Do I really have to bake Sculpy?
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Do I really have to bake Sculpy?

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Its going on a figure to fill some holes and I don't want to melt the plastic.

Posted by hawkeye
on Monday, June 4, 2007
User Comments
Gee_jays_Customs -
Monday, June 25, 2007
yes thats why it's super...lol ^_^

~Gj
Punstarr -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
So then super sculpy is inherently better than sculpy?
Mr-X -
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Agreed, though I have used it on smaller areas(Third Hokage gotee) and its held up nicely, though I woulnt recommend going any smaller.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
hey rats, the difference is that super sculpey is a lot stronger and captured more details than sculpey, and sculpey sucks cuz it falls apart easily. I havent tried fimo, but I'd used super sculpey for large part areas and not thin, parts as it will break easily and come off easily. like using it on chest muscles, back, thickening up the arms legs, etc. don't use it for ears, teeth, etc. I'd still suggest apoxie sculpt over all, even over fixit sculpt. just my taste I guess...^_^

~Gj
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wow, seriously? That's awfully kind of you. I'm just now getting back into this hobby, (and I'm poor), so I'll take my supplies where I can get em. Thanks.

Hunner weight? Whoa, don't tell me that means you bought a hundred pounds of the stuff!
deadeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
And Deadeye can send you some Miliput

I bought a hunner weight of the stuff for my 6" spartan legion

Youre welcome to some

~_@
Dedi
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Much obliged, Hawkeye, but I know a little art store that I suspect has it. I'll have to wait and see.
deadeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
cool hawkeye - its practically the same as sculpey - but a more plastically/waxy texture

It hardens harder than sculpey and with repeated firings nigh invincible to breaking

~_@
Dedi
hawkeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Definetly man. I had airdrystuff and I couldnt use it. I really like the texture and workability. If you can't find any let me know, we can work something out.
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Whoa... I've gotta try me some sculpy then!
hawkeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
You get 4 bricks(2oz) in a package. The craft store here sells a lot of different colors too. I saw the Fimo stuff today and picked up a pack to give it a try
deadeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Yes - yes they are

Sculpey, Fimo, Miliput, Avis

I have 3 kids - I put all my customs thru the kids test - the custom mostly always survive

~_@
Dedi
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Well my figs are all brittle. Pretty to look at, but brittle, because I used air dry clay. Are others' figs actually posable and strong enough to be regularly handled?
deadeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Fimo is better and less buttery than normal Sculpey

its also stronger when fired

sometimes sculpey gets too warm and I find it kind awkward too use at that stage

Bendable sculpey doesn't snap when youre making weapons, insignia etc

I havent tried super sculpey yet

But Bendable or Bendy sculpey I really like - as its got more of a rubber like texture and actually bends with stuff - great for covering wire armatures for bendy models

Miliput sets like Rock and can then be drilled sanded and turned once set

I also use a fake metal stuff for mending pipes called "Mix Metal" - it sets almsot like black iron but be really careful with not getting it on your hands too long

~_@
Dedi
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
It's like 2.50 for little brick...I would tell you how many ounces it is but all the letter faded from the wrapper on my stuff

Its like half the palm of your hand and just as thick.
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Cool, thanks. Is it pricey though?
Gee_jays_Customs -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
sculpey has a wax-like consistency so its easy to move around. kneading it for a good time and heat from your hands will definitely make the sculpey more workable. ^_^

~Gj
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
xD

Probably consitency or texture...

Edit: Sculpey is great, if it would air-dry then it would be perect.
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
whats it called?

Airdry is good too if it works for you

I also use an Airdry or self curing apoxy putty called Miliput - its like Fixit or Avis

But when theres a flexible part involved - bendy sculpey or Fimo is the stuff of choice for the job

~_@
Dedi

Airdry clay tends to crack when it dries. Is sculpy as easy to mold?
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Super Sculpy falls apart in the presence of Kryptonite.


hawkeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Im kinda wondering that myself Rats. I've got Sculpy 3?
ratboy -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
You know when they say there's no stupid questions...just stupid people, I have a stupid question. What is the diference between Sculpy and Super Sculpy?
deadeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
whats it called?

Airdry is good too if it works for you

I also use an Airdry or self curing apoxy putty called Miliput - its like Fixit or Avis

But when theres a flexible part involved - bendy sculpey or Fimo is the stuff of choice for the job

~_@
Dedi
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I'm using airdry modeling clay. Should I be using something else?!
deadeye -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Sculpey doesn't airdry

Oven bake or boil is best methods

Oven bake if your making a weapon

Boil if youre making a head or other solid part


I prefer Fimo over sculpey - get better results
Punstarr -
Saturday, June 23, 2007
So what's the main difference result-wise between letting it air dry and boiling it? I've always just let the clay air dry.
Thor the Mighty -
Friday, June 22, 2007
This a question you guys have already answered!
Gee_jays_Customs -
Thursday, June 7, 2007
cool man! ^_^

~Gj
hawkeye -
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I boiled it and it came out fine, Thanks GJ.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I wouldn't recommend that becuz in my opinion, you don't have a lot of control with the heat gun, at least with the boiling water, you have some what control, cuz your dipping the figure and constanty pulling it out to make sure it dosnt melt. with glue you can alsways sand it away to make it even....^_^

~Gj
hawkeye -
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I want to cover the spots that are glued, but would a heat gun really work? I have one from my construction days..
greymonk -
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
nice thing about boiling it is that you don't risk burning it either!!
Mr-X -
Monday, June 4, 2007
Yep, like GJ said it works really well. Just get the water simmering, dunk it in for one minute intervals, pull out for about 10-20 seconds and repeat till it gets hard, at least thats how it goes for Super Sculpey
Gee_jays_Customs -
Monday, June 4, 2007
well if it does, you could always glue it back on? or would ruin it? it depends I guess....

~Gj
cowboyink -
Monday, June 4, 2007
heat gun works pretty good too
hawkeye -
Monday, June 4, 2007
Just to be more trouble I've already glued some stuff on. Is it going to unstick the glue?
Gee_jays_Customs -
Monday, June 4, 2007
yep boiling works! thats what I always do, just make sure once its boiled, to lower down the flames so the water is to a simmer so you won't have to worry too much about melting the plastic and lossening some joints which has happened to me plenty of times, but super glue will do the trick to fix that problem ^_^

~Gj
hawkeye -
Monday, June 4, 2007
boiling works? Thats awesome
colten frost -
Monday, June 4, 2007
boil it
hawkeye -
Monday, June 4, 2007
I had air dry stuff and it sucked
CplHicks -
Monday, June 4, 2007
You can buy stuff that airs dries.
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