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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:57 pm 
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well here is my issue. i have been trying to use greenstuff to reposition arm/hands whatever, however it doesn't seem to be getting a smooth connection. the greenstuff either squishs out and makes a "cuff" or leaves little nics. or cut area's that are recessed. when I try to smooth some more over it to make it consistant the GS doesn't smooth well.

my question is what can i do about this.

is there an alternitive filler, a way to make the GS more... smoothable?

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Green stuff is about as good as it gets for detail work. Try adding a little water to the utensil you are using - whether it be to a dental pick, or your finger.

I've also used Apoxy Sculpt (search for the topics - been discussed before..)

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Or, instead of water, try vaseline. I've heard that it gives a smoother finish.

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I find milliput mixes with water a little better than GS and so I'd suggest trying that to see which you prefer.

it comes in two varieties grey / yellow, two rolls which you mix together in equal parts, and white / white for finer detail.

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If you have a few dollars to spare, get a colour/clay shaper. They're fairly useful. Also, smooth as much as you can, as you usually do, then leave it to cure for a while, and smooth again. When it's partially cured it's more resistant to nicking.

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For greenstuff, the first order of the day is patience. Always plan to spend ~ 2 hrs give or take depending on the job for smoothing/shaping. When you first set it, get it "roughly" the way you want it using water on your tool and on the GS itself to allow good shaping, let it sit an hr or so, then do the finnish work on it. Just don't forget to revisit :)

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My tip: nivea. since green stuff doesn't like water or fat (its like oil and water) both will help you to smooth it. There are mainly to parts in the modeller world: one is for water, one is for fat. I use the mentioned nivea, because it is both. Water will always drop down and you have to use a lot. and it is wet. Fat stays were you want it, but it will fat your fingure too. means you have to wash it befor painting. I found nivea combining the poritive effects of both. SInce it is a skin creme, it will disapear after a while, but not like water, and won't leave the model fatted.
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cover your hands with water before you model, and use a cocktail stick to make markings on it :D

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 Post subject: Re: greenstuff help
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Instead of vaseline use K-Y personal lubricant it's water based, keeps the tools very slick and non-sticking it's water based and will absorb into the putty after a bit. You can leave a drop of it out for hours/days on a plastic palette and it won't evaporate but melts right into greenstuff, no need to clean it with soap just rinse the finshed model with water once everything has cured and you're ready for paint. Works awesome.

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