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    What diameter wire is best to make 6 to 8 Inc figure

    Hi all,
    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?

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    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.

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    Hi Crowv,
    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)

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    Cheers guys, am planning a trip to B&Q soon. Seems they have quite a bit of kit i could cannibalize

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    Hi Crowv,

    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.

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    Oooops. Just seen one of your previous threads where both Tiranti AND that link are mentioned. Sorry

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    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

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