Green Stuff

One of the current model projects, the Sorcerer in Terminator Armour, was really hacked up by a previous owner.  He removed all the librarian icons–and those big honking books–and patched everything over with gobs and gobs of green stuff.  There was no question that it all had to go.  In fact, there wasn’t much choice either.  After soaking for a few days in Simple Green, the Green Stuff pretty much fell off.

The question became, what to do instead?  Without the book, there were great gaps in the armour on the right shoulder.  The rest could be filed down or filled in, but that shoulder was a wreck.  The answer:  More green stuff, only this time, a little bit different.

Green Fire

Green Fire

Instead of rebuilding the shoulder pad, which is what the previous owner tried to do, I instead went for something more iconic for the army.  Fire.

This is my first real attempt at working with green stuff.  I found an excellent tutorial here, which actually looked pretty straight-forward.  I made a few test pieces, with sausages of green stuff sculpted into flames.  I didn’t want to start directly on the mini.  If I screwed it up, I didn’t want to have to soak the thing again to get the green stuff off.  I think I got the hang of it fairly quickly.  The only real problem I see is that the green stuff did not dry as hard as I thought it would.  I’m worried that the flame spikes may be too bendable.  The paint may flake off, or the spikes may break completely.  I may have to trim them all down, which would be a shame.  I like the tall, lancing flames.

Round Back, with a Flaming Skull on the Base

Round Back, with a Flaming Skull on the Base

I also added some flames to a shot-out skull I added to the base.

Close-Up of the Skull

Close-Up of the Skull


Close-Up of the Skull

Sorry, the resolution on that last image is really terrible, but you get the idea.

I’m going to try to prime it all tomorrow and see what happens.

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2 Responses to Green Stuff

  1. Xenon says:

    Great flames, thanks for the GS link.

    Have any plans yet for your Uncharted stuff?
    (Saw your new member post over at SG.)

    I’m down in Mississauga. I mainly paint, would like to sculpt more, get fast enough for commissions. Have any hobby sites to recommend?

    • War Disciple says:

      Ahoy! First off, let me say thanks for taking the time to post. It’s nice to get a message that didn’t come from a spam bot based in Asia.

      I have big plans for my Uncharted Seas stuff, provided I can find the time to pull it all together. I just posted pictures of everything I just bought… Probably went a little crazy, but there were steep discounts and it’s all towards the good cause of keeping me entertained. I’ll have pictures as I progress, but already I’m encouraged by the fact that I nearly have the Dragon Lords fleet assembled after just a few days’ work. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that about any Warhammer 40K unit I’ve assembled.

      What sort of hobby site content interests you? I may have a couple to suggest, but I don’t want to waste your time with stuff that doesn’t suit.

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