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As discussed in the Big-Mouthed, Putty Catcher thread, this thread will be a sculpt-along-with-me tutorial during which I'll walk you through the process of making a BMPC of your own.    Why the BMP

Step 1: Building the Armature   The first and arguably most important step of any sculpt is to build the armature.  Normally, this process would start with reference material and a template to get t

Step 2: Sculpting the Rock Base   Typically, if a critter is standing on the ground, I sculpt it first and add the base after the fact; however, in this case, the base is necessary to be there befor

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Finished its friends:

 

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Nice tutorial! Will have to try this!

I noticed in the above pics that some parts are a lighter green. You blended Apoxie-sculp or some thing with the green stuff? For what reason? Rigidity?

 

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Yes, the light green is a blend of Apoxie Sculpt and GS.  I use a blend of Apoxie for several reasons.  First, it makes the GS toolable when cured; and the GS makes it work better when not cured.  It cures very hard and sticks tighter than GS alone, so it is good for armatures.  GS alone is more flexible, which I want for some applications. Finally, Apoxie Sculpt is about half the price of GS, so I use it when I can to save money.

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Thank you Sir!

 

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EDIT: thinking about getting some tools.... If someone took away all your specialty sculpting tools but one, what one would you keep?

X-acto etc that most hooby people have are excepted from the provisio....

Cupped Clay shaper? Size?

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I can find all sorts out there on the web, so I don't need a mdse link, but what size set to get? I can find- 0, 2, & 6 inexpensively....

I am inclined to go 0, but my recent experiance with quality brushes makes me wonder....

 

Thanks for any Help!

 

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Size 0 cupped clay shaper sees the most use in my arsenal of that which I cannot make myself, followed closely by the pointed and the flat.  Usually, the three come together in a set with two others I don't use.

 

 

In truth, I do 90% of the work with 4 tools:

 

- My fingers

- Metal dental spatula (though many other metal bladed, but not sharp, tools would work; I know some who use a dulled Exacto knife for this).  I use this for shaping, rough layout, and blending,

- Cupped (0) clay shaper

- Fine-pointed, leaf blade I made myself.  This guy does almost all of my detail work save for a few applications where a pin tip is needed.

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