Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Modeling Slime and Gore

Got an email from a viewer named Marc about ideas for modeling slime, this method will also work for blood and other fluid type gore.

We covered PVA glue for boils and rivets, and I like that it dries clear, but it is hard to make it dangle or hang which is what I wanted to capture as adding motion to models makes them look more dynamic.


I am going to use a hot glue gun (dollar store), PVA glue and a bit of old clear sprue.



make little droplets of hot glue and drag out little tails on a piece of scrap


or using some pliers heat and stretch the clear sprue, (I like the glue gun version, but the plastic sprue is more clear if you want it to be real "see through" )



trim down to droplets with tails


glue end of tail to model with super glue


mix pva glue with colored ink, I used Citadel green and yellow inks to get a good slime color, or use red for bloody gore.


dab it onto the model and cover the clear droplets


the pva glue will dry clear, you can go over it again with untinted PVA glue to make the slime have a more slimey clear coat. The glue will darken and shrink as it dries if its not thick enough do another coat of slime until it looks good.

Thanks for the question Marc, hope this blog was helpful.

A viewer named Warphammer added;

"Great tutorial. I pretty do much the same thing, except use the GW gloss varnish to go over the slime afterwards"

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2 comments:

  1. Great tutorial. I pretty do much the same thing, except use the GW gloss varnish to go over the slime afterwards.

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  2. super awesome, thanks so much, and for such a quick response as well. Looks awesome, I will have to give it a try myself.

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