Longgg time no post right ?
Apparently, my last post was about March.. so over 6 months ago…
So much for posting every one or so right ?
Actually looking back through my older entries, I feel like I should mass edit them all.
Just cringing at my usage of ” ^^” ” TT___TT” and the sort..
Anyways, just a little post about me finally being on holiday !!
It’s finally here, from now till about… March 2015 ?
I’m on holiday… ahh yisss..
And also, I have actually been crafting here and there – just largely unfinished things.
I still have a whole lot of sculptures I haven’t gotten around to properly paint / glaze.
To be honest though, I’m not sure I want to finish those..
But what I DID finish, was a new portal gun !
As usual , it was for a friends’ birthday, and as usual, I just winged my way through the sculpting process so yep.
Didn’t even manage to take a whole bunch of images of it either.
Can I add though, out of all the Portal Guns I’ve made, (about 3-4), this one is the most accurate.
Since it was a gift, I actually had to think carefully the order I would make/bake/paint the pieces in, and how each part will be made.
Also, as usual, I rushed it till the last moment, almost screwed it up several times AND was late to the party because I was so desperate to finish it off… Hmm..
But without any further ado, here are some TERRIBLE images I took right before I left.
I wish I had some better lighting, and area to take the photos in – but really, there wasn’t time.
There are the ones that didn’t suck too much as well haha, enjoy.
Here is what it looks like completed.
I bought a case that is specifically for those little models / figurines and placed the portal gun in it.
I also quickly made a stand last minute for it.
Apparently a “Portal Gun stand” exists…. I can’t believe I didn’t google it earlier because I had so much time when I was waiting for paint to dry.
The stand I made here was a mixture of that stand and some improvisation.
If I remember correctly, the gun measures about 7cm across.
Made with :
- Super sculpey
- Acrylic paint
- Hot glue
- Clear plastic
Okay, now that that’s out of the way, here’s the general outline of how I made the gun.
- Make two tubes out of clay, cut the middles out of both of them, and place one in the other
- Make the front part which is for the shooting by stacking different sized circle clays
- Roll out blue clay into a log and place it into the body of the gun
- Sculpt the back part of the gun
- Bake separately
- Make the front white bit of the gun
- Bake separately
- Paint the main body of the gun black
- Paint the insides of the white bits
- Get some clear plastic, glue it over the main body of the gun where the middle was cut out of
- Attach both the white bits onto the body of the gun with hot glue
- Shape some wire
- Glue onto the white bits of the gun, and just according to what it looks like
- Paint several smooth coats of paint over the white bits
- Shape some wire and glue them at the front of the gun
- Paint over the hot glue
As for the stand, I just made the basic structure, and used black felt and hot glued it on.
And that’s about it.
It’s not too difficult, but …quite tedious.
Baking the parts separately was so that I could paint the overall piece better, and give off a cleaner finish.
Sometimes I underbaked the pieces, and adding too much pressure meant that I broke them.
Painting is always a pain since my acrylic paint likes to try kinda… sticky ? It attracts dust quite easily and it’s so painful to get a smooth coat without mixing it with water first…
Anywho, maybe if it ever gets requested for my etsy, I’ll make another one and post up the process for that.
As for the next sculpture I’m working on, it’s Baby Groot !!
I have finished making him, and moving onto the painting process.
Hope to post those results soon.
Thanks for reading as usual,