Category Archives: Tutorials

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....