The Essential Element of Great Sculpture™
- Available in 1lb bars
- Approximate dimensions: 4"x8"x.75"
- Instructions included with every bar
- Manufactured in the USA
Cx5 is a premium sculpting material designed to be used in place of sculpting clays, finish waxes, and prototyping plastics. It handles like clay when warm, finishes like wax, and is as hard as plastic when cool. Cx5 is the ideal material for every stage of your project, from roughing out and building up, to adding fine details, machined features and a high polish.
Cx5 is a temperature sensitive material that behaves like clay, wax, plastic, and even paint at different temperatures. Because it can be used for every stage of sculpting it eliminates the need to begin your sculpture in a clay, create a waste mold, and pour a wax for final detailing. Cx5 is self supporting and does not need an armature, even at large sizes. Mold and cast your finished Cx5 sculpture in various materials.
Cx5 is the hardest sculpting material available. It holds incredible detail and is idea for mechanical features and jointing. Cx5 has a very hard finished surface, and is polishable to the highest shine. Together, Cx5 and Cx5s form a complete sculpting system where you can truly mix your own medium.
For sculpting, heat Cx5 in an electric skillet, slow cooker, double boiler, under a lamp or in a microwave. Cx5 is warm and ready to model at 125°F. Sculpt by creating a base shape and adding warm Cx5 onto it. For best cohesion, heat sections of your sculpture over an alcohol lamp (using denatured alcohol only) before adding more warm Cx5. Use traditional loop tools, rakes, etc. with metal tips, and metal sculpting tools heated over an alcohol lamp to define large forms. Heat 3M Softback sanding sponges over an alcohol lamp (never allow them to smoke) and use them to smooth the contours of the piece. Use a waxer with different tips for moving large amounts of material, and for doing detail work.
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"Cx5 is the ideal material for figurative sculptors, for every stage of the sculpting process. Perfect for quickly roughing out a figure - sculpt from life with no need to plan out your pose in advance..." (read more)"Cx5 can be primed and painted, but it is important to note that Cx5 is not a final material. Final materials are permanent materials like plastic, rubber and metal. Cx5 is what's considered a finish material..." (read more)
Sculptures done in Cx5 for Esquire Magazine, Wired Magazine, Nokia, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and others.