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Old 16-09-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Need new body filler

I need to do a lot of body filling but I don't want to use Bondo or the like. I would like something that can be worked like modeling clay but cures like Milliput and has a long open time. Also it should be durable and sand and take primer and paint well because it will be part of the final model and be available in the States. Am I asking too much? Any advice will be welcome thanks.

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Old 17-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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Have you looked at the air-drying clays that are used for sculpting ? I don't know any trade-names, but I gather they have a long working time and don't need any firing. Obviously it'll need sealing once dry to prevent moisture getting in, but as you mention that you'll be priming & painting your model, that's that necessity covered :-)
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Old 17-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Sculpy, you seek Sculpy....

http://www.sculpey.com/products/clays

Mould it, sculpt it, engineer it, then bake it. This stuff has real potential if you think outside the box a little, I have seen stunning figures made with this stuff but most importantly I have seen miniature versions of:

Rivet & bolt heads, victorian filigree, stone & concrete, roof tiles, tyres and other highly engineered products made from this stuff. It will take every kind of paint and primer I use and can be wet sanded to a perfect finish.

I have ordered samples and will be testing to see if I can turn it on the lathe and cut it with my laser.... sake of science you understand.

There are any number of YouTube tutorials and good product info in the .PDF section of the Sculpy website see above link. I like the fact that it stays soft until you cook it (which is done in a domestic oven), has little if any shrinkage and is relatively cheap. I even like the colour range.
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Old 17-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. That may work, I'll look into it

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