Customs: Animated Starsream face resculpting guide

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  1. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    First of all thanks to Maximo Prime (of Sector70)who's idea it was that i write this guide.

    Tools you will need;a modelling knife,a selection of small needle files,some very fine wet & dry sandpaper,
    some spray undercoat/primer and most importantly some sculpting material (personally i use Green stuff).

    Step one.
    Take apart the head and using a file or modelling knife open up the mouth area as wide as possible
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    Be carefull to not to damage the "lug" that the screw fits into when the head is reassembled..
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    This is how the front of the head looks at this stage..
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    Next fill the hole with Green Stuff..
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    Trim off any excess with a modelling knife..
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    Now using a sculpting tool begin to carve the mouth..
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    When you are happy with the shape leave to dry for at least 12hrs.

    Now using a wet finger lightly smudge over the green stuff,this smooths out the surface nicely(please note i don't know how well this will work with other sculpting materials).
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    Next using a fine grade sandpaper sand down the green stuff as smoothly as you can..
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    Now i spray a light coat of undercoat..
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    This will show any imperfections or areas that require any additional sanding.

    Using VERY fine sandpaper sand again..
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    And undercoat again.

    Repeat this process until the face is smooth..
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    Finally a couple of general tips.
    Look in comic books for some great expressions to copy & if you don't have any sculpting tools get friendly with you're dentist,chances are you might be able to scavenge a few of his old sculpting tools.
     

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  2. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Sweet, I always wondered how you did that.
    Thanks Spurt.
     
  3. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    SWEEET! soo i guess ill be changing my Animated Starscreams face a soon as i get home :D 
    Thanks Spurt! :D 
     
  4. Casil

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    Now you just need to show us how you do the awsome cone head mods.
     
  5. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    cool method i would not have thought to take out so much. looking at it makes a lot of sense to why to do so.
     
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    AWESOME!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!
     
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    asphalt King of the road

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    now your next how to. Show us how to remove the "Pearlman chin of Doom."
     
  8. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Coolies!!....thanks for the tut Spurt!! :) 
     
  9. Yaujta

    Yaujta Not a Bear TFW2005 Supporter

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    Quite simple, yet totally effective. Nice!

    I've found that Nivea cream instead of a wet finger (always risky for fingerprints) works wonders for getting Green Stuff extra smooth and adds to the life of the sculptability.
     

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