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It is time to think of summer again which is what I was doing as I worked on the 
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The tools were created from twisted wire inserted into the arms prior to sculpting the hands.  This is the first figure that I used Stiff Sculpy 
to do the head and hands.  I think it has some definate advantages for doing details. 


 

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Very Nice Bob, I can almost smell the grill now.


You'll have to explain this sculpy stiff a litlle more I dn't think I've heard of it.


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Great work, Bob!  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/wow.gif  There's a guy any of us could use.  You did a fine job of replicating my hair style and abdominal contours.  Curious about where you got the grille.
 

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Very Nice Bob! The details in the face are very good... thanks for sharing. Where did you get the grille?
 

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Now THAT'S a FINE piece of work. I believe I've seen that grille as a refrigerator magnet? Definitely seen it before. Heck, I probably even have one of those somewhere in my pile of goodies. Your figure would certainly make a GREAT addition to almost any layout.
 

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Definately a winner Bob. The face work is superb, and the pose is very effective.
 

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Thanks to all for the nice comments.

Yes the grill is a refrigerator magnet.  I got it some time ago but just got around to creating the Chef.

I just looked at the box of the Sculpy I referenced and what I referred to as STIFF Sculpy is actually FIRM SuperSculpy.  
I learned about it at a signing event for one of my other hobbies - ornament collecting.  Joyce Lyle is a former Hallmark Keepsake Ornament sculptor.  She did a presentation and Q & A program for one of the local ornament collector clubs.  We got to talking about materials and she told me she uses a mixture of the Firm and regular SuperSculpy because the gray color is easy to see and it holds small detail very well.  She gave me a piece to play with and I became a convert.  The next day I went to the local art supply store to purchase some.  I don't recall if she told me what mixture she uses but with some experimentation I settled on roughly 25% original SuperSculpy and 75% FIRM SuperSculpy.

This is what the package looks like.  I did not find any in the small packages.



The one pound package cost $13.99.  

I only used the FIRM stuff for the head and hands since I already had the rest of the figure completed using Premo. 

The box promotes the FIRM SuperSculpy as:
Firm texture is perfect for sculpting fine details - I agree
Gray color makes clay easy to see and photograph - I agree about seeing it , haven't tried to photograph it yet.
Shatter and chip proof.

 I don't know if this will work out for everyone in all circumstances but I sure like it for the detail areas.  I probably won't be using it exclusively since I have a good supply of Premo that I need to use up.

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Thanks for the lesson Bob! Are you going to have your table set up at the Carlyle show this year?
Where can we find the fridge magnet?
 

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Yes John, I'll be demonstrating figure making again at the Gateway Garden RR Club Winter Meet at Carlyle, IL February 9-10, 2008. Bring your sculpting stuff and we can work on figures together.

I don't know where I got the refrigerator magnet. It is just one of those things; you see it, make the purchase and don't look back. For me the problem is remembering where I stored it when I want to use it later on.

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Great job,Bob  Wish I had some of your talent.
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Hm.. Interesting.

I like the texture of the dark blue Premo, but it is a little hard to see sometimes. I had a good light in the old motel room, but since the fire, the new room doesn't have anywhere to clamp it.
 
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