CMC (chemical paste) or starchy paste
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)
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).