Customs: Sculpting alternatives?

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  1. LeAmourVrai

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    I have some questions about sculpting... well, basically Aves Studios' shipping to my country is like crazy expensive. Are there alternatives for sculpting other than Aves Fixit / Apoxie?

    I'm not so sure about 2-part epoxy putty as I'm afraid that they are brittle. I know that Aves Fixit is very sturdy (from tutorials) and I would like to have an alternative that would be as sturdy. I'm also unsure of Sculpy clay... Anyway, I hope someone would help me and thanks for reading. :D 
     
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    sculpy clay is great, but not that strong even after its baked. Whenever i sculpt in sculpy, I assume I'm going to be making a cast of it later.
    I know some people who swear by magic-sculpt as well, but it seems like everyone has there own opinon on everything. ;)  The best advice I can give ya is to try and get some samples and try out as many types as you can. if that isn't an option, i'd just go for it and try some. maybe work with some other people in your area to buy stuff together and save on shipping. Most epoxy clay is pretty durable.
    Sorry if i'm not helping, but I'm having trouble remembering brand names.
     
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    Thanks for the information. So Sculpy isn't sturdy... how about 2-part epoxy putty? Does anyone know whether it's sturdiness is comparable to Aves Fixit? Or is there any other alternatives?

    Edit: Between Miliput Epoxy Putty and Tamiya Epoxy Putty, which is better and why? If Miliput, normal or grade S? If Tamiya, fast drying or smooth surface?
     
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    Try eBay for some aves it really is the best. Milliput super White is a good alternative but comes in smaller packs and I found went really greasy after use
     
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    Aves isn't really an option right now... those on eBay also charge super expensive for shipping. Hearing that Miliput is good, maybe I will order some from HLJ, but super White is... Milliput Epoxy Putty or Milliput Epoxy Putty Grade S ? And do you or anyone else recommend Tamiya Epoxy Putty Smooth Surface (25g)?

    Edit: And what do you mean by it being really greasy after use? Is it after it has cured, it feels greasy... or while using the putty it feels greasy... or after molding, your hands feel greasy... or it is something else altogether... do you mind explaining? :D 
     
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    Well the two parts of putty went a bit yellow despite being super White before they were mixed.and after I had mixed them the same happened.maybe I did it wrong as was a noob way back when I used it.but I did notice it wasn't as strong as aves.

    I can't comment on tamiya brand as never used it but their other products are usually awsome
     
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    Thanks for your help, seriously helped me a lot. I guess I will be getting some Miliput then. :) 

    I've heard of this putty before, and it's pretty good. But the only thing is that... there is no shipping and I'm guessing shipping is a bomb as well. :p 


    Thanks for your help guys, especially nellie131. :D 
     

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