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Article: Creating Custom Accessories

Postby Red Bean » Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:32 am

Hi all,

Here's the article that I've wanted to offer to the C-C community oh so long ago, sorry for taking such a long time!! Anyway, what I've up right now is more of a final draft than a finished version, but I think most of the information that you're looking for is already there. Your inputs/comments will always be appreciated.

And to Kev, would you mind helping me edit it so that its format can be consistent with the rest of the C-C articles? Also, do you want me to email you a soft copy of the files so you can upload it onto the C-C server? Or can you simply download it from your browser? Please email me.

To everyone else: I'm going to keep a low profile for the next few weeks to concentrate on my job for a bit and hopefully some sculpting. So if you need to reach me, please email me instead of leaving me private messages on the forum.

Btw, the article can be seen here: :P

Thank you for reading.

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Postby architect » Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:55 am

Hi Redbean,

Your article is wonderful. It is very informative and easy to follow with the diagrams. Hopefully we can find a permanent home for it at CC soon. :wink: Thanks!

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Postby Anonym0us » Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:29 am

Your how-to was very helpful! Thanks 4 putting in all your time and effort to make it!
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Postby Bricksidge » Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:38 am

OK, the article now has a place in the Creations section of "How-To"

Thanks, Isaac, for doing this. Now I need to read it!
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Postby Jedipawn » Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:26 am

This is a great article! Thank you so much. Simple, concise, and easy to understand. Very helpfull

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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:35 pm

Thanks for the article. I tried sculpting with a binary epoxy, and I can only say that the stuff became as hard as a rock. Hi-speed dremeling was required, and without layering, getting in the detail was difficult.

I'll run out of my current supply of shields for stickering today (dremel, buffing wheel, and Brasso while watching the Daytona Prototypes race to get off the Islander emblems) and I'll probably give the Sculpey a try since my son has several packs of that sitting around.
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Postby kaloo » Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:50 pm

Wow thanks Red Bean I might try some sculpey sometime. Nice, detailed instructions are always appreciated.
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Postby The Blue Knight » Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:05 am

Hi Isaac. The level of detail you go to is very immpressive indeed. It makes me appreciate the work you do even more then before! Keep it up. My order will be in soon to help with the financing of trh Viking gear :wink:
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:49 am

OK - I really really really really really liked this article and its attention to detail. It makes so much sense now!

did I mention I really liked it?


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Postby SirCumferance » Thu Mar 11, 2004 4:39 pm

Thanks a lot for the article! I just bought some sculpy yesterday, and already made a spear and a sword. Not very good looking ones, but good for my first try. Thanks again!
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I am going to try this.

Postby Sir Terrance » Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:13 am

Hi, just how does the resin dry? Does it become rock hard, soft, plasticy like LEGO, ...?
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Postby lemon_squeezer2 » Fri Mar 19, 2004 3:13 am

Sculpty is like some soft clay when forming, and when baked, it feels like those newer style swords (kinda, not really, but that's all I can really think of)
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