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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2012, 09:38:22 AM »
I also have questions:

  • If I wish to make something like a shovel in her hands, would thin brass sheet be OK for the blade? How thick?
  • If I made her a superhero, which category would that be?
  • What chemicals would not respond well to the mouldmaking process? I know I have this annoying habit of filling spaces with Zap-a-gap... Will Loctite 401 stay intact, or ruin everything?


For anyone who wants wings, I can recommend leaving them up to the converters unlees Hasslefree are going to start photoetching, as they will turn out too thick.
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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2012, 09:54:17 AM »
Thin Brass sheet would be OK (I wouldn't go much thinner than 0.5mm) but the issue may come with fixing it in place...superglue/zap-a-gap is not going to cut it in the mould making process.

I'd suggest that super heroes are sci-fi.
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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2012, 10:28:56 AM »
I'd suggest that super heroes are sci-fi.
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With your suggestion I'm afraid that 3 of my armatures will contest for the same category... oups!
By the way Chironex I'm working on two super heroes : Wonder woman and super girl, just hope we won't sculpt the same subject.
On second thought it would be interesting to get several mini with the same idea, after all it's a competition!
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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2012, 12:05:03 PM »
I hope that I am not the only one to sculpt a Sleiti... I'd like to see more of them turn up so that I can buy some :) . Whether I win, lose or REALLY lose, I don't mind because I'll still end up with my sculpt in metal and that is pretty cool in its own right :mrgreen: !

There is a distinct lack of supers out there so the more the merrier, I say :D .
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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2012, 12:54:58 PM »
There is a distinct lack of supers out there so the more the merrier, I say :D .
Amen to that!

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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #105 on: July 23, 2012, 01:06:15 AM »
Thin Brass sheet would be OK (I wouldn't go much thinner than 0.5mm) but the issue may come with fixing it in place...superglue/zap-a-gap is not going to cut it in the mould making process.

I agree. I'd recommend using green stuff to glue stuff or heat resistant epoxy glue. Superglue can desolve depending on the moulding process used which can lead to mould damage, moved parts and a mouldmaker needing a tweezer to get all bits out. As to attacking the blade to a handle: I'd make both from brass and solder then together or you take the brass, flatten one end make file that end into a spade.

As to making wings: for those who want to have a try:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v490/minimaker/Mini%20sculpting-Techniques/?action=view&current=wings.jpg

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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #106 on: July 23, 2012, 12:22:14 PM »
whatever you decide to add to your figure you need to look at its dimensions.  0.5mm brass should be fine but the vulcanising procedure will reduce its depth considerably so if Kev thinks it wont cast well then this could go against you, it is also liable to end in the mould during de-moulding.  if you thicken it a bit with greenstuff then this will help.

you cant fill gaps with superglue or the equivalent.  the heat during vulcanisation will melt it and the bits will move, then the figure will fall apart during de-moulding and you wont get a decent cavity to get a casting from...this means we wont be able to send you a copy of your casting.
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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #107 on: July 23, 2012, 09:09:26 PM »
Hi Sally,

a quick question for you. If it comes to ballgowns, dance clothes, etc. is there any specific period design (Victorian, Louis xiv, Colonial, Wild West, Medieval) which you like? And yes, it's related to sculpting. :)

Bye,
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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #108 on: July 24, 2012, 06:35:44 AM »
I was working on a victorian ballgown type miniature. Then stopped and decided to do something easier.

At the moment I've finished one and am on to my second.

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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #109 on: July 27, 2012, 11:19:34 PM »
I am still waiting for my armatures to arrive. Super heriones in Sci-Fi, got it that changes up my plans. I would love to see some WIP if people would like to post them.


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« Reply #110 on: July 27, 2012, 11:47:41 PM »
I am still waiting for my armatures to arrive. Super heriones in Sci-Fi, got it that changes up my plans. I would love to see some WIP if people would like to post them.

