A girlfriend of mine (summoner name KrimsinRayne) is totally an awesome Ahri player from the game League of Legends. She asked me to create a little clay figure of Ahri in Chibi.. cuz she said she would lub me 4evah. So here I am attempting to do so.
The picture she picked was by a talented artist on Deviant art, and can be found HERE
So the first thing I found out was you can microwave paper, glue and paper towel.. but if you do it too long.. it will start to burn :O
The photo gallery will cover my progress
The reason I did this mad experiment was I was looking for a way to make some sort of a head armature without having to use a huge wad of clay that wouldn’t cook well. This worked, was fun, and I DO love the smell of wood smoke… – insane mad doctor laugh-
Note to self: If I decide to do this sort of bulking again, mix in a decent amount of gorilla glue for binding purposes.
To dry the cement compound faster to make it workable, I used MORE FIRE.. (torch fired it) – If you ever decide to do this, please be careful, as hot bits pop off and explode. I wore my GOOGLES to protect my eyes.
I found the cement-grout mixture to be very crumbly. After some deliberation, I decided to coat the head with glue, and I am thinking I might make her out of resin rather than polymer, but im not sure yet.
Looks like that is going to take a LONG time to dry (Incidentally, tried torch firing it to dry faster, however it bubbled and got more gooey. Glad I didn’t try the microwave)
Took just over three hours for the glue to get to a point where i could touch it without it sticking to me. It was still tacky. I decided to go with Permastone. You have to work really fast with this stuff, it dries in no time. I might mess around with the formula a bit like slow drying glaze to see if it will give me a little more working time. The nice thing about this stuff is that you can use it as thin or thick as you like. Also, a little goes a long way.
UPDATE: When you mix the Permastone with the slow drying acrylic medium (substituting it for water) it dries MUCH too slow. It also comes out lumpy-ish. But it will be very good as a finishing mixture perhaps