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Hey, just wondering what you guys use for messing with greenstuff toolwise. Im using a range of small-medium knives but I can never seem to get it straight and I can't even use it for filling gaps!
Almost anything will work. I've used the blade of my hobby knife, the BACK of the blade of my hobby knife, and various other pointy things (thumbtacks, pins, etc.). You can even take a straightened piece of paper clip, take a hammer and mash the end flat, and use that to smooth seams, fingerprints, and other defects. I think the big key is to avoid the "stickiness" of the stuff. Keeping your tools wet is very, very important here. I also find waiting a bit for it to cure takes some of the "stickiness" out of it.
If you wanna go with some more formal tools, look for small tools made for working with clay. I picked up a set for maybe $10 US at Michael's, and it has more than I could want. I've also heard, if you wanna shell out the cash, that there's a set of tools you can get out there that look like paintbrushes, only instead of bristles, there are rubber tips. These are specifically made for this kind of work, but they're not cheap, I've heard.
I use pretty much all the sides of my x-acto knife. if i need to make something flat, I'll use it as a cake roller (you know, the cylindrical thing you use to make the dough flat). If I need to smooth it out, I use the flat side of the knifeblade, and if I need to remove some excess greenstuff, the sharp side of the blade is very handy.
Other than that, I've invested in some tools for working with greenstuff, from a local hobby supplier. They're never around when I need them though, so I can't help you with that,
I've heard that dentist's tools should be a godsend, when working with GS, though
i use a plastic ruler when i'm rolling it out
otherwise i just use a hobby knife
and lots of water
I have this weird tool that I'm not entirely sure what it is. I think it's meant to be a clay sculpting tool, or maybe something to do with sewing? Anyway, it's just a wooden handle with two protruding metal bits at either end. Each end has a different sized rounded protrusion on the end of the rod (at a guess I'd say they're 1 and 2 mm across)
Though I also use a hobby knife, and have had reasonable success using my thumbnail to shape the greenstuff into hair. Though I've taken to wearing gloves now when working with greenstuff so I don't leave fingerprints in it...
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I have a full set of wax cravers, they are great for doing any level of sculpting. BUT remember to keep your tools wet, and also remember that you SHOULDN'T attempt to carve the GS until its partially curved if you want to get nice flat edges etc. One tip I got from Trisgh Morrison is to use Sculpy rather than Greenstuff or Pro-Create for some features like armour, or on bigger models, as it doesn't have a cure-time..
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I've got a small collection of retired dentist's tools and a GF9 sculpting tool. It's like a GW sculpting tool but cost less.
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Toothpicks. And to add textures, pretty much any piece of plastic with a non-flat face.
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