Need some sculpting help ASAP
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Need some sculpting help ASAP

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So I'm working on my first custom and I'm sculpting using Aves Fixit Sculpt. (I'm literally working on it right now, see time stamp). My question is when sculpting do you normally just do one portion of the figure at a time, or do you work ont he entire figure. My figure needs a lot of sculpting - head, face, back, chest, legs and feet. Basically everything but the arms. So as I'm working on one part I mess up the other part of the figure that I just worked on. Any ideas for how to get around this?

And what do I do for now? Should I just let it dry and then take off what I need to correct?

Thanks!

Posted by Gambit4Hire
on Sunday, May 4, 2008
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Gambit4Hire -
Sunday, May 11, 2008
And now the conclusion...
Leech screams: "AAAHHHH!!!!" -
Leech was so scared instead of his hair turning white (he has no hair), his skin and clothes changed color. (Ok, I know it's silly but I had to think of something).


Gambit in his Cajun accent: "Mon amie, you best be getting out of here, the Marauders are almost here.”


Leech: "Ok, but where do I go?"
Gambit: "Go run to Cyclops, and I'll stall them, and make sure you are not seen."
Gambit creates a diversion while Leech runs to safety with Cyclops and is taken to the X-mansion.

Beast checks him out for any lasting effects from his surgery and gives Leech a clean bill of health. Yeah, happy ending.
Punstarr -
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Hey I'm liking what I see so far. Be sure to keep us updated. That sculpting is tough!
Gambit4Hire -
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Thanks guys for your kind words!
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I agree, keep it up!

~Gj
MrBlu -
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I agree thats coming out quite nicely
markiemarky -
Monday, May 5, 2008
Hey thats not bad for a first custom. Good work.
Gambit4Hire -
Monday, May 5, 2008
Ok, here you go...

Deep in the sewers under Manhattan lived a TMNT who dreamed of something bigger and better in life. (He was discovered at a toy show for only .50)


First, he went under the knife and had a "little" plastic surgery done. A tummy tuck, cheek reduction, brow lift, toe reshaping (he saw a great pair of Manolo Blancs that he just had to fit into).


He wanted to leave behind all past remnants of his former life so had his shell removed and guts replaced...


with styrofoam packing peanuts. Then a new butterfly started to emerge from his cocoon. The doctors had to work diligently to complete the transformation or forever horribly disfigure this young lad. Specialists were called to the scene as a desperate situation developed. Drs Bakit?!, markiemarky, and Gee_jay all came to his aid.


The operation was a success!!! (Well almost). A little Leech was about to emerge, but he has a week of rehab to endure. Do you like his hospital gown?


While recovering there was a POP and a BANG then a CRAAASH. OH NO, it's Gambit - and the Mauraders are close behind. To be continued... What will happen to Leech? What about his rehab, will it be a success? Will the stress be too much on his little body? And will he ever get out of that ugly hospital gown and into some real clothes? Find out on the customs board in the next few days.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Monday, May 5, 2008
glad to help! be sure to post some WIPs for all us to see!

~Gj
Gambit4Hire -
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Yup, you're right, I thought I could handle a little action figure, but it got the best of me. Funny thing, I actually thought this figure was going to be an easier custom. Excellent advice, everyone agrees, patience is the best tactic. I think if I would have done half the figure or just one portion of the figure, it would have come out much better. I hadn't thought of the layering technique, definetely good to keep in mind. Thanks Gee Jay
Gee_jays_Customs -
Sunday, May 4, 2008
being your first custom, you should start sculpting smaller parts with easier projects til you get the hang of sculpting using Fixit Sculpt. What I like to do is sculpt whatever I need to sculpt on the upper part of the figure, such as the head and upper body, and use the bottom half to hold the figure with. after that's dry and cured, then I work on the bottom half. I also don't see any problem on sculpting over cured apoxie or fixit sculpt, as some prjects needs it. Such as armor sculpting, or if you need to sculpt in layers to achieve a certain effect. Hope this helps. But like what's been said, PATIENCE is a BIG factor in sculpting, and starting out with easy projects will help you a lot in the long run. ^_^

~Gj
Gambit4Hire -
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Thanks. That makes sense and probably what I should have done. But being a newbie I thought I could do it all in one shot.
markiemarky -
Sunday, May 4, 2008
What I do is take the figure all apart, and sculpt what I need to on each individual piece full. Its kinda hard to sculpt on top of dry apoxie. Its possible but better to get it in one shot. I realized that the hard way, and used to have the same mistakes as you, sculpt one part, start another before it dries, and mess up the first one. Keyword is PATIENCE.

Sculpted head to toe. 4in scale.
http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... ew&id=6559
MrBlu -
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I personally do one portion at a time so that while I'm working on the figure I don't mess up anything that hasn't dried or hardened,it's completely up to you thought just do what ever makes you comfortable
Gambit4Hire -
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Anybody?
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