Greenstuff still #1?

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Greenstuff still #1?

Postby Australian Dawn » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:54 am

Is greenstuff (Kneadatite?) still the industry standard sculpting material for miniatures? I'm planning on trying some sculpting soon and am wondering if I might be behind the times, have sculptors moved on to newer and better sculpting materials? If so do tell, I need all the help I can get! :oops:

And whatever the best material may be, where is the best place to get it for a good price?

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Re: Greenstuff still #1?

Postby Inso » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:05 am

It's horses for courses.

Even though there is Bees Putty and all sorts of other ones out there, many people stick to what they are familiar with and what best works for them.

The first question I'd ask is "do I want air drying or do I want to bake things to set them?"

I like Green Stuff... lots of pros use it (normally mixed with other stuff) but they also use all sorts from Fimo to Bees Putty... I really don't think that there is an 'industry standard'.

For me, it's Green Stuff all the way and EBay has it cheap if you shop around :) (Normally, I'd have recommended Heresy Miniatures but they don't seem to stock it at the moment).
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Re: Greenstuff still #1?

Postby Australian Dawn » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:14 pm

Well you're getting great results.
I had heard of beesputty, but if greenstuff is still popular and gets results comparable to the others maybe I'd best work on learning how to use that.
Have you ever used Milliput? I've dug up an old box of that and been practicing, do you know how it compares to Greenstuff?
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Re: Greenstuff still #1?

Postby Inso » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:32 pm

Greenstuff is less crumbly than Milliput and it holds together better. If you need to sculpt sharper edges, you can mix in a bit of milliput to your green stuff...

... I would suggest using Green Stuff to get a grip on your sculpting technique and then try out different putties and mixes :) ... but I like the simple life and just stick to what I know :) .
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Re: Greenstuff still #1?

Postby Australian Dawn » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:10 am

Thanks for the help. I'll get practicing with Greenstuff and keep the mixing Milliput with Greenstuff trick in mind. :beer:
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Re: Greenstuff still #1?

Postby Condottiero » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:29 pm

No interest in ProCreate?
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Re: Greenstuff still #1?

Postby Australian Dawn » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:17 am

I don't know much about it, do you use it? Is it any good?
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Re: Greenstuff still #1?

Postby companydminiatures » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 am

I use Greenstuff mixed with a bit of Procreate - I find GS on it's own dries a bit rounded or droops a bit - the procreate keeps things crisp.
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