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Very cheap sculpting putty?Admiral 12-13-2018

Howdy!

A friend of mine, known online as Johan von Elak, is going to build his own leech Greater Daemon. Although most of the bulk will be filled out with plastic of various sorts (cap bottles and the like, with lots of air pockets and strong material), he still expect the sculpting putty layer to be thick in the centimetres at places.

While he plans to buy a lot of green stuff from GSW, it would be nice if the actual filler material was of a cheaper kind, with a green stuff layer on top for surface details and smoothness.

So, ladies and gentlemen, do you have a good tip for a very cheap sculpting putty that does not require oven baking, for use en masse as filler material?

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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?Bolg 12-13-2018



Or even cheaper?



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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?cornixt 12-13-2018

If you need a LOT, then air-dry clay can work out pretty cheap, but you have to factor in the drying time.


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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?Uther the unhinged 12-13-2018

Air dry clay is great for bulk but you need to paint it with thinned pva glue to seal the surface. I find two coats are fine.


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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?Fuggit Khan 12-14-2018

Plaster is good, mixed with shredded newspaper. Incredibly tough, can be carved or filed to shape.
Lightweight and cheap


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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?Admiral 12-14-2018

Thank you kindly, folks! Good tips, all of them. Happy

Fuggit Khan Wrote:
Plaster is good, mixed with shredded newspaper. Incredibly tough, can be carved or filed to shape.
Lightweight and cheap


We have a winner! Cheap and bulk fill, excellent. Coat it with super glue afterwards to bind everything together, and cover with a green stuff layer.

Thank you, we'll try this out today! Cheers!


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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?Poison 12-17-2018

Uther the unhinged Wrote:
Air dry clay is great for bulk but you need to paint it with thinned pva glue to seal the surface. I find two coats are fine.


two thin coats? Are we allowed to use this phrase? i thought it was duncan's IP Shock


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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?Abecedar 12-18-2018

I've seen shredded paper soaked in PVA glue used to poke into gaps.


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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?tjub 12-22-2018

I usually use a "glue gun". Happy


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RE: Very cheap sculpting putty?neZna1ka 02-01-2019

I use plasticine.

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