Customs: Crayola Air Dry Clay

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  1. Ravenxl7

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    Been trying to find a nice, easy to get, clay/putty for use in kitbashes, and I think I've found something that may work. Crayola Air Dry Clay. Probably not the "ideal" thing to use, but it'll be easy for me to get at a store (I'd prefer to buy it in-person than buy something online). Posting this to get people with more experience's opinions and input. I'm gong to try and get some this weekend. If it doesn't work, it's only $5, and I'll just find something else to do with it.

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    it's kid's clay, will snap and crumble easily. I know because there are pieces of this stuff all over my house when my daughter makes things with it.
     
  3. nellie131

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    stick to Aves sculpt its awsome
     
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    honestly, I'd recommend Aves Sculpting putty. Its great, you don't have to have ANY experience working with putty, and its pretty cheap.
     
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    Definitely stick with Aves.
     
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    Aves Sculpt/Fixit, Milliput et-al aren't really the same thing as that though. if you want to sculpt parts for a kitbash, fill mold lines etc. use one of those - that crayola clay is completely the wrong stuff for what you most likely want to do.

    that said, if you want to jsut do some sculpting regular clay is a fair bit cheaper and pretty easy to work with. if you're going to buy earth-based air-drying clay the Das stuff is supposed to be alright. i've got a pack right here actually that i was going to use to make myself a TF bust, but like most of my projects i never bothered :D 
     
  7. Ravenxl7

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    Ok. Any idea as to whether or not it can be found at a store? I plan to go to PatCatans sometime in the near future (need to get some modeling glue). They have a lot of art supplies, so they may have it (assuming it's available anywhere other than the Aves website).
     
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    I only ever got it on their website.
     
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    I've heard it is sold at retail, you might want to call them and check the nearest location that sells it.

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    You're probably better off buying it online though, directly from them.
     
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    Do any of you know if humidity affects the curing procress for Aves? I noticed it wasn't drying solid over the summer. It still hardened, but it didn't feel 100% and was still somewhat sticky. I always make sure to mix equal parts of it for at least 2 minutes per the directions. Haven't really used it since although I'm thinking about testing it out again since it's gotten colder.
     
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    I just wish they would have a easier to use store. Since they use paypal anyways then they could just as easily set up a cart system that way...
     
  12. Ravenxl7

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    I emailed them yesterday, asking them if their products are available at any retail outlets. Just got a reply asking what city & state I live in so they can tell me where the nearest location is. I'm hoping that one of the two PatCatans around here has them.
     
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    I've never had a problem of this type with Fixit-Sculpt. Very strange.
     
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    Any other time of the year it cures like normal.
     
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    maybe the mix was off? as in more of 1 part and less of the other? ive never had this problem either!
     
  16. Ravenxl7

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    Just got their reply, and there are two retail locations somewhat close to where I am. Their both about an hour drives away. Might go to one of them sometime.

    On a side note, looking at Yahoo Mapts I'm reminded that there is a city not too far away from here called East Sparta. Makes me think of the movie 300, lol.
     
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    No, it wasn't. That's something I always make sure to do (equal parts A&B and mix for at least 2 minutes). I've never had this problem before. I've had the stuff for 2 years and it's worked almost the entire time I've had it.
     
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    Definetly do not go with the Crayola clay. I tried usind it in the past and when dried, it is extremely brittle and is prone to coming off in chunks very easily.
     
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    I need to know if its good enough to make a temporary mold to pour resin in it...
     

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