making Cheeks help
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making Cheeks help

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Any suggestions on how to make cheeks on a figures face?

I'm using Sculpey to make them and so far they actually look decent. At first I wasn't sure about it, but once the face was primered it looked great....Now I just have to touch it up a little with some more sanding to blend and it should be perfect..

Really my question is...this has been a pain in the ass and want to know of any tips or tricks for less work when making cheeks.

Here is a picture of the guy I am trying to make



I am trying to make that entire body with a different head...here is the head



if anyone has any tips that would be great thanks.

Posted by Homicide
on Saturday, October 20, 2007
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Homicide -
Monday, October 22, 2007
yea im just an idiot. I was busy doing a few other things so I just sat the hair dryer down so that it would blow on it while I did other stuff. ... I lost track of time and thought it was ok, but when I tried to put it back together it wouldn't fit properly at all
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, October 22, 2007
The hair-dryer melted it!? What kind of figure is it? Is it rubbery? Maybe your hair-dryer is just super-powered. Remember not to keep the heat on too long, hit it with heat a few minutes at a time so the figure doesn't deform.
Homicide -
Monday, October 22, 2007
I had the Macro feature turned on....I seriously just think my camera is horrible. Ah well. And wouldn't you know it, I messed up the back of the figure....Some how it got warped, somewhere between boiling the sculpey, or using the hairdryer on the sculpey it warped....Im thinking about take the hair dryer to it again so that it will get 'melted' again and possibly realign it....anyone got any other suggestions for it?
deadeye -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
thats what I'd suggest too
really thin twist ties - you actually get black ones that are quite thin and wopuld do the trick perfectly

But I'm gonna go one better and suggest pipecleaner wire - take a lighter to a pipecleaner and burn off all the cotton bristles and your left with micro twisted wire - its already braided together

good work on the cheeks BTW blurry pics or no - thats a nice job

~_O
Dedi
ToymakerB -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Oh and if you look at the second picture you can see his beard.....how in the blue hell would I even start to make a beard like that.

I would suggest using a twist tie for the beard just twist two thin ones together.
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Does your camera have the Macro feature? Or take a few steps back if you don't have Macro (although, most digital cameras should have it).

The picture with the head on the pink paper, see how the camera is focused on the white wall in the back instead of the head? Either step back a little or turn on Macro.
Homicide -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Here is the cheeks. I don't have a complete before picture of it, but I have like step two picture of it....well just look.








I still don't have the nack for taking good pictures even though I followed the tut....I just have a crappy camera.
deadeye -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Just roll two little balls of whatever sculpting medium you are using and apply them eveenly to both sides

I usually apply any details like crows feet and mouth lines with thumb or finger nails or with a toothpick or needle

Making bulky cheeks is pretty simple not rocket science by any means

~_O
Dedi
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Since you're using Sculpey, I'd say just brush it on, Sculpey is kinda brittle if it isn't baked...maybe you could use a little glue on it so it doesn't crack?
Homicide -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
wow that just seems too simple.....I kind of feel like an idiot now lol. I will try that out. I guess I can sculpt on that little bit thats not braided and hanging from his chin or would you suggest just brushing it on?
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Lol, uh, how about using some string? It looks like hair right? :P
Homicide -
Saturday, October 20, 2007
lol well thanks. I will be sure to post a picture of the head when I am done with the cheeks and its primered. I had it primered, but the cheeks didn't look right so I just kind of started sanding again and think I have fixed a lot of the problems.


Oh and if you look at the second picture you can see his beard.....how in the blue hell would I even start to make a beard like that? lol
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Whenever I try to make cheeks/chins, I've got the same problem, it's a huge pain in the arse I have no clue about short-cuts, I just slap a little sculpey on there, trim what I think is the excess, and hope for the best.
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