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Epoxy v. Super Sculpey 3 months 1 week ago #478

  • Erick Horton
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I am developing a design process based on the craft wire armature detailed in your YouTube video. I am using upholstery foam and RD-407 latex, which were already available to me, instead of clay, which is not available.

My question is in regards to the armature and the use of JB Weld SteelStik plumber's epoxy.

The Steelstik has a limited time frame for application and cost roughly 5 USD for two ounces.

Super Sculpey has an unlimited time frame for application and cost roughly 10-12 USD for one pound.

Is there a specific reason why you use Steelstik instead of Super Sculpey? or, Is there a specific reason why Super Sculpey is not viable for armature construction?

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Erick
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Epoxy v. Super Sculpey 3 months 1 week ago #479

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Hi Eric, you can use Sculpey - however it is more brittle and less strong than the epoxy putty. It won't work well on shorter arms/legs where a lot of force is applied. Still - it's not bad, and you can even use wire and dowel rods (wooden sticks) to make splints. The splints won't allow the wire to bend where they are applied, so that will work too. It just depends on what you have available. ;)
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Epoxy v. Super Sculpey 3 months 6 days ago #482

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Thanks. I am testing methods as I said, and sometimes it is better (cheaper) to ask someone before you invest supplies ;)
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