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Different putties

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Laszlo, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Laszlo New Member

    Dear friends,

    I am sure this has been asked before but for a novice, everything is new.

    I have been building some figures in 1/35 scale. I have been using standard yellow-grey Milliput putty.
    My experience with it is that it is superb when it gets dry, it can sculpted very easily. However, when it comes to sculpting while it is still a little soft, it is a bit difficult to handle. I mean that it get rather hard rather fast while at the very beginning it is rather sticky still.

    I have used Verlinden and Tamiya putties but I find both inferior to Milliput mentioned.

    My question is to those who have experience with this putty. What could be an alternative to this putty? I am looking for a material that has the same sculpting characteristics but has a somewhat longer timing till it hardens.

    Thank you!

    Laszlo
  2. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Laszlo,

    You could try Magicsculp which is a two part epoxy putty like Milliput but has a smoother quality, El Greco stock it and ship worldwide, I would suggest buy the smaller pack and see how you get on before ordering a larger amount. A lot of the worlds professional sculptors who still sculpt in epoxy putties use it.

    https://www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk/collections/magic-sculp

    Steve
  3. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Laszlo
    I know what you mean. I've always used Milliput (in its various forms) because its easily available locally, but it gets a bit 'crumbly' when you wet it to sculpt. Magic Sculp appeals and will be something I'll try in the near future.

    I've just been working with a mixture of Miliput (standard) and greenstuff which I quite like. Basically mix up both putties as usual and then mix two similar amounts of each which gives a pale green putty that is a bit easier to work with than straight Milliput. I've also tried using linsead oil as a lubricant rather than water which works well until you try to add a bit more putty :rolleyes:

    I suspect that in any case its best to let the putty go off a bit before trying to work it; perhaps leave it for 1/2 hour. That way it will have lost its stickiness and may well be easier to sculpt.

    Guess I'm still learning . . . . ;)
    Paul
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  4. rossbach PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Aves Fixit Sculpt.

    Much, much smoother (less coarse) and softer than Milliput. Responds very well to water (doesn't crumble).

    Rock hard when dry. Can be drilled and sanded.

    Paul
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  5. Laszlo New Member

    Thanks to all!

    Steve,

    I will give that a try, never really thought of mixing...

    Paul,

    Do you have experience with Aves Apoxie?
  6. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I use Aves Apoxie Sculpt, and my experience is the same as Paul describes for their Fixit Sculpt. Apoxie Sculpt cures rock-hard, takes sanding, drilling. I use water (eg, a moistened fingertip) to smooth it out while working it.

    Prost!
    Brad
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