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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby Str0ngbad » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:45 pm

Ferretclaw wrote:Thats great looking! Personally, I definitely prefer flesh to yellow. But I'm wondering if you could make the yellow paint as flesh instead, and paint the ears on the series 3(?) elf hair and the werewolf hair. One quarrel i have with the lotr elf hair is that you cant really put a quiver on the elf that has it (well, you actually can, but the hair pops off a lot a looks kinda weird with the quiver on). As for molding, it would be really cool to do a helmet with elf hair hanging out the back, like on the lothlorien troop in the helms deep level on the lego lord of the rings game.


Overload and AK pretty well covered it. I would like to try the same thing being a fleshy guy myself but I don't own any of those hairpieces. I would imagine the blonde one with yellow ears from the CMF elf would need fewer coats than the werewolf's. It's pretty easy to trade for people's unwanted fleshy stuff here as most of them seem to like those ugly lemon heads. :P As for the printing on the heads, if you'll just use brasso on them you can make blanks. A small disclaimer though: I haven't melted any flesh yet and some colors melt better than others; yellow works great, metallics do not and some of the others are in between. If you try it, start with a small piece and don't forget to let us know how it turns out!
I'm considering making some sand green and dark red ears next to put on some orcses. :orc:
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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby Fry_slayer » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:05 am

Looking fabulous! Though ears... like fingers and toes are not part of LEGO minifigs' official anatomy :P
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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:28 pm

Hey Str0ngbad,

Would you be interested in writing up a tutorial on this, or on using melted LEGO in general? I'd love to add it to the How-To page along with the ones I just added about dying LEGO.

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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby OverLoad » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:21 pm

Fry_slayer wrote:Looking fabulous! Though ears... like fingers and toes are not part of LEGO minifigs' official anatomy :P


Not part of a human minifig's anatomy. :wink:
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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby Str0ngbad » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:52 pm

Bruce N H wrote:Hey Str0ngbad,

Would you be interested in writing up a tutorial on this, or on using melted LEGO in general? I'd love to add it to the How-To page along with the ones I just added about dying LEGO.

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I'd love to Bruce! Should I just make a topic here when it's ready or is there a better way to go about it?

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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby Ferretclaw » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:34 am

Str0ngbad wrote:
Ferretclaw wrote:Thats great looking! Personally, I definitely prefer flesh to yellow. But I'm wondering if you could make the yellow paint as flesh instead, and paint the ears on the series 3(?) elf hair and the werewolf hair. One quarrel i have with the lotr elf hair is that you cant really put a quiver on the elf that has it (well, you actually can, but the hair pops off a lot a looks kinda weird with the quiver on). As for molding, it would be really cool to do a helmet with elf hair hanging out the back, like on the lothlorien troop in the helms deep level on the lego lord of the rings game.


Overload and AK pretty well covered it. I would like to try the same thing being a fleshy guy myself but I don't own any of those hairpieces. I would imagine the blonde one with yellow ears from the CMF elf would need fewer coats than the werewolf's. It's pretty easy to trade for people's unwanted fleshy stuff here as most of them seem to like those ugly lemon heads. :P As for the printing on the heads, if you'll just use brasso on them you can make blanks. A small disclaimer though: I haven't melted any flesh yet and some colors melt better than others; yellow works great, metallics do not and some of the others are in between. If you try it, start with a small piece and don't forget to let us know how it turns out!
I'm considering making some sand green and dark red ears next to put on some orcses. :orc:


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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby Glorfindel » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:05 pm

Am i the only one that thought about using painted orc ears for elves?
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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby OverLoad » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:38 am

Glorfindel wrote:Am i the only one that thought about using painted orc ears for elves?


I was thinking about this today actually, about how the orc ears are very fair and long, elvish looking. Granted, I'd never paint them due to my purist leanings, but I'm sure they wouldn't look out of place if modified accordingly.
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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:23 am

I have a few of them that I'm saving to experiment on at some point. I will post the results if I ever get around actually doing it!
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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby mpoh98 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:05 pm

Looking forward to it AK!


I agree with Overload, they might work for elves, even more so if you paint them, which I will never do. They might even look half decent if you went purist, and had them crawling in mud or something. ;)
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Re: Elf Ears Coated with Yellow LEGOs

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:42 am

Elves, my friend, do not, "crawl in mud"!!! Oh, the horror of such a thought!! :twitch:
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