Ok, so the project in short is to take these guys:
And these guys’ horses:
and make centaurs!
So, here are the raw parts:
After cleaning mold lines, I glued the two halves of the horse together and covered the hole where the head attaches with greenstuff:
While the greenstuff was hardening, I cleaned the torso of mold lines and any Orc icons (these are to be Dwarves after all) – I then basically clipped off his butt. I used a sanding drum on my dremel tool to smooth the cut. Here is the result:
So, here is the end result (held together with sticky-tac):
I think it looks pretty good! Now I need to figure out what to do with the area where the rider would normally go. I think chainmail would look the best since it can be blended into the chainmail around each horse leg – but that means I have to sculpt chainmail…
Anyway, I’m pretty happy with the prototype!