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Matt Smith.
Hopefully my final sculpt of this chap.
I think it works rather well indeed.
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Steampunk-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
The resemblance you get in each bust is astonishing, almost scary. It would be great to see a step by step of how you sculpt the faces, take the molds and paint them. What material do you use for the final shape of the heads?
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frasierdalek Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh you're too kind, I have thought about doing a step-by-step thingamajig but I don't seem to have a particular process when making them, which is odd. I guess what I'm saying is I have no standard step-by-step way of working, its quite fluid as a way of working I find.
I use a material which is a clay that you bake which then turns a plasticy hard thing which you can then paint and sand and all that sort of stuff. 
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Steampunk-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
so I guess it's a polymer clay? (like sculpey and others. I have seeb that you take molds out of some of them, like the Sherlock ones, do you use siliconefor that? And what material do you use to cast them? 
I have some unfinished sculpts myself, accumulating dust in a corner of my studio. You work makes me want to redo them and try to achieve the life-like feeling your face sculpts have :)
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frasierdalek Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely, a Polymer clay. I use Sculpey and Sculpey Firm, but I find the type of clay makes no real difference for me personally. People say Super Sculpey doesn't hold detail as well as Firm but I think they simply don't know how to use it.
Well all of the pictures you see of my sculpted works are the originals, not molds/casts. I've only recently started investigating moulding with an eye to selling some to get a bit of money because, well, I'm poor. 
Oh really? Well It would be lovely to see some of them.
Thanks so much, I like to think I get a nice glimmer of life in the things I sculpt :)
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