Eyepatches for models?/sculpt help!

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Eyepatches for models?/sculpt help!

Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:39 am

What's the best way to put an eyepatch onto an aragorn model?

I'm assuming green stuff though I've not had much experience using it.

I was thinking the traditional 'pirate' eyepatch - http://www.janetgoodrichmethod.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/eyepatch.png

or just a cloth ring around the face?

Wounded - http://www.fanpix.net/2946982/016045492/david-wenham-as-dilios-in-300-2006-picture.html

Non Wounded - http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/img/dilios-300-eyepatch-final-img.jpg

Need suggestions
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Re: Eyepatches for models?/sculpt help!

Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:07 pm

On the eyepatches I've sculpted, I put a small blob of putty on the eye in question and use a sculpting tool (usually just a hobby knife with an old blade) to press it flat and trim it to the desired shape. Once that has cured, I roll a very thin line of putty and apply it to the model's forehead, smoothing the one end onto the corner of the patch and then tucking the other end (once cut to the desired length) up against the model's hairline, assuming the model has hair. Do the same for the other side of the eyepatch if necessary, although with many Aragorn models his hair may come in close enough to the eye that there won't be room for the strap on the outer side.

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Re: Eyepatches for models?/sculpt help!

Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:11 pm

Cheers, i figured to do it somewhat as you said....Using BTF Aragorn...

I think im going to go with the traditional eyepatch as you described!

Got any example pictures for inspiration?
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Re: Eyepatches for models?/sculpt help!

Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:51 pm

Here's one I did a long time ago (that guy could really use to be repainted/touched up...):

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And here's one I did more recently, although the model doesn't really have standard human anatomy, so he might not be the most helpful example:

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Sorry, those are all the photos I have.

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Re: Eyepatches for models?/sculpt help!

Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:08 pm

No Worries - Fantastic pictures thanks!
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Re: Eyepatches for models?/sculpt help!

Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:08 am

For the minis to which I have added patches, a simple paint job suffices.

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