View Full Version : What diameter wire is best to make 6 to 8 Inc figure
April 19th, 2011, 12:45 PM
What diameter wire is best to make 6 to 8 Inc figure sculpture armature to use with Super sculpey?
And could anyone recommend a brand and store that sells it (the cheaper the better) in the UK?
Many thanks :)
April 19th, 2011, 03:31 PM
For that size you could probably get away with not using wire at all. You could probably twist tin foil and use that (I've sculpted much larger pieces without a wire armature). If you would like to have a go at an armature, do you have a Hobby Craft in your area? They have packs of florist wire in various small gauges up to about 2mm I think. I think they are only 2 or 3pounds a pack.
April 20th, 2011, 04:00 AM
I personally like B&Q Galvanised garden wire. Different guages available, nice and sturdy. It's about £5 for a coil but you get loads.
(You can also get bits to build armature supports from there)
April 20th, 2011, 06:42 AM
Cheers guys, am planning a trip to B&Q soon. Seems they have quite a bit of kit i could cannibalize :)
May 3rd, 2011, 09:21 AM
I'm also from the Uk and have been searching around trying to find places to get stuff for armatures etc. B&Q was brilliant for armature stand materials (I followed this tutorial for my 1st one: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6011410073597844707#)
For armature wire, I got it from here: http://www.tiranti.co.uk/index.asp
I didnt think to check the garden section of B&Q for wire, doh! BTW, Tiranti have a shop in central London if youre based near there which is great for being able to actually see what you're buying.
May 3rd, 2011, 09:27 AM
Oooops. Just seen one of your previous threads where both Tiranti AND that link are mentioned. Sorry :x
May 4th, 2011, 09:39 AM
Cheers for all the advise guys, I got some wire from B&Q, its in small rolls, smaller than fencing wire. It does the job if I use three strands wound together though. I have used it for the Tree sculp I am working on :)
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