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Topic: Geronimo!!! Eleventh Doctor/Matt Smith Figurine  (Read 1310 times)
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« on: May 03, 2011 04:04:53 PM »

So, series 6 of Doctor Who is awesome. I think I figured out who River Song is but I won't bore you with my personal opinions.

Anyways, I've been crafting Doctor Stuff lately and I've made a dalek previously, figured I should make a doctor. I'm not an artsy person, I can't draw and I consider sculpting more artsy then crafty so i'm proud of myself. It took me a few days and towards the end I was getting sick so I hurried it up and didn't get to finish it how I had hoped (his hands are awful, I had wanted to have him holding his sonic screw driver but didn't get to). He's also shiny...I only have glossy finish so that's why and I dropped him while taking photos and his neck cracked (super glued it though, you can hardly tell now)....

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 I started with a wire and aluminium foil base. The base screwed me up which is why he's looking off to ths side rather then to the front:


I used spare clay to smooth it out:



Him next to my previously made dalek (obviously, they're not to scale) :


And for reference, here's the elventh doctor (on a windy day apparently):


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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011 10:04:42 AM »

Very nice job!  I also "can't draw," etc, but find I can do various kinds of drawings and sculpts just by experimenting, practicing, and sometimes just finding basic info online.

If you want to add something now though, like that screwdriver, you can still do it.  You'd just need to perhaps drill a hole into his closed hand and put a (prebaked) screwdriver into it.  Or you could form the screwdriver on his hand as (just the part that would be sticking out of the hand), then carefully remove (cooling the clay first if necessary), bake the tool, then glue it back in place on the hand.
Or you could just cut off one of the hands at the wrist, make a new hand with the screwdriver in it, then attach back.  You'd probably want to put an armature like a bit of toothpick or wire between the two pieces (just drill out a hole in the forearm to insert one end of it), and perhaps hide any join you might see...or just dig out a little of the forearm inside the sleeve so you can insert the new hand kind of inside it (perhaps with a hand rasp or drill bit, or using a Dremel with various bits, just digging, etc).
And if you want some lessons and tips on making hands, you might be interested in this page at my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm (click on Hands)

As for the glossy look, if you want to take down some of the glossiness, you can or rub the clear finish with fine pumice stone or lightly with 0000 steel wool then buff a bit, or you can apply a semi-gloss or even matte clear finish right over the old one--test the look of that one first, may vary by brands/etc.

** dampen a soft cloth like maybe old terry cloth, pick up some pumice stone powder on the cloth and rub gently in a circular motion...let it dry, brush off the powder, then just a quick wipe with a damp cloth

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011 04:06:51 PM »

Thank you Diane! I have been to your site numerous times in the past but not recently, I'll have to take a look around again. I go through spells with polymer clay, working with it often or not at all.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 12:50:34 PM »

awesome! I just recently got into the 11th doctor, I'm a little behind. But you captured him so well, and the dalek is great! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011 01:33:16 PM »

awesome! I just recently got into the 11th doctor, I'm a little behind. But you captured him so well, and the dalek is great! Smiley

Thank you! You need to catch up! This season is the best. I love moffat
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011 04:22:07 PM »

Couldn't believe it when somebody told me that Dr. Who is still running several years ago; I had watched it back in the 80s!! Anyways, glad to hear it's still running strong and glad to see folks like yourself doing it justice in craft form!
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