Introduction: Baby Groot

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I know there is already a dozen of these most likely already on here but I made this for my girlfriend after seeing the movie and I think it turned out pretty good. These steps can be applied to sculpt a multitude of various things.

If you have any questions feel free to comment or send me a personal message.

Step 1: Framing

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To begin making your very own Groot begin by creating the framework. To do so cut a piece of .25" aluminum rod to length. Then take the piece you cut of and bend it to the general shape you want the finished piece to be displayed in. Next take some one .125 or smaller rod/wire and make the arms by wrapping it around the .25" rod and securing it with 28 gauge wire. Bend the arms to the general shape you want them displayed in.

Step 2: Initial Layering

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To get the figure to take shape you'll add layers of apoxie sculpt adding volume and texture as you go. To start off though, add aluminum foil. This will save you having to add more of the pricey apoxie than you absolutely need. Once your happy with the base foil, add a layer of the apoxie sculpt to get the general shape refined. I embedded small beads to use as eyes but really you could sculpt your own or use anything small and spherical.

Step 3: Detailing

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Once that sets up add more thin layers adding texture as you go. The easiest way to add texture to things is use the objects your trying to emulate. So since I'm trying simulate wood I went outside and found a piece of bark to use as my sculpting tool. Contining to add more material while shaping using the bark refine the details.

Step 4: Painting

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Coat the entire figure in a brown paint this can be spray paint, brush on acrylic, and any type of paint really. Once that dries coat it with a clear lacquer to seal it. The brush on watered down acrylic paint into the books and crevices and wipe away excess. This adds depth to the piece by highlighting the detail.

Step 5: Final Details

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Place into a pot with foam to hold it in place. Add some moss to cover the base, and place some sporadically all over.


mindy.coen (author)2015-04-26

Love your idea .... I am a more Sculpy Clay person .... and will be using your wonderful idea for the framework. Will post pics once complete ... Thank you for sharing !!!

Bvbbuh (author)2014-10-08

Looks like old creepy midget groot

Bvbbuh (author)2014-10-08

Looks a little creepy like a possessed doll or something

bemory (author)2014-09-18

Didn't follow your instructable, made it prior to yours, but done almost exactly like like yours

rclbeauty101 (author)2014-08-20

Love it

poofrabbit (author)2014-08-17

This is adorable, I have a collection of superhero things in my classroom your instructable has moved to the top of my I must make this list! I promise to post after I make it, well done and voted!

akshat21045 (author)2014-08-17

It's awesome! (and cute!)

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-08-17

This turned out really nice, I love the use of moss on your sculpture, it really brings it to life. Thanks for sharing!

magicman391 (author)2014-08-17

Really it's just about taking your time. The material has a 3 hour working span so there's plenty of time to get things just right.

I apologize for the lack photos. But there really wasn't to much between those steps. The main trick to working with this material is only mix what you need at the time to avoid waste and where it is possible to go from nothing to a finished piece I find it easier to work in stages.

Nacho Drew (author)2014-08-17

This is incredible. As a blacksmith I can make custom tools just for this project, but I will always look to this for help

Kiteman (author)2014-08-17

Actually, this is only the second I've seen.

Any chance of more detail in the sculpting methods? It's a big jump between the 2nd and 3rd photos of step 2.

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