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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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:iconwaldablaester:
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 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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:iconterraforms:
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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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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