How to Make a Maquette

Things You'll Need

  • Medium thickness pliable wire

  • Lead based prepoxy

  • Aluminum foil

  • 2 wood screws

  • 1 plaque for the base

  • 1 package of Super Sculpty

  • Sculpting tools

  • Rubber cement thinner

  • Cotton swabs

  • Light gray acrylic paint

Make a Maquette

How to Make a Maquette. A maquette is a small scale model use to help visualize and test ideas for larger sculptures or architectural designs. There are many ways that you can make a maquette, using clay, wax or other molding materials, Super Sculpty is particularly designed for this purpose as it is durable and easy to mold.

Tip

Be especially careful when forming the proportions of the armature. You may find it helpful to use a caliber or tape measure to create the same scale on your maquette as in your original drawing. Oven-safe sculpture plaques can be found in most art supply stores in a variety of colors.