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KaedeHikari
« on: April 21, 2006 04:19:44 PM »

Hi!! I came to this page the other day: http://www2d.biglobe.ne.jp/~dhnoah/make_00.htm
and I would really try my hand at this. But... I live in the Canary Islands and is hard to get stuff like that here. This is the list of things I should need:

sawdust
CMC (chemical paste) or starchy paste
bonding agent
stoneclay
epoxy resin

I'm trying to know if I could get this stuff easily in Spain. Really I even know if I could get it here but I don't know too well those items so... I hope everyone could help me.
Thanks a lot
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Nuhbe
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006 04:42:58 PM »

KaedeHikari, are you spanish??

We can speak in spanish, I think I can help you
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KaedeHikari
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006 10:24:02 AM »

Si! soy española! ^_^ no sabía en que idioma hablar  Huh
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Nuhbe
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006 04:10:58 PM »

Si! soy española! ^_^ no sabía en que idioma hablar  Huh

Genial!!! Mira, no entiendo muy bien los materiales que necesitas, pero estoy segura de que te puedo ayudar, si supieras traducirme los materiales....

Porcierto, creo que hay un foro que te puede interesar http://www.fimoland.com/foro/ (no te dejes engañar, no es sólo de Fimo Wink )
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006 01:45:07 PM »

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sawdust
CMC (chemical paste) or starchy paste
bonding agent
stoneclay
epoxy resin


Hi (English only here, sorry),

You could easily use other "clays" besides sawdust "clay."  Sawdust would make one type of air-dry clay, but there are many others (some you could make, some you could buy...some have a rougher surface, and some smoother... some come as a clumpy powder like gray Celluclay which is basically a papier mache with some additives, and some come already mixed with water or are smoother powders like bars of Creative PaperClay... there are other types too which all have different characterisitcs... you might want to google something like "air dry clays" to find out lots more).

You could also use a "polymer" clay though (and many figures and dolls are made with it)... these don't air dry though, and need to be cured at low heat in a home oven (around 250-300 degrees, depending on brand). 
Some of the brand names of polymer clay are Fimo, Sculpey, Premo, Cernit.. and Formello, Modello, Jonco (Dutch) which are available mostly in Europe, I think.
(Fimo comes in two versions now, and the FimoSoft version has become a weak polymer clay like the Sculpeys --original white or terracotta colored Sculpey, flesh-colored SuperSculpey, and colored bars of Sculpey III... those all will break easily if thin and stressed, or chip.  Whereas Premo, FimoClassic, and Cernit are much stronger clays which are sold in the US).

If you're interested in buying polymer clays outside the U.S. in various countries, you can find a number of suppliers listed on this page at my website:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/supplysources.htm
(...click on "Polymer Clays" > "Non-USA"...)

Also....that is quite a difficult lesson for the jointed figures!
Did you really want to use totally professional joint-building techniques? 

If not, you can find lots of other lessons and examples of jointed figures and dolls on these pages at my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm
(...click especially on "Jointed"... then look around because there are a lot of different ones there, from simple to difficult)
(...also click on "Dolls" & other figures and Marionettes...(jointed puppets)
farther down...)

You might also want to look at all the dolls, sculpting lessons, etc., on this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
(...click on Websites and look at Figures, Dolls, etc.)

That page also has a lot of information about particular clays people like to use for sculpting figures, including polymer clays (and combinations of polymer clay brands mixed together)
(...for all those, look in the first 5 categories on the page...)


Oh, and one more thing... the material he's calling an "epoxy resin" in the lesson is actually a two-part epoxy glue, which is found as two tubes which are mixed together in equal parts (look in a hardware store or a larger general purpose store with the adhesives).



HTH,

Diane B.


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KaedeHikari
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2006 03:33:09 PM »

Thank you! I think I saw your page before... You have a lot of things!! after asking and reading a bit in a BJD forum I think I'm going to use Super Sculpey and I found a spanish online shop in your page that actually sells it ^_^

Nuhbe: muchas gracias! ya tengo la respuesta que queria pero voy a pasarme por el foro! suena interesante  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006 04:25:29 PM »

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Thank you! I think I saw your page before... You have a lot of things!!


Yeah, the site actually has about 1700 pages of stuff (divided into about 90 category pages)... it's an unwieldy monster!! Roll Eyes

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I think I'm going to use Super Sculpey and I found a spanish online shop in your page that actually sells it ^_^


Oh, glad to hear!  There are a few things to know about working with SuperSculpey though, so I hope you'll check those out on the sculpting-body&tools page I linked to above, under the subcategory "Polymer Clays for Sculpting".

Also, you might want to check out some of the info on making polymer heads too, which is on a different page (...for example, you can use a wad of aluminum foil inside to save clay and to make it lighter, plus other tips, lessons, etc.):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm

(the info on making hands, bodies, etc. at my site, is on the sculpting-body-tools page)

Let us see what you end up doing!



Diane B.
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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
KaedeHikari
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2006 05:50:32 PM »

Oh sure I'll check it!! I don't want to make a mess so I'm soo prefeccionist!! I'm currently reading all I can to make it as good as possible!!! Thank you so much!!
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Nuhbe
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2006 07:34:38 AM »

 KaedeHikari de nada, en el foro que te dije estoy segura de que te podrán ayudar con el modelado, la plastilina que debas usar etc.
Hay varias personas que modelan con SuperSculpey y te pueden asesorar.

El problema, como bien dices, es que en las islas es muy díficil encontrar ese tipo de materiales. Desde luego, quien se monte una tienda de manualidades con sculpey etc. se forra, sois unas cuantas las que andais en busca de esos materiales
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