No, my Daemon Prince doesn’t bounce…
So we all have our preferred mediums that we work with. Some people really like plasticard and foam. Others like GS and BS. Me…I like GS and rubber bouncy balls (RBB). RBBs are round (obviously) which is a great starting place. Advantages of them include: Great starting shape, easy to work with, tons of different sizes, fairly heat resistant, bond well with superglue, cheap, easy to find (go to a store…go in door….look right/left….go to egg toy machine).
The concept of using them isn’t that odd. Look at people who draw. Many people draw like this:
So what have I done with RBB?
Well to start, my Tzeentch DP (similar to Goatboys over at BoLS)
People look at you odd however when you say “Under all that GS is a RBB”…then they ask if it bounces. It never fails. They will. Every. Damn. Time. No…No, my DP does not bounce, please put him down.
In the end, it’s a great shape to use, because that’s what any good model starts as…shapes. Unless you can sculpt clay or plastiline laying around, or sculpting resin to cut up, or something to make a base of a model, you build models the same way I do. Gluing stuff together and then using obscene amounts of GS to make details. Same way with RBB. However, GS sticks really well to it so you will want to let it partially cure before touching GS to RBB unless you are exact enough to know that where it hits initially is where it is staying.
thanks for reading!