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Thread: Modelling Throne Problems!
April 17th, 2012 #1
Modelling Throne Problems!
I'm having serious problems to come up with smooth/flat surfaces in a throne I'm attempting to sculpt for my modern Hamlet adaptation. I'm using super sculpey in it's standard and firm variants and I really have no clue on how to achieve the flatness and sharped edges so that it looks like wood/stone...
Maybe super sculpey is not the best medium available but I don't know what else I could use, if you guys have any idea on what and how I could do I'd really appreciate it!!
Here you have my model refference so that you can have an idea on what I'm planning to do.
Thanks in advance!
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Using something harder than super sculpy, like chavant clay, will certainly help. Also lots of use of cutting tools.
April 18th, 2012 #3
Try making each part of the throne separately and once baked gluing them together, that way using a flat surface and a rolling pin you can get the pieces nice and flat and using a knife cut the edges to keep them sharp.
Another option could be using styrene sheets for the large flat areas and Apoxie Sculpt for the details
April 18th, 2012 #4
thanks folks, I'm actually doing a bit of the two advices but instead of styrene (which I don't even know where to find it) I'm using some very thin, paper-like wood sheets.
I'll post the results in brief!
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Hi Sirbanti. I usaly use a base of Balsa wood for this tipe of thing building the basic structure and then role out my sculpy in a Pasta maker to a very thin sheet and actualy glue it onto the surface with modeling glue before i bake it. nice sharp edges and you get to put in a lot of textures.
April 29th, 2012 #6
I'm with Heineche. Some sort of soft wood or maybe even popsicle sticks would be best to for the base of your throne. It will save you A LOT of time versus trying for hours upon hours to get clay perfectly flat and smooth.
Keep us updated on your project, it looks awesome!