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Like i said i need a rock hard epoxy putty that i can glue a single assault marine foot to without a small patch of the hardened putty coming off after gluing...below the foot... Im making urban bases so this is really important... all the stuff i get at Home D is too flexable after gluing. Green stuff maybe? The most important thing is that it is gluable...
Thanks a bunch...
I don't want to turn this into a big GS vs Milliput debate, but...
I've heard a lot of good things about both. Could someone say what the main differences are, such as toughness, easiness-to-model etc. Preferably from people who have used both; no fanboyism. =D
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I've used both. However, I think your intention is unrealistic anyway. You should pin the assault marines foot to whatever base you decide to go with, never rely on glue alone on such a project when a vast amount of 'leverage' is likely to be put on the foot/base joint - apart from anything else, if you use enough glue to be sure, then the marine will look like he has just stamped on a water-melon.
Get a pin-vice drill from a hobby or light engineering store. You want a thin drill bit, maybe 2mm - 2.5mm in diameter. Drill up into the base of the marines foot, maybe 5mm deep. Then get some thin (2mm) diameter brass rod (hobby shop) and superglue the end into the hole. Then drill into the base and insert the other end, thuis linking the marines foot to the base. Thats now as secure as it can be.
For your information, Milliput has a more 'powdery' texture to it in my experience, although it responds better to having warm water massaged into it to make a 'sloppier' mix that flows better. To my thinking it would be more fragile and more prone to spalling and flaking when hard and cured.
Greenstuff is better for fine work, it retains impressions and holds its shape better until it sets.
But as I say, think outside the box and pin the marines foot.
Ryan Dancey, Vice President of Wizards of the Coast, believed that TSR failed because of "...a near total inability to listen to its customers, hear what they were saying, and make changes to make those customers happy." Are you listening, Games Workshop ?
An excellent alternative to green stuff
I have found that "QuickWood", a 2 part epoxy putty available at Home Depot, in a convenient resealable plastic capped tube, is an excellent alternative to green stuff. It is manufactured by polymeric systems, (the same company that makes Kneadatite, aka "green stuff") . It has a shelf stability of 24 months, a working life of 15-25 minutes, less than 1% shrinkage and is easy to work with. It "hardens" in 70-80 min, (full cure in 24 hrs). I highly recommend this product, I use it almost exclusively in my modeling. For a price tag of under $3.00 for a 2 oz. tube you can not go wrong with QuickWood.
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Another good substitute for G.S. is 'Apoxie Sculpt.' It dries harder then G.S. (rock hard in fact, no flexibility) and is just as easy to sculpt. I've found it has less shrinkage than G.S., less than 1%. The shrinkage is virtually unnoticable. Apoxie Sculpt compares in price to G.S., but the pots contain 4-5 times as much product. You can purchase this stuff on ebay.
Here is an image of what Apoxie Sulpt looks like when sculpted and let cure for 24 hrs.
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Milliput is good, but not great. Its tacky as hell when you first mix it, and if you apply water to keep it from sticking to your fingers, you end up with a thin white residue all over yourself! Its like paste! Whats Apoxie Sculpt like when wet?
For the amount you get, and for less than greenstuff, its great, especially for large builds, but id recommend greenstuff for fine detail and small tasks.
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who much is the apoxie sculpt