What size armature to use for a life size sculpt?

If I am sculpting a life size male figure out of an oil based clay like Chavant, what diameter galvanized pipe should I use to support the aluminum wire and the weight of the clay?

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  • 8 years ago
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    If you are going life sized, I am not sure how much good aluminum wire is going to be - steel wire or rods might be better. In any case, 1/2" NPT water pipe is probably strong enough, but 3/4" is easier to handle and leaves enough clay to work with in the wrists and the ankles for a male figure of common size.

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