It's been a long time coming and it looks like Cranberry is finally
nearing her finale! I still have some work to go but a majority of it
has been done and, asides from the hair/bow, weapon and bracelet, she
only has some minor tweaks before primer.
Here is more work on
the skirt. Last update, it was still in two pieces. They have since
been heavily sanded down to shape, pinned and glued to the waist
section, below that "belt" I made I made on the waist before. Now, that
leaves gaps between the skirt pieces and the waist. Oh, not to mention
that the skirt is suppose to be one solid piece, so I had to be
creative and use clear overhead transparencies again. I glued a small
section in the front and back of the skirt, connecting the two pieces
I'd attached. I then covered over the plastic with putty, smoothing it
onto the separate skirt pieces. It has all been smoothed out and I've
been fighting with etching the panel lines and filling pinhole (god,
they are like 30 more every time I sand >__>) So, here are the
progress pics on it... (*As always, click for larger images.
Next up is more work on the weapon, the Windmill. I have a PSO artbook
and, amazingly, in the back there is an actual drawn reference for some of the
weapons! I used it for reference and drew the design on the handle in
pencil, then I went over it with permanent marker. I've begun etching
in the details but I haven't photographed that part yet.
Ah, now we get to the boots. They've been a bit of a pain because of
all the pinholes I've run into lately, but otherwise they've shaped up
nicely. Last time I left you, I hadn't started the platform part of the
boot. I'm much further along than that now ^__^ I used masking tape
around the foot and filled in the bottom of the foot with putty. Once
cured, I drew a ling around the tape where I wanted the bottom of the
boot to be, I trimmed the tape to that line and then sanded the boot
down to my drawn line. This leaves quite a bit of nasty gaps on the
side, which then had to be filled in and sanded smooth. I also built up
the pointy toes of the boots and sanded them into a nice shape.
Once the sides were smoothed out, I drew the reference lines for the
jagged tooth-like V design around the platform of the boot. The line
was then marked in permanent marker and etched. Wow, lots of pinholes.
I have since puttied and re-etched about 5 times, each time revealing
more pinholes. I think they're more or less done now, but I don't have
photos since the last time I worked on them.
^ The top pencil line here has since been etched as well. The second line was simply for marking the height of the V design.
Here is the current result so far, with tons of tape holding her together, as some of her parts still don't have pins.
Another update is coming soon, as I mentioned I've worked on quite a few
parts since these photos were taken, as well as having started the
front part of her hair! More to come soon ^__^