I have some nasty scars from making custom figures. Much blood has been shed, and I have made some really stupid mistakes. I am writing this post in the hopes that I can spare you some of these same injuries.
Category: Tools of the Trade
This entry in the Tools of the Trade series will discuss sculpting tools like sandpaper, rotary tools, and belt sanders. Click the title to read more.
When I first started making customs I used the cheap Testor’s Enamel paint that you could buy just about anywhere. Unfortunately it doesn’t bond well to certain types of plastic, and I ended up with several customs that had a permanent sticky texture. I graduated to Model Masters Acryl, the higher end brand from Testor’s, and I have been using that exclusively for the last six years.
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I thought I would start things off with a subject that comes up frequently: Which sculpting clay should I use? I have three different kinds at my work table, and they each have their own pros and cons. This post contains the breakdown of each one, along with my recommended uses.