Customs: Good Sculpting Putty?

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  1. Autobot-Girl

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    Hey all :D 
    I'm an aspiring customizer and kitbasher and want to know a good, cheap putty that a highschooler with no job or allowance can get the parents to buy :lol 
    I've been using Mighty Putty but I find it too hard to mess with. It dries out quickly when you don't need it to and it crumbles.
    So, what would you guys recommend?
     
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    Personally, I use Pro-Create Professional Sculptor's Putty that I purchased from my old local comic/hobby shop back in FWB, Florida. But I know a lot of others that use Aves Apoxie Sculpt (just haven't tried it myself yet)--but I do hear good things about it. Pro-Create works great for me though. When I run out, I'll try out the Aves.

    Pro-Create Professional Sculptor's Putty

    Aves Apoxie Sculpt

    Good luck and looking forward to seeing what you work on with it.
     
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    Try Milliput. I've used it on a model car once and it works great. Never did finish the project, but the stuff is excellent! It's a two-part putty that you cut the size you need, and mush the two parts together till it becomes a uniformed color.
     
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    id have to suggest the Aves product as well, its a little more expensive but will last a long time and goes a long way, its hard as nails when its set too!
     
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    I use standard plumbers epoxy from lowes/home depot.
    Not the plumbers putty...but the 2 part tube. works great.
     
  6. Nemesis Predaking

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    Games Workshop Green Stuff works well.
    It's about $12 each pack, plus it has a slower drying time.
     
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    Green Stuff is more easily accessible, since Games Workshop can be found in many major malls.

    However, for pure cost-effectiveness, Aves wins hands down. You can only order it through their site (or perhaps from independant hobby shops that special order it themselves). But for almost the same cost as the Green Stuff, you get a pound of the stuff, which will last quite a long time. Or go to $30 and get a 4lb batch.

    I've done some work with it before, and it's excellent.
     
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    I have Aves and Mighty Putty. They're both good. The working time for Aves is much longer than MP. I agree that MP almost cures too fast. You have to have a clear idea of how much you need and where you plan on using it, otherwise you're going to be stuck with useless chunks that are too hard to adhere to anything.
     
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    I have Aves and Mighty Putty. They're both good. The working time for Aves is much longer than MP. I agree that MP almost cures too fast. You have to have a clear idea of how much you need and where you plan on using it, otherwise you're going to be stuck with useless chunks that are too hard to adhere to anything.
     
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    i recommend u go and make some cash........and get the AVES.....
    u cant go wrong with it...n it last a long time....i still have my 2lbs AVES batch....n i got it almost 1 1/2 yrs ago .......hell i got more than half still left......
     
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    Yea, I still have my jars of Aves after 2 and a half years.
     
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    I'm trying to get a job soon, I have an interview next weekend but I need to save for a car, college, and other things >.>
    Besides, I'm 15, still to young for many jobs in my area.
     

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