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#52825
Trying My Hand 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Hello all i was wondering about trying my hand at sculpting some tiny things like some stalagmites to go with some of my dungeons i have a set of wood working tools i picked up at hobby lobby a long time ago i figure i might be able to use those in some way but my question is what other tools would i need to say maybe get a rocky pitted texture and would sculpey be a good thing to use to start off with? thanks for any info
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#52834
Re:Trying My Hand 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Dental picks and tools (sometimes sold as sculpting tools) are a favorite go-to tool for many. So is Sculpy (and Super-Sculpy).
You can also use just about anything that has a texture (for diff. effects, of course!).
HTH!
I'm sure other (more qualified) sculpters will have more valuable suggestions.
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#52840
Re:Trying My Hand 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
There are a number of good materials you can use for sculpting. Sculpey or other polymer clays are nice though they require baking after sculpting. You can also carve additional detail into the hardened Sculpy after baking. I use some dental picks, plus most places that sell sculpy will usually have packs of plastic sculpting tools. Also, you can just make your own tools. If you do a google search on making your own tools you'll probably find lots of economical ways to create your own custom made tools. One of the best ways to make a nice rock texture is to go outside and find a rock with a nice irregular surface and press it into the wet clay. Another way to make a nice irregular texture is to ball up a piece of aluminum foil and press it against the clay. You can try a number of things with irregular surfaces for texturing; bark, mulch, even some rubber textured stamps. The main thing is it's almost as much fun to experiment with stuff as it is make the item.
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Re:Trying My Hand 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
oh wow thanks stu and jak i cant wait to get some now and see what i can do i would have never thought about actually using a rock to make a rock dur lol once i get some things done im happy with ill post a few pics for criticism :)
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