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My local craft/hobby store(ac-moore), has this stuff for sale for fairly cheap and when I asked for two-part epoxy they pointed me to this stuff. I really don't know what to make of it. Is it the same as "green-stuff" or is it some wannabe product that I should avoid at all costs? I don't want to pay for something that is worthless to me (even if it is cheap). I know some brands have grey "green-stuff" so I know the end result color doesnt really matter, it is ingredient-wise the same thing, and it seems to do the same thing, but these companies are good at making a product look legitimate and then selling you absolute junk.
Billy Mays Mighty Putty Product Commercial | Billy-Mays.com - Note, I looked on the box for "ingredients" and it says it that it contains epoxy resins and amine which I believe is the same thing as green stuff.
Anyone know the scoop on this stuff? Or should I just buy the real thing for a bit more + shipping ? Mighty putty at this store is ~$8 for three 2oz tubes vs $12+ for the real deal + shipping (although I guess I pay gas for driving to the store).
Last edited by paregoric_HAL; June 17th, 2009 at 17:32.
You can't really have fake epoxy. It is or it isn't. This stuff isn't formulated for small detail work, it's for fixing minor household stuff as Billy Mays screamed. It looks like it's much softer than modeling epoxy which isn't good for what we do.
If you're looking for cheaper alternatives for what GW sells in their stores (there always is) there's plenty of good stuff out there.
Warstore has good prices on a couple brands. I use ProCreate. Those Kneadatite tubes are the same product that GW sells in smaller quantities. You can also look up Kneadatite on ebay and get tons of it for cheap.
Thanks for the fast reply, and I agree that the commercial doesnt exactly make it look like a modelling compound. Also, on the box it says it is good for anything from fixing furniture to using in small crafts and models and they sell this stuff right in between all the other small plastic/metal model supplies. It made me wonder what this stuff was like when it hardened and what it could be used for. The reason I used the term fake was because this company is dedicated to releasing products that claim to do one thing and in reality do nothing like what is claimed or nothing at all. Seems like I'm probably better off paying a bit more and shipping it.
I used to have 2 local hobby stores that sold the stuff about 2min away but they have both closed (one due to the owner dying and the other due to poor business). Would've been nice to have something cheap and easily accessible. I did look at the warstore's stuff, and buying some kneadatite is probably my next step. Oh well, better to ask and find out than buy it and find out.
Last edited by paregoric_HAL; June 17th, 2009 at 18:32.
Gotcha. You do have to admire his tight-bearded determination though.
Yeah those big sticks of Kneaditie should last you a long time. I do a lot of converting and I'm barely scratched into it. So those 12 bucks should last you many years of average conversions/gap filling.
The crazy people at discovery channel actually gave this guy and the british version of him a show where they pitch terrible products that people bring them like one product what is essentially green spray paint for brown areas of your yard... so anything with his face I buy only with extreme caution.
Only other epoxy related question is whether you have used the brown/aluminum stuff and whether it is worth getting as well or whether the blue/yellow is good for most purposes. I think they have other mixes as well for different applications (aka some harder than GS like the brown, some softer , etc).
I'm starting a nurgle army so this stuff should come in handy I think. Strangely though I'm not making one of those nurgle armies that has pus-filled sacs covering 100% of their models. I just want a few little nurglish hints like a tentacle here or there, gas-masks, and I want to make some "Purge" fly symbol shoulderpad icons that the purge are so fond of.
I checked out your project page and you do seem to use a lot of GS so if you say you havent really used much of a stick up while doing that it should definitely be worth the $$$.
AFAIK GW's stuff (paints, undercoats, lacquers, modelling putty etc) aren't different from other products out there - you just need to find a product similar to the one GW are selling.
It costs me $16 for a can of GW black spraypaint - I can get the same for $2.50 at Canadian tire.
I'm using mighty putty - I haven't tried the gw green stuff but so far MP has done everything I've asked of it.
Currently doing a custom mekboy with KFF - using the MP to do Tesla-like lightning bolts.