Apoxie Sculpt is being evil!
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Apoxie Sculpt is being evil!

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Ok seriously I can't seem to work with that stuff. I bought it and I have been trying to use it for the past few days, but everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. It's too sticky and just winds up ripping every time I try to touch the stuff with anything and I am using water on all my tools. Should I be using more water or something? I barely use any now. I just can't seem to get the hang of this. All I am wanting to do is make a shirt than hangs over a little...nothing to complicated. Any suggestions on this thing. My apoxie is going to end up running out and I am going to not have anything to show for it.

Posted by Homicide
on Sunday, October 28, 2007
User Comments
Jin Saotome -
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Hmmm, sounds just like you need to let it set up is all. It's sticky and mushy for the first 30-40 mins or so. Then you have an hour or two before it cures. If worse comes to worse, call Aves and ask for some older stock and see if that helps.
TonyzCustomz -
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I have that really sticky problem also, Guess I just have to be patient and wait it out.
LWes -
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I love Apoxie Sculpt. I think it's really easy to work with.
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I don't like AS for thin layers like shirt-cuffs either. I just use vinyl or really thin fabric (really thin threads).
Wyldside2304 -
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Yeah, I had the same problem the other day using AS. I've never been much on sculpting in the first place so I decided to try the AS. I'm glad I'm not the only one that has had this problem now or in the past....so at least I don't feel duuuuhhhhhh now....lol. I ended up getting inpatient I had my wife do the sculpting for me..lol.

deadeye -
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Failing that dude - Just friggin use material

use a tissue paper from a pocket disposable hanky or toilet roll

Or better yet get a linen hanky or similar even an old shirt and cut up to use that material for a shirt

I made a John Constantine custom that actually had a linen shirt and a pair of Jeans for my 7" mean machine custom outta - you guessed it - real jean fabric

You don't need to be a seamstress but you do need to use copydex or rubber cement glue

Its pretty darn simple and saves you worrying about your shirt edges breaking using sculpt

any glue marks can be lightly painted over or disguised as blood marks or whatever depending on custom

Theres more ways to skin a cat is all I'm saying and apoxie sculpt isnt the only answer

Lot to be said for using material and be a true macguyver modelmaker - using whats at hand

Buzzy Fret -
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I felt the same way when I first started using it - sounds like yours is super fresh - let it sit for 45 minutes and take your time and be patient - it takes a bit to get use to it. you'll find that as your AS ages the set up time will decrease - along with your sculpting time though. I also use the AS Safety Solvent instead of water.
Homicide -
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I let it set for about 6 minutes at first, but gradually have worked my way up to 35 minutes.... this stuff just doesn't like me lol
Punstarr -
Sunday, October 28, 2007
The trick is in how long you let it set after mixing it. I let it set for about 30 minutes before I start working on it... 45 minutes if I'm sculpting hair. How long are you letting it set?
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