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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2005 01:03:31 PM »

I love it! Cheesy Shaun of the dead is one of the greatest movies ever!

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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2005 01:05:17 PM »

You've got red on you.

Awesome figure.  I absolutely love Shaun of the Dead.  It is one of the best living dead films to come around in years, and even acknowledges that it's not a zombie film.  And it's hillarious.
Haha, thats exactly what I thought when I saw this...Youve got some red on you.

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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2005 04:43:46 PM »

shaun of the dead == amazing. period.
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2005 07:36:07 PM »

Oh my God! I most definitely told Craftster to tell me when I got replies to this post, and nothing ever happened! Then I cameb ack here and saw all these replies! Thank you guys so much for your compliments!

Sadly, I have had to part with Mr. Shaun (he was won by a very skinny pimp LOL), and I really really miss him! I also made one of my crush, but I'm too shy to give it to him...especially because it might creep him out. And I made one of a male friend of mine, but he thought it was creepy. LOL Anyways, I would most definitely like to make some more (I'm thinking of making one of Conan O'Brien), but I'm worried about copyright issues? I mean, if I sold him 'generically', like just as a 'character doll' or something, it might work, but if I made a box that said "Shaun of the Dead", I'd probably get in trouble, because I'm making money off of someone else's idea, right?

Also, sorry I didn't answer these questions before...

1: He's made of Sculpey...I cooked him for god knows how long, but it was at a pretty low temp., like 250 or something, and since he would be painted, I figured it was ok if he cooked a little longer than normal (I know about the hazardous fumes, though).

2: I sanded him because there were still rough edges and fingerprints. (I still don't know how people are able to completely smooth their creations without messing up another part...I constantly had to redo his hair because of the way I held him when I was trying to smooth his shoulder-joints). I don't really buff too much - I knitted a washcloth out of cotton yarn, and I use that to dry him off after wet-sanding, mainly just because wet sanding leaves a lot of wet clay-bits all over it.

3: When I completed the sculpture, I did in fact, think to myself, 'he has one sweet ass!"  Cheesy

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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2005 09:02:07 AM »

Lol. I love it. You're the hero of my day
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2005 08:17:51 AM »

Oh my God, that actually does look like the Shaun guy.

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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2005 01:37:05 PM »

HM87, glad you found your comments! ...bummer about not being notified  Sad

About the copright stuff, you can definitely get in trouble if you sell a duplication of a copyrighted image.  Generally speaking, if you don't sell many of them, or don't do it in a really public venue, no one will come after you (as long as it's not Disney, of couse, who goes after everyone).  If you could make your figure just look somewhat similar to the character, I don't think there's a problem, but again if it will be sold in a really public place beware.

I wanted to mention also that polymer clay can be baked for hours, or even days, etc., as long as the heat it receives doesn't exceed the recommended baking temp for that brand; in fact, most clayers find the extra long baking times to make any of the brands stronger than they would have been.
The Sculpey clays though are the worst for darkening if baked long, but since you're just wanting to paint over the clay that shouldn't be an issue for you.  Also, most every brand of Translucent clay (or any color with a lot of translucent in it --which is not always obvious) will darken more than more opaque clay colors, so one has to be more careful with SuperSculpey (if it won't be painted over).  There are baking techniques for keeping clay from darkening so easily though.**

The suggested baking temp for Sculpey III, SuperSculpey, and Original Sculpey is 275, but at that temp. Original white Sculpey will begin to turn purplish, and SuperSculpey will darken**.  They have to recommend that though for "thorough" curing (though they used to recommend 225-250 for SS and Orig.S.).

Also, there will be no "toxic fumes" even if the clay is baked for a long, long time, as long as it doesn't go over the proper temperature.  There will be the normal odor of baking polymer clay (which varies a bit between brands), but nothing "toxic" unless the clay reaches over 385 degrees --when it will begin burning (thick black smoke, horrible stink, etc.).

Clayers who make figures may also bake the clay repeatedly to add parts (and especially to help with the oops-I-smooshed-it factor) ...for that, some feel the first bake should be a full bake (at the correct temp), but others feel a partial bake is okay as long as the final bake is for the full time (time for baking will also depend on the thickness of the clay though, and whether there's an armature beneath to make the clay thinner).

If you want to check out some of the ways to avoid darkening as well as lots more on baking polymer clays, here's a link to check out:
And if you're at all concerned about fumes or burning clay, here's another one you might want to check out:

Also, this page has info about the differences between the brands and types of polymer clay, and how they need to be treated:

and these pages have info on "sculpting" with polymer clays:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm (clays, techniques,groups,etc.)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpting_body_and_tools.htm (& clothing,scales,wings,etc)
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/armatures-perm.htm (permanent support, etc.)

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« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2005 04:13:48 PM »

So Awesome!
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2005 06:12:19 PM »

That is awesome! Just awesome!
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« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2005 07:20:20 AM »

oh my freakin' god I LOVE it!

That movie quickly became one of my favorites before I even realized it.  My boy and I quote it constantly.

You did a great job!

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