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KlalaKlala7 meses atrásDiary
Hello MFC, here are my newest attempts at making figures myself .

The first one is Defoko/Utane Uta from UTAU(ENTRY #34627).

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I don't really like how this one turned out to be honest.

I actually liked it better when she was unpainted ^^"

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I would like to try sculpting Defoko again one day, if I improve at this.

next is Macne Nana (ENTRY #29547). This one is loosely based on one of the drawings I found on her official website.
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And at last, here's Teto Kasane (ENTRY #4116)!
I went with her "chimera mode" because I wanted to try making her wings !

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She is the first figure I tried priming before painting. Unfortunately I don't really feel like it made painting her any easier. I'm probably doing something wrong or I don't have the right type of primer/paint.

Last time I told someone I would show pictures of each step of making my figures but in the end I didn't, so sorry for that ^^". when I sculpt I forget to take photos regularly and I'm still doing a lot of stuff wrong so I'm not very confident about showing how I make them yet.

by the way this month I also tried to make something else: I drew my own charm. The character is Joe Yabuki from ashita no joe (ENTRY #10511)!
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I love sculpting and I'm very motivated to continue and try out different materials/ learn new things so expect more blogs from me in the future! The list of characters I want to make is sooo long, I can't wait to make them all :D

Thanks for reading! ^^
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maggie (7 meses atrás) #36860390Yes it is overwhelming at first, a lot of materials and tools, right!? I do think you’re doing a great job and have gotten to know the material. Now I bet you’ve run into things like, “I wish I could do this. I’m sure I can... but how??” And that’s when you ask the questions, research to get the answers (amazing what you can find with a simple google search!) and start adding those techniques to your repertoire to improve and become better!!
It’s exciting but also daunting... I’m going through the same thing but I’m trying to spread out costs by purchasing things as I go. 9_9;; You can get pretty far with some sculpey, a few tools, wire and a drill/saw haha.
For a general overview Pop Sculpure is a nice book, but I found I learn a lot more from YouTube sculptors. I needed to get to know the materials they were using first, then I could understand what the sculptors were doing. For example, “what is that mixture they’re using? What is that tool?” However, starting to learn to sculpt is about learning how to make the material work for you (from what I’ve read anyhow!), and it seems like you’ve done that, which is great!
Just my input for someone trying to tinker and make stuff just like you are. I wish you the best of luck! I’ll keep trying too!


Yeah, you summed up how I feel about it!
I was confused for the longest time about how azuMAN separated the hair piece from his figure's face after sculpting it until someone explained the lipbalm trick in the comments lol
Thank you for the book recommendation and encouraging words :)
I wish you the best of luck with your own projects as well!
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Klala (7 meses atrás) #36859438Thanks a lot for the advices and infos, I appreciate it!
At first I got a bit overhelmed when looking at informations about making figures so I just used the "trying stuff without really knowing what I'm doing" approach, but now I'm planning to get some books about the subject soon and I'm starting to search for more ressources on internet :).


Yes it is overwhelming at first, a lot of materials and tools, right!? I do think you’re doing a great job and have gotten to know the material. Now I bet you’ve run into things like, “I wish I could do this. I’m sure I can... but how??” And that’s when you ask the questions, research to get the answers (amazing what you can find with a simple google search!) and start adding those techniques to your repertoire to improve and become better!!

It’s exciting but also daunting... I’m going through the same thing but I’m trying to spread out costs by purchasing things as I go. 9_9;; You can get pretty far with some sculpey, a few tools, wire and a drill/saw haha.

For a general overview Pop Sculpure is a nice book, but I found I learn a lot more from YouTube sculptors. I needed to get to know the materials they were using first, then I could understand what the sculptors were doing. For example, “what is that mixture they’re using? What is that tool?” However, starting to learn to sculpt is about learning how to make the material work for you (from what I’ve read anyhow!), and it seems like you’ve done that, which is great!

Just my input for someone trying to tinker and make stuff just like you are. I wish you the best of luck! I’ll keep trying too!
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naisor (7 meses atrás) #36822476For sculpey, and polymer clays alike, you can use a spoon-like tool (even an actual table spoon) to smooth the surface while sculpting before putting it in the oven to harden.
Their is no need, or actual good means, to dissolve the polymer clay. Nevertheless, sculpey has this "liquid sculpey" which can work as a bonding agent between fresh layers in order to avoid need to apply too much pressure to your piece and collapse it by accident. It works more like a glue, and not as a solvent, so all the smoothing should be done before putting in the oven. Thus, a spoon should work fine.


