Sculpting advice needed?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Weezer, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Weezer

    Weezer Well-Known Member

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    Hi I'm interested in sculpting a 1:6 scale head. I'm not sure what product to use? I haven't done this kind of thing in years. I use to use Plasticine and I've worked with wax, but I'm sure there is something way better and easier to use.

    Thanks.
     
  2. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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  3. Weezer

    Weezer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
    I think I have an old box of "white" Sculpey (1996). I wonder if that'll work?
     
  4. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    It should. Just kneed it a little. :)
     
  5. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    If you want to make the kneeding easier get a cheap wood rolling pin and that way you can pound it and flatten it and it makes kneeding the older stuff easier. My super sculpty gets a bit dry with age and i use the rolling pin on it. Also helps with uniform thicknesses.
     
  6. Contec

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    If the sculpey is hard then try to kneed a little bit at a time. When you are able to flatten out a larger piece use one of these pasta makers to run it thru a couple of times on diffrent settings.
    Do not force it! use the biggest setting a couple of times before stepping down to smaller. I have broken a couple of these machines because i tried to force it when it still was "hard"ish

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  7. Weezer

    Weezer Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks guys.

    I found an untouched box of Sculpey in a box of art supplies in the garage. I tried kneeding it and it's soft. I thought it would be dried out by now.

    Thanks
     
  8. drthomasholmes

    drthomasholmes New Member

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    Get some Super Scupy Firm. It's grey. Mix it 50/50 with the regular. It'll give you good consistency for detail. Another hint: use pressure with your tools, rather than carving. Use a very light touch, and you'll get a feel for it.
     
  9. clonesix

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    Super Sculpey is flesh color. It is worth buying a new pack.

    Good luck on your project. be sure to post pics of you progress.
     
  10. Durrett

    Durrett Active Member

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    For super sculpey I always use the sculpting tools that are like a chisel-tipped paintbrush made of rubber.
     

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