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Registered: 02-2007
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Re: Need some sculpting help... update 6.8 w/ pix


Your doing a great job bro.

Defiently better than my first one!

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Registered: 12-2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Re: Need some sculpting help... update 6.8 w/ pix


In the picture with you holding it it appears that the sculpture is a little long in the face... I'd remove a little bit down in the chin area to shorten it up a bit. Keep taking measurements as you go and compare them with your head size. While it should be larger, it should stay in proportion. As far as smoothing, start raking the sculpture. Make some rakes with brass tube and jewelers saw blades (heat the blade a little, bend it into a circle and stick the ends into the brass tube, then super glue in place and/or use an epoxy putty to keep it in there). Very lightly rake in multiple directions, this will catch the high points of the sculpt and bring everything to a uniform level. Keep raking VERY lightly and move to smaller and smaller rakes. Pretty soon it'll be almost smooth and you can take a makeup sponge and 90% alcohol and smooth it out the rest of the way. Its your first sculpt so I don't know if you want to take this route but you could also make whats refered to as a scrap mold, or a "snap" which is a quick throwaway silicone mold, cast one in resin or fiberglass and then sand it baby butt smooth before making your final mold. Both methods work, really just depends on time and money.
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Dark Knight

Registered: 03-2007
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Need some sculpting help... update 6.8 w/ pix


Thanks guys! NewBat, I agree with you about the long face. The problem is that, as you can see, my highly sophisticated and expensive stand leaves little to no room for sculpting the chin just yet. However, in the movie, it looks like the gold part of the face covers his face while the chin of the helmet extends below his chin. (In the shot where you see the face retract while he's wearing it) Anyway, I'll be sure to post more pictures of my progress, and also maybe a shot of the tools I'm using for any advice on hot to use them best, because I think I have "rakes", but I'm not using them to their maximum potential. Thanks again bros.
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