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Wire Armature Tips

 

Making the wire armature that goes underneath your sculpture or miniature seems like a simple thing. And it is but there are a couple of tips I can give you that will make it better.

It can be very frustrating to have problems keeping the clay stuck to the wire and it can be frustrating for the armature to start coming unraveled while you are working on it.

I have tips here that will solve those two common problems in armatures.

Double Wrapping the Armature Wires

 

When you are working with some kind of a clay or modeling epoxy you might see that that clay can easily slip around on the bare wire. Its a little bit of a thing and how you can get rid of this is to wrap a second level of thinner wire on the original armature.

Just create your wire armature and after it is done wrap some of it with a thinner wire. The picture shows the arms of the figure have been double wrapped.

This really works well and it will hold the clay or epoxy in place much better.

 

Soldering the Armature

 

If you have a soldering pencil it makes a big difference to solder the wire armature so it stays stronger and nothing comes unwound. You can't do this for every type of wire but most types you can.

 

 

How to Sculpt a Miniature

In this tutorial I show you step by step how to sculpt a neat little fantasy miniature. I make a battlemage. I show you everything including the armature and the materials to use. How to Sculpt a Miniature BattleMage

 

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Tutorial series: How to sculpt fantasy miniatures

This is a very in-depth series of tutorials that take you through the whole process of sculpting your own fantasy miniatures. It includes a series of videos. How to Sculpt Fantasy Miniatures

 


 

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