Monday, 9 January 2012
Build a Revenant Titan - Part 1
I never did get around to finish painting this lovely thing, so this series is part of my resolution to complete unfinished projects! (yes, I know, don't mention the terrain for a minute!)
Working with resin requires some special attention tools and skills. You can check out Forge Worlds own Resin Guide which has lots of information about tools and methods you may need.
After about 2 months, I had decided that a running pose was definately needed in order to show and exploit the mobility of the model. However, not content with that I then decided to fully explore the poseability of the model by introducing other lines of travel! So the desired pose would hopefully not only represent a titan running, but also turning in its run at the same time, giving us forwad and sideward motion whilst also adding a twist into the bargain! Sounds complicated but in my minds eye I had worked out the exact look I was after!
I decided the best place to start was with the legs. They would set up the dynamism. I chose to start at the knees, then work down to the feet and up to the ankles. Hopefully the reason for this will become clearer as you see more.
Additionally, starting with simple sections helps warm you up to the modelling processes and gets you accustomed to the model you are making!
I bought some large paperclips to use as pins, and throughout these images I will show you where they are used. Starting with the right leg, which would be straight, I planned for two pins, one either side of the knee. As the legs would be taking the full weight of the model it is important to ensure that they are strong and secure.
Throughout the build I was using a mix of super glue and PVA glue. Alone, superglue can become very brittle and allow parts to break off, but combined with PVA glue it seems to gain extra strength and is noticably less brittle. As a side, the mix tends to dry faster too. I tended to add a bit of PVA to go between the superglue and then bring them together for the glues to spread and mix. Where pins were involved, these were primarily glued using just super glue, with the main surfaces glued with a mixture.
At this point, the two legs were left to dry. It's important to try to avoid working on parts as your enthusiasm can sometimes work against you!
If you have any questions then feel free to ask!