wdmartin Posted December 5, 2019 Share Posted December 5, 2019 I've decided that a mini I'm working on needs a torch that some terrified adventurer dropped on the floor. Having failed to find a suitable pre-made one, I've embarked on an attempt to sculpt one. Here's my first attempt: I basically just stuck a blob of green stuff on a bit of sprue from a 3D print and tugged little bits out of it with a pair of tweezers. It's not especially successful. I went straight to the flames, and that was a mistake. They're the last part, and they're insubstantial -- their fuel should be at least partly visible, and they should spread in only one direction (based on the air currents). Here's my second attempt: I made a thin sausage of green stuff and put it on a waxed paper plate that I smeared with petroleum jelly first, then flattened it by running my fingers along it. After letting it cure for about half an hour, I sliced the edges off with a scalpel, and then peeled up a ribbon. That, in turn, got wrapped around a bit of brass rod. And then I snipped off the end of the brass rod. This is the cloth or whatever that they wrapped around the end of the stick and dunked in tar or pitch or oil. It's curing at the moment. My plan is to mix up a tiny bit of green stuff -- or maybe milliput, I have that too -- and make a teeny, itty bitty sausage of the stuff to press onto the top and try tweezing it again. I've got better tweezers now -- the first attempt was done with the little pull-out tweezers from my swiss army knife. Any tips or suggestions would be welcome. 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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