Friday, 4 December 2009

Doc Butcher

My adventures into GMS (Guard Medical Services) continues with my first field surgeon to go along with the Ambulance, and my casualty objectives.



As some of you who follow my blog already know, I've only just started to play around with Green Stuff and sculpting. My only other attempts have been the cloaks on my snipers and my marbo. This model was a whole different challenge to those cloaks.

I wanted to get across the look of a field surgeon, so that meant that he had to have an apron, face mask and some sort of medical tool. I started with a tank commander model, cutting off his side pouches. From there, I built up the apron. The arms are from the catachen command medic, I filed them down a bit as surgeons don't have huge muscles and then added cuffs to give the impression the arms were clothed. Finally the head came from the catachen command sprue, I cleaned up the side knot for the bandanna and added a face mask. Overall he looks like I wanted him too. I showed my wife, and she said 'Is it a butcher?' much to my initial dismay. I thought for a moment, then realised he's a field surgeon, so yes, he's a butcher! Doc Butcher to be precise.

OK, now I know I'm new to sculpting, and I'm certainly no Col. Gravis, so I'm going to be honest with myself about what I don't like and think I could do better. I don't like the fact that none of the edges are sharp on the apron and mask. They're all rounded, but I'm assuming that's because I'm using a rubber sculpting tool and not a metal one. Also, the cuffs came out a bit chunky, so in future I'll put a lot less GS on initially and building it up over time. Hopefully, over time, I'll get better at judging how much GS I need to do something.

If any of you guys have any tips or know of any good guides, please let me know as the more info I can get, the better. So, what do you think of Doc Butcher guys?

9 comments:

Zzzzzz said...

Doc butcher is lovely. I can see where Mrs Corbania got the butcher idea from - I think it's the shade of green of the apron.

Art imitiating life indeed. Just one thing, rather than cuffs at the wrist, shouldn't you have done rolled up sleeves at the bicep ?

ChicoDaSatanic said...

Love your green stuff work, much respect :)

Mordian7th said...

Very nice work - I'm very impressed with the sculpt, and I look forward to seeing it all come together!

Blitzspear said...

I'd have used sheet pewter for the aprons straps and then featherd in the apron to them. Would give you a nice hard edge to the straps and would be a uniform thickness. MAybe a stethascope around his neck would add to his look, you just need 2 size's of very thin wire and a small blob of GS for the round bit on teh end.

Blitzspear said...

Forgot to say great work btw :)

Col. Hessler said...

Hey mate, I just saw your update on WIP. This guy is CrAzY!! Superb idea! And the bone saw? Unbelievable. Keep up the good work.

Cheers!

D'nyarak said...

Great job on the Doc! The gs work looks great, especially the smooth apron. Can't wait to see him painted up!

Warhammer 39,999 said...

Lookin' sharp.

Seeing this, I have a hard time believing that you're new to green-stuffing. The work is very clean, and while it's a little simple, I think a little bit of blood splatter on his clothes will make this a truly stand-out model on the table top.

Ricalope said...

this doc is awesomesauce.