Hey all, I'm seeking some help with a model I have to make for my sophmore product class. Usually I'll use 20lb foam, bondo, etc. to make my models, however, my assignment for this semester was to make an anime-inspired action figure! I've had a lot of fun thus far doing my sketches and renderings. However, one question remains: How am I going to model this? I figure some sort of sculpting clay would be my best bet. I need something that can be built up easily and it fairly firm so I can carve into it with tools. I'd also like to be able to bake it or something so that I can sand, prime, and paint it. I'm a pretty proficient(sp?) modeller, and I'd just like to expand my horizons to things beyond foam.
Anyways, I guess I need to know what soft of clay I should be looking to get, as well as some tips on technique. If anyone knows of any sites that could help me it would be greatly apprecieted!
Here's some info on what I plan to do with my model:
It's going to be about a foot tall, and I guess I'd make a wire frame for it first for stability. Also, I can have a pole in the back with a rod connected to the torso section to keep it standing. I was thinking of just doing a contraposto pose. After I'm done sculpting I'd like to bake it and then sand and prime it, then add paint and detail. It dosn't have to move or anything so I am wondering if I should still make it in sections or all in one piece... Anyways, here's some early sketches I had scanned in for an example. My renderings differ a bit from these, but I don't have them right now because they are in a display case
Thanks so much in advance! Please ask any questions you want! I troll this site forever so I'll be here