File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 125


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Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 18:45:45 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Smoothing Plastalina like clay!


Hi William.

I used to love the Sculpey a few years back, it was my first satisfactory 
sculpting medium. Until i saw that all my sculptures suffered damage from 
very light impact, expecially during moves. I much prefer durable stuff.
Like the hydrocal casts I made from the original sculpey models (one molds 
was latex and one was Por-a-soft s111. Nasty toxic stuff, that por-a-soft.)


But I guess for moldmaking as long as it last for the molding, it's ok.

Super Sculpey is supposed to be much stronger than the original Sculpey.
Which one do you use, William?
And what solvent did you use on it to smooth?

Last night, while making my molds and failing because it was my first time 
making a clay wall, I swore I'd never use cheap oil-clay instead of real 
plastalina, and that I'd even switch somtimes to Super Sculpey for a hard 
model to mold more easily without damage and much re-modeling for next
attempt. The clay wall made me damage my sculpt everytime I tried to make it 
fit flush.

The head is very small, about two inches high,  so it's understandable. I 
would have succeeded with a human sized head.



Mathieu René Créaturiste
Marionnettes, Masques, Etcetera...
Puppets, Masks, Etcetera...
www.creaturiste.com
creaturiste-AT-magma.ca
(514) 274-8027 

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