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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2005 08:12:45 AM »

That is so freakin cute! My boy will be thrilled when I show him, he looooves that movie. I think it will make an amazing trophy. And I agree it's totally good enough to sell.
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2005 12:15:19 PM »

Great figure... nicely painted face too!!

You had said that the sculpt cracked in  your message, and I wanted to mention if you don't know, that polymer clays can crack during baking especially when they're solid and thicker.  Generally anything over about 3/4" -1" can have the problem. 

There are things you can do next time though to avoid that by using certain preparation and baking techniques, and/or using an armature underneath any larger areas (...armatures like tightly wadded aluminum foil, Paperclay, etc.).   Someone also said the other day that Premo is more susceptible to this, but I hadn't heard that before.

 If you want to read more about the cracking problem in solid polymer items, check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm
(...click on "Cracking... Prevention & Repair"...)
... btw the info re cracking is located on that page primarily because it was first noticed and discussed when clayers made solid clay heads, but can apply to other parts and large beads too, e.g.

(I'm wondering why you sanded this figure ... was your clay rough, or did it have fingerprints? ...or were you trying to prepare the surface for paint? or what?? --and did you buff too?)


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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2005 01:30:50 PM »

very impressed, great job Smiley  i'd love to see an ed with the "i got wood" shirt
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2005 02:45:54 PM »

Great figure... nicely painted face too!!

You had said that the sculpt cracked in  your message, and I wanted to mention if you don't know, that polymer clays can crack during baking especially when they're solid and thicker.  Generally anything over about 3/4" -1" can have the problem. 

There are things you can do next time though to avoid that by using certain preparation and baking techniques, and/or using an armature underneath any larger areas (...armatures like tightly wadded aluminum foil, Paperclay, etc.).   Someone also said the other day that Premo is more susceptible to this, but I hadn't heard that before.

 If you want to read more about the cracking problem in solid polymer items, check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm
(...click on "Cracking... Prevention & Repair"...)
... btw the info re cracking is located on that page primarily because it was first noticed and discussed when clayers made solid clay heads, but can apply to other parts and large beads too, e.g.

(I'm wondering why you sanded this figure ... was your clay rough, or did it have fingerprints? ...or were you trying to prepare the surface for paint? or what?? --and did you buff too?)


Diane B.
GlassAttic ...polymer clay "encyclopedia"
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm


wow. i know that info was for the OP but wow, i know so little about polymer clay. i've just started using it and hate the fingerprints! i never even thought about sanding. and what is buffing for and how do you do it? thanks for educating us on it!
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2005 03:30:34 PM »

i realize this has already been said but this really is awesome. i wish i could be so crafty with clay! my boyfriend would die if he saw this. he loves "shaun of the dead."

again, this is great. and i love what you're going to do with it. good job.
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2005 01:29:14 AM »

Ahahahahahaaaa!

That is just beautiful!

If you had a fun time making him you should definitely make some more (the girlfriend, the mom, the "dad" and last but not least: the fantastic gorilla-sidekick)!!
Also make sure you win that contest yourself, I imagine it would be extremely hard to part from Mr Shaun (since he got red on him and all).

Again: great work! I'm jealous.
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2005 10:34:27 AM »


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i know so little about polymer clay. i've just started using it and hate the fingerprints! i never even thought about sanding. and what is buffing for and how do you do it?


Qwerty,

There are various reasons one might sand polymer clay. 

Getting rid of fingerprints is one of them ---but, especially if you're not wanting a glossy finish on your item, there are easier ways to deal with (or prevent) fingerprints both before and after baking rather than sanding. 

Sanding is most often done to make the clay really smooth when one wants to create a sheen, up to a really glossy shine, on a baked clay item.  (there there are some special techniques which may use sanding too, but not necessarily for just smoothing --like "sanded mokume gane"). 

In general, the whole baked object is wet-sanded (or just the high parts of a textured surface are sanded), with successively finer grits of wet-dry sandpaper (the basic grits used are generally 400 and 600, but some people go all the way up to 1500 or so!). 

After sanding, the object will have a slightly whitish coating which is generally removed by buffing (just on one's jeans, or with various kinds of electric tools)... the amount of buffing and the degree of smoothness achieved before buffing determine how high the shine will end up being.

(For a glossy finish, it's also possible to just use a liquid gloss finish like Varathane or Future instead of sanding and buffing).

To read up on all those things, check out these pages:

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
(...click on "Fingerprints"...)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sanding_tumbling.htm
(the whole Sanding category, but also the subcategory called "Smoothing Before Sanding"...)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/buffing.htm

(and this page only if you'd want to buff with a "rotary tool" like a Dremel, using a small buffing wheel:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/tools_Dremels_worksurfaces.htm )


(and here's info on using liquid finishes for gloss:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm )

Is that pretty much what you wanted to know??  If not, ask away!


Diane B.
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few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2005 11:14:37 AM »

I love you. XD

Shaun of the Dead = love.
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2005 03:27:39 PM »

i love shaun of the dead. i met the twin biker zombies in the job centre...theyre amazing!and real bikers!
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2005 11:10:18 PM »

This is really too great!!! WOW! He even has a nice butt *blush* what I mean is, his backside is just as nicely sculpted as his frontside... yeah, that is what I meant!!!
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