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Machining Professional Sculpting Tools

Optimize your tools for sculpting with putty

This course is designed to be used in conjunction with F4E Studios professional sculpting tools. It will take students through the process of optimizing their sculpting tools for use with sculpting putty. Tools that are optimized will create smoother lines, prevent putty from sticking and allow students to avoid gouging and cutting the details from the putty.

This course has 45 minutes of instructional videos as well as pdf course guides and references.


Your Instructor


James Van Schaik
James Van Schaik

James Van Schaik has over 20 years experience as a professional miniature sculptor.He has worked as a freelance sculptor, inhouse staff sculptor and on exclusivity contracts for a range of companies including Ral Partha, WizKids, Wyrd, Games Workshop, Pulp City, Battlefront, Gale Force 9, Dust Tactics, Mantic, Reaper, and RAFM.He has also sculpted for toy companies outside of the gaming industry and produced figures for Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who, Marvel, DC, and Harry Potter to name a few.

Although he has primarily worked as a sculptor, James Van Schaik has taught sculpting courses in person for over 7 years.All of the techniques that are used in the sculpting courses have been techniques that are proven to be effective in teaching hobbyists of ANY skill level and ability how to sculpt.He enjoys the learning environment and sharing the secrets of his craft.


Class Curriculum


  Module 1: Materials
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  Module 2. Optimizing your Primary Sculpting Tool
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  Module 3. Optimizing your Secondary Sculpting Tool
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  Module 4. Optimizing your Pin Tool
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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