Sculpting advice needed?

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Weezer

Well-Known Member
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.
 

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Weezer

Well-Known Member
Thanks
I think I have an old box of "white" Sculpey (1996). I wonder if that'll work?
 

Wes R

Legendary Member
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.
 

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Contec

Master Member
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

 

Weezer

Well-Known Member
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
 

drthomasholmes

New Member
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.
 

clonesix

Sr Member
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.
 

Durrett

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

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