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How to sculpt moustache and hair 1:35
Anmoga
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Spain / España
Joined: November 18, 2004
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 04:00 AM GMT+7
Hi guys,

I am new at sculpting and would like to know how do you sculpt a moustache and head hair at 1:35th scale?

Up til now I have fixed a nose of a resin head which didn't come out because of an air buble and came out pretty well (at least I am happy with the end result).

Thanks in advance,
Angel
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 11:30 AM GMT+7
I've used a hot knife (pyrogravure). This only works on plastic heads as the heat will not cut through a resin head. You will also need a heat control, because at full heat the knife will melt right through the plastic.
Anmoga
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Spain / España
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 07:35 PM GMT+7
Thanks Biggles2.

I want to sculpt the moustache and the hair on a hornet resin head so the pyrogravure is not an option.

I have different putties such as Milliput and Magic Sculpt.

Regards,
Angel
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 03:42 AM GMT+7
Angel, Those putties should work just fine. You might want to take a look at Jerry Rutmann's hair sculpting/addition techniques for inspiration. Here are some examples of his work:

'Another 105mm'

'Kampfgruppe Krause at the Falaise Gate'

BTW: The threads in their entirety are definitely worth a read.

HTH,
—mike
Removed by original poster on 09/12/17 - 08:52:16 (GMT).
Anmoga
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Spain / España
Joined: November 18, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:13 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mike.

I will read them from the beginning to the end.

Regards,
Angel