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post #1 of 11
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I need help with a standing lion armature. I have googled it but nothing much came up. If someone has done one please give me some guidance about how to make the stand and also what to use to make the head... modeling chocolate or rice krispies or foam? any help is appreciated.
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post #4 of 11
How big of a cake? Is the lion the cake, or a figurine that goes on to the cake?
post #5 of 11
if you are just making the lion figure to attach to your cake, you can use toothpicks or small gauge wire for the armature-if the lion is the cake, i would use pvc for an internal structure along with mdf or plywood, RKT for the head (lighter than cake) and covering with modeling chocolate is great for the head, great for details. hth
post #6 of 11
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The lion is cake and I want it to be 2 ft by 1 fl tall standing lion figure. how to attach the head to the body? I wish there were some pic to show the internal structure....I have looked but no luck icon_cry.gif
post #7 of 11
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post #8 of 11
I would build a wooden frame

Screws, dowels and a wooden base that sits on the dowels.

Something like this
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post #9 of 11
primitive but its hard to explain in text
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Lynne3

I would build a wooden frame

Screws, dowels and a wooden base that sits on the dowels.

Something like this


Great..thank you for the pics. did you make the head from RTk? and covered with modeling chocolate?
post #11 of 11
That pic is not my cake. I found it online to use as an example for you in picture form.

My feeling would be to do the head out of RKT simply because I could take my time and get the facial details right. I like to have all of those details done befor the cake sculpting day.
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