Thursday, October 25, 2012

Flaming Weapons

   Today I'm going to show you how to make a flame on a weapon from green stuff. It will be useful to give this extra magic look on a special weapon wielded by your heroes. We will need a plastic bits, a sword works best. Some green stuff, lube for the green stuff I use hand cream and a sculpting tool.

Step one.
The first thing you do is prepare your bits to hold green stuff much better. You can rough it with sand paper or a hobby knife. Be sure to do it only on the places that you want your flames to be.

Step two.
Roll some green stuff and make some triangular shaped cones which will be the base for our flames.

Step three.
Put the cones on the rough spots of the sword with the wider end. Put some cream on it and with delicate moves flatten it a bit with your fingers. Let it harden a bit for about 20 minutes

Step four.
After that shape your flames with the sculpting tool by making ridges in the triangular shape. When making ridges pull your tool towards the sword. Now put some cream on your hands and curve the flame at its top.

Here is an example of such flames made by me on a model that I did long time ago.

Hope that this tutorial will be helpful for you guys. If you have some questions about making flames, please post them in the comment section.
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  1. Awesome little tutorial! I will definitely be trying it out.

  2. Any chance of some pics of the sword of painting?

  3. Nice tutorial. I'll try applying this to my own models. I have some ideas for flaming hammers for my Salamanders!

  4. Thanks for this. This is perfect for what I needed to do today! 😃

  5. Thanks for this. This is perfect for what I needed to do today! 😃