Apoxie Sculpt Consistency
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Apoxie Sculpt Consistency

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I want to apply some Aves Sculpt to a figure, but certain parts are made of that slightly softer plastic. I may need to use the boil and pop method at some point but Im worried that if I do, the plastic will go soft while the scupt stays hard and cracks off...

Is there any way to make Aves cure to a slightly softer state? Like if I add a little more of part A (white stuff) than B, will it be slightly softer when it hardens?

Posted by son of jigsaw
on Sunday, July 22, 2012
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RedRebelCustoms -
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Bendable sculpey like any other can be boil cured but is much harder ti get details in. Boil and pop should be done before you sculpt. Aves Fixit sculpt has a longer work time, is easier to use, and can hild shape much better than apoxie IMHO. Also bendable sculpey can break down over time. I've heard in as little as 2 years. Boiling plastic does make it soft though and heating the polymers can potentially cause any sculpt material to lift from the figure. Your best bet with or without Fixit, using Apoxie, which, is a good product BTW, is to use a blow dryer to heat the part in 30-45 second intervals and pull in the direction of the joint to avoid tearing it. You may need to heat and check a few times if it is a larger figure but the blow dryer shouldn't heat the sculpt enough to loosen it from the figure.
son of jigsaw -
Monday, July 23, 2012
I've never heard of bendable sculpty... I'll look into it, thanks!
pock63 -
Monday, July 23, 2012
I've heard the bendable sculpty works ok, maybe that would work for you.
son of jigsaw -
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Damn...

Yes, I have some of the green stuff. Unfortunately it's like trying to mold peanut butter... Not good for rigid shapes like armour.
pock63 -
Sunday, July 22, 2012
as far as I know there is no way to do this, you could buy some "green stuff" though that cures with bendable consistency.
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