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KansasFossilHunter

Here are some of my explorations into the artistic side of paleontology:

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32fordboy

Love them! The creepy nature of sea-dwelling animals makes them perfect for an artist.

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Herb

Very nice!

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KansasFossilHunter

Here is the only kind of "sculpting" I have done (besides matrix sculpting)

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32fordboy

Fantastic. What kind of material are you using?

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KansasFossilHunter

Fantastic. What kind of material are you using?

That's just regular clay (the kind you can fire in a kiln). I'd love to branch out to other materials sometime.

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LordTrilobite

Clay like that tends to shrink when it dries out though. But it definitely looks nice.

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32fordboy

For small teeth, you might try an epoxy putty, such as Milliput, Magic Sculp or Paleo Sculpt. The epoxy putty is ridiculously durable, so lends itself to tiny objects nicely. For the bulk of a sculpt, I use Super Sculpey. A lot of sculptors prefer to use epoxy putty entirely, but it really limits working time, making skill and blending ability of great importance.

The good thing about Super Sculpey is the ability to fine-tune over a large period of time. Walk away from the sculpt for weeks or months on end, and come back to it. That's what I call "fermenting". If you let a sculpt ferment, you will usually notice imperfections you didn't notice previously.

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KansasFossilHunter

For small teeth, you might try an epoxy putty, such as Milliput, Magic Sculp or Paleo Sculpt. The epoxy putty is ridiculously durable, so lends itself to tiny objects nicely. For the bulk of a sculpt, I use Super Sculpey. A lot of sculptors prefer to use epoxy putty entirely, but it really limits working time, making skill and blending ability of great importance.

The good thing about Super Sculpey is the ability to fine-tune over a large period of time. Walk away from the sculpt for weeks or months on end, and come back to it. That's what I call "fermenting". If you let a sculpt ferment, you will usually notice imperfections you didn't notice previously.

Nick

Thanks for the Information! I have some magic sculpt- for replacing missing teeth. I'll have to try some of these out.

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