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Date: 05/10/12 01:00 PM

8 Responses to 43 Bad-Ass Sand Sculptures: Competition Edition

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Link: 43 Bad-Ass Sand Sculptures: Competition Edition - Does anyone know anything about sand sculpture competitions? Do they cut the sand with a sticking agent? Seems like it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    We have a sand sculpture competition like that here. Always fun to see.

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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    Bloody incredible. Some of those are extremely detailed.
    Shame I often get distracted by the females pics on The Chive...such a sad site
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    TadnJess Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    Yes. Sculpting sand is usually a fine grit sand (if the local stuff is too coarse) and the binder for the fine work is typically 1/2 Elmer`s white glue 1/2 water mixed into the sand judiciously.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    These are so impressive number 30 amazes me.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    I hope they mold them or something after they are done... My favorite had to be the Disney Castle, so much detail.
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    Missmap Female 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 2:14 am
    Makes me wanna break out a pale and shovel and head to the beach.
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    billknight Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2012 at 5:32 am
    I am a professional/master sand sculptor. We DO NOT use glue to bond the sculptures together. It is only sand and water and is simply highly compressed.
    We do use glue as a weather screen, mixed at a ratio of 1 part glue and 10 parts water. We only use white glue which is already 80 water, so the final percentage is about 2% per volume.

    Just like the paint on your house, it does nothing to hold it up and simply protects it from the environment. In fact, glue is heavier than water....too much glue can make the sculpture fall.

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