Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Renéduret, Dec 27, 2010.
Let the casting begin!
you are really making me want to keep trying with fimo and sculpey!
I am simply awful with it
perhaps you can tell me about your troubles with it Alex.
Its likely part mindset part skill set.
I have a difficult time building up certain shapes because im used to simply carving them away(like i would with epoxies). I also have not had much success smoothing the stuff
That being said I only have fimo, is there much of a difference between that and this grey sculpey? I havent dabbled too much with the stuff
mix the pink fimo ( classical variant) with a little bit of black fimo.
Thus you will get grey.
By using good armatures one can make any shapes with it.
Polishing is extremely well done by soft brushing the object ( even without thinners or other acetates)
it's also cheap, in this way you will never spoil any of it.
It won't harden until baking.
when Fimo is baked, you can still carve if you like.
there are a lot of usefull things to know about thermoclay but basicly a big advantage is the lot of time left for altering.
I secured a popsucklestick into the cast.
usefull when it needs to be attached for painting purpose or defenitive exhibition with a screw.
Rene, both of them are great !
BionicCow: I smooth the surface in two stages. First with petrol (I saw on the net that many are using Zippo lighter fluid, but I found more "clean" petrol in pharmacy store). Petrol will soften the surface and help to "clean-up". After that I brush with 70% alcohol and very soft brush to "polish". I found 90% alcohol is to aggressive and it changes the properties of the clay after few "brushing sessions"...
a try for the haircut.
will be continued.
let me guess
that looks very much like the mirror stance
i pardon you....
Indeed so Markus...
..only without the mirror...
will you do him in undershirt?with rifle in hand?
thats going an intereesting one.
you might do the official one with the peaked cap in uniform more conventional and the weird one in saint pose with the bare head.
might think so you get the best out of the two head versions.
well lets see.one can paint then the shirt with SS motto on it.
yes thats one i think will go along nicely
I like to capture images directly from the movie with the print screen application.
also useful tool this way.
just 1 pic from the internet is not enough.
some basework for the shirt.
"I pardon you". Looking good René.
let the bending begin...
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