Warrior 1

This is the place to post images of work produced using Aspire
User avatar
mezalick
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Cobra
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Contact:

Warrior 1

Post by mezalick »

I've been really working on my figure modeling skills and I just finished this in Aspire....I'm liking what I see...
2" thick maple , 12" x 24" with Min-wax Colonial Maple stain, one coat of Tung Oil.

More to come....
Michael
Warrior-1.jpg
Michael Mezalick
https://carveddetails.com
mm@mezalick.com

User avatar
mtylerfl
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 5113
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:54 am
Model of CNC Machine: -CarveWright CNC -ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha
Location: Brunswick, GA
Contact:

Re: Warrior 1

Post by mtylerfl »

Excellent work, Michael!
Michael Tyler

carvebuddy.com

facebook.com/carvebuddy

-CarveWright CNC
-ShopBot Buddy PRSAlpha CNC

jay pieper
Vectric Craftsman
Posts: 174
Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:39 pm
Model of CNC Machine: laguna swift 4x4
Location: Shawano Wisconsin

Re: Warrior 1

Post by jay pieper »

Really nice I like it alot----I think you got a grip on you modeling skills Michael
always like to see what your working on!!!

martindg
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:12 am
Model of CNC Machine: Openbuilds Ox
Location: Fresno, CA

Re: Warrior 1

Post by martindg »

Nice work Michael. I've been wanting to get more involved in this type of modeling myself; probably more landscape-ish kinds of objects than bodies. What software tools are you using for this modeling work? I'm curious about the software tools used to create the types of models available from Design & Make. This image of a cribbage board lid was created using components from D & M. I'd like to be able to create some of my own similar types of components.
lake_lid.jpg
Thanks,
Doug

User avatar
mezalick
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Cobra
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Contact:

Re: Warrior 1

Post by mezalick »

Doug,
It's just the "simple" process on drawing the vectors, creating the 3-D shapes and learning how to use the sculpting tool.
I know, it's really not that simple, but these are the bsics steps.
Michael
Michael Mezalick
https://carveddetails.com
mm@mezalick.com

martindg
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:12 am
Model of CNC Machine: Openbuilds Ox
Location: Fresno, CA

Re: Warrior 1

Post by martindg »

I'm way impressed. I've worked with the sculpting tools in Aspire and they're tricky to control. I've done a some work building basic shapes and manipulating them with those tools but I see a long learning curve ahead of me to to get any place close to the beautiful work you are doing. Which, of course, is how it should be! Well, I guess I have plenty of time for that so no time like the present. Thanks

Fleming
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 347
Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:41 pm

Re: Warrior 1

Post by Fleming »

Beautiful work Michael!
The carving shadows almost look as if undercut - did you do any hand undercutting?
Cobblewood Carver

User avatar
mezalick
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Cobra
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Contact:

Re: Warrior 1

Post by mezalick »

Fleming wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Beautiful work Michael!
The carving shadows almost look as if undercut - did you do any hand undercutting?
No undercutting,,,a small bit of sanding and a quick stain.
I think I got really lucky with the wood..,,,,,Next time, i'm not so sure..

Thanks
~M
Michael Mezalick
https://carveddetails.com
mm@mezalick.com

MarkJohnston
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 822
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:51 pm
Model of CNC Machine: CAMaster MC4848
Location: Prescott AZ

Re: Warrior 1

Post by MarkJohnston »

I've known Michael for close to 10 years. Every meeting I was at Michael was working on the skills he has today. Not only has he spent probably thousands of hours developing his ability he has done amazing work along the way.
I think there must be some artistic ability there as well. LOL

A few years ago (Nov 2016) he posted a Santa Claus project with a great explanation on how to do it on the forum. The following link should get you there if your interested.

viewtopic.php?p=187553#p187553

Aspire has gotten a lot easier to work with then the first version I had in 2009. There are other tutorials that will also help with modeling on the vectric support portal.

I decided a long time ago I would rather perfect other skills then devote all the time learning how to model so I buy great models from Design and make for a fraction of the cost it would take to model them even if I could. Michael also has some nice models for sale.

By the way Michael that’s a supper nice model.

I think this is an amazing forum. So much to learn and so little time.
Mark

User avatar
gkas
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 1040
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:39 am
Model of CNC Machine: Aspire, Axiom AR8 Pro+, Axiom 4.2W Laser
Location: Southern California

Re: Warrior 1

Post by gkas »

Really Nice... As always, I'm in awe :shock:

User avatar
Phil
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 2536
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:56 pm
Location: Pittsfield, MA

Re: Warrior 1

Post by Phil »

Excellent, I'm sure we will see more. It's clear that you enjoy modelling.

Phil

User avatar
scottp55
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 4018
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 11:30 am
Model of CNC Machine: ShopbotDesktop 5.5"Z/spindle/VCP10
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine, US

Re: Warrior 1

Post by scottp55 »

Beautiful work Michael!! :)
Love the detail on his eyes, and "scars" on his face!
Overall a GREAT effect...and your carve is NICE:)
(who knew you could carve detail so well :) )
Congrats on your modeling Michael!!
scott
"Buy your second machine....First"
common cnc saying


scott

User avatar
mezalick
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Cobra
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Contact:

Re: Warrior 1

Post by mezalick »

scottp55 wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:30 am
Beautiful work Michael!! :)
Love the detail on his eyes, and "scars" on his face!
Overall a GREAT effect...and your carve is NICE:)
(who knew you could carve detail so well :) )
Congrats on your modeling Michael!!
scott
Thanks Scott and to everyone for the nice complements
Here's a close up of the face....all done with a 1/8" ball nose.
I have another version coming soon, this time with a dragon....

Michael
Warrior-face.jpg
Michael Mezalick
https://carveddetails.com
mm@mezalick.com

User avatar
scottp55
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 4018
Joined: Thu May 09, 2013 11:30 am
Model of CNC Machine: ShopbotDesktop 5.5"Z/spindle/VCP10
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine, US

Re: Warrior 1

Post by scottp55 »

Looking forward to Dragon-Warrior Michael :)
Still love your Small Celtic Dragon!

Too much of an Anne McCAffrey fan from my early years(and Michael Whelan's Dragons) to like
a Warrior killing Dragons though.....Now a Dragon Protecting HIS Warrior I'd buy in a heartbeat :) :)
A Mage would go good with a Dragon too:) (Enough for me to spend money on:)
https://www.google.com/search?q=michael ... 20&bih=938
Michael Whelan's Dragons.jpg
Undercaffeinated...so forgive me for butting in on an Artiste please Michael :oops:

May the Dragon Riders of Pern live forever :D
EXCELLENT detail Michael:)
scott
"Buy your second machine....First"
common cnc saying


scott

User avatar
mezalick
Vectric Wizard
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:07 am
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Cobra
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Contact:

Re: Warrior 1

Post by mezalick »

No need to apologize Scott,,comments always welcomed.
Here's the concept of the model.

~M
warrior 23.jpg
Michael Mezalick
https://carveddetails.com
mm@mezalick.com

Post Reply