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Hi guys. Last year I discovered I in fact do have a knack for customizing, as Lowe of Lowe's Customs can attest. He gave me pointers, suggested good materials to work with, and at first it seemed to be working.

 

I had 3 customs in the works, all coming out beyond my expectations, then when I went to paint them, all three went to pot. They all had to be fragged and tossed into my "horrid reminders" box. Since then I've been left to doing minor repaints.

 

Recently though I've been exposed to a lot of things that have my mind racing and with the appearance of ML4 and Spidey wave 6, I've actually got bases to make the crazy things work.

 

My only problem is my arch nemesis, Florida weather. I used the same materials Lowe does, but we get different results. I'm guessing the sea air near him is helping him to keep his material of choice (sculpey) dry, while my the more humid Florida mainland has made it impossible for the sculpey to dry w/o baking (which for some reason overcooks it -__- ). The figures I tried to make last year are STILL soft in the sculpeyed parts.

 

I've decided the best chance I've got is epoxy, but I dunno which brand I should go for. Any suggestions?

 

Also I'm on the lookout for a dremel, but it's bad enough I barely have a budget to buy figures, much less customize, so I need to locate a model that's relatively inexpensive and reliable.

 

Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

PS: I'm trying find a loose Robin cape from the Batman Returns line. If anyone has a banged-up Batman Returns Robin that still has its cape and you don't mind parting with, please let me know.

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What kind of sculpey are you using? If you're using the super sculpey... you have to bake (or the method I prefer, boil) it in order for it to harden. Unless you're using that air-dry sculpey (which I haven't tried).

 

Your best best, from what it sounds, is the epoxy putty method. I would suggest green stuff, which comes in a ribbon form with a blue and yellow stripe, and it is made by a company called Kneadatite. Brown stuff works well too if you need a more durable (but less workable after drying) sculpt. I got mine at: http://jeffvalentstudios.com/modelingaccessories.htm

 

Good luck!

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I'm in Miramar, a few minutes from the beach. I had no problems with baking, or boiling my super sculpy for customs. The other day was my first time boiling Sculpy and it worked perfectly. It only took a few seconds; a lot less time than I thought.

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Hi guys. Last year I discovered I in fact do have a knack for customizing, as Lowe of Lowe's Customs can attest.

I can attest that you suck.

 

LOL! Oooooh Dang!!!!!

 

 

I hope that was just a joke!

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