Warped Figure! is there any saving it?
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Warped Figure! is there any saving it?

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I was hardening the Sculpey on the back of one of my figures and it warped it....Everything just kind of shifted to the right of it....Is there anyway to save it? I need the front and the back to match up so that arms and head fit on properly with out it looking too stupid...Please tell me there is a way to save it...I really don't want to shell out 8 bucks to buy a new one off ebay.

Posted by Homicide
on Monday, October 22, 2007
User Comments
deadeye -
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Mix two halfs let it cure for a little while 5 minutes then start working with it, I use surgical gloves when working with it as it can quickly adhere to your skin if you are not paying close attention

The gloves also take away fingerprints from your sculpt
I use water - keeping aliitle eggcup sized glass beside me whil I work with it to keep lines smooth if they have to be smooth

I find letting it cure awhile makes it more plastic and stretchy and you can use this to youres advantafe when making a shirt as you strectch it and double over on itself in ares where there has to be folds or alternastively use an exacto, end of a brush and toothpick to make shirt details

~_@
Dedi
Homicide -
Thursday, October 25, 2007
woooooo! its here! Im going to start messing around with it to try and make a shirt.

Any suggestions on how to work with Apoxie Sculpt?
deadeye -
Monday, October 22, 2007
Might - try it and see

~_O
Dedi
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, October 22, 2007
What if you blast it with a hair-dryer, will it harden sooner?
deadeye -
Monday, October 22, 2007
Never heard that one - if anything - it would prolong the cure time since its not setting just the apoxie sculpt

But within two hours the Cerebus hellhound I did in the custom showcase was done using this method

~_@
Dedi
Gee_jays_Customs -
Monday, October 22, 2007
also, mixing super sculpey with apoxie, lessens the cure time, or so I heard ^_^

~Gj
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, October 22, 2007
Shoot, that would be great to mix black Sculpey to make painting metal areas one-step instead of painting black THEN brushing silver.
deadeye -
Monday, October 22, 2007
Apoxie is seriously great stuff

Now....I'm going to advance a Duchovnian riff

But the Truth is out there

You can technically mix two parts any color of sculpey to 4 parts apoxie sculpt

this not only lts you work in colors like sculpey and lessens the need to paint stuff but you have colored air drying apoxie putty

I've tried it and it works - its not going to be a strong as pure apozie scupt - but it will be tougher than normal hairdryer/boiling water hardened sculpy

Apoxie sculpt is the way to go

~_O
Dedi
Punstarr -
Monday, October 22, 2007
I got mine in 2 days. They're really fast in shipping.
Homicide -
Monday, October 22, 2007
Well I bought the apoxie sculpt. I just hope it gets here soon. Im not very patient when it comes to waiting for stuff to get to me. lol
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, October 22, 2007
Just get any ol Matte Sealer. They all do the same job, just make sure to ask if it's okay to use on acrylic paint.

The solvent is just to help smooth the apoxie, but you can do that by licking your finger or using some water and smoothing it out like Sculpey, lol.
Homicide -
Monday, October 22, 2007
I was thinking about it. I was researching it and what not last night after the mishap with this thing.

If you buy it from Aves or the other website does it come with that solvent stuff? And what is the solvent for anyway?


and where in the sam hell can I get that Dull Cote stuff or a matte sealer? I have been to every store and can't seem to find it.
Punstarr -
Monday, October 22, 2007
My advice to you is get some Apoxie. I'm a total convert. No boiling or heating of the figure is at all required and it's as hard as rock when it cures. It's not even expensive. $20 will get you a pound of the stuff, and that includes shipping.
Homicide -
Monday, October 22, 2007
I did use a hair dryer, thats what warped it....man this sucks. I have to go find a new body now and after I did all kinds of sculpting on the damn thing to make a shirt look awesome. Here look and tell me what you think of that shirt








Thats just the shirt after I sanded it down and everything, just the front part anyway. Since the back was ruined I didn't bother taking pictures of it...Actually I think I already found a replacement. Im glad im such a wrestling junkie/pack rat now. All kinds of spare parts just floating around.
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, October 22, 2007
Nope, no way to save it, that's why you shouldn't bake Sculpey if you're using it on a figure, use hot water or a hair-dryer instead. It's not permanent but it hardens it enough to keep it together, then you can use some glue on the edges to keep it from falling off if you have to.
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