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Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by kevininpdx, Dec 5, 2023.

  1. kevininpdx Well-Known Member

    Greetings. I’m interested in trying a conversion on a 90mm figure. I want to sculpt an aventail over a face hanging from the helmet. Can anyone point me to any tutorials or give me tips for sculpting mail?
  2. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Rather an unsophisticated method -- I made up a daub of mixed Milliput about the size of a quarter coin with a pinch of the stuff as a handle. Then press against existing portion of chain mail. Remove carefully to preserve the impressions. Let dry.
    Then prepare fresh putty for use on your figure and use the now-hardened bit from before to make chain mail impressions.

    There will likely be better suggestion from other Planeteers, but the above has worked before.
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  3. Dr Bison Well-Known Member

    I found these two tutorials:

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  4. Ned Ricks Active Member

    I found old notes from an IPMS club meeting where another member gave a demo of chain mail. He used putty and then the open end of a ball point pen to make the interlocking impressions. FWIW
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  5. kevininpdx Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input everyone. I’ll start experimenting.
  6. NRG Active Member

    I use a small brass tube with the end cut off at an angle to make a little “c” shape at the end. I then make a series of staggered offset lines of little “c”s pressed into the wet putty.
    I have also tried using a very fine tube to press staggered offset line of little “o”s but I prefer the little “c”s.
    Hope the following helps.

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