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    i know its really cheap, but do you think blue tac is ok for using to sculpt on miniatures.
    i used some to sculpt a hood onto a dark angels marine with the cloak to make a librarian for my iron hands.
    it looks ok after painting, but i don't think it will stand up to much abuse.
    green stuff is far too expensive, and i had some blue tac right there in front of me.
    i would show some pics, but its not possible right now, and i have painted it badly due to the numerous coats ruining the model slightly.


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    Blue tac is terrible. It will warp and crack the paint in your case, and it will slowly stretch and fall off the model. It will also get pieces of hair stuck to it all the time and will bend when you move the model, plus leaving fingerprints in it when you touch it. I happen to think Green Stuff is god value, you get loads for 4 pounds. Buy that. It's much better.
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    i think he covered it with superglue, he's not stupid enough just to use blue tack, but even with superglue it's not as good as Green stuff, as the glue may make it crack, and it's not a very nice texture either, get the green stuff, or go somewhere else and get kneadatite, same sstuff but cheaper!
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    Don't buy 'Green Stuff' from GW. Get Kneadatite. Its the same stuff, made by the same company, but without the GW package it's 1/4 the cost. A web search will net you several on-line suppliers. Brown stuff is a related epoxy putty, but its texture is more suitable for hard edges, swords, etc.

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    Hey I used blutac once to extend a beard on a squat elder and it worked fine! (as you can see this was years ago...what's a squat?)

    Its still fine now, and looks OK, but that could be just because his beard was painted light grey so any cracks didn't show up. But, uh, apart from that I have had nothing but specatacular failures with it... listen to those other guys

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    Use blue tac to stick guys together befor you permenatly paint them, this alow you to paint them or to modle them.

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    hey no offence but i think that you are all just afraid of change, i have seen the model in question and if he had not told me that the hood was made from blutac i would have just thought that is was the actual model. what is the point of going out and buying green stuff and lining the pockets of those at games workshop when blutac works just as well and there is always blutac around the house. seriously just go wild, throw caution into the wind,get a really old model and try it, you will be amazed at how it turns out and you too shall be converted into the ways of the blutac!!!!!!!!!
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    Originally posted by digz@Nov 18 2004, 225
    just go wild, throw caution into the wind,get a really old model and try it, you will be amazed at how it turns out and you too shall be converted into the ways of the blutac!!!!!!!!!
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    and then scream when everything goes caflumph! blutac is pathetic, the only thing i've ever used it for was when i was trying glue my lictors leg on and the fit wasn't very good, so i put i tiny bit of blutac in to tighten the joint, but the glue done most of da job!
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    but that is what i mean, because it sounds different and it is not advised by anyone at games workshop everbody thinks that it is wrong to do. i dont get it, why bother wasting money just to follow the crowd??
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    As WolfRaider pointed out, Green stuff is dirt cheap if bought as kneadite. There's no big difference in the price, and green stuff is easier to work with and doesn't break as easy as Bluetac.

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