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    Vulgar Dragon's Sculptures: 2-Part Mold Tutorial UPDATED 11.5.10

    Hi folks,

    It's been ages since I posted any new work here on CA so I am starting a new thread. If anyone is curious, my old thread can be found here.
    Anyway, I recently finished my hellboar sculpture. I started it last fall and used a ceramic pig as a base for it. I had many interruptions and other things that distracted me from finishing it, so it sat on the shelf for a while. Now I was able to finish it. It wasn't easy because the clay had hardened from sitting on shelf, and I had to scrape parts off it and put new clay over it. And then after baking, it developed scores of hairline cracks everywhere. I had to repair the cracks, and then paint it over with one coat of acrylic paint.

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    What the hell...boar!! Man, it´s awesome, a really bad piggy, L O L .

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    Awwww....that's just too cool for words! We have a pet kuni kuni pig who sits just like that. Great job and has a serious attitude. :-) Love it!

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    Wow, he's really badass. Nice detailing, great job!
    How big is he?

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    Awesome piggy!!! - I love all the thorny horns all over him!
    Woulda been cool if you could make his tail stand up, but that's actually quite a neat solution you have there for the tail.
    nice!...an welcome back

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    Thanks everyone!

    Theo: He is pretty good sized-- a foot long and 9 inches tall.

    Deon: Thanks for the welcome back I made the tail like this because I'm planning to make a mold and get some few casts out of it (which we will see how it goes). The tusks and the ears are also removable.

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    I just can't tell if that's Sweet Swine or Precious porcine pork. Kool as hell either way.

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    awesome man, i love the pig fat folds on the hind legs. great texture work aswell.

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    Looks ugly, however sveet
    I like his face expression and all the details

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    Hey Mike Glad to see you back

    The boar looks fantastic m8, glad to see this all finished, are you going to do a painted one?

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    Bongsplat: Thanks! Yes, I'm going to paint one when I get some casts made. I'm thinking of painting it reddish brown

    Mah' Crub: I'm not sure either but I prefer my pork smoked, not smothered in sauce. Just like they do it in the South.

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    Nice to see this guy finally finished up. He looks quite pissed off.

    That dusty greyish brown colour really looks good on it.

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    Awesome sculpt man! He's from the Hellfire Peninsula, in World of Warcraft, right?

    Are you from Puerto Rico, and you sculpt? Contact me if you do! Looking for people to teach me more in sculpting.
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    Wow Mike, that looks AWESOME!! Really outstanding job man.

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    Great piece. I really like how he has loads of charachter and expression even in a static pose. That takes skill!

    Really fun, thanks for giving us a look!

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    My part of the South smokes it and than soaks it in Vinager and peppers.....man I miss that stuff. Your piggy-wig would no doubt be a bit on the gamey side. Might have to soak it in buttermilk with the cat-fish. But still, I bet you will sell parcels of pigs to patrons a plenty, or at least I hope so, he's great.

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    i am a big fan of this sculpt and detail great work
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    Very impressive design and sculpting, both.

    That dude is overflowing with attitude, and the tusks to back it up!

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    Its good to see the boar finsihed, I sure do like your characters.
    Looking forward to seeing the casts

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    I have a small art show coming up so I was in a rush to make something. I made several copies of the Gloopies and painted all different colors. It was such fun.

    Also, I have been experimenting with silicon molds and resin casting. In the photo below, I made casts of plaster, resin, and then resin with sand and other with calcium carbonate. Worked well, except that the calcium carbonate bubbled a lot and rose out of the mold like bread with yeast. I guess it got too much moisture in it.

    I'm trying to ease into the process, getting used to it.

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    Ohooooo these are great!!!! You are going to sell every one of them.
    Question? What is calcium carbonate???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mah ' Crub View Post
    Ohooooo these are great!!!! You are going to sell every one of them.
    Question? What is calcium carbonate???
    I sure hope so! Anyway, calcium carbonate is limestone or chalk. They sell them at hardware stores as "lime".

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    Gloopies! I like the blue/green one in the middle best, it's a very pleasing colour!

    Good luck with your art show!

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    Yep, that blue-green one, I'm keeping! I'm going to have to make a new sculpt that is more detailed and also a better mold for it...the one I have, I keep having to rework all the castings (lots of bumps to sand off, holes to fill, etc.)

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    the hellboar is so cute! I Love it.

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    For my next project...I'm working on some little "demons" critters. They will look similar to that toothy gray fellow (see picture). That piece is very old...I must have done that one over 25 years ago and it is missing some teeth. I'm rather fond of that little toad so I am making more like him.

    So far, I am working out the basic forms. They are basically a big wad of aluminum foil covered up with regular white sculpey. I will be adding another layer of clay and fill them out, but first I will have to mix up a batch of my special mix.

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    the slime things are cool, did you use silicon gap filler to make the molds?

    last i tried it didn't dry to well, is there a appropriate thickness for it to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaroldsng View Post
    the slime things are cool, did you use silicon gap filler to make the molds?

    last i tried it didn't dry to well, is there a appropriate thickness for it to work?

    I add some glycerine (about 7 drops/oz of silicone) and few drops of acrylic paint to the silicone caulk, and it helps it to cure throughout, so if you do that, you should be able to slather on a relatively thick layer (about 1/4 inch thick) and it will cure. If you don't add the glycerine it will take forever to cure.

    It is probably best to lay on a thin layer first, and then add another layer after a hour or so...silicone will stick to silicone.

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    Small update...teeth! I made teeth and eyes ahead of time, and baked them. Then they will be easier to work around without getting them messed up.

    Also, I found that Super Sculpey is way too much soft and sticky for my liking...it was a lot like working with taffy or bubble gum. So I am mixing up a batch. My combo is about 2 parts regular sculpey, 1 part Van Akens polyclay ( it is similar to Sculpey firm), and 1 part Super Sculpey. Yeah, I know...it looks like someone threw up.

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    Oh man.... I nearly blew a bubble out of my nose when I saw this guy... He's great. Keep em coming.

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