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« on: August 16, 2013 10:13:01 AM »



Working on some ideas. I don't often work with armatures, but needed one for this guy. His pose isn't really stable which is something I would need to resolve when doing a more detailed version.  No doubt it would help a lot if I had a thicker wire from which to make the armature! lol!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013 12:47:22 PM »

Incredible art work, as always Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013 01:33:33 PM »

He's amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013 04:14:29 PM »

OMG I love him!  He rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013 10:38:25 PM »

You can buy some pretty stiff pipe cleaners over here, they work pretty well for armatures
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013 03:19:10 AM »

Thanks!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

Thanks for the suggestion, P_E_S_T. Do you know if the metal used in chenille stems (pipe cleaners) is archival? I wouldn't really want the chenille so I'm not sure they would work for me. Doing a google search, I couldn't even find a definitive answer as to what metal is used in chenille stems. I think a heavier gauge wire will probably work if I decide to do anything else with an armature. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013 06:10:22 AM »

Thanks!!!  Cheesy Cheesy =^..^=

Thanks for the suggestion, P_E_S_T. Do you know if the metal used in chenille stems (pipe cleaners) is archival? I wouldn't really want the chenille so I'm not sure they would work for me. Doing a google search, I couldn't even find a definitive answer as to what metal is used in chenille stems. I think a heavier gauge wire will probably work if I decide to do anything else with an armature. 
The other suggestion is to snip up an old metal cost hanger. The wire on there is good
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013 07:05:17 AM »

Thanks again for the suggestion.

Wire hangers would certainly be sturdy, but I wonder if it would have to be completely sealed. Their strength would be excellent. I'm not looking to make "poseable" pieces.

Unfortunately I don't happen to have any wire hangers. Sad

I've time to figure out what would be best to use. I have a couple ideas for pieces that would require a very good armature, but I am not likely to be making them in the near future.
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013 11:30:02 AM »

He's just wonderful!
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Absolutely amazing as always x
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