Sculpting Questions
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Sculpting Questions

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Hey, few questions about sculpting since I'm about to tackle a custom that will require quite a bit of it.

1. Any tips on sculpting with just the sculpt and some knives? I really don't have the money to buy the proper tools.
2. How much does Apoxy Sculpt cost, and is there a cheaper brand with the same reliability?
3. Does sculpt stick to the figure or do I have to buy something to make it stick?

Thanks guys

Posted by Vash_15
on Monday, August 24, 2009
User Comments
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I use epoxie outty, a couple bucksfor a cuople inches of a cylinder of the stuff, I bought my last package last school year, a little bit goes a llong way
Green Skin -
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
That's just...that's just, nasty talk there...

What can I say, I like the kink.
El Draxo -
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Aves is by far the best stuff to use, but if you're looking for a cheaper alternative, try Might Putty. It has pretty much the same consistency as Aves and works pretty ok. it's about half the price of Aves Fixit, but if your willing to pay for Fixit, go for it. the stuff sticks to pretty much anything and once it's dry it like stone or a really strong plaster, it's great. it's really simple to sculpt once it's dry. I recommend doing the majority of your sculpting once it's all dry. The best stuff to use is exacto knives. they're pretty cheap. like 6 bucks for the knife handle and blade set and like 2 dollars for the replacements. they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they make life easier.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
That's just...that's just, nasty talk there...
Green Skin -
Monday, August 24, 2009
Buy Aves it's definitely worth the money, I buy the little tub of it for like 15 or so and it last me months. Miliput is good too, but its harder to work with. I used to use other brands, but having used Aves now there is no comparison.

You don't need anything to get the sculpt to stick. If its being difficult just wet your finger and give it a rub.

As far as tools, you don't need to buy anything fancy. My first few sets were all homemade. You can make sculpting tools out of anything. I used a lot of random odds and ends for mine. paper clips, brass pipes, dowels, pen nibs, etc. Take whatever and add a handle...bam, sculpting tool. When you have the money, clay shapers are worth the price. Otherwise they sells sets of wax sculpters on ebay for like 10 bucks.

Hope that helps.
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