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Sculpting Spikes and Studs

Useful for conversions, modelling and sculpting your own miniatures.

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!


Your Instructor


James Van Schaik
James Van Schaik

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.


Class Curriculum


  Module 1: Introduction
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  Module 2: Tools of the Trade
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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