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Modelling: Tabards


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Step 1:
Get a ball of GS. Doesnt hurt if it has cured slightly, say for about 10-15 mins.
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Step 2:
Flatten it into its rough shape on a nice flat surface. I use my plastic box here, as GS doesnt stick too well with that kind of plastic. A bit of talcum powder or oil can help prevent the GS from sticking. The semi cured GS does make it less sticky so that is another plus point for waiting.
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Step 3:
I start with a V-shaped or triangular fold across the top. The top edges are whats going to be joined to the belt so thats where the stress points are.
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Step 4:
Next I add another elongated triangle down the centre. I also make the cuts taper towards the top and also across the surface to give it some smooth shape.
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Step 5:
The other side of the triangle...
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Step 6:
I define the left side of the tabard, adding the more defined fold, similar to the triangle effect done on the centre.
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Step 7:
I cut the left triangle in half, adding yet another fold. By now you should be realising it all about triangles.
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Step 8:
And one more, on the right side.
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Step 9:
Chop down and neaten as necessary. Note that my folds are softer towards the bottom, as cloth doesnt bunch up as much as it would at the top. Working with this stage at the aroundd 1.5 to 2 hr mark allows you to bend the GS into a more flowy shape helps to make it not look so stiff.
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Edited by The Angelus Sanctus, 14 July 2009 - 11:02 AM.

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Very nice! I wish I could sculpt like that! lol I might have to try this out tonight! Thanks for sharing Madscuzzy!
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Very nice, i was just wondering how you did the tabbard on your librarian :evil:

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HOLY :lol: Scuzzy.. those are beautiful.. and easy.. Might nick the idea for my T. sons..

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That way is good for flowing ones, but a much easier and cheaper way is to cut a small rectangle-ish peice of pvc, paint it white or tan, draw a belt on it, and voila. Looks good too :P

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Ok well i just finished a model with your tutorial and others from the DA web site. If i can get some good looking pics i think i can do you some good for it being my first time GSing....you gave good info..
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Just created a tabard aswell with the help of the tutorial...
One downside though...nice and flowing on the front...but not on the back

Is there a way to remedy this?
Yes, but you get a pretty thick tabard that way :)
Anyway i'm looking for a solution right now, if i find one...i'll post it here

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Looks good and I liked the pics in your other topic, what tools did you use? Is a GW sculpting tool and a knife good enough? Even just a sentence per pic would really help as some of the changes between pics are pretty subtle.


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Nice pictures, but a few words to describe the actions would be nice too.

Thank you for the pictures.

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This is great. I'll be sure to try this.

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bookmarking this for when I finally get around to doing my deathwatch/sternguard.

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this Tutorial is amazing, I made like four of these tabards for my "command squad" in like 5 minutes...I found out though that if you flatten out the GS from the start the fold look quite nice in the end and once the tabard is placed on the model it can be readjusted to create a little fold that can be seen through the back. Truly great work...thanks