Post by Troll Forged on Jul 9, 2010 14:28:51 GMT -5
Thanks for posting this, I thought I did when playing with fimo or polymer the first time but might have forgot. :-[
I have the package btw.
Troll Forged Miniatures trollsforge.com/ "TBH the professionals out there still put their pants on one leg at a time. everyone is faking it, the very fact you're out there doing it makes you professional." Borak
Hi All, I'm only sculpting six months so I'm sure most guys here will be far more progressed in their sculpting career. However I have been busy and correlated quite a bit of relevant information and processes that may be of help to newby sculpters like myself.
Post by Dusty's Corner on Aug 13, 2012 13:00:09 GMT -5
Thought I'd add a few tuts here.
Using things laying about
Of course there are many other things you could use; Stones, Comb, Fabrics, Leaves, Sticks....The important thing is to look around you and find things which are interesting and could be of use. Then try different ways to use it as a tool.
Sculpt Tools – Making your own (Teeth Tool)
1. Take a piece of drinks can being very careful with the edges!
2. Fold over to create a tight “U” shape. Do not crease the “U” shape.
3. Using flat nosed pliers away from the curve of the “U” shape, flatten the sides down a bit. You want this piece to go straight up, curve over the top and then come straight down again.
4. Use a sculpt tool (or other) to straighten the ”U” shape if it’s becomes distorted.
5. Get good trusted scissors and begin to cut following the edge of the “U” shape.
6. As you cut, the metal will most likely start to churl. Do not worry, just continue to cut a lengthy strip.
7. Snip off the strip and then using the handle of the scissors and on a flat solid surface, run the handle along the cut strip to flatten it back out again. Try not to put too much pressure towards the actual crease of the “U” shape (The more rounded part of the handle when pressing will help avoid that).
8. Again poke away with the sculpting tool to re-adjust/straighten the “U” shape. Then inspect and quickly try it out.
9. Find a suitable handle for which you can stick your new tool into and make it easier to use. Glue it in place and use putty to pack it out and secure it firmly in place.
10. It takes practicing!
Using Tin Foil (Armatures)
I made a video tutorial for a competition on Youtube being run by Polyform (Sculpey). It had to be a really small file, which meant the video is short and not the best of quality (under 25mb). It's just a simple tip, but if you guys wouldn't mind clicking the "Like" button for it, it'll help me out heaps and make me really happy!