Thursday, 26 November 2015

Model School Detail

Here's another detail from the model school I'm working on. At the top on the building there's this thing which I don't know the name for.


When thinking about how I was going to make it I remembered a technique I'd seen in David Neat's model making book. It said to use polyfiller to build up the shapes.
The book recommended applying the polyfiller using a small squeezy container with a small nozzle, which I managed to find at school. The filler I had from when I tried to make mini cardboard gingerbread houses.


Once I'd got the filler in the container, and added a little bit of water, it was ready to apply. I'd printed off the image I was creating at the right size and stuck it to a piece of mount board. This meant I could just trace over the picture with the filler. I found that once the filler has dried a little and formed a skin I was able to work into it with a cocktail stick to sculpt it.
I applied about 4 layers of filler altogether, allowing each layer to dry first.

Once the filler was completely dry, which happened over the weekend, I painted it with acrylics.
I'm really pleased with how this turned out and how well the technique worked. I think I'll be using it a lot more.

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