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Postby Mark » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:52 pm

This is a project still pretty much in the planning, and won't be a quick project anyway. I find that I have to paint figures in daylight, and I don't get too much building time at weekends. Anyway, this is Nuts Planet Succubus. A female demon (at the risk of stating the flaming obvious!) and a fantasy figure that just about manages to keep its PG rating. (For anybody who remembers the Not the Nine O'clock News, the American Express skit springs to mind)

It's a stunning sculpture. I believe it's a Korean artist, and the Koreans are producing some amazing figures at the moment. It's resin kit, and really beautifully cast. The fit is perfect, and there isn't a bubble in sight. A really high quality kit. Well worth every penny.

This is what you get. 7 resin parts. I've already trimmed them from the carriers and tidied them up. There were virtually no mould lines.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Here's a closer view of the face and body.

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The plan is pretty much to paint the parts individually, then bring them all together at the end. The arm, wings and tail all get in the way of painting the body, and let's face it, the body is too good to mess up! It should only need minimal touching up after assembly as the fit is so good.

Just a few words on resin kits. Super glue! That's what you need to glue them together. Plastic cement doesn't work. I use cheap supermarket stuff. Nothing fancy. I shall also pin the wings and tail. This involves drilling matching holes in the wings/tail and body, then gluing them together with a bit of brass rod to reinforce the join. Worth doing on the wings and tail and there is a lot of leverage on the joint, and it will help stop them breaking. The pins also make handing places to hold the wings/tail whilst painting them.

Now, over to you. What colour scheme should I choose. I deliberately haven't posted a picture of the box art, and I don't particularly like that scheme anyway. So, I'm open to suggestions. I do have a germ of an idea in my mind, but perhaps you can suggest something that grabs my imagination.
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby chill » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:35 pm

green as per the girls from star trek
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby steve131 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:24 am

Red wings and jet black hair
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:58 pm

I would go green and it's many different shades from light to dark .
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby Mark » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:28 pm

Not totally sold on the green to be honest. Any other ideas?

Red wings, sounds promising.

Jet black hair. Well, that's a real challenge. I'm not sure I can pull that off effectively.

Any more suggestions? What about the clothing? Well, what little there is of it :lol:
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby number1 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:03 pm

Being a demon I would go for different shades of red for the body with purple wings, as for the clothes? How about gold?
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby casper » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:15 pm

wow nice sculpt :)
purple wings with a hint of blue in the darker areas :think: fair skin with red hair
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby wingnut2 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:16 pm

Mark wrote:Not totally sold on the green to be honest. Any other ideas?
Red wings, sounds promising.
Jet black hair. Well, that's a real challenge. I'm not sure I can pull that off effectively.
Any more suggestions? What about the clothing? Well, what little there is of it :lol:


Easy now guys it's a "family forum" could this be an all new "Miss Bomb" contest ?
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby Mark » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:28 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm leaning towards a very pale complexion, red hair, sort of browny/orangey/red-ish wings. For the clothes, I'm thinking of a dark purple, with red & gold embellishments. I like the idea of jet black hair, but I really don't think I can make it look realistic.

I'm not 100% decided yet, so open to other suggestions.

I have added the pins to the parts now, and given the model a coat of white primer. A couple of previously unspotted defects to correct of course.

Photos later, but it's not very exciting yet!
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby casper » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:07 am

Have been looking at the Nuts planet sculpt, they are amazing. Detail is awesome
Really like the “Shield Maden”
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:49 am

They are amazing sculptures. Really impressive!
Have a look at Mirico as well. They are just as good, if not better. https://www.mirico.sg/ I've ordered a couple from him, and they turned up quickly, and beautifully packaged.

Here's the pin on the tail. 0.6mm brass tube, and a 0.7mm hole. All just drilled by eye. If you get the hole in the body slightly wrong, just drill out the hole to 0.8 or 0.9mm, and the brass wire can be bent a tad as well.
A quick stab with an awl can help with drilling the holes down the centre of the peg and central in the socket.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Here's all the bits pinned. The horns have got 0.4mm wire, with a 0.5mm hole as the pegs are smaller. The wire is deliberately left too long so I can use it to hold the parts while I'm painting them.

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Now it's make your mind up time with the colour scheme!
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:49 pm

I dug this one out for a change of scenery. I still haven't decided on a colour scheme, but I've gone for a pale complexion.

An initial airbrush with a light skin tone from the top right (her left) which is where the light is coming from, and an airbrushing of basic skin tone from her right. This gave a very subtle colour variation with highlights on her left shoulder and forehead.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

I did the left arm the same colours, but it came out a different shade. So I glued it in place with PVA so it can be broken away again, and gave it another highlight with light skin tone to bring everything back together.

Then I added some shadows and darker areas with beige red to increase the contrast.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

The eyes have been touched in with white as well. These are the colours used so far.

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I think I'll work on the hair next, as least to a basic level. Then some facial features, lips and eyes.

I'm quite pleased with the way she's going so far, even if I say so myself.
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby Eric » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm

Nice! She is gonna look fantastic finished!
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby casper » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 am

Good flesh tones Mark, looks perfect. Its hard to get right and easily overdone but better done first I would imagine without the stronger colours affecting judgement. My Mrs wants a Dragon similar to the one you worked on a while back, really cool. Cant remember the maker sorry :think: She's a Game of thrones fan
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 am

Thanks chaps. It’s a Games Workshop Dragon. A Zombie Dragon if I recall. It’s still on the shelf of doom :oops:
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby casper » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:59 am

Mark wrote:Thanks chaps. It’s a Games Workshop Dragon. A Zombie Dragon if I recall. It’s still on the shelf of doom :oops:

I have one of those shelves :laughing-rolling:
will have to backtrack and take another look at your build matey
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby Mark » Sun May 12, 2019 5:12 pm

I picked this up again today, one of the rare chances to do some painting in daylight. All I did was to give the hair a coat of red, and I've decided she will be a red head. I think I'm going to do the hair with lots of washes or very thin coats of paint to give the smooth variations. Let's see how it works. I'm treading new ground here!

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Even with just a base coat, she is looking better.
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby wingnut2 » Sun May 12, 2019 5:26 pm

Hi Mark, I've being waiting for more post's with great interest to see your paint job (looking for tips) do you have any finished figures ?
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Re: Nuts Planet Succubus

Postby Mark » Sun May 12, 2019 6:43 pm

I did do a Mamluk bust a few years ago (quite a few!) The thread is here >= viewtopic.php?f=38&t=517

I did do a Games Workshop Tomb Banshee that came out quite well. Sadly the photos were all lost when Imageshack went subscription only.
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