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Burrows & Badgers - getting back to sculpting!

Burrows & Badgers - getting back to sculpting!

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Armatures and stuff...

Tutoring 13
Skill 10
Idea 10
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I started the sculpting process by bending some brass wire and attaching a blob of Greenstuff, to provide a basis for sculpting the head. This was left to cure.

Armatures and stuff...

Then, using .51mm brass wire, some clippers and some pliers, and started making an armature; I twisted two lengths of wire together, then bent the limbs to shape, and posed the armature. At this point there was no wire for the tail; I usually add that later.

Armatures and stuff...

I also attached the armature to a base at this point; all the Burrows & Badgers miniatures have integral bases, which I make using equal parts of Greenstuff and Milliput. This makes the base tough without being brittle; otherwise it can bend or snap during the mouldmaking process. I press a blob of putty flat on a sheet of acetate; it’s one of the few things that it doesn’t stick to!

I texture the surface with a stone, and I also press the armature’s leg wires into the base to make holes; the base can be very hard to drill through, and marking the holes first like this makes it much easier. Once the base has cured, it can just be peeled off the acetate.

Armatures and stuff...

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