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I used to do some sculpting using super sculpey, and was thinking about having a go at sculpting a couple of characters entirely from scratch.
After looking around on the net i see that "Green Stuff" is the preffered option for this, and so i have a few questions for anyone that has used it before.
1 / Does it require baking once the sculpt is complete to harden it
2 / if its a yes to question 1, how prone to cracking is it during the bake?
3 / How hard is the absolute final sculpt? ( after baking if required, otherwise just when it has fully hardened )
4 / finally, this question links a bit with number 3, but how prone is it to damage once finished?
Cheers, all help/hints welcome
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1. No backing required, it hardens after 2-3 hours although if you have thick lumps it might take longer. (imagine if you sculpted something on a plastic model and then had to bake it...)
2. - (doesnt crack at all when drying)
3. When its completely dry, its as hard as plastic, although not as bendy.
4. I happen to know that a drop from about 1.2 meters onto a wood floor work hurt it...
There's just one very important to rememer when using green stuff, keep your tools wet.
#3: depends on the ratio you mixed yellow and blue components. More yellow: more elastic after drying, takes longer to cure, more blue: harder but less elastic, takes less time to cure.
Why not sculpt them using whatever method you like best and cast them in plastic? If you use your sculpture as a mold reference then you can make multiple conversions for wargear.
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That's a good idea.
If you have a lot of detail, resing would be preferrable, though.