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200mm Argyll and Sutherland Highlander

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Scotty, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Started a head with supersculpey, quite pleased with it but i'm wondering if i should bake it before attempting to add a headdress? Any advice/ criticism would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,
    Scotty.

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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Scotty
    He looks very good Mate, well done.
    If you are happy with it I would bake it now. you can add or take from it still once it is fired, if you feel it needs it.
    My favoured medium is Milliput that hardens whatever.
    Good wok Mate, you are picking this up very quickly.
    Keith
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  3. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Thanks Keith, it was fun and I was happy with it. I have some A and B I was going to use for details.
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  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    I have never used A & B Scotty so please let me know how you get on with it.
    All the best
    Keith
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  5. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    My mistake Keith it is Aves putty, the pots are marked A and B hence my mistake. Plus I'm an eejit!
    I may try it for the hands, Gary Dombrowski (? sorry for the spelling) posted an excellent sbs on hands earlier on this forum. I'll post my results at some point. I'm looking for pointers on the kilt, is hollow best? I will NOT be detailing the underneath, I can't afford all that putty. :whistle:
    Thanks for the input.
    Scotty.
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  6. Eludia A Fixture

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    Don't put yourself down Scotty, I'm sure your a**e isn't that big ;)

    Great progress so far mate, I'm watching with interest hoping to steal some ideas :)
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  7. 1969 A Fixture

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    Nice to see you progressing with this one Scotty, coming long nicely.
    I would look at making the kilt hollow, just use some tin foil to form the shape and then you can lay a think layer of putty over that, would probably use epoxy putty, e.g Magicsculp, milliput, procreate etc for that.
    Milliput is easy available, cheap and has good tensile strength when hardened.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  8. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Thanks for the vote of confidence Eludia, and thanks for the advice Steve, i'd like to cast him if he turns out ok so maybe backfill the hollow kilt? I've made a start on the hands, thumbs to add and a lot of carving/smoothing to be done. They'll be gloved hands so a bit chunkier than bare hands which should help.
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  9. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    I thought i'd bake the head, legs and sporran before doing anything further on them. It may be a slight disaster but hopefully a spray of under coat will cover it up. I think they were too high in the oven, i had the thermometer on the floor so i'll hang it up next time. Salvage-able i think. CAM01160.jpg CAM01161.jpg
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Taking shape nicely Scotty.
    It looks as though you are enjoying this super project.
    I'm impressed with the difficult subject here. More power to your elbow.
    Keith
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  11. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Thanks Keith, so it's not a problem being burnt? That's fine then. It has shown up my lack of sculpting skills better than when it was the original colour, but these are early days for me.
    Cheers for the input, lessons learnt as well.
    Scotty.
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  12. Eludia A Fixture

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    Its coming along great Scotty, and fair play to you, that is definitely the burntest Sculpey I've ever seen (y)

    I don't think that there could be that much difference in temperature from the bottom of the oven to the top. I suspect that you've probably made the same mistake I made on my first ever bake, stuck it in at 200+ degrees CELSIUS instead of FAHRENHEIT. I now stick it on at 130 degrees C. Luckily I managed to rescue mine.....and vowed never to mention it again (oops).

    Good luck mate, hopefully it will be salvageable. If not, it's not the end of the world, just resculpt and put it down to experience and welcome the opportunity to get some extra sculpting practice ;)
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  13. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    When I burn stuff it gets burnt right! That's how I'm looking at it mate, a learning experience. I've posted them as a warning to others! Lol. Plenty more sculpey in the sea, but I think I can still work on them. Onwards and upwards!
    Thanks.
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  14. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Tried out a new head, i'm happier with this one, i'll need to pay more attention to the bake this time. Fingers crossed, then i can get on with the rest. CAM01168.jpg CAM01171.jpg
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    I wish I had a pound for everyone of mine that was burnt under the paint. These days I put them in the oven once the Mrs' has turned it off:cool:. Just keep plugging away, you are doing well........practice practice practice,
    Keith
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  16. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Cheers Keith, I don't mind so much then. A little bit of progress on him. CAM01176.jpg CAM01178.jpg
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  18. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Thanks Martin, that'll come in handy! Did you see what I did there? Lol. That's a helpful wee site as well, I'll use that. Any and all advice/help is much appreciated.
    Scotty.
  19. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Some more progress today, now i can see how bad the first one was. CAM01183.jpg CAM01185.jpg CAM01184.jpg

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  20. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
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    I've managed to make another start on this, probably redo the legs as well and see how I get on. Any tips or advice appreciated.
    Scotty.

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