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Sculpture Base Tutorial
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Published: October 10, 2011
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Warning!
Extremely long tutorial!

My fourth tutorial explains how I made the bases for Boomer and Spitter -sculptures, in hopes of helping you to create your own. Making a base for your sculpture isn't really all that hard,
you just need to have the right equipment, and know what to do with them.
I use Noch - materials in all my bases, but anything similiar will do. For references sake, I'll list all the materials I used in this tutorial:

From www.Noch.de/en/

Moss, number 08600: [link]
Turf, color 1, number 95230: [link]
Turf, color 2, number 95210: [link]
Moss/Turf Mixture, number 08360: [link]
Fake Sawdust, number 08340: [link]
Fine Sand, number 95611: [link]
Grass, color 1, number 95710: [link]
Grass, color 2, number 95730: [link]


If you havent already, its a good idea to go through my three other tutorials:

:bulletgreen: Sculpting Tutorial: [link]
:bulletgreen: Head Sculpting Tutorial: [link]
:bulletgreen: Sculpting Tutorial, Textures: [link]

Like always, if you have any questions, please post them in the comments, and I'll do my best to answer them.
If you got something out of this tutorial, please send a picture! I'd love to see what you come up with :)
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kayanahHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! :D
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SheyChanHobbyist General Artist
and, by the way,  for this grass stuff and moss and I don't know: at Germany (well, yes, I live there XD) are sometimes little shops for model trains. There you can find anything for building some area. Perhaps you can find a shop like this in your country^^
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
This is the kind of a shop I frequent. It is my understanding that Noch and Woodland Scenic both come from Germany, so I wouldn't be surprised if you have plenty of supply.
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SheyChanHobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Noch is from Germany. So I can get anything in a shop, if I search a little
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Well, yes. Miniature shops are your best guess, but hobby shops might work as well.
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SheyChanHobbyist General Artist
This is soooooooooooo brilliant^^ I want to use this one for sure^^
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LostGryphinHobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tips!
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Glad to be of use!
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uhm, can you polish it with sandpaper afterwards??^^
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Not sure what part of the base you mean, but yes, you can polish sculpey after baking and prior painting,
but you cant really "polish" resin.
Resin is a tricky fellow, even after its dry it's still vulnerable to fingerprints, dents and scratches.
If you want, you can sandpaper it at this level to reform it, but you have to apply another coat of resin to make it clear again. Anything that touches the surface of the resin (your fingers included) WILL leave a mark and make the surface cloudy. You have to wait up to 2 weeks (also depending on how much curer you used) until you can touch the resin safely without smudging the surface.

Tl;dr The only way to "polish" resin is to add another coat of it.
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RavenclawredHobbyist Writer
The figure is gross. I skip through every pic of him I see...that is, after I admired the workmanship the first time around, but the tutorials are great! :D
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Again, I humbly accept your praise. There would be something wrong with my piece if someone said "oh look what a cute sculpture!"
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RavenclawredHobbyist Writer
Hahaha, I know! It would be a disappointment to see people go 'aww, so cute!' when the intention was to gross them out. Again, great work!
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Indeed, I'd rather have people sending me hate mail and death threats because I made them choke on their food or something.
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RavenclawredHobbyist Writer
That should be on a T-shirt somehwere, haha!
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Maybe I will. Maybe I artcow this today.
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
you're welcome
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
you're welcome
fire-wolves67's avatar
The oger is gross, but this is great!
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Can't really ask for more,- I'd be devastated if someone told me he's cute instead :D
fire-wolves67's avatar
yes, yes. The deatail is amazing, I just LOVE the resin water
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SgtMilenkoProfessional Artist
Resin water is so fun to make, but it's such a bitch if you get it on your hands. I've become a master of getting it out of various places and it still manages to make me rage from time to time!
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