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I just started on my first ever pack of greenstuff. The idea was to make obliterators from terminators, some left over weapons and GS. I thought; how hard can it be? The answer was, harder than you think... My first concern (I'm sure there'll be more as I go along) how do you prevent the GS from sticking to the sculpting tool?
I'm sure you could find some tutorials on here if you checked the search function for titles with "green stuff" in them, or even on CoolMiniOrNot - The Internet's largest gallery of Painted Miniatures and Miniature Painting art, I know they have heaps of articles on a wide range of stuff, as well as that there is the gamesworkshop website which has a nice beginners guide and tips on how to make the most of your tools.
But to answer your question in short, water, or vasaline works well I'm told, me personally its water because vaseline costs money. Also letting the GS dry out for about 15 minutes after you mix it works well too.
It is true that water is needed to avoid the sticy nature of green stuff. Also I have found that green stuff is easier to use if it is warm. If you are in a cold room and your hands are cold you will find that for some unknown reason the green stuff is harder to work with. Also it is a good idea to make sure your tools are clean and wash your hands well after using green stuff. If it gets in your mouth it may make you feel a little sick.
Check out these guides, they may help a bit.
Second one is on the Front page of LO
Thanks for the good advice guys. Also some nice reading in your tutorial Pickle.
Here comes another question, how long before the GS has hardened enough to touch without leaving marks?
about an hour maybe? it depends, it can probably go an hour with you touching it, each touch seems to lengthen the time, but I'd say depending how dry it is from when you first made the part, an hour to be safe, it was already sort of dry then half an hour?