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Old 30th April 2011, 12:29 PM
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I just wanted to share a pygmy hippo model I made. This is my first figure and there are several things I don't like about him, mainly the legs. Please five me all your feedback, be as harsh as you wish! I just wanted to see what people would think of him.

I used Sculp Dry clay from a local shop, he was going to be standing, however the lying position ended up easier for me. I like his head, and from the angle in the first picture I think he looks realistic. Anyway let me know what you thik. I will paint him soon.
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Old 30th April 2011, 07:07 PM
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It needs smaller snout and larger eyes, that's all; don't forget pygmy animals are not of the same proportions as bigger critters.
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He's great Andy, really good first attempt!! The clay you said is called "sculpt dry"? Made by "Mungyo"? It probably says it on the packet, about using water. Well I use water to attach parts and smooth areas out. Some clays you can't do this, so if it's not made by Mungyo don't use water.
It will look super when you paint it!
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Old 1st May 2011, 11:24 AM
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Yes that's the clay I used, I didn't use enough water when I was making it. I have a quick question. Do you make a metal frame of the animal first and then put the clay on or do you just model the model out of clay. Thanks for all your opinions.
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Yes that's the clay I used, I didn't use enough water when I was making it. I have a quick question. Do you make a metal frame of the animal first and then put the clay on or do you just model the model out of clay. Thanks for all your opinions.
I found the clay didn't stick to a wire frame, so yes I just model it into the shape. Once you get the hang of the clay it's really great to use - at first I was disappointed and got a little fed-up with it. But now I love using it - it's a surprisingly strong clay.
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