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?
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.
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)
Cheers guys, am planning a trip to B&Q soon. Seems they have quite a bit of kit i could cannibalize
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?do...0073597844707#)
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.
Oooops. Just seen one of your previous threads where both Tiranti AND that link are mentioned. Sorry
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