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PostSubject: Question about Wire amature   Question about Wire amature EmptyFri Aug 29, 2014 2:27 pm

Hello,  cheers

I see so many of you in this forum making such beautiful sculptures of animals! I tried it myself sometimes.. but i always fail.
..and I think, the problem lies with how i do the wire amature, i just can't get it right! >.< so my question was:
how do you do the wire amature? do you bend it, burn it together, or you use special products to bend it?
I'd like to know cus i have super sculpey, but never can use it because i always fail!
hope some of you can help me?? Ps. I don't know if i placed this in the right caragory.. correct me if i didnt xD

Thanks, Stardust
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I like to use wire, bend it into shape, and use aluminum foil to hold the pieces together and build up bulk. Very Happy

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Good luck, Stardust Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Question about Wire amature   Question about Wire amature EmptyFri Aug 29, 2014 9:37 pm

Hey, thats good question! I'd like to hear about that too and wanna make my own model some day =)

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PostSubject: Re: Question about Wire amature   Question about Wire amature EmptyFri Aug 29, 2014 11:05 pm

I also like to uses aluminium foil too, unless it's a very small figure. Also, I make my armature out of one piece of wire. This way it won't fall apart while scupting but it is less easy to reposition the wire.
Here's a little picture of a wire armature:
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I wish you good luck with sculpting and I'm curious to see what you're going to sculpt! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Question about Wire amature   Question about Wire amature EmptySat Aug 30, 2014 12:32 am


I just use regular, cheap wire from the hardware store which you can bend with pliers.  
I cut one section for the body and then two for the legs which I then use masking tape to secure together.  
I bulk up the form with aluminum foil and then start adding clay.
This makes a very sturdy skeleton that will stay together.
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Thank you all so much for all the great tips, i feel like i can try soon! cheers  I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Question about Wire amature   Question about Wire amature EmptySat Aug 30, 2014 10:53 am

Hey thats exactly what I was wanting to know!!! Saves me creating a thread cheers Thank you cheers
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Yes, thank you A-J and specially Elephas_Maximus, that was very helpful! cyclops cyclops

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PostSubject: Re: Question about Wire amature   Question about Wire amature EmptySat Aug 30, 2014 3:25 pm

Nice topic! I usually make similar wire armature as Elephas_Maximus, similar technique. I buy wires for that purpose in florist shop, florist wire is available in few different thicknesses. Smile

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I've never made models before, but if I do, I might use wire. Very Happy

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