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Posted on Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:49 pm
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Posted on Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:59 am
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Spike wrote:
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Posted on Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:15 am
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Slash wrote:
Are you proposing I make a maille woman? Could be a first for all humanity... lol.
I'd probably need -your- help most though, kim.... as far as I know, you and David_Austin are the most sculpture-knowledgeable people out there... And we don't see 'ol DA much anymore....

But yeah.... any advice, suggestions, etc? Everyone will get a cut (I.E. Money)

-Slash

er... I could help a little with those joints.... basically just get a ball and socket... if you need help on where they are just ask... but since you have joints of your own you probably don't need it Very Happy

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Posted on Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:04 pm
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What would you use to make a ball and socket joint?
Captive marbles could be pretty cool....
Hmmmm.....
Let me know if you come up with something....

I'm going to make the scale about 1 foot=6 feet...
In other words, a one foot sculpture of a six foot woman.... probably sitting... lol....

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Posted on Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:56 am
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you could buy an art manikin(sp?).... you can get them at hobby lobby i think.... probably not that expensuve and they move already....you could just cover it in chainmaille

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Posted on Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:02 pm
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NinjaTails wrote:
you could buy an art manikin(sp?).... you can get them at hobby lobby i think.... probably not that expensuve and they move already....you could just cover it in chainmaille


I *could* do that.... But that would make this project the same as anyone who has made a byrnie for a teddy bear... lol.... Although, that's on my list too...


I want to do somehing truly unique.... something fun.... difficult, even...


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Posted on Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:40 pm
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For the limbs you would have a tight dense weave right? So you should make the joints a loose weave, everybody wins.

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Posted on Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:40 am
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Kaz wrote:
For the limbs you would have a tight dense weave right? So you should make the joints a loose weave, everybody wins.


Couldn't have said it better myself. Smile


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Posted on Fri May 19, 2006 12:45 am
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Slash i know its been a while but are you making it right now?


I make stuff!

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Posted on Tue May 23, 2006 12:04 pm
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I'm trying to, at least.... it's a lot harder than I thought... I can't seem to get a stiuff enough weave that is also thich enough for the arms, etc... I have thought about how to do the joints, and I'm thinking about using some japanese with various ring sizes to control angle of bendability.

Still looking for aid and/or assistance.

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Posted on Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:12 pm
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learn more weaves. make them in every ring size you have.

then, then more ring sizes.

all of this is critical, unless you are a very lucky human.

kim


PSA: remember to stretch.
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Posted on Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:27 am
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oh no! infinite maille recursion!

you could always cheat and make a stiff wire frame that you can mold maille onto, but in a way I guess that's what the CIR bones would amount to.

edit: if you'd like it to move humanly you ought to look at joints in the real body, ie: shoulders are ball in socket joints so you could come up with say a jap 5-1 ball on the end of a cir bone and fit it into a basket of some design. The basket would end up covering more than half of the ball so it would be nice and stuck in there, but it would have 'mobility' like a real shoulder

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Posted on Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:10 pm
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personally ive been considering a full sized man out of poptabs....im currently working on a hand that the fingers bend on and the palm is stiffer...i found a way yo make it so that the sculpture is full and not hollow so that it actually helps support it all. im not sure how far im actually gonna get on it but will post the hand when its done.


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Posted on Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:24 pm
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Not just every ring size you can make with what you have.. I find 1/16" increments between ring sizes (which is what most people have the ability to make) is not nearly enough in most cases.

Chainmail sculpture requires the most diverse possibility in ring sizes to wire gauge ratio. They can be hard to find, but get all mandrels in x/64" increments if possible. You can get the 'odd' sizes from The Ring Lord. I found some of my odd sized mandrels at machine shop supply stores.


Tell a mailler what ring sizes to use and they'll weave for a day. Teach them AR and they'll weave forever.
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Posted on Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:59 pm
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I just recently bought 64ths mandrels from someone, up to 1/2".

I should be alright.... I just need more practice with these weaves.... and more storage.

-Sir Slash

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