Can't get craft porcelain to stick..
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Can't get craft porcelain to stick..

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I'm trying to use Craft Porcelain from Michaels to add in the suit details for an Ultimate Giant Man(Icons DareDevil) but I can't seem to get it to stick to the figure. At all.

Any ideas as to solving this dilemma? As of right now I just have a hornless, primer gray DareDevil staring at me on my desk.

Also, this is only my second attempt at sculpting. The first go was turning X3 Jean into the black leather look. I used Sculpey there and cured it carefully with a heat gun. I was hoping to move away from that and into an air drying sculpt though, mainly for the ease of molding/tooling as opposed to the firmer sculpey.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by DouglasClay
on Saturday, May 9, 2009
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mister garbage -
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Craft Porcelain is workable, I've used it a lot actually. it's a pain in the ass because it condenses as it cures... potentially messing up any add-on pieces you've made for later. I've had no problems with super-glue holding it on tho, as long as you've given it adequate time to cure that is.
DouglasClay -
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Yeah, the cracking is a problem. The one piece I got to stick to his neck was cracking more and more as it dried.
DTM -
Sunday, May 10, 2009
yeah, I used Craft Porcelain several times during my first times of customizing, and boy, did it crack, fall off, all of that. I tried to use super glue before it cured on the figure and it still didn't stick, it just got more messy. I don't use it anymore, but I don't have any Sculpty either, so I just "sculpt" with foam, and I think I like it better than Porcelain.
bigdaddyscott -
Saturday, May 9, 2009
that would be your best bet man, sorry. Porcelain is a hard material to work with, its pores are bigger then most plastics.
DouglasClay -
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I was afraid of that. I guess I'll just order some Apoxie Sculpt. =/
bigdaddyscott -
Saturday, May 9, 2009
the Porcelain won't take/stick to the plastic of a figure bud. if you want to use it though, you might try an etching primer to bite the plastic and the Porcelain. a friend of mine is casting bodies and molds. he's Dr.Deadman here on the forums. give him a holler, he might have a better answer for you.BD
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