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u/kingofehb · 1 pointr/miniaturesculpting

I'm a noob but no one else has said anything:


For larger figures you'll probably want some sort of clay as opposed to epoxies like green stuff/ graystuff/ milliput. ( ) super sculpy firm is the only polymer clay I've used (oven hardening). Unless anyone with more experience pops by I'd say just get some super sculpy and play around with it. Learn what you like about it or dont like, and branch out from there.


I think this is what I have, plenty of shapes and sizes for all your detailing needs. You may also want some files for after you bake the clay:

These work well in my experience. As far as your armature question goes I'd definitely recommend arnatures, I'd just go on amazon and search "copper wire", obviously dont get anything insulated. I think I have 24 gauge wire and it's perfect for what I do on the ~25mm scale, so a thicker gauge may be beneficial to you.


Make a thread at /r/minipainting it's a more active sub and has some really good painters.

Again, I'm no expert. The tools/ files I can vouch for, and the clay will be a good starting point if no one else pipes up. Good luck!

Also, I like the drawings!

Edit: I should say that if you're on a budget the files and tools are not required, you can get by with whatever you have around the house. Toothpicks, silverware, hobby knives, paperclips, safety pins, etc.

u/smokealbert · 1 pointr/miniaturesculpting

YOu can find silicone clay shapers, like these, in small sizes that I find very useful and do most of the detail and smoothing of my clay with those. My small ones have a width on 2mm I think.

I also have steel tools, like these which I use for rougher work. These are really similar to dental tools which are great if you can get a hold of them too.

Of course I have a few very sharp hobby knives with replaceable blades (something like this but I don't know what brand for cutting clay and and making fine detail.

Other than that, I mostly use homemade tools. I have a few sewing needles and pins which are useful for fine detail. I also have a few hyperdermic needles, the end of which is like a tiny, super-sharp blade, for the finest of details.

To make tools with them, I usually drill a small hole into the end of a disposable wooden chopstick and superglue the needle into that. I fill around the edges with milliput to fix it firmly in place.

Trovarion, Redditor and YouTuber, has a cool video on how to make homemade tools, too, that you may find helpful.

Also, there is a whole book by G. Schellert on homemade mini-sculpting tools, but it mat be too in depth for most peoples needs.

u/snodopous · 3 pointsr/miniaturesculpting

You could use layers of styrofoam, which you can cut to shape with a hot wire cutter, like [this.] (

When you have the basic shape, you can cover it with something that will take paint, like DAS modeling clay or drywall grout. Anything that dries out will likely crack as it does, because it shrinks. You can fill the cracks with more of the same.

You can paint it with acrylics and add various forms of model railroad scenery (shredded foam for bushes, various grades of sand or ballast for the scattered gravel, etc.).

There are a million tutorials out there for building scenery. Look for model railroad scenery, wargames terrain, or scale model diorama tutorials.

This is the closest thing I have made to what you're describing. I did it with styrofoam and modeling clay.