This is Part II of an ongoing Mod Project.
See Part I
Had a stressful month so far, and having this project to work on is good therapy.
Here's an example of the progress on the ears. They start out rough
(Left) but I can get them to look smoothly sculpted by sanding them
(Right). Later they'll get smoothed even more.
To get the proportions I want, I am shortening the calf section of the legs by a considerable amount.
Each leg piece gets a section cut out of it in the middle.
I am saving the original socket so that it will still fit on top of the
foot part. I've joined the pieces back together after taking that middle
The joined sections have to be smoothed out inside so that stringing won't get caught on it.
Then the outside of the joined parts have to be smoothed over too.
I tinted some white Apoxie Sculpt with acrylic paint to get it roughly
the shade of the grey resin. That'll make it much easier to blush over
and smooth into a nice finish later. (The top one hasn't had Apoxie
yet, the bottom one shown has) The Apoxie cements the joined bits and
makes them look like they're supposed to be this shape and size. Once it
cures, I'll be able to sand it so that it looks much better.
Work also progresses slowly on the knee joints, but there's nothing much worth photographing just yet.
Today I drilled the holes into the headback for magnets and glued them
in. They may get a very thin layer of Apoxie and then paint over them.
I'm also still refining the ears, but they got drilled for magnets today too.
I've been sanding and cleaning up the reconstructed legs and still working on the knees. The thighs also need added bulk next.
I did a test stringing today. It might be a while before I am able to
work on him, or it might not, but before I get much further I needed to
see how his weight sit on his joints.
Good thing I did, too, because he still can't stand by himself yet. I
think some adjustments and tighter stringing will fix the problems
easily though. He's starting to look like himself.
He can do the Soom Crouching Pose at least. He's a long way from done but he's showing promise at last.
More in Part III.