Wednesday 12 September 2012

Damage control on Treegarr.

Here's a bit of a sneak peak at one of Treegarr's hands. When I baked this, I totally forgot how powerful our oven was. It's really tough to strike a balance between hot enough and too hot (120 degrees, I think?). I left it in a minute too long and the arm I built the sculpt on was molten. I sawed off the useless upper and am attaching a new upper section, with the all important socket I need to be unwarped.


  1. I did a similar thing when I sculpted some zombie heads on the top of some old pens and just plain forgot that they would melt in the oven.

    Is that Super Sculpey? I made a Squee figurine out of sculpey once and our fan-assisted oven nuked it. Made it blister and everything. I never did get it to "calmly" cook small parts.

    For thinner pieces made from Sculpey, I actually gently boiled them. Nuts, I know.

    1. I used to use the boil technique all the time for customs that wouldn't go through the molding process. They always seems a little too brittle to survive though.
      Ah well, I'll find out by this weekend if they do!