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clibinarium21 May 2020 7:00 a.m. PST

Does anyone recall the site where Tony Barton described his sculpting process?

It was a step by step through his technique of sculpting one half of a figure in fimo on a tile, then baking it and turning it over to do the other side. It may have been a personal site, it may have been attached to a previous iteration of AB figures. I know Tony's interests are in 1/6 figures now, and that the site is likely gone, but if anyone remembers which site it was I could at least have a rumage though the wayback machine archive.

Thanks in advance.

haywire21 May 2020 7:37 a.m. PST

Quick google gave me this

link

clibinarium21 May 2020 7:47 a.m. PST

Yep, that one I found the same way, but the one I am seeking was basically the same thing but with one of his 20mm WW2 figures (British para maybe?).

Personal logo jsmcc91 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 7:47 a.m. PST

Haywire has the one of the two that I recall seeing. The other one I believe may have also concentrated on the smaller scale sculpting with FIMO in halves.

Personal logo jsmcc91 Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 7:51 a.m. PST

Here ya go:

link

clibinarium21 May 2020 8:38 a.m. PST

Bingo, that's the one. Cheers!

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP21 May 2020 2:32 p.m. PST

He is a very talented sculptor.
Looks like he invented his own techniques too, excellent.

clibinarium21 May 2020 3:59 p.m. PST

Indeed. I don't know how he manages to sculpt one half of a figure and then the back half separately (and add extra depth to take account of shrinkage in the casting process).

A master.

Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 11:02 a.m. PST

Fascinating. I can't imagine sculpting like that – doing half and having to visualize how the whole miniature will turn out. And they turn out brilliantly!
Very talented.

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