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Old 10-10-2002, 08:29 AM
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Yes, it's time to bump this back up and finish it off! The Magic Sculp has arrived!!!

I've been working on the feet. Remember that I just end the fabric legs in stumps to later hard sculpt the feet on. Well I start by tying off the fabric at the bottoms of the legs and pressing a little bit of magic sculp around the bottoms, which pretty effectively seals the bottoms of the legs.



Then I just start adding magic sculp, building up the shape of the feet.



Here's the basic foot shape I decided on. I get my fingers very wet, which smooths the magic sculp out well. I just keep rubbing the magic sculp into the fabric at the edge, where the foot meets the fabric, so that the seam will look smooth. This way, once painted, you can hardly tell the difference between the fabric and the magic sculp, save for the difference in surface texture.



Then after that had cured I went back and added some claws.



Still working on the other feet, but I thought you'd like to see the latest, since it's been so long.

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HOw did you make the claws. I can't really tell what it is from the photo. It almost looks like bits of razor but I know that is a silly thought.
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Old 10-27-2002, 02:49 PM
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Kitaye, the claws are just more magic sculp. It sticks to itself very well, so you can add more on top of previously cured areas.

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Old 10-27-2002, 02:57 PM
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Kitaye, the claws are just more magic sculp. It sticks to itself very well, so you can add more on top of previously cured areas.

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DOH! Sorry about that Amy. For some reason when I first looked at it I only saw the light coming from under his claws and I thought that was the claws themselves. I guess I wasn't awake when I looked at it the first time cause I saw the claws plain as day this time.
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Old 10-27-2002, 03:02 PM
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LOL, no worries Kitaye, I've had moments just like that, myself.

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Okay Amy! You are officially now the DRAGON GODDESS!
OMG! Your work is AMAZING! The wings are AWESOME....as well as the rest of him!
Polymer and monomer combined creates a hyperthermic chemical reaction! The exact reaction with some dental materials! I had no idea that the same chemical theory was being used in art clay/materials!
Fantastic!
I was a Dental/Surgical Assistant for 15 years....hence the Dental referrance.
Can't wait to see this beauty in the finish!
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I thought it was an exothermic reaction. I'd always heard 'hyperthermic reaction' used in reference to human body temperature, not chemical compounds. But hey, I'm not a chemist so what do I know?

At any rate, thanks plumpfairy - I can't wait to see it finished, either, lol. I still don't know what color to paint it. Fidget was the only one who gave me a suggestion so far.

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One more post for the night.

I finished the other wing and all four feet. The glue on the wing is drying and the feet are curing, and in the morning I should be able to attach the wings and start painting!

Here are the feet all done:



And here's a closeup of the front feet just for detail:



Whee, the end is in sight!

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I thought it was an exothermic reaction. I'd always heard 'hyperthermic reaction' used in reference to human body temperature, not chemical compounds. But hey, I'm not a chemist so what do I know?

At any rate, thanks plumpfairy - I can't wait to see it finished, either, lol. I still don't know what color to paint it. Fidget was the only one who gave me a suggestion so far.

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I thought I had responded to your request already...I was thinking blues and silvers with touches of red. MAke home a true air dragon.
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wonderful!
I vote pthalo blue
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omg! looks great so far. I allready want one for myself.
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I thought it was an exothermic reaction. I'd always heard 'hyperthermic reaction' used in reference to human body temperature, not chemical compounds. But hey, I'm not a chemist so what do I know?

At any rate, thanks plumpfairy - I can't wait to see it finished, either, lol. I still don't know what color to paint it. Fidget was the only one who gave me a suggestion so far.

Amy

OH JEEEZE! Amy! You are soooo right! EXOTHERMIC is the correct term.
I just embarrassed the s*^@# outta myself! I am a red pumpkin head!
I vote pthalo blu too! Those wings are AWESOME!.....shoot! the whole thing is AWESOME!
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Thanks everyone! I'm getting a lot of votes for blue, but I painted the last one blue! How about purple? Or green? Man I just can't choose!

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Attaching the wings!

First I tried to mark out where I wanted the wings to go.



Then I poked holes in the back of the dragon at the marks and stuck the wire ends of the wings in the holes, pushing it way down into the body. You want the wires to be long enough to keep the wings in place, because the wings work out to be fairly heavy. Then you squirt tacky glue into the hole. Pull the wires back out a little so the glue has a place to go. Use LOTS of glue - I just push the tip of the glue bottle right down in the hole and squeeze until it's all gluey inside down the wire.



Then I shoved the wires back in and positioned the wings where I thought they looked right. I pinned the loose flaps of fabric (wing membrane) to the back of the body to hold the wings in position until the glue dries. I'll go back and sew these flaps down next.



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