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    I'd love some tips on working large.

    So far nothing I've done has gotten over the 5 inch marker. Which I'm fine with for what it's worth, but I would love to make something bigger. More like the 10-14 inch range. So I would really like to know how to go about this, I have my theories which start with the fact that I never finish bulking up before I go into detail.. but that still doesn't stop my wireframe from being tiny. So a tip on something that got you past working small, or just something to make it a little less daunting would be fantastic

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    Easy...grab some thick wire and cut long pieces and force yourself to build an armature with that, try incoportationg aluminim buildup too.

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    Thicken up your wire as Chame said however you will also need to take into acount the weight of the sculpture and its effect on the pipe you have supporting it. For 15 inch sculpture I generally go for a 1/2 in. pipe.
    You are correct though, the biggest thing to get over is the mass of the object. I'd say get it on there first before you start detailing. It sucks to have to build up over a finely detailed area because it isn't thick enough.

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