Ad Secularis Green Stuff Tutorial
I have had a few requests for how I made the ‘legs’ on my Ad Secularis for my Mechanicum so here is a quick walk through with some images. Hope you enjoy and any questions are welcome.
Stage 1: I used the above tools to make the models, all standard tools with a Roll Maker from Green Stuff World, a paper clip, a bit of spare sprue and some cork for stability on the base.
Stage 2: I built an armature using some paperclip through a hole drilled in the cork and base. I then attach a small piece of sprue to the top of this to use as an anchor. I also leave some metal protruding to pin the torso to the legs.
Stage 3:I keep my GS in water while I am not working with it to stop it drying out. then I break off a pea sized amount and make a ball.
Stage 4: I use the flat of the roller to make smooth roll of GS to the length I require.
Stage 5: Using lots of water at each stage I put the GS on the roller and then use the guides to put the other plate on top. I roll it quite quickly backwards and forwards applying pressure as evenly as I can. This is the trickiest bit but once you have it down it’s pretty straightforwards.
Stage 6: Again using a lot of water I use my tweezers to push the top of the roll onto armature. If the roll is not how you want it just go again. They are cool to use and by mixing the sizes and angles you can get some cool effects. This is a little tricky at times and I tend to make the roll a little longer than I want just so I can lose some at this stage.
Stage 7: I use a wet sculpting tool to position the roll an then it is done! I generally do one or two on each then leave them overnight to dry. This stops you damaging the existing tentacles as you work. Hope this helps and if you try this yourself please send me pictures on either here, FB, Instagram or Twitter.