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cheap version of GS?

Post by BewareOfTom » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:05 pm

Hey, just wondering if there is a cheaper alterantive to greenstuff, I wanna do a bigger sculpt but it would cost alot in GS lol...

and non-baking :P

how good is milliput? (I think thats something >.>)
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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by bounty90 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:51 pm

the green stuff on mwg's store you get a ton of it more fore a lot cheaper.

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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by BewareOfTom » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:53 am

yeah, but I want to make like a 3" by 3" block and it'd use up to much GS
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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by bounty90 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:42 pm

well what about modeling clay.

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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by BewareOfTom » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:44 pm

well thats what Im talking about, is there a specific kind others use? what one kind is like vs another?
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Post by MiniWargamer-Logan » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:14 am

Gale Force 9 Grey Stuff works very well and its around 15 dollars i think it was.
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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by BewareOfTom » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:25 am

i guess I'll just buy some double green stuff from the MWG store when it comes in stock
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Post by bounty90 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:06 pm

BewareOfTom wrote:well thats what Im talking about, is there a specific kind others use? what one kind is like vs another?
well their's no real difference but if you can get oven bake so it can stay in it's shape.

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Post by theOneRider » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:24 pm

A very wise sculptor (eBob of ebobminiatures.com) once told me to use Milliput for the bulk of the inside and use my GS for the nice, detailed outside of large sculpts.
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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by Blue » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:23 pm

Yeah dude, find some milliput. It's usually cheaper and doesn't cure anywhere near as fast as GS giving you plenty of time to sculpt your project and correct mistakes. It can even be watered down if needed.

There might be an air dry clay at michaels but I don't know much about those. They do tend to crack while drying though...
I've also used plumbers putty (as seen on TV kind) but it cures in 10 minutes to rock hard so it probably won't help too much.
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Post by ozzybwild » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:57 pm

1. Water based clay for modeling - easy to work with, slowly hardening, cheap, BUT: shrinking and cracking a LOT.

2. Two-component REPAIR putty - hardening way faster than greenstuff (10-30 minutes is what the brands offer I can locally buy), very expensive (if bought in small amounts).

3. Two-component "car dent repair" putty - can be ordered online, has hardening times between "repair putty" and greenstuff, and is essentially the same. The difference is: you get this in 500gr to several kg packages and it is really cheap considering the other types of putty.

Point three is what I would aim for - I've read in several german wargaming forums that lots of local clubs order the dent repair stuff and just divide it between the members - leaving the people with dirt cheap greenstuff en masse. :)
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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by Horizon » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:18 am

I'm actually about to order some Magic Sculpt which I've seen used to make shields on youtube. It looks excellent and a lot of sculptors use it for larger-scale models. It works up fairly close to greenstuff, at least from what I've seen. It cures hard enough to do carving with a dremel and it seems to do so fairly quick. It looks to have a quicker cure rate than greenstuff so it could limit your working some though if you don't keep it moist.

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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by Tyranid96 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:14 pm

Ive seen many people swear by feemo for sculpting
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Re: cheap version of GS?

Post by painterofpaint » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:41 am

Guys this is from 2012, Horizon please stop necromancing old threads. Eventhough your experience is appreciated, Tom probably already has found a solution.
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