Customs: Sculpey question

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  1. onesock

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    Well I'm in the planning stages of my newest kitbash. I'm at the point where I'm collecting materials I need.

    For one thing, I need to make a custom head. Would sculpey work for this? Does it dry hard, like plastic? What else would I need to make a head? Thanks!
     
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    You have to bake sculpey, I don't know if there is a certain kind that dries but the basic stuff needs an oven.

    Although, it does get stiffer if you don't nead it, but it won't dry hard.
     
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    You have to bake sculpey, I don't know if there is a certain kind that dries but the basic stuff needs an oven.

    Although, it does get stiffer if you don't nead it, but it won't dry hard.
     
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    Ah.

    Well than what material can I use to make a custom head?
     
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    Well than what material can I use to make a custom head?
     
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    I dunnuh...

    Sculpey WILL work, just needs some heat.
     
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    I dunnuh...

    Sculpey WILL work, just needs some heat.
     
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    Crayola makes an air dry clay you could use as a preliminary, see how the design will look to start. May not be exactly what your looking for, but you never know when you want to change something.
     
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    Crayola makes an air dry clay you could use as a preliminary, see how the design will look to start. May not be exactly what your looking for, but you never know when you want to change something.
     
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    If you're talking about model magic, delete it. Model magic is no good for sculpting, seeing as it is to puffy.
     
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    If you're talking about model magic, delete it. Model magic is no good for sculpting, seeing as it is to puffy.
     
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    Hadn't thought of it like that. It has been years since I've used the stuff.
     
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    Hadn't thought of it like that. It has been years since I've used the stuff.
     
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    I have two unopened packs and have been using it frequently throughout my existence.

    Best for making puppy dogs and mushrooms.
     
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    I have two unopened packs and have been using it frequently throughout my existence.

    Best for making puppy dogs and mushrooms.
     
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    use sculpey, just use a blow dryer if you don't want to use an oven.
     
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    use sculpey, just use a blow dryer if you don't want to use an oven.
     
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    Better suggestion. Order some of this stuff instead:

    http://www.avesstudio.com/Products/Apoxie_Sculpt/apoxie_sculpt.html
    or for extra fine details:
    http://www.avesstudio.com/html/fixit_sculpt.html

    It self hardens, so no need to deal with heating and baking and all that crap, plus it's non-toxic and quite durable. All sorts of nice properties to it that make it ideal for custom sculpt work.

    The only drawback is that the only surefire way to obtain it is to order it through their site online, as they're not supported by mass retailers. They're customer service is nothing short of excellent, though, so if you have any serious questions, you can shoot them a line.
     
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    Better suggestion. Order some of this stuff instead:

    http://www.avesstudio.com/Products/Apoxie_Sculpt/apoxie_sculpt.html
    or for extra fine details:
    http://www.avesstudio.com/html/fixit_sculpt.html

    It self hardens, so no need to deal with heating and baking and all that crap, plus it's non-toxic and quite durable. All sorts of nice properties to it that make it ideal for custom sculpt work.

    The only drawback is that the only surefire way to obtain it is to order it through their site online, as they're not supported by mass retailers. They're customer service is nothing short of excellent, though, so if you have any serious questions, you can shoot them a line.
     
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    Oh, I just remembered something. Warhammer people make a modifying clay that self hardens dubbed 'green stuff'. It's two epoxies that you mix together, and fairly easy to find. I've seen some very good things come from using it.
     

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