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Wondering if any of you lot can help me
Im doing or atempting to do some simple conversions and modeling, id like to know; How long it takes for greenstuff to cure to a degree where fine detail can be added and how long until it is completely solid?
thanks for the help
anything else i should know would it be possible for eihter links or for you to post it
From memory, I think greenstuff has a working time of around three hours.
It's supposed to cure completely in 24 hours.
This is only from reading the packet, though, not from practical experience.
The time depends on the ratio you mix. In general though, you will find that greenstuff will be fairly hard after an hour, making it difficult to shape after this.
The more blue you add to the mix, the quicker it will dry. I personnally add more blue to my mixes, I prefer GS to be pretty firm from the go.
Have some water on hand to keep your modelling tools/fingers wet, so the greenstuff doesn't stick to them! I could never understand how people used greenstuff until I started doing this, because it would always stick to me more than the model!
Also, try not to get too pissed off at the greenstuff. I find that patience is the #1 most important asset to have when sculpting with greenstuff. Mostly because greenstuff is simply not a good medium for sculpting per se, given that it's a putty. Nevertheless, patience and practice, the first few things you try to make will be god-awful (at least mine were), but you'll get better quickly.
Also remember you can carve pieces out after the GS has hardened. A lot of people think you can only work on it while it's soft.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
I find that its better to lick the sculpting tool that dab it in water. This is because water seems to run of the tool onto the model and then it gets in the way. While saliva is viscous and doesnt run everywere.
As Kaffl said be paitent and take your time. You wont be awesome at sculpting for a long while. Never be afraid of starting again. Im always ripping GS off and throwing it away. Better having three failed attempts at it than one rubbish model.