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« on: July 20, 2007 02:02:32 PM »

Okay, basically I want to make my own custom Kingdom Hearts figurine. The company hasn't made a Namine one, and I hope to make one for a friend of mine. However, the problem is that I don't really know how to go about with the method I plan to use. Once my uncle tried to duplicate an action figure by making a mold of it, and then using the mold to make more figurines. It didn't work because he was trying to make bend-friendly figurines, but I digress. Anywho, the mold idea I like, however I am wonder what is the best thing to scuplt the doll for the mold? The porportions are a bit strange, and I want to make her out of something a bit less soft than clay. I tried to use clay to make a concept but I ended up making the clay to soft while mixing colors and my figerprints ended up all over the doll body. So I would much rather paint on the colors to the finished doll after using the mold. Anywho, any ideas on how to go about making this?

Here is an example of the dolls made by the company:
http://www.riuva.com/figurereviewpics/kingdomhearts/sora.jpg
and here is one of the girls they made:
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CDC78966lg.jpg

Any help is appreciated!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007 04:54:44 PM »

Well, that wouldn't be a simple figure to make, or to make a mold from, but you might want to check out these pages:

making figures ...and avoiding or getting rid of fingerprints, etc.

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
(+ clays, techniques, groups, etc.)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm (body parts, tools, & clothing,scales,wings,etc)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm
(heads)

using armatures under the figures for strength
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/armatures-perm.htm

making molds and using them (primarily for polymer clay)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm


Good luck,

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007 04:56:06 AM »

Thank you very much! Look like I have quite the job ahead of me.  Smiley
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