Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Revisiting the Dow: Clompers the Giant!

This guy is the result of pure, hard work. To this day, I have not spent as much time on any other model as this big  bloke. Just thinking about the blending on the skin makes me moist in the eyes.

The iron weight was cut in that shape from pink foam and covered with brown stuff. If I recall correctly, brown stuff does not really stick to pink foam, though, so I'm not sure how I swung that.

The armbands were done by rolling out green stuff into tubes and smashing them down into long flat pieces. After sitting for 2 or 3 hours, I could stretch them around his forearms quite easily. That was a real lesson for me. I had no idea that greenstuff could be easier to work with if formed into shape first and then applied to the model when it had practically cured. This technique was used with his jacket as well.

My one point of complaint is perhaps the basing. Pretty much all the DoW basing was done after the model was finished with no real plan. I knew I wanted this guy stomping a bush and towering over one. I got that, but now I would probably add a few darker green vines to the base to get a little more contrast. Perhaps switch up the foliage as well. I likely would have gone back and updated the basing if 8th edition didn't totally make my Clompers a total trash choice. Poor guy ain't seen the field for a year!

What do you think?


Erik said...
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Erik said...

I know this is an old post, but I must make a comment on it!
its such a great model! Its probably the best I have seen in quite some time.

You did a good job of converting and painting such a great mix.

Just come you managed to get the jacket on him in one piece? if you secured the arms when you got the jacket made.

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