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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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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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billknight
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 1 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 5:32:07 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.

Missmap
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 65 Posts
Friday, May 11, 2012 2:14:30 AM
Makes me wanna break out a pale and shovel and head to the beach.

Mantistador
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:29:33 PM
I hope they mold them or something after they are done... My favorite had to be the Disney Castle, so much detail.

honkeylips
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1568 Posts
Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:56:16 PM
These are so impressive number 30 amazes me.

TadnJess
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 139 Posts
Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:33:50 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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