Ahh spikes! One of the most used, design elements in the miniature world! You would think it is a no-brainer, but spikes and studs are hard to create.
This course will arm you with the knowledge to make it easy. We will go over the techniques used in creating spikes and studs, including pyramid studs, cone studs and dome studs. We will also go over how to make them sturdy and, most importantly, how to add them to existing figures so they are durable!
James Van Schaik has over 20 years experience as a professional miniature sculptor.He has worked as a freelance sculptor, inhouse staff sculptor and on exclusivity contracts for a range of companies including Ral Partha, WizKids, Wyrd, Games Workshop, Pulp City, Battlefront, Gale Force 9, Dust Tactics, Mantic, Reaper, and RAFM.He has also sculpted for toy companies outside of the gaming industry and produced figures for Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who, Marvel, DC, and Harry Potter to name a few.
Although he has primarily worked as a sculptor, James Van Schaik has taught sculpting courses in person for over 7 years.All of the techniques that are used in the sculpting courses have been techniques that are proven to be effective in teaching hobbyists of ANY skill level and ability how to sculpt.He enjoys the learning environment and sharing the secrets of his craft.