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Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 04:10:29 -0400
Subject: [Puptcrit] Apoxie Sculpt: testing

I finally started using Apoxie Sculpt.
I am making small hands for the marionnetes I am building for the movie.

The subtle smell is very easy to endure, and similar in "flavour" to PC-7, the epoxy paste sold in harware stores (which I stopped using because it was too slow to set and way too liquid while setting. However it was a strong adheive for glass onto wood).

Apoxie is very strong so far, and can accept fine details, but it is real hard to control small details with gloves on. I refuse to work it with my bare hands, as I have read too many bad stories about people developping bad skin reactions with it overtime.
bleding is hard to do over a flexible armature. Once the first layre is dry, I expect extra pressure willhelpe make the seams disappear.

So I am working in stages. First, covering the fine wire armature to give the main shape and the rigidity. Then when cured (24 hours), I can add the rest, like knuckles and extra muscle, and smoothing.

The test hands will be submitted to heavy testing, to see how strong this stuff really is. so far, it looks VERY promising. Much stronger than Super Sculpey, and possibly than my strongest re-enforced paper mache pulp. The fingers are really thin, and will be ideal for testing against brittleness and chipping.
Concrete floors and walls will be my assistants...

I'll keep you posted.

Mathieu René Créaturiste
Marionnettes, Masques, Etcetera...
Puppets, Masks, Etcetera...
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