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I want to make busts on ocasion of a slightly larger size than my figures .Perhaps a 4-5 inch head.

One reason I havent started is that I need some sort of classy way to stand the bust up. Id like a classic bust stand or pedastle,but I dont know where to look or how best to make such a thing with clean lines.  Any tips for that? Like a suplier, a widget that would serve as one or a way to make my own?
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waldablaester Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Hello Nita have you tried candle stands?? You cand find them made out of wood, glas, etc??
Maybe it is possible to sculp the bust around them??
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I havent tried that yet. I am going to look for wood I think because it will be light and safer for shipping. I think it will be possible to sculpt right on top of wood very easily.
Thanks Bodo;)
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terraforms Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
you might try a stoneyard, they may have some suitable stone already cut.. if it were me i'd do that myself but i have the saws and have done these before for larger pieces
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting idea. Though I dont know if any stone yards. Id love to have rough cut stone or exotic wood. Classy:)

Thank you.
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angstmonkey Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
one solution to this problem that a friend used was to buy the top of a fence post and a lopped the top off it, [link]
a fence post top like that he used, then removed the ball and placed the sculpt ontop
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh I see.... yeah that is a cool option! You guys are great!

Thank you:)
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ThessalyRose Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Visit a home decor place and look at the candlesticks. You can often find resin candlesticks shaped like small pillars. I've been drooling over them for months but haven't come up with a project to justify buying one. :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Its a good idea,but we dont have a home decor store here. Ive been looking online,but most are brass or glass. maybe I can find a nice one and make a mold.
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slenderthunder Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
When I was making life size busts of my family(for my senior show, years ago), I made stands using a wood board for a base and then various size pipes(metal) that screwed together for the armature. It worked quite well for the heavy clay that I was using and as I hollowed out the bust, I could unscrew sections of the pipe. Probably more than you need, but it's one good way to go... :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds a lot larger than what I need ,but it possibly could be modified with small brass tubing.
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