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I'm into drawing and 3d-modelling, and I would really like to try out this sculpey stuff. (Especially after reading Smelly's tutorial, great work!)
I've read a bit and found that there are several types of sculpey.. Super Sculpey, Sculpey III, Liquid Sculpey, Original Sculpey, Premo Sculpey, etc.
It seems to me that super sculpey and sculpey III is most frequently used when creating concepts and similiar, yes? What's the difference between those two?
Any advice on good online shops to buy sculpey? How much would you recommend for starters? Maybe some general facts on how much sculpey is needed for concepts of this and that size..
Also, could anyone recommend a basic set of tools to get me started with?
i've never personally shopped here but you can try it if you want. www.createforless.com. otherwise, i get mine at walmart or michael's. the tools i use are a couple of dentist tools i bought at a flea market for a buck each, a paintbrush, and rubbing alcohol. dont waste your money on tools when you can do the exact same thing with stuff you may have at your place already. just use your imagination. hope that helped a bit.
Try this adress: http://www.sculpey.com/
For a starter use Sculpy 3. The pink or flesh as some people call it.
Most good art stores should carry a starter sculpting set of tools.
If you want to create anything worth while, stay away from sculpey and sculpey 3. They are both for children. They're both poor quality when baked(break very easily) as well as having poor sculpting qualities.
Super sculpey is the standard for sculpting of movie maquettes, toy masters and dolls. Premo, what I prefer, is also used and is gaining some on SS. Keep in mind that both these products are made in the USA making them easier to be bought here and may be a factor in their popularity here and that there are others that are as good that may be more readily available in your area.
In the end you will have to test a few products to determine one that fills your needs and ability.
How much you need is totally dependent on what your sculpting but you can bulk-out the sculpt with things such a aluminum foil which is a lot cheaper then clay.
Tons of information at:
Online sellers: don't know if they do international shipping:
Kobold is correct in saying the sculpy three in for kids and SUPER SCULPY in for the movie type industry.
The only problem with Super Sculpy is the see through quality. You do not quite get the real forms unless you look at the piece under a good light. It is very tricky. That is why allot of the pros mix black into their sculpy to make it look more like a Chavant clay (warm grey).
Any way give them a try and have some fun with it.
I've been wondering ; does super sculpey comes in other colours ? Venum, were you refering to black super sculpey ?
Actually Egerie they do not. For some reason Polyform the company only makes its in the pink color.Originally Posted by egerie
I'm sure that I'm not the only one waiting for them to make a grey version.
The black that I mentioned is just regular sculpy.
Hope that helps you out.
Its true that Polyform manufactures SS in only one color, but you can buy it premixed to a grey color at:
Please, note minimums to get the prices listed.
Originally Posted by KoBold
KOBOLD you are the man! Thanks for posting the URL. I knew they would have to make it sooner or later.
Thanks all, very helpful !
Well i order my Sculpey from The Netherlands, and i'm very happy with the service. Shipping from the usa would be too expensive in my case. http://www.hiekoo-creations.nl/ .. seems to be offline at the moment though..
Jeg har også lyst å få tak i super sculpey her i norge. Men fra www.sculpey.com har de et minimum på 50 dollar eller noe sånt.
Lets lay off the weird language, shall we? As i said, www.sculpey.com have a minimum order that is too much for my poor wallet. Besides, i want to try it out before i start buying in bulk.
Please let me know if you find some place that ships to norway, and have reasonable prices!
Sorry for the late reply guys, but I've been offline for a while.
npagan: Thanks for the link and info. I will definitely see what I have lying around, and then decide if I need anything more for starters.
Venum: I've read it all up a bit more now! Thanks! There are very few art stores around where I live, but I guess I could find something. Or I could take a trip to the capital, they have more stuff there for sure. Maybe I'll even find sculpey there.
KoBold: I never thought of that. Will check that out, although I think supersculpey is pretty popular here as well. I've talked a bit with some friends who have taken 3d classes and other art studies, and they say they got to work with ss at their school. But it's a good argument that there might me something more available around here that does the job for me in the beginning. Thanks! I also love the way the sculptures are bulked with wires and foil. Can't wait to get started on that..
Venum: Ah, so that's why it is mixed to another colour. Thanks for the tip, I seem to remember reading something about in the creature tutorial aswell.
Slash: Nice to see norwegians around here I will definitely let you know when I've researched a bit and found a good place to buy super sculpey. (Or, the other way around, if you find something, please let me know)
Thanks for the info everyone.. Very helpful!