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SCULPTING 101 STEP BY STEP, 1/16 FIGURE

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by garyjd, Oct 7, 2005.

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  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    After removal of the material.

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  2. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    After cleaning up the brim with sandpaper and steel wool making it even, I lightly sand the insde edge of the crown. This makes it possible for the hat to be placed on the head a variety of ways.


    I have to add that this method for making a hat are shown in great detail in Mike Blank's book on scratchbuilding.

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  3. fsdesimone Member

    Gary, do get tired of hearing "excellent"? :lol:

    The tip about pouring the hot water is great, must try that... I sometimes have a bit of trouble separating the parts even with the vaseline.
  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Francesca, Thanks. Tired? I really do not expect it, but do appreciate it.

    Yeah, normally prying the crown off the head results in chips and cracks. The hot water softens and loosens it enough to avoid doing any damage to the head or crown. It works great just be careful as freshly boild water on bare skin does not feel very good. :eek:~Gary
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The next section will deal with roughing in the arms and sculpting the hands.~Gary
  6. Jason W. Active Member

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    Excellent work, Gary! :lol:
  7. Einion Well-Known Member

    I think I'll use my posting limit (y) (y) (y)

    Einion
  8. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Well, I'll say "excellent!!!" again!

    The sbs in Mike's book is really great indeed, but yours shows a lot more detail. Thanks!

    Marijn
  9. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

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    Unbelievable. U push people that dont sculpt to start...i think this says it all. A big Thanks for ur patience and dedication
  10. slaj Well-Known Member

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    Gary you're doing a great job. You deserve credit just for the time you're putting into this to share with us. Thanks

    Stephen Mallia
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys I really appreciate it. Even if the piece does not hold up to any kind of standard, just getting one person to try their hand at sculpting because of it makes the time put into this worthwhile. This is also a great learning tool for me as looking at the photos of the piece helps to give me almost a new set of eyes, sometimes bringing out problem areas I would not have seen.~Gary
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  12. yeo_64 Active Member

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    GREAT STUFF,Gary (y) (y) (y) !!! Cheers !
    Kenneth.
  13. aiantas Active Member

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    really imressive work,great sculpting,one of the most educative post i have ever seen.Very usefull lessons for all people who sculpt allready and the others who want to start now..look forward for the next steps


    keep safe babis :) :)
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Thank you again. This week I will post a few photos showing arms being roughed in.~Gary
  15. 1969 A Fixture

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    That SBS was exellent,i am going to give your methods a go,it was the push i needed to get into sculpting :)
  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Steven, Thank you. i'm glad you found it helpful. Now get to pushing that putty/Sculpey. :)~Gary
  17. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Gary - Many, many thanks for this SBS! This section on the head is exactly what I need!

    The sculpting of a child's head for a first "head" project is more than a little intimidating for me, but I'm going to try it. I think if I can get the child's proportions right it all might work. Any other help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

    All the best,
    Dan
  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Dan, Your welcome. Keep us/me posted on the progress of the 'kid's" head. i really think having him as part of the scene will kick things up a notch.~Gary
  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Actually, the more I thought about adding the boy to the scene, the more I liked it. You've seen the face on the Royal Marine figure, smiling broadly. I'm going to have the RM facing the boy and that gives the big smile a "focus" and purpose. The little boy will be grinning back, holding a stick-rifle at "shoulder arms" and standing to "attention". Instead of a blank brick wall and painted on Dunlop ad, I thought I'd try to do a brick house front. I have a Fortunio Matania painting that shows a nice Belgian house front.

    We shall see...

    Once again, if I can pull it off, I assure you I will be the one most surprised!

    All the best,
    Dan
  20. MAB Well-Known Member

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    Optimal Technique simple and much effective and instructive one .
    MAB
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