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 HELP! Sculpting Details and Supplies

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HELP! Sculpting Details and Supplies
« on: Jun 13, 2018, 11:01 PM »
I'm so curious...I want to add bone detail around the t visor area to my bucket... I am a sculptor. I'm new to the armor building scene and would like to know what kind of substance I can use to sculpt further detail onto the face of my bucket to simulate texture without it falling of...any suggestions? 

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Re: HELP! Sculpting Details and Supplies
« Reply #1 on: Jun 15, 2018, 07:16 PM »
I'd suggest bondo.  Get some of the putty version, mold it in place and let it set.  Then take a dremmel and carve out the details.  I'd practice on some scrap pieces first though, find a mixture and a tool bit you like.

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Re: HELP! Sculpting Details and Supplies
« Reply #2 on: Jun 15, 2018, 07:42 PM »
If you're doing a modern era kit, any bone detailing needs to look like it was attached like a trophy, not like it is part of the helmet or like it grew from the helmet.  So attachment points need to be obvious.

Milliput, plumbers epoxy butty, bondo,  sculpey (you can oven bake it since you'll be attaching it anyway).  the bondo suggestion will work too, but it's not as thick as the others, and the work time is shorter while it's still pliable. 

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Re: HELP! Sculpting Details and Supplies
« Reply #3 on: Jun 16, 2018, 02:38 AM »
Apoxie sculpt works pretty good. You can even sculpt it onto painters tape and pop it off and attach it after itís cured and added again unless you are good with sculpting as you mentioned then just sculpt onto the helmet. Iíve used it on a resin helmet and it works well to fix an oops such as cutting out too much visor. Like this helmet.





I havenít finished it yet but the apoxie sculpt attached itself to the helmet as well as some of my support material to make it so I donít waste as much of the materials. Covered over by bondo to smooth out the divots I made. Itís good stuff I tell you what!

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