Thank you for the additional information :)!
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maggie (7 meses atrás) #36812256Yes, azuMAN is fun to watch, right? Have you learned anything about their technique, materials they use and process? It’s important to know how each material works, and what you can do with it. For example, what are you using as a base/understructure? What do you use to smooth your piece while you’re working? Do you dissolve the sculpey or make your own slip?
You are improving, I can see that! Lots of information, books and tutorials out there, looking forward to seeing you grow in the future :-)
As for the primer... primer has a few uses! It does prime and help paint stick but also it helps show imperfections (imperfections don’t show up well on sculpey normal that you’re using due to the color) and helps smooth things out. Many people prime something and sand it down once they see their errors. Sculpey is a bit more difficult to sand due to its makeup, but it can be sanded (it just gums up your sandpaper more than epoxy or resin in my experience). So, most people using sculpey will try to smooth it before it cures.


Thanks a lot for the advices and infos, I appreciate it!
At first I got a bit overhelmed when looking at informations about making figures so I just used the "trying stuff without really knowing what I'm doing" approach, but now I'm planning to get some books about the subject soon and I'm starting to search for more ressources on internet :).
7 meses atrás
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naisor (7 meses atrás) #36822476For sculpey, and polymer clays alike, you can use a spoon-like tool (even an actual table spoon) to smooth the surface while sculpting before putting it in the oven to harden.
Their is no need, or actual good means, to dissolve the polymer clay. Nevertheless, sculpey has this "liquid sculpey" which can work as a bonding agent between fresh layers in order to avoid need to apply too much pressure to your piece and collapse it by accident. It works more like a glue, and not as a solvent, so all the smoothing should be done before putting in the oven. Thus, a spoon should work fine.


Thanks for the tip! However I wasn’t asking because I needed to know, it was more to inspire this new scuptor-to-be original poster to ask questions while working and research to get around problems. And yes, there is a mixture you can make, and many things you can buy, to brush over sculpey to smooth it, and even make slip or refresh the sculpey.
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maggieWhat do you use to smooth your piece while you’re working? Do you dissolve the sculpey or make your own slip? For sculpey, and polymer clays alike, you can use a spoon-like tool (even an actual table spoon) to smooth the surface while sculpting before putting it in the oven to harden.

Their is no need, or actual good means, to dissolve the polymer clay. Nevertheless, sculpey has this "liquid sculpey" which can work as a bonding agent between fresh layers in order to avoid need to apply too much pressure to your piece and collapse it by accident. It works more like a glue, and not as a solvent, so all the smoothing should be done before putting in the oven. Thus, a spoon should work fine.
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Klala (7 meses atrás) #36810767Thanks I'm happy the charm turned out well :)
I ordered one charm but received three of them (idk if that's normal). I only need to keep one for myself so I wouldn't mind giving the two others away. So if any of you are willing to pay for just the shipping, don't hesitate to drop me a message and we can arrange that :) (but of course it's fine if you're not interested)

oh I would actually love one ;-; If you were ok with parting with it, of course, I can PM you
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Klala (7 meses atrás) #36810353naisor (7 meses atrás) #36763211
Azuman's work sure is impressive! His video's are actually the reason why I started using sculpey in the first place ^^
Good luck with trying out sculpey again then :)


Yes, azuMAN is fun to watch, right? Have you learned anything about their technique, materials they use and process? It’s important to know how each material works, and what you can do with it. For example, what are you using as a base/understructure? What do you use to smooth your piece while you’re working? Do you dissolve the sculpey or make your own slip?

You are improving, I can see that! Lots of information, books and tutorials out there, looking forward to seeing you grow in the future :-)

As for the primer... primer has a few uses! It does prime and help paint stick but also it helps show imperfections (imperfections don’t show up well on sculpey normal that you’re using due to the color) and helps smooth things out. Many people prime something and sand it down once they see their errors. Sculpey is a bit more difficult to sand due to its makeup, but it can be sanded (it just gums up your sandpaper more than epoxy or resin in my experience). So, most people using sculpey will try to smooth it before it cures.
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bomhat because I'm batman
Klala (7 meses atrás) #36810767Thanks I'm happy the charm turned out well :)
I ordered one charm but received three of them (idk if that's normal). I only need to keep one for myself so I wouldn't mind giving the two others away. So if any of you are willing to pay for just the shipping, don't hesitate to drop me a message and we can arrange that :) (but of course it's fine if you're not interested)
whoa whoa rlly?? Yeah I’d love too! We could trade too if you want anything from my store !
bomhat.storenvy...
Let me know :D
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solluxcaptor (7 meses atrás) #36783982How cute, I love Teto's pose and expression! I love the details and I can see so much improvement every time you post these!!!
also I'm so happy to see Joe here omg that charm is adorable ;-; Joe merchandise is so hard to find, it's nice to see something fanmade! I love it!


bomhat (7 meses atrás) #36795159I WANT THAT JOE CHARM

Thanks I'm happy the charm turned out well :)
I ordered one charm but received three of them (idk if that's normal). I only need to keep one for myself so I wouldn't mind giving the two others away. So if any of you are willing to pay for just the shipping, don't hesitate to drop me a message and we can arrange that :) (but of course it's fine if you're not interested)
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