Aves Sculpt Boiling
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Aves Sculpt Boiling

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So I've finally got myself some Aves Apoxie Sculpt, and started experimenting with some heads. I started with wounds and scars, details that are suppose to look deformed and irregular, so either way it won't come out looking terrible.

But there's one thing that worries me. I need to heat the head's up in boiling water in order to pop them on and off. Now that there's Apoxie on them, will this affect their ability to be boiled? will the sculpted parts stay rigged while the head itself becomes softer and rubbery, causing it to crack and fall off? I'd hate to see my work go to waste...

Please let me know what happens in this situation, thanks

Posted by son of jigsaw
on Tuesday, February 21, 2012
User Comments
Branjita -
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I haven't tried it, but I would assume boiling a plastic piece with apoxie on it will separate the apoxie from the plastic. I would try the hairdryer method even though it's annoying and seems to take forever.
RedRebelCustoms -
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The apoxie can withstand extreme heat. You may be overheating the plastic. 30 second intervals usually works for me. Washing and light sanding the area you are sculpting helps to get the apoxie to adhere. I have also found sanding the apoxie somehow keeps it from cracking. Maybe that's just my imagination. I have yet to have sculpt fall off though. Hope it never happens. Last timr I needed to remove sculpt it took cracking it like a walnut using pliers. Sculpey can be boiled as well after being sculpted to plastic but it's a long process. Personally I prefer the Aves Fixit. More work time and doesn't need to set up first.
Ole Jade Jaw -
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Small sculpted details can definately pop off. If you do heat them in water, don't overdo it, (let them get too soft) and don't touch the details when you pop the head back on. If they do come off, they can always be glued back on as long as they don't break.
son of jigsaw -
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Well thanks for the test bud
bobtheodd -
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Try a hair dryer to soften them, not near the heat. It is a possibility that the boil will effect it, I just tested a scrap piece over a lighter. Now I will admit that is a much more extreme heat, but I pushed it and it crack in half. I say boil at your own risk.
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