Ovy wrote:Had a similar experience with the rough, slightly flaking side of the leather on wet silicone (the forest guy on the raft), I think it works really well and is removable after all. Sticks well if all powder is washed off the area.
I think you have especially done very well in the areas where the hair is more dense. There are probably multiple materials that can achieve intresting effects, maybe slightly longer hairpieces in addition to the 'dots'.
Thanks. I agree, there are probably multiple materials that would work, and I have experienced fiber (if you can call it that) transfer from the rougher underside of leather goods -- but it didn't strike me as a viable option for body hair -- more like a dirty clumpy effect. Longer fibers would theoretically suit body hair better, but then there is the issue of what directions and configurations they would take -- body hair can actually grow in various ways, but there would be some internal consistency. Which makes me think that something like this is easier.
I forgot to mention that while I applied this on a powdered-up body, it would probably stick even better if the protective powder has been removed first. Looking at the result, that might not be necessary -- and you want the body protected, so maybe no need to remove the powder in the first place.
ReverendSpooky wrote:Wow, that works incredibly well! It seriously looks more realistic than any other effect I've seen. And it really brings an extra level of realism to the bodies. So cool!
Glad you liked it too. You were part of this, asking for the head sculpt color match and me happening to have the body in this outfit before taking it off. It does look more nuanced and realistic, doesn't it!
FreakinLobster wrote:I've been wondering how to add the body hair for quite a while. I was even considering painting it... Now this result is pretty awesome, probably way better than what my paint would end up.
Best of all? I have this Adidas set. I might try it tomorrow and post the result here.
Thanks so much for posting this experiment. Quick question: how did you paint the nipples? what kind of paint did you use?
Well, for painting body hair or tattoos or entire body surfaces, we have a whole thread:https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t260-painting-seamless-bodies-updated-june-2020
But at least for subtle body hair detail, this here might be the easiest way to go. I would be interested to see what you end up with. Like I said above, I forgot to remove the protective powder before applying the effect -- since I discovered what had happened by accident and went with it on the spot. Might be even better without the powder -- but then you would want to add it afterward, and I don't know what that will do to the effect.
As for the nipples, I use a couple of "stencils" made with different sizes leather hole puncher into transparent hard plastic, and a couple of different colors of non-water-soluble Staedtler oil pastel. Rub it in well with a q-tip while still holding the "stencil" tightly over the area, so that the color doesn't "spill" during application or smear afterwards. I use a larger darker-colored circle under a smaller lighter-colored one, but you could also get away with just one color. Of course, you should remove the protective powder from the area first, and then re-apply it after you are done.