LOL at the last photo! XDWhat epoxy do you use? I've only ever used Milliput and I absolutely HATE the stuff - awful to work with!
You do? then I probably do not need to try it out- because I was wondering what Milliput is like.I use Aves Apoxie (http://tinyurl.com/6976g8a)Luckily I do not have to order that in the US but get it through Modellpferdeversand (a shop for toys, model horses and remaking/ tack making supplies) directly here in Germany.There are different types of Apoxie, so far I have tried Apoxie Clay and Apoxie Sculpt - personally I get along way better with "Sculpt" and use only that one.
Yeah, I've heard nothing but good things about that stuff! What's it like to work with? Is it more like sculpey in terms of consistancy or what? Milliput is really horrible and slippery and just urgh, do not like!
You have two parts you have to mix as evenly as possible to create an optimal result. Since the two parts vary in colour even in the variants "white" or "natural" (that is the grey stuff you see above), you see well when you are done- all sprinkles need to be gone from the mass.Then you have a glop of sculpting mass that is about as creamy as thoroughly kneaded Sculpey. Apoxie will stick to your fingers very gleefully, though, unless you wet your fingers with water. You can also add droplets of water to the mass and knead it in to make it softer, this does not change the hardening process.You have between 3 to 5 hours to work with the mass, after that it starts to set too much. After 24h it is hard as stone. Drilling, sanding etc. is then like on resin, including the annoyingly fine dust. *g*To work with it, better mix smaller amounts and add some if needed instead of having too much left over which you need to find some use for then. You can then experiment with it how much it has to set to do different tasks with it. For mane detail, for example, you smack the stuff on the horse and then wait quite a while before you start to press in details with some tool. For filling little gaps and the like, you use the very freshly mixed mass, because like that it is easy to "smear".Apoxie is kinda the "MacGyver multitool" of sculpting masses, you can repair models with it, sculpt from scratch or even do household repairs with it (though for that it is a bit expensive..).Pro:-Easy to use-Needs no firing/heating-Can be painted with any sort of paint-very endurable when properly set-acts well with about every surface, what bonds stays so"Contra":-Can be a bit sticky on the skin while working-Is very heavyAnd if you get a messed up custom horse with lots of Apoxie in the wrong places, you can heat it up (hairdryer or hotair gun) on the areas - as the plastic below starts to become softer, the bond to the Apoxie will loosen - and you can peel the hot plaques off. (In most cases, some just refuse, dunno why.)Hence- do all the heatings and bendings on a model before you start sculpting.
Oooh, I might have to get some then! :D Cheers!
There is this small package with only 113g of Apoxie, this might be great for trying it out.