Molding A figurine

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strigoi

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Years ago I used to sculpt but a lot of things got in the way so I had to stop and now I want to get back into it. I want to start small and make my way up to more complex 12-18 inch figurines. The problem I am running into would be how to mold them. I have been searching the internet for a few weeks but can't find the answers I am looking for so I am coming here for a little help. The figure I eventually want to sculpt will be around 18 inches tall and be pretty complex (thin spikes out of the back, long clawed hands etc) First I want to know do I NEED to sculpt it on an armature or is it just recommended? Also what would be the best way to mold it? A Block mold, a 2 part silicone mold, or should I sculpt it in sculpey and then bake and make a mold that way (since the complexity of the scuplt) and it might be easier or should I brake it into pieces and mold them seperate? Also the armatures I am finding mainly are like this http://www.sculpturehouse.com/Figure-Armature--15.aspx. If I use one of those how would I get that piece in the back off so I can make a mold or are there different kinds out there. Any info would be greatly appreicated

Jeff
 

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