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?
- Mike1942fLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
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.