How to Make a Maquette

Make a Maquette
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

Tips & Warnings

  • 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.
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