Sculpting Tips - Q&A

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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby freakinacage » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:39 am

I'd pour some plaster into a box the right size and then carve out the blocks with a blade/pointy thing
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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby Roger Theloger » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:41 pm

OK who sells Wax 5's and similar.. is cheap and posts very quickly.

Please?

Specifically left and right of these

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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby Vermis » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:49 am

You'll have better results searching for a 'Zahle' wax carver than for a 'wax 5'. The one on the right is called a LeCron, too. (Though a Hylin is a similar option)

Check the list of dental tools and wax carvers here, particularly the more medical-sounding business names; although it's been a while and I don't know how many are still current or how many I've missed that google didn't. If all else fails search for Zahles and LeCrons on ebay - there's usually something on it, and I picked up a couple of good examples for a good price there, meself.
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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby freakinacage » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:05 am

Ebay....
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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby Roger Theloger » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:50 pm

Thanks guys
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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby Klingsor » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:11 pm

Does anyone carry this sort of toy at Salute? It would be nice to see the cute little shivs before buying.
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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby Bartholdy » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:33 am

I could use a little advice on sculpting hands. I'm quite fine with sculpting hands holding other objects, or knotted fists, but something like a hand reaching, fingers spread, or pointing has proven really difficult. I can't use an armature, as the fingers are way too thin for that, and I can't figure out how else to do it. Do any of you have some golden advice on that? I've been searching forever, and I haven't found anything on the subject yet.

I mainly sculpt in Sculpey Firm, but I use some epoxies under certain circumstances too.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby sjoerdo » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:35 am

I know Ebob or Woody once psoted a tutorial on how he sculpted the hands on his William Wallace miniature.

he used very thin wire to set out the structure of the fingers and then sculpted over the wire...
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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby freakinacage » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:17 am

Yup, very thin wire. And now would be the time to use epoxy putty..
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Re: Sculpting Tips - Q&A

Postby Vermis » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:12 pm

Get a link for the Ebob walkthrough here, among other stuff. ;)
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