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    Hello everyone,

    I thought it would be a good idea to start a sculpture resource thread because I think all of us would benefit from it from it. It'll save a lot of questions that are often asked, from types of clay to where to look for inspiration. Basically anything to do with sculpture. So, in this thread we could chip in our links of:

    -Sculpting suppliers (I think stating the county would be a good idea)
    -Inspirational sites/blogs/stores
    -Recommended books
    -Types of clay
    -Websites (even your own website or thread)
    -And anything else for that matter!

    Artists
    http://sculptedheroes.com
    http://shiflettbrothers.com/index.cfm

    Toys & Collectibles
    http://fxconsole.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html
    http://www.sideshowtoy.com/index.php...ign=siteheader

    Let the er.. links begin!!



    Kenny!!!!!!!

    Check out my scary monster thread!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=109738



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    heres a page i found a while back showing many sideshow collectibles projects most of which include alien and predator link starts on 18 inch predalien figure with links to other figures/kits/sculpts on the side have fun
    http://translate.google.com/translat...3d6%26page%3d2

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    I just found this guy's work:
    http://claudiosetti.blogspot.com/

    Check out my scary monster thread!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=109738



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    Meh. I got tons of links....might as well dump them here.

    Most of those companies are in U.S., sorry.
    Sculpture molding and casting materials. They also have tutorials:
    Smooth-on
    Polytek
    Alumlite


    Sculpting Tools
    http://www.kempertools.com/index.php

    Tutorials
    http://www.paint-sculpt.com/index.php
    http://www.danperezstudios.com/workshop.htm
    http://ooakguild.com/index.php
    http://www.absculpture.com/tutorials.htm

    Other supplies (sculpey, etc)
    http://www.unitednow.com/home.asp
    http://www.amaco.com/
    http://www.sculpt.com/catalog_98/clay/castilene.htm

    For those who like to work with paper mache...here is an excellent site. This guy makes funny and cool monsters out of paper mache.
    http://www.monster-man.com/home.php

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    Ok I'm only recommending one's I use, all good

    The Net
    Craftmill.co.uk
    http://www.craftmill.co.uk/epages/St...ops/CraftMill/
    They do sculpey and have a bulk buy of good acrylic paints and great choice of colours.
    However a recent price increase on sculpey makes them less competitive.


    4D Modelshop Ltd
    http://www.yellowcatshop.co.uk/shop/...bcatid=3500022
    The biggest range of everything ever!!
    The site can be tricky to navigate, but so many gems it's worth it!
    They stock all sculpey and...SMOOTH ON!


    Aves Studio
    http://www.avesstudio.com/index.html
    All things Apoxie Clay, they are US based but happily ship to UK, email them for quote, around £35 postage.

    The Polymerclaypit
    http://www.polymerclaypit.co.uk/
    You guessed it, top dog for Super Sculpey, bulk discounts.

    Alec Titanti
    http://www.tiranti.co.uk/category_list.asp
    Lord of clay, alot of earthenware clay for about a tenner.
    Chavant, & Sculpey but not firm.


    Alright here's a rising star I found recently, superb!

    Creative Resources Distribution/ Propbuilder.co.uk
    http://www.propbuilder.co.uk/products.html
    WED CLAY! Nuff said.

    Eastcoast Fibreglass
    http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/store/
    Supplys to marine industry which means mega bulk bargains!

    The foamboard store
    http://foamboard-store.co.uk/
    Yup, foam borad, excellent quality.

    Tomps
    http://www.tomps.com/
    Casting and mouldmaking supplies, great value RTV!

    The High Street

    Poundland
    Masking tape £1 five rolls & wire!
    Loads of ghastly nick naks ready to be butchered for parts.
    Also sell large bottles of Lucozade, perfect for those allnight sculptathons.


    Halfords
    Aluminium mesh, spray paints, some epoxy putty. Ballbearing races for eyes.

    GamesWorkshop
    Excellent paints and brushes.

    British Bookshops Sussex Stationers
    System 3 Acylics, colour card- Last resort quite pricey.

