Clay Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by CSMacLaren, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. CSMacLaren

    CSMacLaren Sr Member

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    I was using Klean Clay, which was okay, but I understand the manufacturer is no longer in business. No sulphur, oil-based.

    I prefer something gray. Is there a particular brand you like?
     
  2. Leigh

    Leigh Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Newplast is no sulphur oil based, comes in various colours
    HTH :)
     
  3. ianfxmen

    ianfxmen Sr Member

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    we use chavant medium green a lot but think we will try out monster clay since we heard a lot of good things about that clay.Monster clay is brown i think
     
  4. GotWookiee

    GotWookiee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    +1 for Monster Clay. I recently picked up about 40 lbs and it is awesome. Holds detail very well yet its fairly easy to soften it up when you want. Can be smoothed and worked easily. Really awesome stuff.
     
  5. ArtisanProps

    ArtisanProps Sr Member

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    Super Sculpey Firm - Chavant Med or Hard. Chavant takes a little to get
    used to because it can be a little sticky if you just try to move the clay
    around, but if you like to carve on it like I do then it's pretty cool stuff.

    Neither of them contain sulfer, so they're good for mold making.
     
  6. Looch

    Looch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Chavant is great, I use Goof Off or Goo Gone to smooth-really easy!
     
  7. PoopaPapaPalps

    PoopaPapaPalps Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I use the cheap stuff: Van Aaken can be found anywhere and not only does it do the job I need it to do, it does it swimmingly.
     
  8. 88OrBust

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    I would go with Monster Clay.
     
  9. jaybible

    jaybible Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Super sculpey firm for me too.. I mix in a small amount of regular super sculpey, if find it makes it a bit nicer to work with.

    I'd like to give monster clay a try tho... Do you want a hardened piece when finished?
     
  10. asemblyrequired

    asemblyrequired Well-Known Member

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    shipping on clay is always a killer , esp with Monster clay . try local places to cut your cost down . Essentially it's all about the artist and what they can do with whatever clay they have . Great sculptors can make works from playdoh . Now that would be a great sculptor contest,

    -James
     

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