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I've tried playing around with green stuff a bit now and I have a problem with getting the stuff to behave. I've attempted to make fire a few times and the green stuff generally doesn't keep it's shape well. I'm keeping my tools and fingers fairly wet, so I don't -think- that's the problem. I'm suspecting three culprits:
1) I simply am working with too big of a blob at once. I should try using a 'cone' of green stuff as a base, and then building up from that.
2) I need to let the green stuff that I'm sculpting set a little bit. I tried doing this, but either I missed my window, or it's the wrong idea. I couldn't shape the putty at all anymore, so while I didn't have a problem pushing things out of shape anymore... I couldn't push it -into- shape. Not really a solution.
3) I was cutting/dragging my sculpting tool (blade end) rather than pushing. Even when the tool was wet, I would end up pulling way too much green stuff along with my tool. I wanted to cut a groove; instead I was pretending I was an amateur taffy puller.
I did manage to make one piece I liked, but it was simply a bunch of little sausage rolls put together. It looks good enough painted up, but I still need to learn what I was doing wrong for other projects.
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its proberly the fact your useing to much of the green stuff try building it up bit by bit. try this it may work better than what you've allready tried
Indeed, the key to green stuff modelling is patience and also to use very small amounts of it...green stuff that is, not patience....
To make fire I would do like this, Make a sausage, attach it to whatever is to be burning, then pull/twist it untill it breaks. Keep the piece upside down so gravity helps you.
Then when it's dry you make the next in the same way. This will take some time but it will be a nice "living" fire.
One thing I learned the hard way is layering. Before you start adding details make sure you have a good base of GS. Then, when it's dry, add the details one by one.
When you're done it's always a good idea to go over the dried model with a scalpel to cut any hard edges clean. then have a go over the areas you've cleaned with a very fine sand-paper.
If you're finding the GS is too floppy and won't stand up on it's own, either:
(a) Do it in smaller jobs, waiting for each stage to harden before continuing.
(b) Pin a wire up the center of the GS. This will strengthen it and hopefully stop it from drooping.
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I would suggest you just give it a try again. I had a bit of GS left over and managed to come up with this
Sorry for the dark pics. Make sure you let it sit for about 20 minutes before you try to work it, that allows it to cure a bit giving it a bit more resistance, and helping it retain the shape.
Oh, I did have a bit of paperclip running from the tube to the missile first. that gives you something to work from.
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When I made my fire for my Chaos Leutenant(sp?) which is riding a Disc of Tzeentch, I actually used the green stuff's tendancy to stick to my advantage. I basically poked it, and let it get stuck, and then pulled away. The result was quite nice, and it gave a good randomness to the fire. Use a variety of tools till you figure out which you like best. You should obviously use disposable tools because you will definatly gunk up whatever you use haha.
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There's fire billowing out of the hatches of my Chaos Predator, I had no problems doing it. Thing is, I never used a sculpting tool, and I made a point of keeping water away from it. I've never found the need for either of them, and I had to make my lieutenant a new hand from GS. Never gone floppy or anything, but that's probably because it isn't very high-rising, almost like rolling fire you see in thise fire-alarm adverts with it spreading over the ceiling.
I found a very easy method for making fire. Start with more of a ball, or blob of green stuff on the area that you want covered in fire. Use the backside of an exacto knife to push the edges down onto the surface so that it sticks better. It's important to work somewhat fast though, as you don't want to let the stuff dry too much. From then, stab the flat side of your knife perpandicular into the blob, and life away from the surface. Repeat several times from different angles and hieghts. It's increadibly easy, and once you've gotten 1 flame up, you can see how easy it is to shape and alter the flames.
A few examples of really easy fire I've done with this:
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