this one - originally supposed to be female but I'm starting to reconsider. He has a very downtrodden look about him so I might try to make him look a bit more like Kes...
Crap painting is indeed, crap.
Next is this, I'm really rather pleased with how she turned out and although I used the black beads purely for the shape of the eyes, I really love how shiny they are so I might make her an alien for the sake of convienience and let her keep them as they are. XD
Typically I've made more heads than I actually have bodies for so I'll need to rectify that at some point soon. :P
The holes are to mark where her ears will eventually go - I -hated- sculpting them on the first one so I'm hoping the second lot will look better! The line around the middle needs sorting out too - I made the face part first and added in the rest of the skull after the first trip to the oven.
This one really came about as an accident while I was faffing around with the first one - I kept messing around and ended up with err...this. XD
It's sci fi, it's allowed! :P
Next up, is possibly my most drastic custom in a long, long time - (and nope, I haven't finished any of the others I've posted about! XD) a Magpie Welshie repositioned to a flashy trot. Normally I'd avoid anything this complicated like the plague but after finding out that my mum had a heatgun in the cupboard how could I resist? :P His neck is probably a bit too short but it's taken so long to get his head reattached that at this point I really don't care! He's called Janus. (reason being, Magpies come in two parts and while heatgunning his neck, his face split in half. XD)
Here he is on the left with a customised one - Rocky - to show what he started off like.
I want to plait him up and make him a little leadrein setup for showing in the summer. :D