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An Overview of our Sculpting Services

  • October 30, 2015
An Overview Of Our Sculpting Services

We are in the run-up to our third annual Halloween Pumpkin carving competition, the #AmalgamCarveOff, and being professional makers we are in with a good chance - however, the competition is stiff. With sculpting vegetables at the forefront of most people's imaginations this week, it's worth talking about the sculpting services we can offer, the projects we've worked on, and the role this traditional skill plays in the age of 3D printing.   Animals and Props Our sculpts tend to be one-off, bespoke pieces, but in some cases serve as casting masters to create multiple copies in different materials. The Big Midge for BBSRC has been artworked to high levels of realism, and beyond hand-making and paint finishing required no further processes.   The Rats of Medusa, for the BBC fantasy series Atlantis, took some thinking about how to create a texture that was both fur and stone. We settled on…

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AmalgamCarveOff

  • October 9, 2015
AmalgamCarveOff

Halloween is coming - and with it the AmalgamCarveOff... Every Halloween, for the last few years Amalgam has run a pumpkin carving competition dubbed the AmalgamCarveOff.  Last year we posted pictures of our pumpkins on Twitter and several comments were exchanged with other companies who were holding similar events.  In one of the Twitter exchanges it was suggested that we should have an inter-company competition.  So, this year, we are making the competition public, because we think our talented makers and designers deserve the chance to show off a little. We would like to invite friends, suppliers and customers to join us, just for some creative fun. If you would like to join in, here's how it goes: Entrants have just one hour to carve their designs, although we do allow extra time beforehand for hollowing out the pumpkins.  They can use whatever tools they like and may use additional…

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