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Making a Sonic Sculpt Part 1 by aachi-chan Making a Sonic Sculpt Part 1 by aachi-chan
How to make a sonic style sculpt part 1. You can get most of the supplies listed here at Walmart. For the armature wire you will have to go to an art or hobby store or you can buy it at Dickblick.com.

Here's a more direct link to the wire [link] from that page you can see the wire choices and you can get a bending jig. Click on the armature wire section on that page for the wire. The kind i use here is 50 feet of 9 gauge. It's really cheap and i've been using the same spool for ever.

Tell me if this pic setting is too wide for you guys. My laptop is a widescreen so i can see all of the picture's width without scrolling. Let me know if you guys have to scroll to see stuff.

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Badnicksnation Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
This is very interesting But sometimes people find there own ways of doing it.
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
that's right. this is my way of doing it that I shared because so many people asked me for a tutorial
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Badnicksnation Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I just always Imagine that a lot of tools needed.
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Having the right tools does help a lot
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Badnicksnation Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
seems sentmental enough.
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ClearwaterMK2 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Shouldn't you use a pose-able figure for that?
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
the wire armatures I make as a skeletal base are pose-able. I use aluminum armature wire that is easily bent.
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ClearwaterMK2 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I meant like the ones used for stop motion videos.
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
well all the clay I use hardens permanently so there would be no point in spending all that time building an armature made for stop motion animation. The figures I make are meant to be stationary figurines.
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BaneUzakey Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... I've gotta try this. XD
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Can you just use super glue to stick the wire and do you mainly use sculpey or fimo?
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
super glue isn't strong enough. you have use epoxy or something like e-6000. yeah i mainly use sculpey and fimo
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
i thought of another thing! Would you be able to use solder to stick the wires? We have no epoxy or e-6000 over here so im trying to find an alternative
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
mmm i haven't tried it but I think that should work. try it out and let me know if it does! :D
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
will do :D
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
i tried soldering but the solder refused to stick to the wire :/ Ill just buy some e-6000 online
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
any idea where i can get e-6000?
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
you should be able to get it at walmart or any hobby store or hardware store. its pretty standard. it comes in a silver tube
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
we dont have walmart here but asda is its uk version. It doesnt have as much stuff tho :/ i will take a look anyway
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah if they dont have it you should try the hobby or hardware stores
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
ok thanks :)
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I have the wire and a getting floral wire and tape tomorrow but im wondering what would be better to use from fimo and sculpey? (Ive never used sculpey before but have found its so much cheaper than fimo)
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
they both work well, just remember to be sure it's baked all the way through.
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student General Artist
i usually bake at gas mark 3 for 20/25 mins. does that sound ok?

There was something else i wanted to ask but i have forgotten what now :(
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
i have no what gas mark 3 means. I'm in the U.S. I bake at 220 degrees Fahrenheit and longer if the clay is thicker
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student General Artist
oh right xD , sorry.
How many times can the same piece usually bake before warping/burning/cracking?
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
after about five times or so it will start to darken in color
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MysticWolvesHowl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student General Artist
oh right. im wondering if i can pay you to mail me one of the wooden stands as i cant find any in england. (Of course i would pay for the stand itself and mailing cost)
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
well I guess so. theres no arts or craft stores there?
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xXHitaXx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
the hedgehog,you copied,is purity xD
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
yep I know. It was left over from when she commissioned me to make Purity for her. ^_^ she makes well proportioned Sonic style and she actually had T-pose turnaround, which most people not in the professional art industry never bother to make. T-Poses turnarounds are valuable assets. So I kept her turnaround and have been modeling my armatures and proportions of of it so all the sonic style characters are the same size
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xXHitaXx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
ah!cool!but we have sculpey too...but its often lookin like mm...childrenblah so i mean...the skin etc. isnt smooth .-. and we using paint but the colors arent so good .-. too lightful .-. can you help?
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
well if you don't want to paint you can use colored sculpey III. That's what I use. Fimo also has colored professional clay. heres a direct link to Dick Blick art supplies selection of polymer clay [link] for skin colored clay I use Cernit doll clay, it is also polymer clay.
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ImAgInArYhAnGoVeR Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
I just use twisted aluminum foil. It does the job for me. Especially for the large claws i had to make for my werewolf costume.

I dont know, I understand if this works for you, but it just seems to make things more expensive. Eh.
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
well the floral wire is like 2 bucks i think for a huge amount since I only use 5 really small pieces at a time. I work at small scale. Like 5-9 inches. I do use aluminum foil sometimes for cores. aluminum wire is necessary though. Because I need a sturdy frame to work on. I made Juri using a flimsy frame and it drove me insane because she would wobble all over the place when I tried to model her clay. you can get 9 gauge of aluminum wire thats 50 feet for 10 bucks at dickblick.com. I've used the same roll for like 10 of my models and and am only about half way through it. So its really not that expensive if you shop smartly. And for small scale it really is necessary to have a strong skeleton to work on :D thanks for the advice tho ^_^
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KeonaKii Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Awesome tutorial, and I'm so excited to see the final product. :D That floral tape, is it anything like plumbers tape? Where it's not sticky, but when wrapped around itself it holds together? And how stiff is that wire? Does it bend easy or do you really need to force it with pliers?
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
well the floral tape is kind of sticky. you can get it in the area at walmart where they sell fake flowers, and the floral wire too. the armature wire is aluminum so it bends pretty easy :D
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That's awesome o.O

For characters like Toa whom don't have fingers, is the process for making hands easier, or harder?
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aachi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
a little of both. I just use the same wire as the legs but the little pincer thumb thing was kind of awkward to make and I had to kind of wing it to make them look right lol tho I'd say it was easier for the most part.
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