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Posted: Apr 7 2012, 01:41 AM
Member No.: 6,769
Joined: 28-February 12
Hi guys so i ordered some milliput a few days ago as i had the great but daunting idea and trying to sculpt my own squigs. This will be my frist attempt at sculpting anything i was wondering if any one had some tips, hints, tricks of the trade?
Posted: Apr 7 2012, 02:47 AM
Warboss Azbad Bonecruncher
Member No.: 4,967
Joined: 13-January 09
I'd mix Miliput at least 50:50 with Greenstuff for sculpting models, so it has better properties for sculpting. Otherwise its a bit too much like plasticine and isn't very elastic.
In general for creating your own models you should build your models off an armature. For example highly compacted aluminium foil can create the bulk, saving the need to use loads of putty, paper clips or other stiff wire can be the basis for legs or arms, etc.
Get/make a good selection of sculpting tools, Silicone clay shapers are supposed to be good, but I just use a standard GW sculpting tool, and a few other home made tools.
Keep in mind that if they are going to stand next to GW Squigs you need to get the scale and shape as similar as possible so that your models don't look out of place. Add small bits of putty at a time to flesh out the armature, make it slightly smaller than what you're aiming for, when you're happy with the shape let it cure completely. When it's cured add a skin layer sculpting in as much detail as possible.
Don't plan to bend Miliput once it's set, it goes rock hard, unlike Greenstuff that can be bent slightly after it cures.
Sorry I can't be of any more use, I tend to only use Miliput on bases and terrain. Good luck, and let us know how you come on.