Core of Large figures
Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:36 PM
I was wondering what people use to make the core of a large figure, say somthing like a dragon or gaint (things bigger than 25-30mm). to make the figure castable is it green stuff all the way or is there other things that can be used then skinned with GS for details?
Thanks for the help,
Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:07 PM
It really depends on the figure. If the main part of it is small enough to remain in one piece then I would just stick with regular putty. You can also bulk it out with old putty, putties you don't like to use normally, dried putty bits, etc. I've heard some people like to use magic sculp because it's the most inexpensive of epoxy putties. Sometimes its good to use a harder putty like Aves or Milliput. This will give you a nice solid foundation to work on and will help keep your matrix from moving around on you without having to use a heavy gauge wire.
If you need to cut your figure in half and/or hollow it out I would recommend pre-engineering it. Create your cut/hollow cavity FIRST, and then build the figure around it. It will take you a little longer to get started, but it's MUCH easier to finish that way.
Hope that helps~
Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:25 AM
I've seen others using anything from Styrofoam to wood for the cores of large creatures. It all ended up looking good if you ask me. Also using something like Styrofoam, assuming you don't need a detailed skeleton, would save a lot of weight on the final figure.
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