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A real photoshoot of the revamped Young Link figure.

This figure was hand sculpted using Super Sculpey, and painted using acrylic paints. The only pieces not made by myself are his lower tunic piece, and the joints (which are Hobby Base Ball Shaped joints).

The figure stands 4.3 inches tall.

Original: [link]
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TheRandomCartoons Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it :D

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Blocker17777 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student
SWEEEEETTT but the link sword is just a bit longer at the point (sharp part). but otherwise GREAT JOB
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LeutenantBecca Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
awwwwww
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LittleMarin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just amazing!! Where did you find those joints, anyway?
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Lalam24 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hobby Link Japan, Hobby Search, and Amiami.
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ChibiAisuu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa. This is amazing!
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EnzanEXE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer this one's expression to that of the original. More smooth, less video game character-y.

I'm intrigued by how you're using the ball joints, though. I've checked the size specifications in the links you give, but I've never worked with jointed figures before, only nonmoving sculpture, so I'd like to ask - which sized joints are you using for the elbows, shoulders, and knees, respectively? And would it be difficult or unsightly to make any figure over ~4-5 inches with joints of the sizes provided?

Also, another question - these joints are plastic; did you ever have to worry about the effects of heating them when you baked the sculpture, or do they specifically indicate that they can be baked up to *x* temperature?
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Lalam24 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The joints themselves are pegged, so I simply work around a seperate set of joints, remove those, bake the clay, and assemble it once it's finished. All of the joints used (aside from the hip joints, which you obviously can't see), are the smallest joints available in the sets provided.

The size of the figure isn't as significant as the weight, when referring to what the joint can handle. They can't hold too great of an amount, so, if you're looking to make a large figure with super sculpey, these joints would probably not be the best choice.
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EnzanEXE Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that makes sense - I'm assuming superglue/Krazy Glue will probably be enough to get the joints to stay in once everything's baked properly, then. Most of my sculptures are only about a couple of inches taller than yours, and I use a core of aluminum foil, so they're pretty light in general.

Thanks for the tips.
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Lalam24 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Actually, depending on the joint, you're going to want to tighten the piece to where the peg can swivel.
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EnzanEXE Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good point. I forgot about rotation. But...could you clarify that a bit? From the bag pictures, it doesn't appear as if the joint pegs have any notches, or ways to stay *in* peg holes without gluing them down. Or am I talking about something completely different?
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Lalam24 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The only way for them to stay in is through simple tightness, they don't lock in.
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EnzanEXE Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I'm late. I just received my joints in the mail, and looking at them, you're certainly right about the non-locking-in bit.

Theoretically, if I were to attach a wide tip to each peg that needed to rotate, and then sculpted each body part that would include a rotating peg in two halves, so as to leave a cavity for the rotation...but that would be quite the hassle.

Do you have any rotating-peg joints in your Link figurine? If so, do you have any problems with his limbs falling off?
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Lalam24 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Every joint (aside from the shoulder pieces) use the swivel feature. The joints won't fall out, depending on how tight it is. Again, I use revoltech figures as a primary example: every peg is simply one that slides in, without being locked.
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Kiriyama29 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Awesome. May I ask how you cook your Sculpey? I always have bad experiences with it crumbling.
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Lalam24 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I usually cook it until it's dark brown.
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Liefesa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
That's amazing! An immediate Fav!
Well done on all the details!
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KawaiiDesuClawzy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!
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