How to 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.

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


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.