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Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking
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Hello, I haven't done any moldmaking but would like to try it. I've seen Nick Hilligoss's great video here:…Continue

Tags: clay, water-based

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stopmotion1412 Oct 29, 2020.

 

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Stopmotion1412 replied to Sal Elder's discussion Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking
"Reviews help me my video https://youtu.be/gYN99sS5S6U"
Oct 29, 2020
patrick zung replied to Sal Elder's discussion Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking
"a citrus based cleaner like Goo Gone or citra-solve is good for cleaning oil based clays out of stone molds. it's also a decent solvent for smoothing oil based clays. if you do use any kind of solvent on your clay sculpt, maybe let it sit…"
Oct 25, 2020
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Sal Elder's discussion Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking
"I also use Chavant NSP for sculpting and water based clay for the bed. I like to get the water based clay to a consistency where it is soft but not glutinously sticky. If I have any concerns about damaging the surface of the sculpt, I put it into…"
Oct 23, 2020
Sal Elder replied to Sal Elder's discussion Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking
"Nick, thanks for the thorough reply. I'll keep this info in mind when I try it."
Oct 21, 2020
StopmoNick replied to Sal Elder's discussion Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking
"You want it to sort of stick, enough to stay in place while you make the mould, but not mix and be hard to remove cleanly when you peel away the wall to make the second half of the mould. The water based clay is good for the wall because after you…"
Oct 21, 2020
Sal Elder posted a discussion

Choice of sculpting materials for moldmaking

Hello, I haven't done any moldmaking but would like to try it. I've seen Nick Hilligoss's great video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fWdZnQRzB0. My understanding is that I'll sculpt in one medium (eg NSP) and use another (eg water-based clay) to define the two halves of the plaster mold.My question is, is there a rule for deciding whether the two clays will stick to each other? In the video it seems important that NSP doesn't…See More
Oct 20, 2020

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