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From: NShorter110/2/09 11:44 AM 
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 62685.1 

Hi, all.  I am having problems with making my wedding Bride & groom figures.  They are about 5" high on a 5" base.  But when I bake them they start to fall over .  Can anyone help me with this.

As I need to take a picture of the finished product before I bake I don't know how to get over this.

 

Many thanks

Nicky

 
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From: GloriBeS10/2/09 12:47 PM 
To: NShorter1  (2 of 9) 
 62685.2 in reply to 62685.1 

Prop them on something....I use glass jars of assorted sizes...(not to be used for food)...

I also put a small piece of parchment paper where the glass touches the clay to prevent shiny spots.

And, if the figure is too tall for my oven..I lay them on polyfil...and stuff the polyfil under any part that needs support.

 

 
From: thatgirl247810/2/09 12:47 PM 
To: NShorter1  (3 of 9) 
 62685.3 in reply to 62685.1 

Are they SOLID clay?

If so, try a foil core or wire armature - that should help reduce the weight, which should help reduce slumping.

You might also try some bracing.

 

 
From: thatgirl247810/2/09 12:48 PM 
To: NShorter1  (4 of 9) 
 62685.4 in reply to 62685.1 
Oh, you might also try baking the pieces separately (figures from Base) and then gluing them later.
 

 
From: Glori30 DelphiPlus Member Icon10/8/09 7:34 PM 
To: NShorter1  (5 of 9) 
 62685.5 in reply to 62685.1 

Do you have an armature of wire or foil inside them?

And to prop up in the oven I use corn starch, have a box seperate from the cooking stuff, and pour a pile into my baking pan, then pour it back into the box.

 

 

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From: Chris (rutterc) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/10/09 9:29 AM 
To: NShorter1 unread  (6 of 9) 
 62685.6 in reply to 62685.1 
If you use wire inside of the figure, you can extend it to form a loop on the outside and hang it while working on it so that it doesn't flatten out. Am I making any sense? When I worked on a two-figured sculpture that was the only way I could make sure they kept their pose while I worked on them. ...hope this helps.
 

 
From: Jinxii8310/11/09 3:43 AM 
To: NShorter1 unread  (7 of 9) 
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I always build mine on wire, and bake in stages...
 

 
From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/09 3:08 PM 
To: Glori30 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 9) 
 62685.8 in reply to 62685.5 

Hi Glo,

I love your sig pic. Nice ornaments!

Jackie

 

 
From: Glori30 DelphiPlus Member Icon10/20/09 6:28 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 9) 
 62685.9 in reply to 62685.8 

Thanks, the way things are going this year, won't be any new ones this year.

 

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