This is the original character that I used as a reference to produce my first maquette.
” Bullseye” from Toy Story
and this is what I did using air-dried modeling clay
Start from the head
Add body and legs
What it looks like when it is finished
As a result of doing my first maquette, I found that I really like doing this kind of stuff. Although my first maquette didn’t come out that beautiful or neat, I feel very comfortable and relax when producing them especially when doing small details.
“My next Attempt”
When I first experimented the clay, I randomly form a shape and it came out as the picture above and I found that it looks like the stone on Easter Island so I researched the real image of the stones and I think it is interesting if I do the maquette according to these stoness. Therefore, the next thing I am going to do in this course is to produce maquette of the stones on Easter Island.
Moreover, another thing that I want to do is to take my character from 2D class and make it a maquette.
This is the character that I am going to produce a maquette.
I think I will do the maquette according to these poses because I think it is more interesting than making a straight pose. However, I am still thinking which pose I am going to do (maybe all of them).
These are the materials that I ordered from the internet. I didn’t try them yet but below is the information of each material.
1. Super Sculpey Firm
– Extra-firm gray sculpting compound
– Firm texture is perfect for sculpting fine details
– Gray color makes clay easy to photograph
– Shatter and chip resistant
How to use:
1. Knead clay until soft and smooth.
2. Shape clay.
3. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 130 ํC for 15 minutes per 6mm of thickness.
Price : 650 B. (1 lb)
2. Chavant NSP – Hard
– smooth and easy to form shape
– Perfect for sculpture and figures.
Normally there are 3 levels of hardness – Hard, medium, soft but hard is the most suitable type for beginners.
Price : 400 B. (2 lbs)
3. Chavant Castilene – Hard
– Models like clay
– Works like wax
How to use
1. Soften with heat sources such as heat lamps, hot boxes, microwave oven (Do not use the direct flame).
2. Shape, carve
3. Make it cooler to form the shape.
Price : 800 B. (2.5 lbs)
4. Sculpey Clay Softener
– Clay softener
How to use
1. Add a few drops to clay
2. Knead throughly until clay is desired softness
Price : 280 B. (30 ml)
5. Sculpey Glaze
– Gloss glaze
How to use
1. Apply glaze to baked clay with brush.
2. Let dry 30 minutes between coats, fully dry after 24 hours.
Price : 280 (29.5 ml)
6. 12 pieces Stainless Steel Wax Carver
Price : 1,000 B.
*All items from http://www.3dcrafter.com/