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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 7:51 a.m. PST

Here's a CD terrain project mixing giants, skeletons, and hills.

This is about the size of things.  Size … not scale!

The end result is multi-scale blocking and hindering terrain, with a little flavor.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

You are incorrigible.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 12:47 p.m. PST

Paper and plastic wrap. Good idea. Aluminum foil works too.

What brand of clay is that?

Dan
PS. Who makes the fella with the shotgun, standing next to the girl?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 1:26 p.m. PST

I use Crayola air dry clay for these types of project.

https://amzn.to/2KHhP30

Uncle Jed is from the Blue Moon Hardfelts …

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… and don't forget some McCluckys!

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 2:47 p.m. PST

Nice! I was hoping he was 15mm.

Does the Crayola air dry clay shrink a lot?

When working with clays that have a high percentage of shrinkage, I usually make the piece on baking parchment paper instead of directly on to the final base.

Then when the clay is completely air dry, I transfer the piece to the CD or MDF base, gluing it down with Liquid Nails. That usually keeps the base from doing any warping.

Dan

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 4:55 p.m. PST

The CDs don't warp and Crayola doesn't really shrink much. The big thing with it is make sure you seal the piece. Otherwise it will crumble over time. Sealed, it is no problem.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 7:32 p.m. PST

Will Mod Podge be a good enough sealer for that clay?

Dan

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

I use ModPodge, so, yes.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 4:07 a.m. PST

This one seems to be low shrinkage. I just ordered me a 2-lb tub.

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Dan
PS. This little step might save me some hassle with the kneading part:
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