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    Need help with maquette fast please!

    First time sculpting here. I'm using Super Sculptey Firm, the gray stuff.
    Is it safe to cure parts of the maquette with a mini blow torch? (I want to secure the joints.)
    Any precautions I should take?

    This is a school project due tomorrow, so fast replies would be great.
    Your help would much appreciated!
    Thanks a lot!


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    I don't know about the torch. It sounds as if it wouldn't work though.
    But you could use something that cures on it's own (just for the joints), like Green Stuff, Brown Stuff, Milliput or any other epoxite.

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    Ok, I went ahead and tried it anyway, because there is no other solution.
    It works! Too well! lol.
    I've now got a successfully cured joint, and a slightly barbecued leg, haha.

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    Betcha that leg is firm though ^^
    i know it works but i haven't tried it myself yet.. got a heat gun on the way so i'll try soon.. any tips for me now?
    X

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    Cat: I sure do now!
    Turn the flame down! Do not use a blue flame, this will fry Sculpey in a second. Try using a flame that looks roughly half orange and half blue, if it's smoking too much then turn it up a bit.
    Don't hold the flame to one spot, gently 'stroke' the area with the flame. Do this for a few seconds, then check the temperature with your hand, if it's just warm, then keep going, if it's hot, stop, let it cool it down then check the firmness.

    A blow torch flame is unlikely to cook Sculpey all the way through without burning the outside, unless it's a very thin layer, so do handle the maquette with care, and bake afterwards.

    Can't believe how much I've learned from making one maquette.

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    Thanks dude!
    I'll be trying soon. hope i don't set the house on fire
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    re

    I use a small space heater to bake small details that were added after the initial baking

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    Toaster ovens are great for pieces small enough to fit in there. I just toss them in, set the temp and timer, and forget it.

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