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Modelling: GS runes


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Combat_Vet

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Greets,

I've been asked for a short tutorial on how I did my runes. It's a basic procedure but here goes.

Step 1 - roll some GS into a thin tube
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Step 2 - cut a small portion of the tube out and place it where you want the rune (shown flattened)
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Step 3 - (Allow step 2 to dry) place another small strip of GS on an angle to your first piece
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Step 4 - blend step 3 into step 2 at the joint and straighten all the edges
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Step 5 - continue using small strips to add angles, blending them at the contact points
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finished rune:
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To do this tutorial I did the work on flat plastic sheet. The same thing can be done on curved edges too
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Continue to add small strips of GS to the mini until you are happy. Or go overboard like I did :P
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Hope it helps someone out there.

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Stryker25B

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Now this is an awesome idea! I never considered adding futhark runes to my marines before, I might have to give this one a go.

Nice work!

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I would be remiss if I did not mention these brass etchings.

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2mm Runes from Secret Weapon. An alternative for those of us like me who fear the use of putty. :D

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Or who dont have the time!! good find!!
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cool tutorial, but i have a teensy problem, when i sculpt onto a clean surface, with the intention of putting it on armour, it sticks to the 'clean surface' how do you ger around this? cos they then get damaged as i take them off the surface to fit to the armour

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Terminatorinhell

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rub vaseline on the clean surface, just enough so it can be easily removed but not so much that it slides.

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Brother Martemis

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aha! cheers, now, when's my next day off with the missus? don't wanna be seen buying vaseline....
she does have her uses afterall.....

lol

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lol even worse is saying "Honey where is my Vaseline!" at 2 am :rolleyes:

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With a lonely whisper you hear him say, on this night you will die this way...


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I use chapstick. Cheap, everywhere, and non-creeped-out looks when purchasing at your local drugstore. :P

Great guide, very well presented.

Edited by hmk17, 17 January 2010 - 11:05 AM.