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Yep, it can be pretty bad...

 

As for shelf-life on Milliput, I've had packs sat around for a couple of years with no problems. I don't know what they recommend though...

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I've seen multiple recommendations that you freeze epoxy putties to extend their shelf life.

 

Note: I haven't done this. If you do it and it wrecks the putty, oopsie.  ^_^

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I've used GS and Milliput for different things. I think I enjoy Milliput better (used it a while back to make a paved road for the SciFi contest... no WIP just yet...) Of course, my skin does not like Milliput as it dries me out! I like GS too, but I find mp easier to work with. That said, they both have different uses for different applications...

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I'm pretty much walking away from Milliput at this point.  Now that I've tried Apoxie Sculpt, I can't go back.  Apoxie just works better than the Milliput for applications where one needs hard curing and a tool-able surface.  That said, I still use GS for about 85% of everything I sculpt.

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Hmmm, haven't tried Apoxie Sculpt. Then again, I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing in the first place! Lol!

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I've been told by people whose sculpting ability is better than my own* that Aves is pretty similar in characteristics to Magic Sculp, which is quite inexpensive in bulk.

 

* I can sometimes (perhaps even "often") sculpt convincing rolling ground for bases.  ::P:

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Ok - I just ordered a pound of the white.  I think that it may be the solution I'm looking for. 

 

The casting wax experiment isn't working for me.  It is great to carve but it is a pain to work with - I keep burning myself.  I'm sure it will have it's uses but just not my primary sculpting medium for terrain.

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I found a box of Mighty Putty (As See on TV!) on sale at Michael's once, and bought it just because it was so cheap.  I used it when I needed to do bases on my set of 24 LoTR goblins.  It worked great for that, but it is not good for fine sculpting.  I also used it as filler, again, because it was cheap.  You get a lot in one box.  It comes with latex gloves for handling, but I think that's just to cover the manufacturer in case someone has a reaction.  It didn't seem any more toxic to me than any other epoxy putty I've used.  It did stink, though, like the chemicals they put in your hair for a perm.

 

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