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Custom Toy - Ailurmon by xuza Custom Toy - Ailurmon by xuza
Oh yes. And this time it's not modded from an existing toy.

:iconh-boogie:'s Ailurmon!

Originally I was going to mod her off of a Care Bear toy, if I could find one. But that was taking too long (without spending more money than I'd be willing to destroy a toy for). So it was time to dust off the ol' from-scratch sculpting skills I don't think I've touched in 5-6 years.

I took some photos along the way. It's in no way a tutorial, just some progress photos: Here
(And I won't be making a tutorial. Plenty of those on dA if you just take a moment to search.)

Ailurmon was sculpted with Apoxie Sculpt and painted with acrylics. She started off as a wire and aluminium foil armature. Her earrings are painted wire.
Sealed with matte varnish, with gloss on accents (eyes, claws, jewelry).
Her belt is made of real leather, with a custom sculpted buckle.


Ailurmon ~H-Boogie
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:iconpinkyhedgehog:
PinkyHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask how long have you been sculpting to reach this level of skill? She looks awesome~
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahh thank you!

I don't actually know what kind of time to give you xD; I've been sculpting very infrequently for as long as I can remember. Only recently have I had the chance to do more of it.
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:iconpinkyhedgehog:
PinkyHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Very infrequently"? And yet your results are astounding. Ma'am, I'm jealous xD
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gus-val Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How much is to you make one of this? *-*
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Digital Artist
No idea xD I don't do sculpture commissions.
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:icongus-val:
gus-val Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooohhh.... You're a pretty great artist :meow:
If you know someone who do this, could you inform me?
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^

Hmm the only sculpture artists I follow are *emilySculpts and *VIIStar. But you can find tons of them on dA by just searching, I'm sure most of them do commissions.
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SnippyTheDeliveryFox Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen...
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:icontrickynick1001:
trickynick1001 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Looks awesome, Zuza!
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks Nick! : D
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:iconkigenkitsuneookami:
KigenKitsuneOokami Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Amazingly well done!!! I like this alot :)
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconpenking14:
PenKing14 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconpenking14:
PenKing14 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome
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:icongalacticgoat:
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this looks amazing :o
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Why thank'ya~~!
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:iconmotoneko:
MotoNeko Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
AMAZIIIIIIIIING!!!
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha wow, something more than a 'cute' or 'cool' ;P
Thanks!
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:iconmotoneko:
MotoNeko Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
you're welcome XD
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:iconndbag:
ndbag Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Cool. ^__^
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:iconsexymegaawesomehot:
SexyMegaAwesomeHot Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
That is literally one of the most amazing things I have EVER seen :D
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha, wow! xD Well then, thank you very much!
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:iconrmac107:
rmac107 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is cool
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconrmac107:
rmac107 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will we be seeing custom toys of the other Reboot digimon?
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Probably not ^^; I hadn't really thought about doing them. But, who knows, maybe someday.
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:iconrmac107:
rmac107 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww
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:icontalafae:
Talafae Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Beautiful work ^__^ the pose totally suits her. I hope to see more of you in the future.
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha, I'm around xD I wish I had more time for sculpting though.
Thank you!
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:iconjousan:
Jousan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Very nice! Looks so nice and smootthh. I like how the belt is real! :D
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D I love adding fancy non-sculpted elements~
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:iconjaggarzf:
JaggarZF Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Writer
So killer.
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconpauerkraut:
Pauerkraut Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. I feel like I've said this a million times to a bunch of different sculptors, but I really envy how smooth you managed to get this. Plus, I hear Apoxie cures very quickly and doesn't roll like clay... so I'm kind of wondering how you got it to look like that.. it looks really nice though : D I but the owner is happy.
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you!

The Apoxie wasn't too hard to get smooth. A lot of people use rubbing alcohol or hand lotion, but I just dip my fingers in water and smooth it out that way. It takes some getting used to because Apoxie goes through like four different texture states when wet, but once you get the hang of it it's quite nice (and saves a TON of sanding time)
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Pauerkraut Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome : D

Ohh I see. I'll have to try it hands on sometime :>
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:iconmoonstar37:
Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very talented!
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahh thank you! ^^
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:iconmoonstar37:
Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconinkweaver22:
Inkweaver22 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
She looks amazing!
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmoonmystique:
moonmystique Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
This turned out so nice! Do you think you'll make more? :)
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahh thanks!
I hope I will! They're a ton of fun to do :D
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:iconeternalstartrail:
EternalStarTrail Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Ailurmon looks sooo awsome here!
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! ^w^
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:iconeternalstartrail:
EternalStarTrail Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
You are very welcome :D
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:iconrangertamer:
Rangertamer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW?
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:iconxuza:
xuza Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Hmm, yes I hope? xD
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:iconbleu-fox:
Bleu-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
YOU MUST MAKE AN IRBIMON...Ahem...It would come out really nicely, you work great with clay.
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