A little more work on my fat nurgleblaster lady. She was my spare putty project today- you know, each time a sculpt goes in my mini oven to bake I dick around with the leftover putty on something so its not wasted.
So today I made a pleasant discovery in the form of a fifty-fifty mix of Aves putty and Procreate. The general vibe I got off the hinterwebby is that Aves is too coarse for fine detail work on minis, but it's cheap and great for terrain.
I found that to be true, and set my big tubs aside for that purpose.
Yet I decided to mix it with procreate today for an armature and see what happened.
The resulting apoxie/procreate (propoxie? Aproxie? Apecreate?) is really firm, feathers in well, is sticky to begin with so adheres well to previous layered and sets pleasingly rigid- has a few hours working time and is neutral grey.
Once set, it scrapes well and can be smoothed with sandpaper.
This means fingerprints are of no concern and I found I could work quickly and more roughly massing in forms with little concern for surface memory and less understructure. The coarseness of the apoxie was cancelled out.
It was really surprisingly good to use, far superior than other mixes I have used. Give it a go sometime.
The second picture shows a couple of sculpts using the mix.