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I am a conversion noob. I have a couple of projects under my belt, but nothing big, and nothing complicated. The trickiest thing I've done with GS so far is use it to hold Tyranid scenery together, and mold it like a fungi/moss.
Basically, what i'm asking for here is a couple of tips and tricks on how to use green stuff. Every time i try I make a hopeless mess. My main problem is the GS sticking to whatever modelling tool i use, so when I pull back, it stretches out or gets into a funny shape. How do I counteract this?
WATER. this is the best tool you have. another good one is vaseline, but this prevents succesful mixing of 2 pieces of GS some times. seriously, i suggest wetting your tools and the green stuff regularly. if you can manage it, get a large plastic bucket and work under water. :rofl
You're going to get the same info that every other person gets when inquiring on GS tips. You'll recieve a link to GW's GS basic tips and tricks page. You will be told to use a lot of water on your hands and tools, and someone will of course say that saliva is a better lubricant. Above all, anybody who is really good with GS will tell you "Practise makes perfect". It's annoying (ok because everybody that is godly with GS conversions and sculpting just aquired those skills just because they practised a lot... I'm thinking it has a lot to do with natural talent, but they won't brag).
I will go a step further then all of this. Keep your tool watered (already stated and will be stated at least once more) but also make quick adjustments to add texture to the GS. If you need a long line start off by making an initial crease with poking motions with your tool. Then make it deeper with more stabbing pokes until you have your desired depth and length. No dragging your tool or it will catch and stretch your sculpting material.
Oh and everything I have been said will be added again by other posters. Read this, then skim through other posts and you might find something new.
Darn you xeno. You beat me to my second stereotypical tip
Last edited by Jaffar_Hasad; September 13th, 2007 at 03:15. Reason: spelling
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Apart from wetting your sculpting tools and green stuff, I would recommend tamping it down very lightly and repeatedly as opposed to trying to press it down on the first go. I know what you mean when you say the green stuff pulls back - it happens to me a lot too and it gets kinda frustrating but in the end the only thing you can do is just keep tamping gently. It's a matter of "coaxing" it to stay in the shape you want, if that makes any sense.