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Transparent details on miniatures

DIY

by Panduro

Transparent details on miniatures

Transparent details on miniatures

How to instructions

  • 1

    Use Fimo Translucent for the claws

  • 2

    Shape with modelling tools

  • 3

    Apply the colour transitions to the Fimo with dry pastels

  • 4

    Harden the Fimo in an ordinary oven

The sloth claws were made with transparent Fimo clay (Fimo Translucent White). This kind of Fimo is semi-transparent and great if you want to avoid overly opaque results, for example when making animal claws. The claws were then brushed with powder from dry pastels to achieve the colour gradation and a more realistic appearance. The coconut meat inside the coconut was also made with transparent Fimo clay, and the outside of the coconut was made with brown Fimo. When the Fimo components are ready, they should be hardened in an oven. The Fimo package has instructions for hardening. SLOTH: Glue together one small and one large wooden ball with a glue gun. The larger ball will be the sloth's head. Paint the body and head with Hobbylack. Tip! Poke a stick into the hole of the wooden ball to hold while painting (it is easier to hold a stick). When the paint is dry, it is time to make arms and legs. Cut out two pieces (about 10 cm) of grey pipe cleaner and fold in half. Glue one of them to the hole of the bottom wooden ball (as legs) and the other to the neck (as arms). Then glue the hardened claws to the arms and legs. If you like, cut some fuzz from the pipe cleaner and attach to the head.