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Modifying white metal figures?
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:58:57 AM »
Question for the figures/wargames folk:

I want to modify a 28mm white metal figure by adding a furry edge to a coat. I presume the best way to do this is by adding a putty "sausage" to the edge and then stippling it, but what's the best putty to use? I know some putties stick by using a solvent like polystyrene cement and that obviously isn't going to work on white metal.

Any hints and tips greatly appreciated.
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Re: Modifying white metal figures?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 09:14:44 AM »
I hear the Games Workshop 2-component "Green Stuff" is very popular for that sort of undertaking.

Maybe have a look around in CoolMiniOrNot's article section (LINK). They've got a ton of (mostly) very helpful tutorials. The sculpting tutorials are right at the bottom of the linked site.
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Offline Weaver

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Re: Modifying white metal figures?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 08:42:15 AM »
Cheers Moritz: some interesting stuff there.

I think I'm going to stick with Milliput for the moment rather than buying more expensive stuff, since I'm assured that it WILL bond to metal, and since I've already got some (including the fine white stuff). What I will do though is experiment first before plunging into working on the actual figure I want, two examples of which arrived todayv (one for backup in case I screw up).
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"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

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