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Old 08-10-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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Magic sculpt or Apoxie sculpt or Super sculptey

Which is prefered for newbies sculptor?

Also, which is prefered, Magic sculpt or Apoxie sculpt?

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Old 08-10-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Both work just about the same, but based on price, Aves Apoxie Sculpt is probably a better choice for someone new to the material.

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Old 08-11-2007, 05:04 PM   #3
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:20 PM   #4
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Ive been using the $10 box of Super Sculpey for my Superboy Prime mb. One box is enough for one mb.
I find Super Sculpey easy to work with and stays soft up until you're done with it & put it in the oven.



Apoxie Sculpt dries hard within a couple of hours. You also have to mix the 2 Apoxie compounds (top & bottom) before you start working on it. Never used Magic Sculpt.

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Old 08-13-2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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Clarifying on my earlier post -- Aves & Magic Sculpt work about the same.

However, between using Apoxy Sculpt (or other epoxy putty) vs Super Sculpey for a beginner, I'd recommend Super Sculpey.

Super Sculpey (as noted) has a long working life.

Epoxy does not (about 35 minutes of decent working time).
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:32 PM   #6
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correct.
if youre new, you dont want to deal with the ticking clock that Aves will give you cause of the limit on work time.
Go with SuperSculpey.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:59 PM   #7
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The new Aves Fix-it sculpt is amazing. That stuff is expensive but you have tons more controll over it without fallen down with gravity. Works very well with hair and stuff that sticks out.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:22 PM   #8
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Apoxy Sculpt or Magic-Sculpt are apoxy clays and should not be used for the bulk of your sculpture if you are a beginner.

If you can bust out stuff fast and work in minature scale epoxy/magic sculpt will work fine.

epoxy sculpting clays are used for two purposes.

First to smooth out details on resin kits. Say you are putting an arm on and want to get rid of the seam. You use an epoxy sculpting clay.

Second, detailing over super-sculpy. If you are making a 8-12 inch figure a lot of the time people will make the facial details, teeth, hair, nose, underlying bone structure ect.. and stuff like armor, swords, ect.. out of an epoxy clay. On top of a baked super sculpy base. The purpose of doing that is when you are working with a peace of sculpy it's very soft, and easy to mush out details. By doing details in the epoxy clay which hardens quickly, you eliminate the risk of the details being smashed down while detailing other portions.

I personally recommend chavant NSP Hard ;-D You just cant get as good of results out of a polymer clay do to the fact it's only workable in one consistency.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:48 PM   #9
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thanks alot everyone for the input.

Also, how do you smooth out the clay or apoxie after it hardens?

I've heard that you can use alcohol while the sculpey is not baked. How about for the apoxie? Can I use alcohol as well to smooth out the apoxie?
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:19 AM   #10
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While SS is unbaked, you can use a number of products but alchohol seems to be the preferred method.

With unset (still pliable) Apoxy Sculpt or Magic Sculpt, water works fairly well.

Once SS is baked, or the Apoxy sets hard, you can wet sand them both to get them smooth.
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