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Gunner Dunbar24 Aug 2019 7:27 p.m. PST

Hi Matt – eyeing off Gruntz

Hi guys

My first 15mm fully scratch built mech, its still a work in progress, made my first an urbanmech, because of the simple design, and I'm testing a new medium, (intend to make 8-10), 15mm figure for scale, I usually use kneadatite, procreate or miliput for sculpting, but have been eyeing off polymer clay for a long time, finally thought I would give it a go for this project, its about half the cost of miliput and a fifth of kneadatite, this sculpt cost me $3 USD Australian to complete.

Polymer clay has some interesting properties, you can pick it up and handle it without leaving finger prints or distorting the shape, and you can take your time sculpting as it stays soft until cured in an oven.

Its not perfect, but I have limited funds at the moment, I'm hoping to get a resin 3D printer for Christmas.
More pics here

zrunelord24 Aug 2019 11:59 p.m. PST

Great start Gunner.
Looking good

Gunner Dunbar25 Aug 2019 2:52 p.m. PST

Thanks mate

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa26 Aug 2019 1:15 p.m. PST

Interesting, not sure I'd have picked on the dustbin mech, but a straight forward design and does look good so far! The one thing that's always put me off oven-cured stuff is people saying the shrinkage can be really bad, so how does this polymer clay stack up on that front?

Gunner Dunbar26 Aug 2019 3:11 p.m. PST

No shrinkage at all, all that happened was the colour went darker, not that that matters as it will be painted, started with the urbi because it is the easiest, just legs and a body.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa27 Aug 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

Cool, may have to acquire some to experiment with!

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