Making People Figures Help Aaargh!

Decorating By ezkate Updated 27 May 2011 , 1:15pm by traceyjade

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ezkate Posted 27 May 2011 , 7:09am
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so i can make the heads, struggle with the hair, can make arms and legs but cant make clothes/body and cant put them together right. am wanting to make a mum, dad and little boy. if anyone has any tips, ideas, tutorials or books the recommend please send them my way! am only a beg, dont have much modelling experience and am finding it hard to make something when i dont have anything to go by and i am getting frustrated! any help would be very much appreciated! thanks in advance i hope!!

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seedrv Posted 27 May 2011 , 12:13pm
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PME makes a people family mold set that's a dad, mom, 10 year old and 5 year old kid. I can't post the link because it's blocked. The instruction book has many templates for clothes. You can internet search for it. I just got the set but haven't had a chance to use it yet. It runs about $50 USD. Should be a lot less if you're in the UK.

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aprilismaius Posted 27 May 2011 , 12:55pm
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you can also check out Lorraine McKay's tutorials. Her username is aine2 on youtube, and she also sells excellent tutorials on her website, www dot extraicing dot co dot uk

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jchuck Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:04pm
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My advice, is search the web. Especially Youtube. Lots of simple tutorials there. And I agree with the last poster. Lorraine McKay is excellent. I went on her site, extra icing, and actually purchased 4 of her tutorials.
After you pay by pay pal, she sends the tutorials directly to your email inbox. Then you can print out the instructuons asap. I have used them over & over. Money well spent. Just a note. When I began printing Lorraine's material, I realized my computer paper was too small. It was the standard size here, but my hubby said the computer paper/printers in the UK were obviously different. Luckily we had extra long paper for our printer.
Hope this info helps

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LateBloomer Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:07pm
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I always start with the legs. Open up the bottom trousers with a pointed tool and then I add the feet or shoes by putting a piece of spagetti into the trouser legs and then a little bit of melted chocolate and then I stick the shoes on. The middle part also gets opened and sticks to the trousers in the same way. Lastly I add the head and hands. Melted choc works the best and for the shoulders I sometimes put the spagetti right through to attach the arms.
Look for Aine2 - Lorraine McKay. She has wonderful tutorials.
Good luck.

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traceyjade Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:15pm
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You can also just measure the torso and cut a front peice of a shirt and do the same for the back add the detail later (pocket, collar) ect. They just fit together at the seams. I usually just cut just by looking and it just fits together icon_biggrin.gif Good luck! Oh also their are some good girls crafts and books that come with stencils for clothes that you could use, I have seen them at Micheals.

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