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Modeling Tools and Sets

While the thumb and fingers are excellent modeling implements to get your basic geometric shape framed out, additional modeling tools are often times needed to complete your work. These sculpting tools will act as extensions of your fingers and will enable you to perform the more intricate sculpting techniques. As with choosing the best modeling material, the tools selected by the sculptor is a personal one. You can narrow your choices by asking these questions:

  1. What do you want to do with this tool?
  2. Do you have a preference for the materials used in constructing the tool?
  3. What sculpting medium will you be working in and what size model will you be creating?
Sculpting tools come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes and each tool has one or more specific purpose. The principal uses for these tools are:

-- cutting
-- scraping
-- shaping and smoothing
-- detailing

Sculpture House has been designing and producing modeling tools and sets since the late 19th century. Many of these tools have resulted from collaborations with professional sculptors who requested that specific tools be made to their specifications. Drop us a line if you are unsure of the tool(s) you should choose – we will be glad to help with your selection.


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