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Anyone know if Sculpey can be baked more than 1x? Like if I do the throne in 2-3 pieces, could I add on the clay to the already baked sections to build it up?

think I have heard of people doing so.

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Anyone know if Sculpey can be baked more than 1x? Like if I do the throne in 2-3 pieces, could I add on the clay to the already baked sections to build it up?

I poked around a bit. It sounds like it is doable, but the extra baked parts will be prone to scorching. You have to take care.

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Anyone know if Sculpey can be baked more than 1x? Like if I do the throne in 2-3 pieces, could I add on the clay to the already baked sections to build it up?

 

No, don't do it. Sculpey will release toxic fumes if you go beyond the single bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per quarter inch of thickness. 

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Really? I thought the stuff was non-toxic. I didn't do the sculpey for more than the recommended time though, ended up doing it as one piece and then added green stuff afterwards.

  

Remember, the "non-toxic" label is completely unregulated, and at best means "non-toxic when used for its intended purpose," which in this case would mean not overcooked (which the packaging warns against).

What Slendertroll said. The "non-toxic" label is effectively meaningless.

 

When burnt (overcooked), polymer clays release gaseous hydrochloric acid.

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Wow.  Didn't know that about the sculpey.

 

I've seen a lot of sculpts that used green stuff for the final details (to avoid needing to rebake).  I honestly recommend mixing apoxie sculpt with green stuff- it makes it react a little better, and makes it way easier to smooth out.  If you're wanting something you can vulcanize, make the mix about 1/3 apoxie and 2/3 green stuff.  It casts just fine that way.

 

 

 

Now, about this competition:

 

Man, I've got all of these new Relic Knights minis to paint up, a Grace is Gone that's been wanting a competition paintjob for a while too.

 

But that image at the start of this thread makes me want to dig up my old Space Crusade and Warzone minis for this contest.  They'd love to have paintjobs far beyond what they deserve.

 

Plus, there's that bones mini that looks like Marcus Pheonix and just wants some hard shadows to show off his cheek bones and moody lighting.

 

So many choices.  I'll probably enter more than once.

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Wow.  Didn't know that about the sculpey.

 

I've seen a lot of sculpts that used green stuff for the final details (to avoid needing to rebake).  I honestly recommend mixing apoxie sculpt with green stuff- it makes it react a little better, and makes it way easier to smooth out.  If you're wanting something you can vulcanize, make the mix about 1/3 apoxie and 2/3 green stuff.  It casts just fine that way.

 

 

 

Now, about this competition:

 

Man, I've got all of these new Relic Knights minis to paint up, a Grace is Gone that's been wanting a competition paintjob for a while too.

 

But that image at the start of this thread makes me want to dig up my old Space Crusade and Warzone minis for this contest.  They'd love to have paintjobs far beyond what they deserve.

 

Plus, there's that bones mini that looks like Marcus Pheonix and just wants some hard shadows to show off his cheek bones and moody lighting.

 

So many choices.  I'll probably enter more than once.

 

Oh no, you're entering. Tell me it isn't true as the thought of my work standing anywhere near yours is terrifying. And you're entering more than once?  You might as well just cut my heart out right now  ::): 

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