Friday, April 17, 2009

SLM's and glue spillage tutorial

Last weekend with Easter and all, and the busy week I've had, I haven't been able to make any real progress on my Zora armor Link. I'm hoping to do so this weekend again, though.

But in anticipation, I made this little tutorial. For many of my SLM's ("Smooth Look Models" - the ones that don't need to have sharp folds, but that you can just curve) I make the arms, legs and torso out of rings stacked together.

Sometimes I put all the glueing tabs on one side, and this video will show you the difference between where you apply your glue. ;o)

Of course the best way to avoid glue spillage, is just to not use too much glue, and don't try to rush yourself. If you want to read along with the computer voice, you can download the script I used here.

Have fun watching!


  1. I think you included a tip about this in the Rikku instructions, way back when.

    I've been adhering to it ever since.

  2. I actually do that myself. I'd put a good amount of tacky glue and use a toothpick to spread it around.

  3. I think it was the Tomb Raider Legend Lara Croft paper model where I first tried it, my first SLM, because I felt Lara should have curves, not edges... ;o)

    (of course you can use the technique on more polygonal models as well, but the effect is stronger on SLM's I think so I used that as an example)

  4. Using this, building Mojo from Chrono Cross took me practically no time at all. Every limb's just a stack of cylinders.


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