Following on from the previous day’s work, comes the finished Wood Elf Spellsinger.
I decided that I really wanted the Spellsinger to be something that was of the forest. I decided that the Dryad head was going to be the actual face rather than a mask and that the arms from a spare Dryad would be used to reinforce the forest spirit nature of the Spellsinger.
Orginally, the right arm is holding a staff and is tucked up under the hair. The addition of the plastic Dryad arm was simply a swap job. The left arm was a clip and pin job with another suitably tree-y looking Dryad arm. I’d like to point out that this was planned and NOT because I broke off one of the fingers from the model when clipping and cleaning.
I’m pretty pleased with the result given it’s been a couple of months since I last picked up a paintbrush more or less a model and some greenstuff!
Lessons were learned about greenstuff.
- Games Workshop greenstuff is pretty forgiving on drying time so getting pieces in place and working with them is not a rush job. Slow down.
- Use water. Lots of it. Water helps to stop the finished pieces from sticking to fingers and scalpel blades.
- Leave it alone. Greenstuff takes ages to dry and is a bugger for attracting fingers when you pick it up to examine the model (it’s the same principle as buttered toast landing butter side down on expensive carpet). Also, the larger lesson is that enough is enough, especially when starting out. I was very keen to go overboard with leaves and vines and had to stop at a point where I looked at it and was happy with the result.
- Seven year old boys are fascinated by something that looks like plastic boogies. Who’d have thought?!
All in all, I’m happy with the result and can’t wait to get her (sorta) onto the painting table!
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