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So some moar practice...

 

I went to twist the balls off the dollie, and the skin coat came off on one side, and the whole thing came off the other...

 

I mixed up some stuff, with Vaseline on my fingers, re skin coated the ball, and tried to make a ball on the other wrist....

I could not get the stuff to stick in anything resembling a ball, so plan B went into effect, and i bent a small loop on the end of a paperclip, and made a ball, on that, thinking that I can cut osy of the mini's hands off, and pin the completed pom pom into place, and add a bit moar putty....

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Then I tried to sculpt the skin coated ball in the manner suggested...

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on the upper inside, as I was sculpting it, the skin coat started to come off, so if it looks a tad rough.....

 

Thanks for looking!

 

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 One thing you might want to do to make them look less like a superpower effect is to change the positions of the arm into a more cheerleader-like position, with one arm raised up almost vertical so it's thrusting the pom-pom up into the air.

If you cut the dolly at the shoulders, you can rotate one arm up quite a bit and the other down a little to be closer to the hip, without too much fuss.

 

 

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On 3/24/2018 at 7:10 PM, robinh said:

looking better ...

 

But maybe you are stuffing the pom pom to far up the arm so its makes it look like a spell effect instead.    I would cover no more than the hand area maybe.

I agree with robinh, it should cover less of the hand & none of the arm. The sculpting looks really good though! Definitely improved over the initial try!

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