Rebel Grot Commissar WIP: Sculpting Started

Hello all,

Last week I showed the start of my Rebel Grot Commissar.  I liked Khorne Inquisitor’s suggestion that he be standing on a dead grot, the most recent victim of his motivational techniques.  I used some Night Goblin bits and added a tattered hood where his head once was.  I added a belt and breastplate to the commissar and I’ve started working on his coat.  I need to add details to his coat, then I’ll start working on a bionic eye and proper hat.  Here are some pics to show my progress so far.  Commissar 21515 Commissar 21515 (1) Commissar 21515 (2) Commissar 21515 (3)I’ve run low on green stuff so I decided to pick up so Pro Sculpt as a replacement because I’ve read some good reviews for it.  So far it’s working pretty well for me.  It’s a little softer and less rubbery than the Kneadatite putty.  It’s also less sticky.  Overall it’s a little easier to work with and about the same price.  It’s not so much better that I would advocate throwing out your Kneadatite but it’s a decent upgrade if your due for replacement.

I am happy with my Grot Commissar so far, and I’m glad I picked up the Pro Sculpt putty.  What do you think?  Have you tried any epoxy putties other than Kneadatite or GW “green stuff?”

  • That looks awesome. It’s a great dynamic pose that suits the model. The coat is coming along well and I can’t wait to see the details added on.

    Looks like the head is just tacked on there right now but I’d suggest raising his head up a bit. The angle makes him seem like he’s starring at the ground.

    • Thanks! I know what you mean about the head. He was leaning back a little more before I added the dead grot and I haven’t corrected it yet. It is glued on but easy enough to pry free.

  • khorneinquisitor

    Just…awesome. The face down is much better than face up I think. Gives more of a “shot the retreating dude” and most things being stood on are face up, giving it a further level of uniqueness. This guy is pure cool.

    • Thanks! I wanted to convey that the dead grot had been moving in the wrong direction when he was shot. I am glad that came across. Thanks for giving me the idea!

      • khorneinquisitor

        Glad you liked it. Always cool to see nifty ideas done by people with the converting/sculpting skill to pull it off really well!

        • Thanks again. The more sculpting I do the more I enjoy it. It opens up a huge degree of freedom. I also appreciate having feedback during the process because it allows me to make the model even better.

  • I really like this pose. You know you are on the right track, when just at this stage the model looks friggin awesome!

    • Thanks! I still have a way to go but I’m quite happy with how he’s coming together. It’s always fun when I can get the model to fit what I’m picturing in my head.

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