Amazing Sculpt?
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Amazing Sculpt?

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Hey fellas
Was going to buy more Aves and the place where I get it has replaced it with something called Amazing Sculpt. Have any of you ever used this? The site is saying it's better than Aves but I find that very hard to believe. Here's the page:

cheers

Posted by Green Skin
on Tuesday, March 23, 2010
User Comments
ambularb -
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Yes, I have used Amazing sculpt as well. It is not even close to the same product as the apoxie, it has an odor and is very taffy-like in consisancy. I did not think it was as strong, did not capture details as well, and there are many warnings on the product. Which leads me to believe that it is not safe, I know Apoxie Sculpt has an MSDS and it is certified non-toxic. I thought there was nothing amazing about this product other than how expensive it was! The only thing I like better than Apoxie Sculpt is the Fixit Sculpt (longer work time not as sticky, more clay like), also by Aves for when I need a lot of fine detail or need it to be stronger than strong. I hope this helps...
custombase -
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I always use Avez but it has to be the Avez FIXIT sculpt it is far supirior, it holds shape and detail very well it don't droop and sag has a 4 hour working time smoothes very easly with water and is dry within 4 to 8 hours you can also still ad detail after it has dryed. Fixit is the best sculpting stuff there is in my opinion
Green Skin -
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Yeah this stuff really turned out to suck, and suck hard. I was happy with it for like a second and then wised up.
Y2Jaz -
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I feel sorry for those that bought this product. Good thing my attempt fail. Now I don't need to test the quality of this defects substance.
Green Skin -
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Discovered a flaw with Amazing Sculpt today, it's not as strong as Aves. If I take a big lump of it I can crush it in my hand, I cannot do this with Aves.
Green Skin -
Thursday, April 15, 2010
That reminds me of something funny. A few months ago I was playing with some chemicals trying to make a flexible material for customs, and while mixing one of the batches scratched an itch on my neck and now my beard doesn't grew there. So I have a permanent bald spot in my beard that just happens to be the size of my fingertip.

lol. You could market that to those of us who hate to shave.
somebody1 -
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Don't feel bad, I'm allergic to aves and sculpty x.x I'm allergic to most chemicals actually.
Green Skin -
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Turns out I'm allergic to something in this stuff. Looks like I'm going back to Aves.
somebody1 -
Friday, April 9, 2010
Yeah I wish the craft stores in PA carried something like that. Then again I wish we had a michael's locally since they're the only ones with casting supplies.
Gambit4Hire -
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I got the Aves FIXIT product from The Sculpting Studio as well about two years ago. I'll tell you this much, if they say the product is good to use, I would use it. I learned about Aves from FigureRealm customizers and surprizingly I used to live only two miles away from this Aves distributor in Duvall, Washington. They gave me a tour of their shop and studio and use the products all the time. A very nice couple. The wife is the sculptor and the husband runs the sales end of it. She does incredible sculpts of horses. Each one they make they cast a mold of it and sell the horses doing a lottery type sale/auction. The horses are maybe only about 6 inches high, but sell for hundreds of dollars each. The detailing is amazing and they have a backing of followers buying these collectible horses. So if there is a product that they say is better than Aves FIXIT, I'd go with it since they are into customs too and use it regularly! Now I live in PA so no more trips to the shop & studio for me.
Y2Jaz -
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Hmm, sound like Aves fixit. Kind of a pain waiting that long.
Green Skin -
Monday, April 5, 2010
Of coarse. I'm on my second batch, and I'm getting a bit better results. It still doesn't smooth as well as Aves does, but it's pretty close. You just have to wait for it to set up a bit, I found 20-30 mins in to be the sweet spot. I'm really starting to dig this stuff, after it gets hard you can still work with it and put in details.

Be aware that there is a bit of a learning curve to it. I was expecting to crack it open and start using it like it was Aves, but there are some differences in the materials, so it could take a few tries to get the hang of it.

I've been able to do everything with Amazing Sculpt that I can do with Aves, plus A.S. holds detail a bit better. The one thing that still bugs me is the packaging, Aves has those awesome little jars. This stuff looks like it comes in containers of french onion dip.

I give it a stamp of approval. The more I use it the more I like it, the key seems to be taking your time. Now someone else go buy some, and give use your thoughts too.
mikey -
Monday, April 5, 2010
thanks for the review. it look to me this is a modified aves. maybe I will give it a try after you give me the green light to. did you try using water to smooth the surface?
Green Skin -
Monday, April 5, 2010

The first thing I noticed about Amazing Sculpt is how light it feels when your working with it. It's very easy to mix and it only takes a little pressure to put details into it. Even though it responds like a soft putty, it keeps its shape and doesn't drop. It's also much tackier than Aves, some people like this but I'm not really a fan.

Trying to smooth this stuff is a complete pain in the arse, I think this is intentional so the can sell more of the smoothing solution. I tried smoothing it at various intervals during the drying time, and while it did get better results the longer you waited into the drying time it's still nothing compared to Aves.

A big plus is the work time of the material, it's 1-4 hours (mine took 2 1/2). After the first use I started mixing up a batch and letting it sit for 5 minutes before working with it, this improved my results quite a bit. That has more to do with me being used to Aves though.

At the moment it seems Aves is a better all purpose material, while Amazing Sculpt is better for detail sculpting. If you want to know something I didn't cover let me know.
Deadpool -
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I would like to know aswell.
Green Skin -
Sunday, April 4, 2010
going to give it a try tonight after the holiday festivities.
mikey -
Sunday, April 4, 2010
green skin. any update on your review ? I use ave.
somebody1 -
Friday, March 26, 2010
As much as people hate it I use super sculpty if I can manage it. I had a lot of issues with apoxy sculpt taking forever to dry even when I mix equal parts plus I hate the residue it leaves on your hands when you use it.
Green Skin -
Friday, March 26, 2010
Already did, I'll give you guys the verdict once it gets here. What do you usually use?
mikey -
Friday, March 26, 2010
I hope you guys are right. someone order this and give us a review, before I put $39 on 7 pounds.
Green Skin -
Thursday, March 25, 2010
That would be ideal. I ordered some, I'll let you know how it turns out.
somebody1 -
Thursday, March 25, 2010
yeah. That's the place I got my apoxysculpt from. I want something that has the consistency of sculpty but cures as hard as apoxy sculpt.
Green Skin -
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I think I'll have to take Azraels advice andd buy a small bit to see if it's any good.
somebody1 -
Thursday, March 25, 2010
probably an off brand of apoxy sculpt. If it's not as tacky as apoxy I'd use it.
Azrael -
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Hmmm, I would just buy a small amount and test it out. I personally just use Mighty Putty, and it's never done me wrong.
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