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Sculpting

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Any tips? Keep it moist?Anything?

Posted by hawkeye
on Friday, May 25, 2007
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deadeye -
Sunday, June 10, 2007
to each their own but Miliputs and fimo's really good
hawkeye -
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Im good, thanks anyway Dedi. I used the sculpy and it worked great. I did an ok job and can really see being able to work with it.
deadeye -
Saturday, June 9, 2007
That stuffs sounds exactly like Miliput - but I think Miliputs better as I'v e now used avis

Miliputs much more manageable

I'm sending Colten frost some Miliput in Canada Hawkeye - you wanting some too?

Fimo is another compound I use - its simliar to sculpey but a lot better than Sculpey in a lot of ways IMHO - Less buttery

It cures harder after one firing and is the perfect thing for Hats, hair, making plastic weapons

I usually fire it multiple tmes for strength on low heats of 100-120 degrees for 30 hour firings - doing this - its nigh impossible to bust up

My favourite sculpting tools of choice are
exacto blades, pins, needles of different sizes -
(pressing the eye of the needle into putty - makes instant great eyes if done carefully)

I also use dental tools AND MY MITTs!
hawkeye -
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Right on, Ill keep my eyes open for it
Wolvie62 -
Saturday, June 9, 2007
You should get some Apoxie Sculpt or better still the newer Fixit Sculpt, both available online from Aves Studios. Best stuff for customs IMHO.
hawkeye -
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Thats what I got. I figured I could use it to practice but its really crappy. I made a few small things and then it hardened, even after I put it in an airtight container.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Monday, June 4, 2007
what did you use? cuz the ones from micheals, the porcelain stuff shrinks, sculpey doesn't though.

~Gj
hawkeye -
Monday, June 4, 2007
The stuff I got suck as! I hade it on a figure and it all shrank and fell apart
colten frost -
Monday, May 28, 2007
deadeyesamurai check my list. I want some of that stuff
hawkeye -
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Thanks Greymonk, I don't think Ill be doing faces anytime soon, but I will keep everyone posted on the quality of it.
greymonk -
Sunday, May 27, 2007
watch out for some of the airdry stuff as it can crack or shrink. Stuff like Milliput and Apoxiesculpt actually CURE hard. not air dry. hate to see you get into a project and have it crack on you or have a face you sculpted shrink up due to a tricky product to work with. Still though, if we don't experiment with other things we'll never learn about other good thigns to use so please post your experiences with the stuff so we can learn from you. Best of skill friend!!
hawkeye -
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Its airdry. I purposly stayed away from oven bake. Its pretty firm and damp.
deadeye -
Saturday, May 26, 2007
I'm UK based Colten - its widely available here

I'll trade you a box of miliput or two for stuff on my Wants list

Dunno much about Amco clay tho hawkeye - is it airdry? or oven bake?
hawkeye -
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Yeah, I turned to the darkside. I decided to give it a try. Worse case senerio, ill be trading a big box of Amco Art Clay.
colten frost -
Saturday, May 26, 2007
were do u get milliput? I've looked EVERY ware!!!!!!!!!!
deadeye -
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thought you turned around to me one day Hawkeye and told me you weren't a customiser? LOL

JOIIIIIN USSSSS

I usually use epoxy putty like Miliput for my models and yep LOL I keep it moist - I keep an old eggcup beside me with water in to use in sculpting

Miliput starts off quite sticky and after about half hour working with it starts to become much more manageable - it sets within two hours brick hard and "cheeshard" within 1hour and ten - so you gotta work fast

application of heat like hairdryer speeds up curing process - but I like working with it for its versatility and not having to bother about firing stuff in the oven
Mikey11935 -
Saturday, May 26, 2007
I agree with Dr Nightmare. It really depends on consistancy.
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, May 25, 2007
Lol, depends on what you're using.


...what are you using?
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