    WH Smith
    Paper paper paper oh and pens.

    B&Q
    You must buy a huge gallon tub of PVA glue, lasts ages, super quality £10.

    Robert Dyas
    Last resort hardware store if you can't get to B&Q- Expensive!

    C&H Fabrics
    Although aimed at the sewing world they have branched into Fimo.
    Also sell beads, good for eyes plus loads of nik naks.


    Rymans
    Foam board.

    Maplin
    Dental tools, precision tools and L.E.D.s.

    Sainsbury's, Tesco, Asda etc
    Foil and PG TIPS!!!!!!!!

    Phew, now you all know as much as me,
    which means you can do what I do,
    which puts you in direct competition with me,
    which means I'm an idiot for giving away my secrets.

    ENJOY EXCLUSIVE

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    Wow, thanks guys! These links are super helpful

    UK Suppliers

    Glass Eyes
    http://www.glasseyes.com/

    Affordable turntables:
    http://www.art-drawingoffice.co.uk/a...sculpture.html

    Airbrushes:
    http://www.graphicsdirect.co.uk/

    Square Brass Tubes: (For connecting/disconnecting parts)
    http://www.alwayshobbies.com/Store/M...are-Brass-Tube

    Magic Color Acrylic ink: (Comes in big bottles and are very affordable)
    http://www.artifolk.co.uk/shop.aspx?...=magic%20color

    Animation Armature supplies:
    http://www.animationsupplies.net/shop/armatures.shtml

    All over (I think)

    References: (You have to pay but very worth it)
    http://www.3d.sk/
    http://www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/
    http://www.human-anatomy-for-artist.com/
    http://www.photo-reference-for-comic-artists.com/

    Training DVDs (look for 'John Brown' under 'Analogue--> Sculpture') (This guy is amazing.)
    http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/

    Last edited by dreamsorcerer; March 27th, 2009 at 05:34 PM.
    Check out my scary monster thread!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=109738



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    German Supplies




    http://www.modulor.de/shop/
    All kinds of (not only sculpting related) materials and tools. They have pretty much everything you didnt know you'll need.
    Also awesome Resin!

    http://www.kunstpark-online.de/
    http://www.boesner.com/boesner/servl...tartseite.html
    http://rueckertart.shop-010.de/shop-rueckertart.html
    Paints, Brushes and a lot of stuff mostly related to traditional arts.

    http://stores.shop.ebay.de/otto-ebeling__W0QQ_armrsZ1
    Sculpey Firm and Super Sculpey!
    I'm only mentioning them fur Sculpey here because their Sculpey always seems to be fresher and in better condition than the one from 5 other german sources I tried.

    http://www.trollfactory.de/
    Various sculpting, mouldmaking and casting things.
    My one and only beloved source for silicone.

    http://shop.modellpferdeversand.de/o...2f407.30480172
    Aves Apoxie

    http://www.zujeddeloh.de/produkte/go...ung_-_223.html
    Jeweler's supplies (tools!)

    http://www.sockelshop.de/catalog/index.php
    Literarly thousands of sockets, quite a lot of them one of a kind.

    http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/sho...php?list=WG770
    Miniature Supplies (Greenstuff, various tools and paints).

    http://www.wilmsmetall.de/
    High quality metal for reasonable prices.
    For you tool-makers.


    More tomorrow

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    Sculpting DVDs

    www.smartflix.com

    great dvds available for rent, they have one week rentals for $10 it is only shipped in the US and canada.

    check out the john brown sculpting videos and phillipe faurat videos, these were the most useful to me. Heres his site which they can also be ordered at.
    http://philippefaraut.com/

    Brian,

    www.alteregos.artspan.com
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    great fx/mask making shop
    http://www.monstermakers.com/

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    a guy sculpting a lizard in water clay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F5hTyY3v84

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    Here's an interesting one, Weta Workshop! http://www.wetanz.com/

    Check out my scary monster thread!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=109738



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    A master! http://www.figuresandfocus.com/ He has a bunch of brilliant sculpture tutorials.

