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anybody know any tutorials creating a floating librarian yo represent that he has a jumpack basically?

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Not a librarian per se, but I did something similar with my chaos lord with jump pack (the guy on the right)

 

 

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Basically, it was just done with a paperclip and regular base.

 

Steps:

 

1. Assemble model.

 

2.  Choose a paper clip.  Fold out the long portion (this is at the "back" of the clip - the long edge on the other side of the opening).  Cut off the portion before the bend.  Do not straighten or cut off the remaining unstraightened portion.

 

3.  Drill  in the part of the model that you want the paperclip to go.  Drill a or cut a hole or small slot in the base for where you want to paperclip to exit the base.  Make sure both fit the papeflip - its should be snug.

 

4.  Feed the long portion of the paperclip through the hole in the base from the bottom - the unstraightened portion should be below the base. 

 

5.  Ensure the angle of the long portion of the clip (so, the part above the base) is at the angle you want.  Secure the portion under the base (the unstraightened portion) in place so that it fits completely under the base (you don't want it pushing the base up) and the clip remains at the angle you want.  Secure in place with copious green stuff, but ensure the base rests flat and the clip remains at the correct angle).

 

6.  When the green stuff has cured, glue the model to the end of the projecting paper clip.  If you don't wait long enough, the clip may sag under the weight of the model, requiring that you go back and resecure it under the base, which can be a hassle.

 

 

Hope that helps.


Edited by Dr_Ruminahui, 12 June 2018 - 12:33 AM.

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Thanks for the step by step. Will try

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You could do exactly as depicted but pass the wire into the foot and create a dust swirl like on the other model.

Or I've seen somebody do a super intense jet from the jump pack and run the wire thru the exhaust depcited by cotton smoke.

Personally id like to do something more like the mystical levitation perhaps with levitating swirling debris and smoke thru which one might sneakily suspend the model by wire...
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I’ve suspended models via paperclips, and used flock (basically shredded sponge) to build up flame effects (note: the superglue causes the sponge to give off foul fumes so wear a mask and do it in a ventilated area). Paint it ghostly and it could work for some kind of psychic power.
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more like mythical floating because of his powers kind of fly. Saw this model on pinterest.

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I've already painted mine but more importantly I want to keep his back pack. This was his 3rd revision and I really liked it. But felt it was most essential to put a jumpack on him. But like I said I dont want to lose the back pack so I will make him float and consider him fly if he actually... hovers...

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Edited by Delta.Skies, 12 June 2018 - 03:36 AM.


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If you’re converting that very miniature to a floating pose then I’d suggest cutting off the feet and sculpting some pointing down a bit. At the lowest point of the foot you could put a pin, and into the point of a rock or the like (as was done with that floating lib I think).

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May want to look up some of the wizard models from WHFB or AoS. The trend for awhile was wizards floating on sculpted effects and baubles. Maybe the Stormcast flying dudes trick would work, having the Librarian held up by scolls and ribbons or something similar.
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All wonderful ideas. I'm not to good at GS yet. Need more practice and patience with milliputs (I'm still in the cape stage) But all wonderful ideas. And all might be implemented. I had made a watch captain out of an Artemis model that I dont think I'll be using anymore (just dont think I can fit two watch captains in the mix) so I think I'm going to use him as the base model. Cut the rock off from his foot. May use the one flyer stem I have left in my bitz box. May have to literally stick it where the sun dont shine. To get the angle I want. Use the flocking idea on the open hand. And I saw this one guy use plastic (I think like the plastic casing used to encase toys and products. Burnt it and it hardened blue. It's on this site. I just can't remember where I seen it at.

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I threaded a wire between this guys sheathed weapons that will become a swirling snowy wind when im done.

 

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Like this guys:

 

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Did a test run using flyer stems. Took my Artemis model and changed him around with 3 different backpacks.

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Then from enemy eye view

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Let me know what you guys think.
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Looks good!

 

Could we get a picture showing the whole model, including the base, sitting on something flat?  Its a bit hard telling how natural the pose is without some sort of reference as to where "down" is.


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Here ya go. Still thinking about the trajectory of the aim and bringing down his force sword

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more like mythical floating because of his powers kind of fly. Saw this model on pinterest.

