View Full Version : Want to see Skratch in action? Check out these videos

01-17-2013, 01:54 PM
Here are some links to videos that we and other people have been making to show what Skratch can do, enjoy!

Skratchworks Videos
Our latest "Video Gallery" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU0aZtCJSQU

Timelapse in production, "Making A Flower From Skratch" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJrHi25c23A

Timelapse in production, "Spiral Looking Glass" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C-OUyQfupI

Videos from people using Skratch -

Scot made a great series on his first time using Skratch:
part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahpl41mBGco
part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PtYYXiQGJ4
part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6uSYg7ETZg
part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66VFPEydtSQ

I will post up some more as they are made available!

01-18-2013, 01:39 PM
On the Spiral Looking Glass one, you seem to be working on a piece of 2" thick Styrofoam. Was it first coated in the joint compound you told me about, or did it not need any surface prep? I'm sure I'll have more questions as I look at more of the videos. Thanks for posting them!

01-18-2013, 03:44 PM
Your welcome, thanks for checking them out!

I actually made a laminate from 1/4" masonite on both sides of the foam, using construction adhesive and also some solid wood around the edges to give it a little more strength.

After that, I put a thin layer joint compound over everything to give it a good surface to bond to, using burlap garden mesh embedded in the mud over the edges and a few inches into the panel.

01-18-2013, 04:43 PM
So the burlap just goes around the edges of the sculpt and support, not all the way under the sculpt? Okay, I can see that. Thanks. I've worked with Styrofoam before (the life-size was scanned to enlarge it, then cut out of huge Styrofoam blocks, painted with clay and then re-sculpted, and I've done some other pieces on a Styrofoam support). I know it can be a really useful support. Intrigued, intrigued, intrigued . . .