Minor/Repaint: WIP : head mold out clay

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by autobotchico, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. autobotchico

    autobotchico Well-Known Member

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    Ok guy this is my first time posting here this is also my first real custom that is more then just a repaint I wanted to make a Sunstreaker project. This is going to be head mold out clay same clay you would make potery from I guess; I found the clay in one of my old boxes and wanted to make a head sculpt from sctracht. once it done it will bake the head. Need and subjection or tips how to about it thank you guys
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I suggest of going to aves studios because they have sculpts that were work for customs. Just a suggestion because I have a feeling that your head sculpt is going to crack or worse crumble.
     
  3. Grimlockprime16

    Grimlockprime16 Me Grimlock King!

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    yeah I hope that works out okfor you and dont crack.
     
  4. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Clay will not give you the desired outcome. It's heavy, doesn't hold sharp detail, and doesn't mesh well with the plastic. It'll probably chip or crack. Plus it shrinks when fired, which will not be good for anything that requires fine tolerances and jointing.

    I definitely recommend you look into getting some of Aves' Apoxie Sculpt (www.avesstudio.com) if you're planning on doing any sculpt work.
     
  5. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Right now he kinda looks like Iron Streaker Mark I.
     
  6. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    just ot of curiosity does the air drying clay do better than the heat activated ones?
     
  7. grayfox

    grayfox Well-Known Member

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    The head, exactly as it looks in the pictures, is awesome. I would leave it like that. You might have trouble with clearance when you transform the figure but you can always make this a non transformable custom :) 
     
  8. autobotchico

    autobotchico Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone for your info; and inside knowleged; I guess I will reconcider making a head mold out of clay. You guys are the best;
     
  9. autobotchico

    autobotchico Well-Known Member

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    thank bro ur support. I glad someone like it.
     
  10. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    My way of sculpting heads is to take an excisting head that is in the size I want and start cutting it to the basic shape I am looking for.
    When I am somewhat close, I use some Mighty Putty to flesh out the details.
    Works perfectly.
    Works even better if you mix it up with some styrene parts to capture some of those more intricate details.

    Good luck on the sculpting though. I would not use clay...but good luck either way!
     
  11. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    You want to avoid clay. It won't work at all for what you're attempting. I've tried it befor. Let's just say it wasn't pretty.
     
  12. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    you wrong, dawg. not right at all.
    if youre going for the juggernaut look, you nailed it as is. but yeah, everyone else thats telling you to get the apoxie sculpt, theyre on the right track. there's also a tutuorial on sculpting headz. good luck, gawd speed.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutorials-how-tos/214512-whats-apoxie-sculpt-glad-you-asked.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutorials-how-tos/214554-custom-head-tutorial-sculpt-bot.html
     
  13. grayfox

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    I was kidding when I suggested that. I just thought a TF with that head would look hella funny ;D

    If I were to be more serious, then yeah, like someone else mentioned, I would use an existing head and sculpt added details with apoxy sculpt.
     
  14. autobotchico

    autobotchico Well-Known Member

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    :D ream: it look like the clay head sculp was just a bad idea , didn't realized it came with allot problem. thank you guy for all your help. the head felt off and got squist by someone....
     

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