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Raffy Update by MallorySmallory Raffy Update by MallorySmallory
Here is a small update of my raffy...unfortunately I dont think Ill ever finish him. I started painting him, but since he didnt fit in my oven I had to use a heat gun on him. I have never used a heat gun for a whole sculpture before and I didn't heat him long enough. He started cracking and since I already put paint on him I dont think Ill be able to fix the cracks....

I could finish him but itll take a lot of work to fix so I don't know if I will. But heres what he looked like with his rider.

Moving cities with him is NOT FUN, lol.
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enginecogs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should finish him! I really love the sculpt! It's a shame he started cracking.
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it really bummed me out. I may still try to finish him, but probably not for a while...Thanks so much!
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ABitMadInTheHead Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's such a shame he doesn't fit because he is amazing!!! What is he made of, some type of sculpey??
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! He's made of super sculpy. Hopefully I'll get around to fixing him up.
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CreatureLab Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful sculpt, really.
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great sculpt, too bad about it not fitting in the oven, I just baked one and it barely fit in the oven. I forgot to measure the oven size. :doh: anyway I heard that you can boil sculpey. or since your just fixing cracks you can put the sculpt on its side so it fits in the oven. anyway I hope you can finish it without too much of a hassle.
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah i knew he wasn't going to fit, so I was just planning on using the heat gun. Unfortunately laying him on his side wasn't an option since he had the wings and tail. Now I can't put him back in the oven since he has paint on him and the fumes would probably not be good...possibly even deadly! I can't take that risk. I'm going to try and fix it though!! Thanks so much btw!
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gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh right, I forgot their was paint on it. what kinda of clay are yo going to patch it with? I've used DAS clay before for cracks and it work out great.
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah...I think I'm going to patch it with epoxy...I attempted to patch it with clay a few times but I think the air bubble is deep in the neck because it kept recracking. I've never heard of DAS clay...I'll look it up, thanks for the tip!
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Houkai-Amplifier Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Holy crap, that's sick! What did you use to sculpt him with?

Also do you have an airbrush or something? That'd help heaps with painting the cracks.
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I used super sculpy and underneath I used the customizable toy from kidrobot [link] and then used some wire structure to support the head and elongate the neck.

I don't have an airbrush unfortunately...I wish I did! Would be so helpful sometimes...
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Barnlord Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That is truly amazing! You've got to finish him!
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm going to try, but it probably will take a while...
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Barnlord Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would definitely say that it's not an easy fix by any stretch of the imagination, but would be well worth the time! :D
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG this is so amazing, it's a shame about the cracks, I really wish there was a good solution to fix him since I think this would look GLORIOUS finished :D
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I've been inspired and I think I might try and finish him up...its going to take some work. So stay tuned!
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BeeZee-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D awesome! It's going to be so cool.
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Aww, you should totally finish him. This is too awesome not to try and finish!
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! These comments are making me rethink that decision...
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zonkey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You could use a non-bake clay to fix it (like Apoxie Sculpt...its good for fixing clay and dries really solid) It would be a shame just the leave it unfinished. Specially with all the work you already put into it.
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I did use some epoxy to fix one crack (you can see it here actually, its the grey at the base of his neck), but is Apoxie Sculpt different? I just used epoxy from a hardware store. haha. Yeah thats not a bad idea. I'll probably try that!
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zonkey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Apoxie is a chemical dry clay. Its what most taxidermists use to create animal faces. There are 2 part you mix together to start the hardening process. It has about a 4 hour cure time and it "dries" really hard. You have to be carefully because if you leave it on the table and it hardens there...it will take a chisel to remove it. It almost molds like chewing gum. I use it for sculptures that are broken or I can't traditionally fire. These two I made the faces and small details out of Apoxie - [link] & [link] Their bodies are made of plaster cast and are not meant to be fired.

Its a good product to look into anyway. Here is a link to the site-> [link]
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
That sounds a lot like the epoxy I used from the hardware store. You mix the two parts together and have time before it dries. Yeah that stuff is SO hard once it dries! I used it for the head on my ursula sculpture (just to build it up, not to actually sculpt the face) and I made it slightly too big. I had to scrap it off with an exacto little by little for HOURS to get it a little smaller. Man, less is way better then too much with that stuff. Thanks so much for the link! The one from the hardware store dried in 20 to 30 mins. 4 hours would give me much more working time! Thanks soooo much for the info!
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zonkey Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :)
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PatrickL Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
just go on with him. who cares if it is cracked. use the heatgun over the paint and you will get bobbles. i am pretty sure that it fits a dragon. make it rough!
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, that is true...I'll try and finish him up anyways :)
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PatrickL Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
you better do! it is a beauty!
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PerseusHaolysce Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks really awesome. It'll be a shame if you can't finish him. Awesome sculpt though!
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MallorySmallory Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know...it really would...Ill probably have to put 10 hours of work in to fix him...I will have to scrape off the paint, repair the cracks, re cook him, sand him again, and then paint him again...hmm...just not sure if its worth all that. He just sits in my closet right now anyways. haha. Thank you though!
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