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Im looking for solutions to a sitting figure's head is causing figure to leaning back. I secured head with pasta. I don't want to start again on the figure. Any ideas how to make head more upright?
Try using a lolly pop stick instead of pasta. Sometimes the pasta is too flexible and starts to bend from the weight of the head. If not a lolly pop stick, use more pasta to take the weight. Very often I have piped a a little stiff royal icing or melted chocolate in the join between the body, neck and head before assembling. Any excess which pushes out can be cleaned off with a damp paint brush. Hold the head in position until it is set. Hopefully this will work for you.
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