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Smellybug, your first tutorial was really inspiring and its awsome to see that your doing another one.
I have a question for either you or anyone who knows something about this, and that is: How crutial is it to use alluminum wire when making the armature. I've tryed everywhere from a local metals store to home depot or arts stores and can't seem to find any. Do you use aluminum simply because its easy to work with or is it important later on in, say, the fireing process?
Are there other alternatives you could suggest?
ohhh man!!! this is awesome!!! long time since I visited this great forum the last time...
amazing to come bak and catch u un the making of this beautifull (¿?¿?¿?) sculpt..
keep on rocking!!!
we all wanna learn from you
nice to see u working dude!!!!
u are the best!!!!
question.. where can I get good muscles reference images on the net???
Im making a spiderman and a aioria (saint seiya E - G ), and I want to make them as good as I can...
thanks foryour time sharing your creation dude!!!..
really apreciate this...
Sweet stuff! keep the magic coming please!
Oh hey, the mobile armature, something you didn't use in the other tutorial.
when you turned it over, what part were you grabbing to turn it?
I have learned so much from your Tutorials. thanks man
WOW! awesome work ....
question...why did you mixed the different kinds of sculpey...im a layman
Gao: Not using mixed sculpey here...just using the new gray firmer sculpey. Good stuff!
Dex; Awesome thankyou!
Dan: I just grab the sculpture and turn until it's in the detail stage, just use pliers or vice grips on the pipe otherwise, y'know?
tsunami: If you image google the word "muscles", you'll get more that you need. Or buy a book. Or a bodybuilding mag. Or go to www.3d.sk and look around.
cmr: you can use whatever, it's just that Aluminum wire is easy to bend, cut etc, and is easy to come by. Get it at most ceramics stores, or Dick Blick art supplies. Google armature wire, you should find something. Also I use it because it doesn't corrode with the clay. I tried coat hanger wire when I was a kid, but that cheap tin or whatever metal they make the stuff out of would start leaching crud all over after a few days. Whatever you use, make sure it's stainless.
more updates coming....
I have a quick question Smellybug.
What do you recommend to smooth the sculpey? You mention "turpernoid" and I hear lighter fluid, in your opinion which one is the Best?
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.
I always use Sculpey Diluent, it's really good for smoothing out a Sculpey sculpt
or softening the edges of some details.
On the subject of wires, I grabbed electrical wire from an auto store that has insulation around it, do you think it'll melt off if I bake the sculpt?
Is that the same as Clay softner?
Sweet~! Glad I asked before than find out later >.< Thanks a bunch!!
thanks so much for those links
Honestly I don't know since I only use Sculpey Diluent...
Originally Posted by kinkyMonkeyPropsculptor
Is that the same as Clay softner?
Where can i buy it?
Originally Posted by propsculptorHonestly I don't know since I only use Sculpey Diluent...
that looks like epoxy putty around the base of the hood. Did you peel back sculpey to bond wire to wire, or is it putty bonding wire to sculpey, or what?
hey!! nice process!!!
one thing.. I didnt get the idea of how u adjust the wire mesh´s shape to fit the base wire structure... did u cut it in halfs???.. cant realize how u did it...
I asked cause Im amking a dragon now, so I want to know hot to handle this wire meshs..
Master of the Sculpy.
Nice work son!!!!!!!!
I need Super Sculpey now!!!!!!!
Just have clay, and not the same man.
Amazing tutorial Petey.I like this concept even more than your last one.
What happened to the book you were planning ?
I emailed to get on your waiting list but got the email sent back.
when will this DVD be ready?
Last edited by 6thSun; August 18th, 2006 at 03:03 AM.
It's better to be remembered as the sand in the gears and not as the oil.
How would I subscribe to your mailing list? I tried to join by email at, pete@massiveblack and it was returned undeliverable. Your work is awesome!!!!
Much love Peter! I'm a little suprised you didn't bulk it up with foil... Is there any reason for that ?
this is looking great. thanks for doing this by the way! the illustration is amazing and i can't wait to see the final sculpt.