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No real ones exist, which is good motivation..

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I'm still working on refining it; it's made of super sculpey, the next step is to bake it, then paint.. I'd also like to make a mold of it, ideally..

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Might I say that is really awesome!

Anything you did with the legs to keep the top from wanting to crumble them?

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what kind of paint would you use on that? (i'm kind of 3-D artisically challenged. but I'm still intrigued)

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Geez, the endless talent that you people seem to posses... you ppl never fail to amaze me...
I would get too frustrated with making the darn thing and destroy it in the most satisfying way...
but that's why your the artist :rolleyes:

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Answers:

I used armature wire in the legs, neck, and even inserted into the feet to add weight.. I have some in the base of his tail, and I'll have to use some thin wire in his nose, for some necessary support, I reckon

I plan to use Liquitex acrylics, they are workable on any porous surface. I recommend them.

And also, thanks for the comments ^-^

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Pretty awesome, I say!

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Woo :lol: That looks super cool! I guess it's free-standing? It must be hard to get it to be free standing. Legs and joints tend to crack over time with sculpey @_@ So if it comes out good after baking, maybe making a mold and a sturdy resin version of the figurine will be longer lasting.

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Yeah, he can free stand, but of course any small change in balance and he's down. The trick is getting the gesture to look like how I want while retaining balance. I'm gonna continue to refine him using the Unleashed intro as reference. I love how he looks in that. I want to cast him for those reasons (I'd consider even just painting the cast and leaving the original clay in a box or something); I hope the cast would be balanced.. I've been pondering what angle would be wisest to set the mold, which would have to be 2 part. It sucks that the compound has such a short shelf life, since we have a good supply but it was open a while ago..

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Ch-ch-ch-changes..
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Moving along..

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I hate to tell you, but it's very likely that to make a mold you'd need to destroy the original. At least that's what I gather from what I've learned about making . Of course, cosplay could be a completely different ballpark from statues. Either way, I know Alginate is frequently used in mold-making and isn't too hard to come by.

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I've made molds before, in small quantities, with small parts; we have/had a 2 part compound where you basically cover the original part in a non-stick solution, then there's the blue rubber part that forms the mold, then when that cures, you remove the piece and pour in the mixed pastic/resin solution. I've just never used it with a clay part before so I'd hope it'd take the anti-stick stuff okay. But I figure there's no need for any hard to come to the original model. Thanks for the info though.

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Wow, that's really good! It looks like an official Sega-made figure almost.

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Wow, that's really good! It looks like an official Sega-made figure almost.

Trying to get beyond that ''almost'' ;)

Currently smoothing out the rough edges. Need to get back in gear..

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That is awsome. BUT! You've prompted me to sing-

Everybody Super Sonic Sculpting
Gotta keep your clay right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Sculpting
There's no time to look around
With just Super Sonic Sculpting
Model to the point of no return
Everybody Super Sonic Sculpting
Come on let the fire burn
Everybody, Everybody, Everybody


But wow, that's sculpty? That's really great. If you do make a mold, a change of paint could easily make it Shadow! ;)

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That is awsome. BUT! You've prompted me to sing-

Everybody Super Sonic Sculpting
Gotta keep your clay right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Sculpting
There's no time to look around
With just Super Sonic Sculpting
Model to the point of no return
Everybody Super Sonic Sculpting
Come on let the fire burn
Everybody, Everybody, Everybody


But wow, that's sculpty? That's really great. If you do make a mold, a change of paint could easily make it Shadow! ;)


:lol: :lol: awesome, that works perfectly. I'm gonna keep that running in my head when I work on him

The way I had it at first was more like Shadow, sorta bent-y.. I guess one way they look different (at least by now) is Supe's spines are more streamlined

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;) :lol: awesome, that works perfectly. I'm gonna keep that running in my head when I work on him

The way I had it at first was more like Shadow, sorta bent-y.. I guess one way they look different (at least by now) is Supe's spines are more streamlined


The sad part is I knew the whole song from memory. yeah. I like Sonic R waaaayyyyy too much. :lol:

If you do like Shad, you could always make one mold, and then while the clay is still moldable, you could bend the spines for a different character.

Keep up the (Fabulous) work!

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Nice sculpture viper and nice song Nocturne lol. I like how Super Sonic's just chilling in his bboy stance.

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Although you're very far along and it looks wonderful, have you considered using one of those plastic figurines as a guide to keep it on model? That could go one of two ways- It could really help, or you'd end up going all OCD trying to make them look the same. :P

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Although you're very far along and it looks wonderful, have you considered using one of those plastic figurines as a guide to keep it on model? That could go one of two ways- It could really help, or you'd end up going all OCD trying to make them look the same. :P

My reference thus far consists of a few stills I took of SuperSonic in the Unleashed intro with my phone, lol. It's actually made me notice how wonky the Resaurus Sonic is in places, while still being the best sculpt available for Sonic toys (outside the import sculpts they sell at Play Asia and such). They have to compromise in certain aspects for production to be viable, I suppose.

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Well, took me long enough to get back on this.. but I finally did.
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Oh my gosh! Wow! The paint really makes it look good (I guess because you can see his expression, now). Great job!

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It looks so badass. Really good sculpting. I have to wonder though. Did you just post these pictures of an old finished project or did it literally take you almost two years to finish this? I can't imagine someone leaving an unbaked sculpture just hanging around and it not getting messed up or smooshed. Not unless it was baked already and you just didn't paint it. That would make sense.

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It looks so badass. Really good sculpting. I have to wonder though. Did you just post these pictures of an old finished project or did it literally take you almost two years to finish this? I can't imagine someone leaving an unbaked sculpture just hanging around and it not getting messed up or smooshed. Not unless it was baked already and you just didn't paint it. That would make sense.


Hehehe, you don't know viper very well... If you saw his studio :(

Great job on finally finishing it, chief :mellow:

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It looks so badass. Really good sculpting. I have to wonder though. Did you just post these pictures of an old finished project or did it literally take you almost two years to finish this? I can't imagine someone leaving an unbaked sculpture just hanging around and it not getting messed up or smooshed. Not unless it was baked already and you just didn't paint it. That would make sense.

Heh, nope, I left it unbaked, hesitant to bake it lest some mistake reveal itself that I could have fixed. I kept it protected. Of course this was foolish as the clay dried out a bit, so I had to then fix cracks here and there. Had to putty a couple spots after baking too. And now I was too scared to sand it in places in case it broke, lol.

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Great job!




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