Making a blanket roll
Hi all, this is the first of the simple items which you can make to individualise your army..this works with practically any army, can be made to any size to go with infantry or vehicles and is simple as a sculpt can be!
Sorry about the blurry pictures, iPhone cameras aren’t great at macro pictures..
So to start with you need to mix an appropriate amount of putty for the size of bed roll you want to make, roll it in to a sausage shape:
Using your hobby knife, squash the ends of the sausage flat to make a cylinder:
Here is where we start to create the bedroll, using your knife again press a line across the bedroll. It is quite useful here to press in firmly to create a flap which can be pressed down later, this creates a better effect:
Now using the line you just made as a guide, press a ‘C’ shape in to the ends of the cylinder:
Now smarten up the ‘C’ shape, extend and curl it round to form the shape of a blanket roll end:
At this stage, you can call the blanket roll completed, but I prefer to add straps. Using your knife again, press two lines all the around the roll at an appropriate width for a strap. The original line you made can form the buckle:
And that is it, when you have finished the straps, you can stick the sculpt to your model or leave it to cure first. I prefer to attach it straight away so I can remove fingerprints and straighten everything out:
To remove finger prints, use a wet tool or finger and gently rub the surface with the fingerprints to remove them. Throughout the sculpt remember to wet the surface you are using and your fingers and tools whenever you begin to stick to things.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and if anyone has a go, I’d love to see the results..
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