Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Still More... Sculpting an Ambull

Top of the creature is sculpted, with respect to where the break of the two parts will be. I did have to slightly incise the Green Stuff a bit at the top to get it to separate but the join worked out well. Pink line indicates the break:

When I was sure I could not do any more damage to the sculpt, I began to clay-it-in for mold-making (it was my intention from the outset to try to cast a few in resin to make a little 'herd'). I began with a LEGO wall box, using a plasticine type clay to occupy form the barrier for the first half of the mold. Sprues and channels were made out of bits of wood.

The triangular part at the top is a pouring funnel built into the mold.

2 comments:

  1. Love the detail. Where do you take the ideas from? Or are they all completely yours?

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  2. The idea for the sculpt? It's a Games Workshop design, Citadel made a mini of it but I decided to make my own. Ideas for molding and casting technique come from reading many books on the subject, trying (and failing) and learning from experience.

    This is my first scale miniature sculpt. I'm eager to do more soon.

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