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    Unhappy Fimo Puppen

    Hello folks,

    Well, since I'm a newbie on sculpting, I bought 3 kinds of Fimo - Soft, Classic and Puppen. (It's hard to find Super Sculpey but its ordered!)

    Well, being used to Fimo Soft, I've wanted to try the Fimo Puppen. At first impression, I though that it was a little dry and hard (don't know for how much time it was on the shelf...), but I opened the bag anyway and started to mold it. It breaks a lot when bending...

    Sorry for your time guys, but I don't know if this is normal...has anyone tried Fimo Puppen? Is it that hard to mold it?

    Thank's a bunch

    Rui


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    Surly, i'am a sculpting-greenhorn and maybe have not enough experience. My work is done with fimo too. I'm using only the "soft" at the moment. The last time i practice was many years ago. Can't remember that it breaks....it was "classic" i think. May be Fimo "Puppen" breaks easily :/
    Test a little with "soft". Could give better resalts during progress.

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    Hello Sinju,

    I've opened the Fimo Classic and its fine. Doesn't break at all.

    The Fimo Puppen really looks old...It's the third price tag it has...what a waste of money

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    I've heard that FIMO loses quality when it get's older. I haven't tried Puppen yet, but I am using a package of classic wich is more or less old. It "breaks" as well when it is dry/hard. But you can soften it by using MixQuick.
    I've also heard that putting your Fimo into Trupperware or something similar keeps it from losing quality too fast.

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    Use it if its fresh

    Hi, Ive been working with puppen fimo for over ten years before i had the chance to buy sculpey in germany, i would say that sculpey is definitely better, but fimo still works fine, try not to get it to warm or it will get sticky, and chrome tools worked really well for me, like the handle of a nailclipper for example or dentists tools.

    greetz

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    cepro - Thank you for the help. I'll try the MixQuick to save the Puppen

    studiostaub - thanks for the tips on modelling

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