You ever thought about investing in one of these Wolff? It might save some wear and tear on your hands.
Wow. You are not taking any shortcuts with this beauty.
Man, this is becoming more awesome with each post. How did you get the little panels with the horizontal slits in picture 4 so clean looking? Not with a cutting knife, right?
Thanks for the latest update. It is just getting more and more awesome with every update.
The only thing that has looked a little dodgy so far and could use some work is that arching arm rest thing that curves around Jabba's dais. I might be criticizing too soon though and it still might be a WIP.
The control panel part is perfect. Its the backrest that needs some refining. If you can smooth it out, maybe add some ornate carvings on it or something it will be good as gold.
You did well for your first Fimo job! To get it a little bit smoother, it helps to take a soft flat paintbrush and gently brush some alchohol over your sculpt, before baking. You will see it melts the surface just a little bit, taking away the sharp little crumbs and pressure marks left by your sculpting tools. Good work!
Thanks for the kudos guys! I am really happy you like it!
That is a great tip...I will try this...shame it is too late for some parts...LOL
Its never too late to go back to the drawing board...it is just a question of motivation and how important it is to you. i have thrown out whole projects before that were not going as I had planned.
Looking great as always, good to hear the alcohol tip worked for you. It's strange your Rancor is getting cracks. Did you use anything hard like metal, or epoxy, for the armature? I don't think the fimo cracks because of the heat, but rather of the cooling down afterwards, it might help if you let it cool slowly in the oven, once that's turned of (no guarantees of course). Heat doesn't damage fimo, as long as you keep it at arounf 100 to 140 degrees celcius, so don't worry about the rancor turning to dust. You could also work some fimo in the cracks and brush the excess away with some alcohol, fimo adheres great to itself. Anyway, keep up the good work man, I love how some of your pictures look like they're taken inside a full scale movie set.
Thanks for the tips. I will think of it and go on with the Rancor later. For now I am trying to finish the "rougher" parts, like ceiling, floor, and the hull with the paneling.
First time all three parts (actually it is five parts) are screwed together. It doesnt fit 100% yet but I guess these smaller problems can be solved easily. And happy me: The windows are nearly done now! Only seven windows left from 42 in total (I am talking from the windows with the slits only...making them is pure pain...LOL).
Hope you like it. Have a great weekend!
Hello Wolff, this whole WIP thread is awesome. I watched all of the pics on ythe SWspaceclub and nearly fainted due to neglect of breathing...
The most intruiging part is that every small step looks doable for myself. Only the scale of the project is scary.
I absolutely love this whole project, especially the play features, like opening hatches and so. Are you going to add lights?!
Funny: one the things that struck me was how you gave more structure to the pillars by glueing small strips of cardboard on them. Simple idea with great effect. The ceiling is amazing - you must display your Sail Barge (Khetanna) on chest levell when fnished, or you will never see the ceiling again ;-)
Thanks for sharing and good luck on tackling the final details, like the sail cover....
Very nice. You could have easily just had the windows permanently in a fixed closed position but the extra effort is beautiful.