Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How a Miniature Begins-The Armature

For this weeks tip I thought I would show everyone how a miniature starts. I know this is a little advanced but I thought everyone would like to see how a figure is sculpted from the beginning.
The videos below show how I stretch and pose an armature and I go into underpinning a little.

The tools I use are simple miniature pliers and clippers that you can find at most hobby stores, and a pair of calipers which you can find here . Calipers are essential for measuring proportions so if you are serious about sculpting humans I'd pick up a set.

If you are interested in getting some armatures Reaper miniatures sells some Here. They also have some with muscles, these are good if you want to get a handle on how things work for practice but its always better to do it on your own.

As always if you have any questions feel free to post them and I'll answer them as best I can.

I apologize for the number of videos but I had to break them up into parts because blogger only accepts short length videos.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12


Peter said...

very cool. but I think you're missing audio on the last two clips.

James Van Schaik said...

Thanks. Try it again because I checked it and it was working.


Pink Love said...

thank you kindly, I am a big fan of you work! Just wish I could go to your classes, your amazing.

BTW: Sweet bandaid

Matt said...

Never mind about the armature question in the previous post!

Matt said...

You should try posting your vids on Youtube instead. It would definitely save you some time.

~O.Piotrowski said...

You can also get armatures from the Table Warfare Website.

They wave 25mm, 28mm and 32mm varieties.

Table Warfare Armatures