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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #111 on: July 28, 2012, 12:56:56 PM »
you cant fill gaps with superglue or the equivalent.  the heat during vulcanisation will melt it and the bits will move, then the figure will fall apart during de-moulding and you wont get a decent cavity to get a casting from...this means we wont be able to send you a copy of your casting.

Can gaps be filled with superfine (white) milliput?
I've added a lot of water to a little bit of my milliput-mixture to make it even paintable, and used it to smooth down the surface (most of all where I filed to heavy)...
Could this work, or would a too fine layer of milliput mess up the model aswell after demoulding?

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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #112 on: July 28, 2012, 04:21:25 PM »
Milliput should be fine.
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« Reply #113 on: August 02, 2012, 08:28:23 AM »
Signed up to post my WIP!

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« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 08:32:11 AM by libertee »
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather & ask for it back when it starts to rain. 

most mornings i wake up grumpy.   sometimes i just let him sleep.

my life consists of brief snatched moments of living my life hidden deep among chaos, confusion& the  going crazy, every night i go to sleep filled with hope & enthusiasm for the new day coming.  then i wake up & think "here I go again" & just aim to survive.

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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #115 on: August 02, 2012, 08:34:04 AM »
Hi Sally,

a quick question for you. If it comes to ballgowns, dance clothes, etc. is there any specific period design (Victorian, Louis xiv, Colonial, Wild West, Medieval) which you like? And yes, it's related to sculpting. :)

Bye,
Ming-Hua

anything you think will sell really.  if something can boost an existing range it is good but not essential, diversity is good.

i personally like Steampunk/Victorian and am a huge fan of the very expesnive Smart Max 'Smog' stuff.
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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #116 on: August 03, 2012, 10:58:18 AM »
Oh noes! The Armiture is out of stock! How long till I can buy (with monies) more? Working with her has been a blast and I'm hoping to bust out a few more designs before the deadline and picking my entrys :D

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« Reply #117 on: August 07, 2012, 09:19:49 PM »
I may have missed it, but how do we submit an entry. Do we send an image by PM to Sally or email to hasslfree or send the actual sculpt?

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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #118 on: August 07, 2012, 09:30:18 PM »
Sally said she's going to release info on how to submit entries closer to the time. IIRC she also mentioned it will be in the form of photographs.

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« Reply #119 on: August 08, 2012, 07:42:51 AM »
I read it that they would be judged on the miniatures themselves but only the photos needed to be in by the deadline. To allow for delivery times.

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Re: 2012 SCULPTING COMPETITION
« Reply #120 on: August 08, 2012, 10:49:50 AM »
Allo People

As a result of a query we have clarified the rules above with an additional ine. We understand most of you will realise this but thought we should do so just in case. Any additions to the sculpt must be either scratchbuilt or Hasslefree parts. No parts from other companies please. Obviously this would mean we couldn't cast it up without breaking the law.

So could nobody send in an armature with a Space Marine helmet on and make Sal grumpy  :swear:

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« Reply #121 on: August 09, 2012, 07:49:14 AM »
It's official... I am in ;) Started sculpting today. Bit rusty after all those years... but it sure as heck feels good to be sculpting again. Making it myself easy and aiming to complete one instead of several (looks at Minimaker ;) ) My plan however isn't quite as simple... hope i can pull it off. it's a bit fiddly and time consuming if i stick to my original idea ^^

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« Reply #122 on: August 09, 2012, 08:17:54 AM »
Welcome to the comp and good luck ^^

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« Reply #123 on: August 09, 2012, 11:43:14 AM »
It's official... I am in ;) Started sculpting today. Bit rusty after all those years... but it sure as heck feels good to be sculpting again.

Now there's a blast from the past! I hope you are well, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with :)
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« Reply #124 on: August 09, 2012, 12:51:30 PM »
I guess I'm another one drawn here by the competition, but I think I'll stay ^_^

This has been my first time sculpting in 28mm, so I hope she's good enough...
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