SCULPTING 101 STEP BY STEP, 1/16 FIGURE

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  1. Roy New Member

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    Beautiful work Gary...I love the structure of the face...he looks pretty much exhausted.

    Looking forward to some more pictures.

    Roy.
  2. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Tor, Sorry, I know the photos that should have shown more of an sbs on the eyes really glossed over it. I'll post something before continuing on.

    Roy, Thanks, I was going for a tired look and hopefully the body language of the rest of the figure will convey that as well.~Gary
  3. btavis Active Member

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    Gary, absolutely fantastic demonstration. Thank you for spending the time and effort.
  4. btavis Active Member

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    Gary, absolutely fantastic demonstration. Thank you for spending the time and effort.
  5. nagashino New Member

    Phew Gary

    That is GOOD!


    Phil
  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The head and brass rod were fixed in place with a bit of Aves putty.

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  7. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Close up.

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  8. Hyades New Member

    Gary,

    You've inspired me to sculpt some ears!!! I think I gotta good chance of pulling it off with your technique - very logical, very nice!

    Thanks much for this SBS. I've been a little awed at how you sculpters make such great stuff. You've taken out the mystery and added some wonderful magic instead! Cool!

    Nancy

    PS: Happy Belated Birthday! :lol:
  9. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Nancy, Glad to hear the sbs is of some help.

    Happy Belated Birthday to you also.~Gary
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  10. Hyades New Member

    Gary, I got me a nice digital camera for my birthday, so I'll have to show you my ears when I finally get around to it! (y)

    Nancy
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Now that I have the head positioned where I want it to be, I remove it and take a small piece of copper wire and wrap it around the exposed portion of the neck. I then insert the head back on the figure after putting a drop of superglue in the hole. I'm not worried about a permanent bond as the surface of the rod and putty inner surface of the hole gives the glue very little to hold onto. Once the glue dries I will take a piece of Sculpey around it to form the foundation on which the 2nd and final layer of Sculpey will be placed.

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  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    First I score the underside of the head with an X-acto and then brush Sculpey diluent on the underside of the head and the rod that will support the neck. A piece of Sculpey is rolled out to where it's about a 1/4" high and pushed onto what will be the front of the neck. I use a flat spatula-like tool to slowly push it up against the rod, and a small rounded tool with a point to blend the Sculpey onto the underside of the head.

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  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Here you can see how the material is wrapped around the head. I then score the material on the right side to where the remainder will cover up to the center of the back of the neck.

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  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Blended area following removal of the excess.

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  15. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I then do the same with the left side.

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  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Here is the completed first layer after clean up. It's a little shiny due to some of the diluent running out from under it.

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  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I will give this 2-3 15 minute sessions in the oven at 250 degrees.

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  18. Joe Hudson Active Member

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    Man, Gary this is looking really nice!

    Joe
  19. Joe Hudson Active Member

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    Man, Gary this is looking really nice!

    Joe
  20. Markus Well-Known Member

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    Hello Gary,

    that looks absolutly fantastic. :eek: That is all I can say.

    I keep close and await your next steps.

    All the best,
    Markus
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