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 #24001  by knock
 Thu May 18, 2017 10:14 am
Hello :)

I've decided to do a basket of woklings
I started without taking any photos but since it's the first wokling I can add extra photos later on when I do the other ones.
I've made the body just like a normal soft toy with moving joints but leaving openings to add feet and hands later.

So here's a photo of the headless, footless and handless body so far. The only part stuffed so far is the body, I will stuff limbs later. I know it looks like a normal teddy bear shape but I choose to work with human baby doll shape as it seemed to be a better fit and is more noticable without fur.
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I've also started on sculpting the feet out of nsp clay (first timing using it). My plan is to make a mold so I don't have to remake the hands and feet again but unsure if I will do this for the face.
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 #24002  by knock
 Fri May 19, 2017 7:11 am
The main sculpt of the feet are done, I just need to tidy them up some more. Sorry for the bad photos, the lighting in this house at night is shockling.
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After playing around with different containers I ended up using lego for my base mold, filling in the corners and extra space with clay.
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 #24003  by knock
 Fri May 19, 2017 8:49 am
I just poured one mold with pinkysil silicone for one of the feet. It's the first time using this stuff and had to quickly mix 3 lots to fill the mold. I wasn't sure how much was needed and didn't want to waste any product. Unfortunately I used more than half of the stuff so I can not do the other foot for now and will have to wait till next week as Barnes is closed over the weekend. Now to nervously wait and see..
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 #24006  by knock
 Sat May 20, 2017 9:59 am
My silicone mold worked "yay" but my resin didn't. Again it's the first time using this type of product and I should have read up more about air bubbles. As you can see their are big air bubbles on the toes and little ones all over the top of the foot. Anyway I'll try again tomorrow (maybe) keeping in mind to get those ones around the toes out with my finger before filling the mold completly up with resin. I also read a heat gun helps bring air bubbles to the surface, being careful of plastic cups and/or molds.
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Sculpted the hands today and will mold them once I get more pinkysil.
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This is the head shape I will be using. Sewn together and will be filled with polyfil stuffing (normal toy stuffing). The bottom is flat as I will my connecting the head and body together with a moving joint.
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 #24007  by knock
 Sun May 21, 2017 11:22 am
Sculpted the nose, mouth and ears with sculpey.
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Trimming and shaving parts of the face.
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 #24013  by badges2nz
 Sun May 28, 2017 8:29 am
That is looking really good, nice job.
 #24016  by oota goota
 Mon May 29, 2017 9:01 pm
nice one knock really cool project.

Pinkysil is a great product you'll be able to make more feet than you'll ever need. It looks like you've mixed the resin fine but I'd recommend making some tiny air holes in the 'toes' part of the mould to let the air out and the resin in. You'll need to plug them with something when you are casting and mould is full.

so I usually use a small brass tube and drill in through the silicone that works well. and then I used wood screws to block the holes usually because that's what I have handy.

hope this helps looking forward to more updates
 #24643  by knock
 Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:04 am
It's been a while since I've worked on my wokling build. I ended up resculpting my hands a feet a couple of times but this time using sculpey and baking them.
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