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1/6thtoyz

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Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« on: April 07, 2012, 06:01:57 PM »
I want to try a head sculpt and my 1st time. What is the best  material to use?
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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 08:42:07 PM »
Marblex for the win.
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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 09:08:20 PM »
For 1/6th scale any tips?

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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 02:39:30 AM »
Needles and small nails work well to make small marks?
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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 11:54:40 AM »
Here is a wonderful site by the Creagers; http://www.creagers.com/a%20dvd%20page.html. They sell DVD's to help you along the way plus you can search for them on you tube and watch some helpful videos.

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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 03:16:50 PM »
I tend to like super sculpey if you don't want to deal with making molds and casting. It wont dry out on its own which gives you a long working time on it. It has a nice density which allows you to work in details a little bit easier. Then when you are done with your sculpt just pop it in the oven and bake it! Air drying clays are okay, they are thinned with water which makes smoothing them easy (sculpey smooths with isopropyl alcohol) and you don't have to bake it, it is also usually cheaper, however it can crack as it dries, especially if you have it over some sort of an armature or base. It shrinks as it dries so if there is anything solid inside it it will cause it to crack... a lot. If you don't mind molding and casting the sculpture then i HIGHLY recommend a sulfre-free oil based clay like a Chavant or Plastilina clay. I personally use Monster Clay by the Monster Makers (monstermakers.com). Chavant and Plastalina are a little too hard and can be quite pricey, where Monster Clay has a nice density and only runs about a dollar per pound or so. It will never harden completely which is why it needs to be molded in cast in a resin or vinyl, but this means you have all the work time you need! It is also temperature sensitive which is cool, if you heat it up it softens and if you chill it it hardens. So if I am wanting to do a lot of big, broad shaping of a piece i heat it up and get it nice and soft, then f you take an air duster can and use it turned upside down so it blows the cold freon out, you can chill the piece and it hardens up to hold the form while you go in and work on details. If you ever want to really rework and area just use a small butane torch or even a heat gun and just warm that section back up! It is really cool stuff! The next closest clay I have ever seen to it that doesn't need to be cast is Super Sculpey, so either of those 2 would be my personal recommendations! There is also Apoxie Sculpt which is a A/B mix that self harden over a few hours, its good stuff too but isn't cheap and is mainly used to putty work or sculpting over top of something (i.e. adding something new onto a piece or changing a facial expression a piece or something along those lines). I hope this help! If you have any other questions about any of them feel free to private message me!
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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 05:21:04 PM »
I've been looking for Aves Apoxie Sculpt in some stores, but can only find it on their website.  Guess I'll have to go with that.
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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 05:24:12 PM »
Aves is good stuff! You can get it through Amazon too. Most stores don't carry it.
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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 10:09:45 PM »
Thanks, creatch!
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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 05:07:18 AM »
 I really appreciate all the info. I'll give this a shot and any further questions. I'll let you know.
Thanks again
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Re: Making your own head sculpt what clay is best?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 10:48:30 AM »
Knock'em dead, 1/6thtoyz, and be sure to post your progress!
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