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the best putty for sculpting?

sculpting green stuff miliput materials

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The answer will be probably "it depends..", but I was wondering which kind of putty you would recommend for sculpting?
So far I've used GS and standard miliput (as well as hardware store putty, but only for bases and such). I also mixed GS and miliput in various ratios. But since there seem to be so many options out there (procreate, bee's putty, brown stuff and what not...), I was wondering which one you like the best, especially for more fine work...

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For details I like GS, for weapons or hard edges brownstuff, for bulking out a model superfine white miliput for basic shaping of a mini a mix of greenstuff and superfine white miliput (it retains the best of both worlds and should be pale greeny white)
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Thanks a lot. So... the brownstuff is harder in general, if I got that right?


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I prefer Magic Sculp for sharp details and miniature conversions.
Sometimes i mix it with GS up to 50:50 which gave me great result.

I use Super Sculpy Firm and Bees PuTTY for bases and sculpting freehand (Not in contact with other stuff) both need to br backed in the oven.
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Hmmm... with the bases already attached to it 😕? Serious question, I don't know what the exact melting point is for this kind of plastic...
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@ranulf

I do my own base topper.
First i roll out some sculpy with an old noodle machine. Then i i use a Greenstuffworld rolling pin for texture and some base sized cookie cutters.
The its into the oven.
I make enough in different sizes to have a small stash for a few squads of an army.
Then its just glueing and rimming to fit them to bases.
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Thanks a lot. So... the brownstuff is harder in general, if I got that right?

brownstuff is harder but it also lets you sand it better than greenstuff.


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Procreate is another good one.


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...I heard that as well. How is it different from Green Stuf and Miliput?
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Green Stuff is a memory material so it tries to revert as it cures so you get softer edges, which is why it is easier to use brown stuff in most cases of hard edges. Procreate was designed by sculptors to retain it's shape more meaning you get slightly crisper edges.


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My personal preference is Aves Apoxie Sculpt mixed with a little bit of Greenstuff. The result is a really nice to handle putty that cures how you want it to rather than shrinking/softening off.


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Thanks for all your answers. I had a look at this video, and figured out procreate is probably what I'm actually looking for as it seems to be GS-ish, but minus the rubbery properties. But this apoxie stuff seems to be good as well...

https://youtu.be/cIibhT0zqgE


(He's blabbering a bit, but overall it's a good overview)

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I have not tried to sand procreate a lot but it can be done for sure. It does work kinda like a mix of greenstuff+milliput, as it cures quite hard and allows for nice edges, but it is cleaner and easier to work than with milliput. I'll try to remember to take a couple of pics of the last things I've done with it, although I'm no master sculptor at any rate.


Edit: and I have to preach Brother Chaplain Kage advice, use oil for smoothing greenstuff or procreate, it works really nice.

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