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Fur Moulds
Light and Heavy Fur Moulds

by: Ian Fainges [ FANAI ]


Originally published on:
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Introduction

These 2 moulds are to enable you to produce a copy of the fur texture for all those areas that you need to give you piece the ‘feel’ of animal fur.

My use

I tried both mould using my personal blend of half “Magic Sculpt” half “Duro”
The first thing I tried was press in via my fingers after flattening out the clay. I found that the resistance on the mound was so small that I was not successful in getting a good image , I then tried both mould using card provided in the pack. I did get a good transfer of the image but the clay stuck to the card. I then tried some release agent (Vaseline) on a piece f Plastic card and then got a very good Image which I draped over what I wanted to create and by some mild mixing the fur gave a very good representation using both heavy and light fur and using it for fantasy 28mm cloaks to large 300mm bust animal cloak

Assessment

I had a bit of difficulty at first getting an image with the moulds but with a bit of experimentation I produced an image I was very happy with- I actually used the light fur for one of my convert 28mm dwarves as a cloak and used the heavy fur for one of my original busts.


Micro Art Studio Light fur R00002
Made from high quality rubber. Enables you to make your own fur pelts.
The fur surface is approx. 5cm[2"] x 5cm[2"]
Modeling compound not included.
Created by Kul Asyrk

Micro Art Studio Heavy Fur R00001
Made from high quality rubber. Enables you to make your own fur pelts.
The fur surface is approx. 5cm[2"] x 5cm[2"]
Modeling compound not included.
Created by Kul Asyrk
SUMMARY
Highs: Great effect – easy to blend with other surfaces good 3 dimension with lots of undercut, well packaged
Lows: Hard to first get material to get detail off mould , no instruction ( there is a picture on their website)
Verdict:
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: Other
  Related Link: Products on Vendor's site
  PUBLISHED: Nov 03, 2011
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.26%

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About Ian Fainges (fanai)
FROM: QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

I am an avid modeller but my main focus is figures as I am a wargamer,Model Trains in O scale 1/48 and now have commercial figures out under the R&J models logo in Australia. I have been painting figures since 1981 but it has not been since I meet Phil Walden that I have actually started to sculpt f...

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Comments

Im amazed sometimes what is released as a "tool" for us modellers. This has to be one of the more unusual itms, but in saying that, I can imagine it being useful to sculptors and a huge time saver.
NOV 07, 2011 - 01:45 AM
   

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