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help with figure modelling!!!

post #1 of 11
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I want to start practicing some figures but im not sure where to start. Can you do figures with mmf? Do I need to add something else to the mmf recipe? Is tylose powder and gumtex the same thing? Do they work the same way?? Some help FAST please!!!!!
post #2 of 11
I can help with this question. Yes you can make figures with MMF. I mix mine 50/50 with gumpaste (that I've also made) They dry just fine. I've never sculpted with just MMF.
post #3 of 11
I always use gum paste for figures, i find it holds much better, although i will use plain ole fondant for things that dont need supporting icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 11
Hi

I use fondant mixed with some tylo powder to make it into modelling paste. I also let important supporting parts dry (e.g. legs) before adding the top bits. Use more tylo powder to create fabric bits, dresses and coats etc.. so it's more like petal paste. I can't really give quantities as I do it by feel, sorry that's probably not much help at all. Dry spagetti is also good for sticking the head and body together.

Good luck it's great fun x
post #5 of 11
I would like to do this, too. Can anyone recommend a good book to start with?
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by ATCakes

I would like to do this, too. Can anyone recommend a good book to start with?




"Clay Characters for Kids" by Maureen Carlson
"I Can't believe I'm sculpting in Clay figures" by Becky Meverden (A Leisure arts book)
and Anything by either Lindy Smith or Maisie Parish. Lindy Smith has some clay sculpting but Maisie has a lot more. Hope that helps! icon_biggrin.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #7 of 11
look on you tube . Once I learned to make the body it seemed easier to construct other figure animals.
post #8 of 11
Aine2 has some GREAT tutorials you can buy and videos on youtube.com
post #9 of 11
check out Aine2's tutorials here and on her website. They are great!

There are many step by step instructions in the galleries here, if you do a search.

On Youtube, also search for clay modeling--the same techniques apply, you just use a different medium.

The Sculpy and Play Doh websites for kids are also helpful.

Play, play, play. I'm still not good at it, but I get better with each piece!
post #10 of 11
good web to buy cake-stuff.co.uk, excelent customer service as well.
post #11 of 11
This thread has hundreds of tutorials

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-672099.html

HTH
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