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mzgorightry
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2006 03:07:35 PM »

VERY nicely done! I think the eyes and nose particularly make the doll's face look like your real one. Brava!
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2006 07:59:20 PM »

This is very sweet!
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2006 10:28:11 PM »

Thanks for the info about Milliput.  I had made some sculptures out of plaster of paris a while back and it was SO MESSY.  But of course I was in the sculpture lab and everything was messy in there  Wink
This looks and sounds like a nice alternative.  Perfect for working with in a small apartment.
I love it that she's posable.  Heh, you could duplicate your wardrobe for her size and then try the outfits on her, rather than yourself!  I think you should make more dolls, this is too great. 
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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2006 09:54:35 AM »

she looks like you! i love the eye detail!
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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2006 05:18:59 PM »

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I've always found polymer clay broke easily


Hmmm... that should defintely not be the case as long as you're not using Sculpey and the clay is thoroughly  cured.   In fact, you should be able to throw items made from most of the other brands on the floor and have them bounce, and flex a bit in the thinner areas, but not break.   'm curious as to what size clay parts we're talking about here too.


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...and it generally gets far to soft to work with (I have very warm hands). . . .


Some of the polymer clays are more heat responsive than others (Premo esp.), or just soft and somewhat goopy to begin with (Sculpey).  Many polymer clayers who sculpt like to use mixes of various clays too, as well as using techniques for cooling the clay and/or hands (or room) if necessary, and even do partial baking in stages to firm up certain parts before adding more clay. 

If the Milliput works for you, that's great!
But if you want to check out more discussions about which types of clay people like for sculpting (including mixes of brands and types), and examples of sculpts using various clays, and tips on how clayers do the partial baking thing or other tips they have --and you haven't already seen these pages-- you might get a helpful tidbit or two in them:

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
(sculpting clays, techniques, groups,etc.)
...although the websites on this under-construction page are more complete than those on that original page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/MainPages/sculpture2.htm
(...click especially on "Realistic" sculpts...)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm
(most body parts ,clothing,scales,wings,etc)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm (heads)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/armatures-perm.htm (permanent support, etc.)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/armatures-temp.htm (dissolvable, removable support)

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/miniatures.htm (smaller sculpted items)



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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2006 01:39:45 AM »

thanks for the info diane.
I've used fimo, fimo soft and scuper sculpey before and never really got the results I wanted. I used to use doll fimo to make heads but then I cast them and did the final heads in wax. I've always found polymer clay broke easily and it generally gets far to soft to work with (I have very warm hands). The only other reason I used milliput was because I wanted to try it and the art shop I was in didn't have any polymer clay.

Your site is a great resource though.  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2006 08:30:40 AM »

That is amazing...you did a fabulous job.  It's got to be weird making a tiny you though...
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2006 10:15:04 AM »

Hmmm... not sure why the message I just posted got entered below the ones that were already there  Huh Shocked Huh
Just now checking again, and it looks like I might have erased my first message about Milliput, etc., and replaced it with the one I just wrote... sigh. So I'll put that original message here again, just in case anyone is ever interested in more info about Milliput and substitutes for it in the U.S.:

Wonderful figure!!! ... re-eally nice.

A few things about Milliput and similar materials for those who are interested. 
Milliput is a UK product, and is similar to Magic Sculpt in the US ...another epoxy clay or sculpting compound is Aves Epoxy Sculpt.  There are also self hardening clays that mimic what epoxies do and some sculptors like those better (like Apoxie Sculpt and  Apoxie Clay).
There are details and links for all those on this page at my site, as well as examples of various kinds of clays used for sculpting:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
(... click on "Epoxy Putties" under the Non-Polymer Clays section...)

Also Milliput and the others can also be mixed with polymer clay to make them stronger (were you using Sculpey or SuperSculpey brands, ysolda, and was that why you said Milliput was "sturdier" than polymer clay... or did you just mean "harder", not stronger?).

Epoxy clays are more adhesive in general than polymer clays (especially some brands of polymer), but there are also many ways to make polymer clay stick to itself and other things.  Btw, when polymer clays are properly baked, they can also be sanded, filed, polished, drilled, carved, and turned on a lathe (unless you're using Sculpey which is too brittle for carving and turning).

Please let us know when you do more of these!!






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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2006 10:23:31 AM »

Okay, that is the cutest freaking doll on the face of the earth.
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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2006 01:36:57 PM »

Oh my gosh that doll is so cute!  Shocked
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