    Check out my scary monster thread!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=109738



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    While wandering around Ikea i stumbled upon this little gem... ok, not so little, its 38cm across. It officially a 'lazy susan' for putting your snack bowls / condiments on, but i'll be using it for spinnin' my sculpture around to access them from all angles. And all for the bargain price of £5.59!

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    Cool! That's what I use too, except mine has a glass top which can be removed and cleaned.

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    ooooooh i live near an IKEA, and that lazy susan be lookin HOT!!! and for those state side. heres http://compleatsculptor.com/Merchant...tore_Code=tcs1 , these folks got the woiks. i have ordered from them in the past, and they never let me down. of course now if one plans to order from the states and your livin in the UK or wherever, be ready to pay a lil extra. but worth it. then again, its only for those hard to find items. wendy froud , the lady behind Yoda, and wife of brian froud the goblin king himself , has been goin to the store and teachin courses. and you can even buy tools that she has designed. if you wanted to.

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    this thread is the best help one can get aside from learnin in class . yay me.

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    hmm - I just found this in a search of these forums - and it is so useful!!
    BUMP!!

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    piping fittings

    Anyone know a supplier of plumbers pipping for armatures.?

    I have had difficulty finding suppliers in the uk. Seems to be easy to find in the US.

    thanks

    steve

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    Awsome links,thanks.

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    If you're in The Netherlands like me, and have a tough time finding materials like I had, check out these guys: http://www.formx.nl

    They have pretty much everything when it comes to materials and tools.

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    www.kenstools.com

    some useful tools here

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    A couple more UK links.

    Plenty of epoxy putties, alongside other tools, equipment and some casting supplies:

    Heresy Miniatures
    http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com
    http://www.ebobminiatures.com/products/tools.htm
    http://www.netmerchants.co.uk/sectio..._glues___putty
    http://www.sylmasta.com/
    http://www.restorationsupplies.co.uk/ - sells Cold Clay, alternative to Magic Sculp.

    http://www.pencils4artists.co.uk/ for colour shapers

    UK sources of Apoxie Sculpt:

    http://www.snowdoniasupplies.co.uk/cgi-bin/index.pl
    JHT Taxidermy Supplies on ebay.

    Cernit, among other things:

    http://www.potterycrafts.co.uk/
    http://www.ejrbeads.co.uk/shop/

    Uro polymer clay. I stumbled across this in a shop, once upon a time. Seems to be fairly obscure but it's not bad stuff.

    Info
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    Sources:
    http://www.animationsupplies.net/index.php - not to mention other supplies! Aluminium wire, eyes, air-dry, milliput etc.
    http://www.sanctuarybeads.co.uk/default.aspx

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    Airbrushes

    Hey i was wondering if anyone knew of good and bad brands of airbrushes.. or are they all about a much of a muchness?

    was thinkn of buying a dual action airbrush with compressor +tank for 284 $au
    is that expensive?

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    Hi Raumer, I'm not sure about the price but there is a make of airbrush called Aztec which is brilliant. I used to do a lot of airbrush illustration before going digital and have used, tried, tested and own loads of different airbrushes over the years. However the Aztec range are basic, really simple, and easy to use, well priced and very robust. I've had mine for about ten years and it's still going strong. I've sprayed most things through it and can't recommend it highly enough. What I will say is whatever one you get is to always be in the habit of Keeping it clean and never let paint dry inside it.

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    I also liked my Aztec air brushes, but my all time workhorse was an Iwata hp-bc. Great gun, but like all airbrushes must be cleaned constantly for the best performance. I haven't cranked those babies out in years...always loved pulling the friscit off a painting and see it come alive...memories...

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    Hey folks, sorry haven't seen these posts.. that's how long it's been since I've been in here! Well, I hope we can try and keep this thread alive coz it's very useful for all sculptors!

    Check out my scary monster thread!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=109738



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    To any moderator.. is there any chance of making this a sticky thread please?

    Check out my scary monster thread!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=109738



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