Chavant modelling clay

Side viewI ordered some clay from the Alec Tiranti website last week and got it yesterday, so I’ve just tried my hand at modelling with Chavant NSP (Non Sulfurated Plasteline). I’ve tried chavant NSP before, but not the Hard variant.

I can only say that I’m very pleased with it’s performance, it’s simply great to work with. It does require some heating before it becomes very moldable, but that’s not really a big workflow issue. I really like the firmness of this clay, when compared to something like Super Sculpey which has previously been my modelling clay of choice.


4 thoughts on “Chavant modelling clay

  1. Looks like it can turn into something really interesting with some work. Always good to get your hands dirty once in a while when working mostly digitally 🙂

    Is this something you’ve been doing before?

  2. Haha, thanks. 🙂

    It’s just a doodle, started out as just a basic torso. My flat-mate was playing Mass Effect while I made it, so it turned into some sort of alien.

    I’ll do some work on it this weekend if I can find a good store somewhere in Nottingham that sells artist supplies, desperately need some better scultping tools. Left all my old ones back in Sweden.

    I have been doing some sculpting now and then before, mostly with super sculpey. Not much that I got around to baking though, so I’ll try to amend that by making some finished pieces this spring.

    I’ll probably make my concept for Dominance War in sculpey or Chavant this year. 🙂

  3. Ah, yeah that would explain the Turian likeness 🙂

    Very cool idea, concepting for -real- for a digital work. You wouldn’t happen to have access to a 3D scanner, now would you? 😉 I can see lots of benefits there. Scan it, clean it up a bit, and retopo.

    I’ve borrowed “The Art of Sculpting with Philippe Faraut” DVD’s from a friend who’s in art school, and those have really, really inspired me to pick it up again. A lot of his techniques can be translated to ZBrush, but you quickly start to realise the program’s shortcomings. Just being able to add strips of -real- volume would be amazing.

  4. Yes, it’s definitely a cool idea and it’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.

    Unfortuenatly no 3D-scanner around, but that might change, you never know. 🙂

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