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PostSubject: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 8:05

Somehow a tail on one of my plastic wolves has come off and been lost. Does anybody happen to have one lyin around? Strange to ask for I know. But he looks silly without his tail.
I'm not sure I'd pay alot for it but perhaps dollar or so and of course the shipping.

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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 8:16

If you were ever looking for a reason to starting messing about with modelling putty this is it! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 8:29

Yes, and I SUCK SUCK SUCK at it... I've tried.

I've taken a WH40K Witch Hunters Inquisitor (the one from the boxed set with the sword and inferno pistol) and I'm turning him into my Witch Hunters Capt.

He doesn't need much. I cut off the techno bits and molded the cape/coat back into shape. I made an eyepatch to go over the laser eye he had.
I scraped the =I= symbol off his hat. I didn't mind the =I= I just wanted a twin tailed comet. I can't even get a decent looking comet. I've try free-handing. I've tried making a mold from another model's comet. My results are not good. I don't know how you guys do it... I read the how to's and I still stink.

The putty always seems to not want to mold. I run a scuplting tool along it and the stuff comes to pieces...

Sorry for my rant of defeat...
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 8:57

Try colour shapers Smile

But from what I can tell with my limited modelling experience, sculpting small details like comets on flat surfaces is really difficult.
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 9:32

What's the best putty to use out there? Lots of people use the GW green stuff but that's what I have problems with, Any other suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 9:32

ProCreate. I have to try it myself yet, but only heard good stories about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 10:13

I have recently used ProCreate and I really like.

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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 10:19

Ordered some ProCreate from Impact! miniatures. They had the best proce. 10.91 with shipping. Many places sell it form 10-12 plus shipping.

With two suggestions and a little research it looks like this stuff if much superior to GW greenstuff. Perhaps I'll be able to make my comet and tail... WHOOT!

As a side note: I had a can of Spray paint rupture (when I wasn't in my paint room) and spray over a number of my mordheim figs. It sucks. Most of the pigment stayed in the can but the medium shot all over my paint table. Many are now spattered with glossy medium and drops of bestial brown paint.

Sigh... repainting... so fun...
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Fri 19 Jun 2009 - 13:51

You know, if it was RED paint, then you could have simply had them part of a blood bath.. but with bestial brown.... looks like the sewers to me....

I have found that the GS is not that bad, once you get the right mixture, and the constant reminder to have your tools WET at all times. I too am in the same predicament, as I have about 8 wolves without tails.... I might have to cast a tail and then make a few of them...

If I do, I will keep you in mind, and send a few your way. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Wed 1 Jul 2009 - 14:29

Without reading up on any sculpting tips or anything, I've recently discovered that changing the ratio helps me considerably. I used to use 50/50 yellow/blue, which is kinda difficult to control. I changed the ratio to about 25/75 y/b. the end result is dark green, less sticky, and more manageable. Also, wetting your utensil with water/saliva helps alot too as gross as it sounds.
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Wed 1 Jul 2009 - 15:04

If you have problems with tools sticking to the putty, try the awesome colour shapers!
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic Wolf Tail   Sat 4 Jul 2009 - 14:27

I would not call Procreate superior to Green Stuff. It's like saying bacon is better than cake. They have their time and place where one is better than the other and it depends on your purpose. Having both means you can choose the appropriate one for the occasion.
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