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2 part basing putty

Postby BostonNazgul » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:04 am

A couple years ago I picked up a 2 part putty from a taxidermy magazine of all places. I have since lost the product information.

Does anyone have an awesome, hard drying, putty that they use for basing to develop height, form, or shapes?
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Re: 2 part basing putty

Postby RichN » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:36 pm

Apoxie Sculpt is a fine product to adding bulk and basic detail to bases. It can also be worked to a super smooth finish with water as it is setting up.

various items sculpted from the product:
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Re: 2 part basing putty

Postby Brian » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:51 pm

If I'm building up bulk on a base or armature or anything that I'm going to cover in additional detail later I use this stuff:

http://www.avesstudio.com/index.php?pag ... 1&Itemid=1

It's 20 bucks a pound and it cures really hard. It's surprisingly smooth once you mix it. It takes paint and glue great and it sands well.

I even used it to fix a door frame once and a toilet another time. An IRL toilet, not a miniature one.
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Re: 2 part basing putty

Postby BrentS » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:00 pm

I've used this same materials a lot. I highly recommend it.
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Re: 2 part basing putty

Postby RAMSEY » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:51 am

I have heard that dental plaster can be useful aswell.

Here's a link to some on Ebay. You can get 30lbs for $22 with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DENTAL-LABORATO ... 2574a45f24
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Re: 2 part basing putty

Postby RichN » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:08 am

For small casting projects, Durham Water Putty from Ace is a good option. No need to buy 30lb if you just need to build up a few bases.

http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/produc ... Mgod5j4AiQ
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Re: 2 part basing putty

Postby RAMSEY » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:08 am

So a 4lb can of putty and the link shows buying it in a six pack for 39.99. 24 pounds of putty at 40 bucks verses 30 pounds at 22.

I guess it all depends on how much putty one would need.
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Re: 2 part basing putty

Postby BostonNazgul » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:39 am

thanks for the advice!
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