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I recently have been increasing my conversion work, and have started using green stuff. My first attemps were mainly filling in gaps and correcting molding errors with minis, but now I'm getting into sculpting more. My question is- what is the best way to handle green stuff? Last time it stuck to everything - fingers, desk, etc. Is there some trick to using it that I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
P.S. - I already did a search of this forum and couldn't find a thread that really dealt with this topic directly.
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Water, Cover everything you dont want it to stick to with water... sometimes its the green stuff itself lol. Keep a water container near you at all times and keep dipping your tools in it. And if your doing something flat on your desk, you might wanna put a little water on your desk too.
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A huge help to your green stuff work will be tools. Get a few differently shaped sculpting tools, and you'll find your work drastically improves.
For doing cloth and the like, I spread some GS out between 2 sheets of slicon parchment paper - the stuff used for cooking. NOTHING sticks to it! - and used something round (in my case the handle of one of my knives) as a rolling pin to flatten it. I also made sure that everything was covered in water. The GS will go amazingly flat (1mm?). Let it sit for about 30mins and cut out the shapes you want (for clothes - think about how they will wrap the mini), being careful trying not to cut the paper.
I recently turned one of my guardsmen into a priest by doing that.
Hope that helped.
I would also like to chime in with a tip here, learned the hard way, as I also am getting better with green stuff. Let it dry...simple, let it dry for ~20 minutes or so, varying with size of blob and room temperature/humidity. But if you let ig get a thick pasty consistency, it sticks less, it won't be skewered so easily, and I found it's far better to work with. I've already made a kinda cool cape for my custom mounted vampire thrall, and I tried the drying, and it rocked!
Definitely. I always use lots of water when using Green stuff, so it doesn't stick to everything it touches, and it makes it easier to work with.Originally Posted by Centum
The only problem is I have newspaper down on my desk, and when I put the greenstuff down to dry, it gets stuck on it, so I have to keep pulling it up off the paper, and putting it back down every now and then so it doesn't stick to the newspaper. It's really annoying. (
Oh yes and remeber your water is fresh and clean, a simple step but some fore go it.
Patience is a virtue, as CryoGenFX said. Let it dry before you start working it.
Always use small amounts of GS. It's way much better to add some more then to have too big a blob.
Patience is a...oh, I said that already...never mind this is a bit different. Patience is a virtue. Make a small modification using little GS on Monday. Modify the modification Tuesday, things like sharpening edges with a scalpel or adding some more GS. This will prevent the ever so hated "thumb from hell" to destroy whatever masterpiece you created.