So, heres the first WIP preview of my blasters. The apoxie sculpt is grey so it doesnt have that popping contrast of a green stuff sculpt, but its soooo much easier to shape. And the new clay shapers are definitely making it easier- I havent had to sand anything yet, just some minor filing, mostly on the styrene I used to bulk up the rough shape.
Theres probably another 3 layers of details I still want to do. Notably a power hose/cable along the bottom from the 'magazine/ area to right under the muzzle. When sculpting parts this small, you basically add one or two little additions- then wait. If you dont you inevitably smash the uncured putty with a finger or thumb. So, its not taking much actual work time, but its a slow process. If I hadn't made the base frame of the weapon out of styrene I'd stick it under a lamp to rush the cure, but I really dont want to melt it :o
Nothing like a jumbo picture to bring out all the details I havent added yet ;)
I think the next time I make a scratch weapon Im going to do some sketching first. I tend to just make it up as I go which isnt the most efficient method. But it seems to be working out so far.
Let me know what you think, and keep in mind this is very WIP.