The first time I've been doing this I really didn't know much about making armour... sad to say, the truth is I still don't know much. But richer in the experience gained when doing it the first time I made a decisson on ... giving it one more try but this time with a much stronger attention to detail.
So I ordered another package of sculpey, which personally I find most easy to work with and best for this purpouse, and electric glowing wires. Nothing more to say I started last friday...
It looks so nice to see the results of other peoples work. Sure not only me gazed stunned at pauldrons which are to be easily found on DA or cos.com. It can't be that difficult to do, we all probably say.
The thurth is that rarely someone shows the process of doing it, mostly we see the finished product or at least phases of the one pauldron which turned out good.
So since friday I made hundreds of pauldrons. Finally yesterday lost my faith completely and sat in the corner with tears in my eyes, having no idea how to get that damn shape.
Then a friend of mine told me he believes in me and it gave me strength to try it again.
I changed my tactics completely. Used cardboard and a small ball to sculpt a provisional shoulder, widht and heigt same as mine and decided to do the pauldron without further measuring, checking if it fits and so on.
Took a permanent blue marker to sketch the shape on the scupley, then removed unnecesarry material and proceed with making lines and details.
I finished up at this stage yesterday. Today I have to finish all the details, make it nice and clean and smooth and .... bake it.
Then also pray that it fits the way I want to, cause taking it of the cardboard is equal to loosing it's shape.
When it's hard and cold after baking I will have to use a small drill to make the wholes and lines for electric wire (you can see the wire in the background - two different colours to choose from).
So... back to work now.
PS. for comparison I added in the left bottom corner a small photo of my old first pauldron. So does it look better now?
girlieshoes posted on 08-17-2010 at 12:27 PM:
Your new pauldron looks fantastic- perseverance pays off!