Sculpting Cigars

A Detail that Adds Character

Cigars for those hardened veterans. It will show you how to sculpt a cigar. QuikTec stands for Quick Techniques, which are easy to do, 15 minute modules that take you through a fine detail technique. These are little things that are hard to put into any specific course so they are set up as their own mini courses. They are excellent for hobbyists that don't have a lot of time and entry level hobbyists who want to customize their figures. I can't tell you how quickly one small detail, such as adding a cigar, can change the whole look of the figure for the better. This course includes access to the eLearning classroom for 14 days to view each module as well as lifetime access to the classroom forums. It includes one on one advice and critiques from the classroom teacher, veteran miniature sculptor James Van Schaik and support from other students the class.

This course has over 30 minutes of instructional videos as well as pdf course guides and references.

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.

Course Curriculum

  Module 1: Introduction
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  Module 2: Tools for the Technique
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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 purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I have questions?
If you have any questions for James about the techniques in the video, you can post on the classroom forum through

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