Category Archives: Tutorials

Making A Plaque, with Raised Sculpted Letters

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I have always prided myself on being able to make things in Apoxie Sculpt with nice, clean and crisp lines. Now, you can too! The plaque is going to be 30” wide, by roughly 10” tall. The letters are varying sizes, but fit on an 11”X17” piece of illustration board. I made two prints of...

Gourd Embellishment

Gourd-Embellishment
Aves Apoxie Sculpt How to embellish a gourd…OH MY! by Sherry Goshon Supplies 1lb of Black Aves Apoxie Sculpt Clean Gourd Sculpting tool or tooth pick The end of a paint brush Brown leather dye Black spray paint Acrylic paints…red, purple and green Gold rub and buff Green rub and buff Tassel Small sponge Paint...

Fixing the Dreaded “KC-135 Outer Wing Droop”

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When AMT/ERTL designed their KC-135 Stratotanker kit series (the EC-135 kit is a previously unreleased version of this series), they wanted to get the thinnest possible plastic parts. This was their first effort in designing and tooling a model aircraft kit from the ground up. As a result, the wing and fuselage parts are marvelously...

Modern “Apoxies” Restore Award Winning Doll

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by Dwaine Gipe  The Little Cherub, a 1937 Composition by Harriet Flanders, was restored by Dwaine Gipe, and won a 1st place in the 2002 National Doll Doctors’ Association Restoration Contest. The restoration was done primarily using products by Aves Studio. The three products used were Apoxie® Sculpt, Apoxie® Paste, and Apoxie® Safety Solvent. The...

Making a base with Aves® ClayShay:

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Time to customize! Well, actually this time we’ll be making a base from scratch using Aves® ClayShay. It’s a lightweight compound that feels like clay, but sets up like mache. It’s base form is a powdery pulp you mix with water to form a paper-mush of sorts. The more water you add, the thinner it...

Hints and Tips

Antler-Repair
Subject: Repairing and Coloring Antlers Author: Larry Reese, Wildlife Artistry Taxidermy E-Mail: [email protected] After repairing antlers I have always tried to blend/paint the repair to match the original antler. I was never satisfied with the results so I began to experiment until I developed a method I like which would give me consistent, lifelike results....