 

I just cut the old jump pack Chaplain in half to make that. The legs were already where I wanted them, all the posing was in his top half.

 

There is a pin in the foot, but only because he failed his Perils of Finecast test.


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The effects Kierdale achieved, by hiding the pin within other material, is fantastic – that's the way I'd go about things for a flying effect if there's a visible 'power' or some nearby object to utilise. For Librarian Medardus (below), I wanted a Magneto-style invisible levitation effect, which meant a visible pin. The pin, painted black, is obvious; but from tabletop level it's semi-hidden. In any case, I've never been that bothered about visible supports; they're only as obstrusive as clear flying bases to me.

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Supports aside, the thing I want to mention is posing. To create the impression of floating, you need to have the legs hanging. Generally, this means the legs should be closer together than typical, and the feet should hang, rather than have the soles of the feet parallel to the ground. If you're using resin, you can often heat and bend the legs to achieve the effect; otherwise you may need to go in and apply some judicious cutting and filling.


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Not to hijack this thread, but has anyone tried mounting Harlequins similarly, on flying stands or the like to make them appear more acrobatic?

 

The 'perching on a conveniently placed rock' thing looks stupid and doesn't fit the basing aesthetic I want.



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I feel like the newer curved flying stems (used on Inceptors and various AoS kits) would be a good means of suspending models with a lot of stuff going on (Harlequins). You don't appear to be able to buy the separately from GW though.


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The effects Kierdale achieved, by hiding the pin within other material, is fantastic – that's the way I'd go about things for a flying effect if there's a visible 'power' or some nearby object to utilise. For Librarian Medardus (below), I wanted a Magneto-style invisible levitation effect, which meant a visible pin. The pin, painted black, is obvious; but from tabletop level it's semi-hidden. In any case, I've never been that bothered about visible supports; they're only as obstrusive as clear flying bases to me.

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Supports aside, the thing I want to mention is posing. To create the impression of floating, you need to have the legs hanging. Generally, this means the legs should be closer together than typical, and the feet should hang, rather than have the soles of the feet parallel to the ground. If you're using resin, you can often heat and bend the legs to achieve the effect; otherwise you may need to go in and apply some judicious cutting and filling.

 

Yea i see what you mean, specially with his left foot, which was meant to be pressed to the ground. attempting to bend without breaking right now if you can see where I applied stress. but i'll work on it more.

 

Not to hijack this thread, but has anyone tried mounting Harlequins similarly, on flying stands or the like to make them appear more acrobatic?

 

The 'perching on a conveniently placed rock' thing looks stupid and doesn't fit the basing aesthetic I want.

 

I'd imagined harlequins being smaller, so i would go with paper clips instead of stems. for the stems would be thicker and dont think they would ascetically go well 

 

I feel like the newer curved flying stems (used on Inceptors and various AoS kits) would be a good means of suspending models with a lot of stuff going on (Harlequins). You don't appear to be able to buy the separately from GW though.

 

Bits stores to attempt this. but the curved ones do seem interesting.



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With harlequins you could even use guitar wire - of a certain thickness. I’ve always wanted to model a harlequin as if cartwheeling away from an enemy it had just killed with its kiss, with wire extending out of the wound and into the tip of the kiss (the dead-on-their-feet enemy being modelled on the base). Thus the harlequin could be modelling in mid air.
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Here ya go. Still thinking about the trajectory of the aim and bringing down his force sword

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Thanks for the picture.

 

IMHO, he looks tilted back too much - if possible, I would try to get him more vertical.  Other than that, looks good. :)


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Here ya go. Still thinking about the trajectory of the aim and bringing down his force sword

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Thanks for the picture.

 

IMHO, he looks tilted back too much - if possible, I would try to get him more vertical.  Other than that, looks good. smile.png

 

Yea i definitely see that, will try to work on the trajectory a lil more. 

 

But more so not thinking of levitating to smite foes, but more so on the come down, smiting, about to swing

- thats the trajectory im going for, but it will be worked on maybe this weekend -

 

Appreciate the ideas and comments, hes not done so all of it is being taken in. :)






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