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What is the best way/tool to smooth green stuff????? is it best to smooth when wet or dry?????????? any help here would be great as i am using GS for the first time.
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Others here have far more experience with gs than I do but smoothing is usually better done while the gs is wet.

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I usually only use green stuff to fill in gaps, but if you're gonna model something from it, you'll want to at least have your fingers wet. Some people use vaseline on their fingers, once it hardens, clean off any excess vaseline. Another trick is to wait for it to harden a bit before you attempt to model it, so it wont be as sticky. As for tools, you need some clay shappers like these.

http://www.sculpt.com/catalog_98/CLA...layshapers.htm

Make sure you get the Extra Firm or Firm, NOT the soft
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when it is wet put some water or what ever you use and rub the green stufflightly in circles to get rid of finger prints
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I usually only use green stuff to fill in gaps, but if you're gonna model something from it, you'll want to at least have your fingers wet. Some people use vaseline on their fingers, once it hardens, clean off any excess vaseline. Another trick is to wait for it to harden a bit before you attempt to model it, so it wont be as sticky. As for tools, you need some clay shappers like these.

http://www.sculpt.com/catalog_98/CLA...layshapers.htm

Make sure you get the Extra Firm or Firm, NOT the soft
What do you use for sculpting and molding then?
I just started out modeling and modding some stuff. I am using Greenstuff and brownstuff. I dont have much of a problem for sticking and finger prints.

Anyway back to thread starter. i found so far to get general shape when you first apply the greenstuff. Use some tools and I been using handcream or lotion for keeping it from sticking to my tools. Anyway after its setup alittle before it completely hardens do your final details.

I will be looking at getting some of these rubber sculpting tools but dont really need them yet.

The only tools i been using are Galeforce9 scuplting 3 piece set so far. i am going to try out a different cheaper tool tomorrow. Its a pencil smugger its really paper rolled tightly. I will try that with some handlotion as water would degrad it faster.
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I tend to use baby oil (which sounds really wrong, as names for things go, the more I think about that...) to work with green stuff rather than water. Since epoxy is oil-based, you get more control out of wetting it with oil rather than water. Finally, an oily surface on greenstuff will eliminate any fingerprints--although it's best not to touch the greenstuff at all and mount whatever you're sculpting to a penny or something, and handle it that way. It also stays workable longer, which is important if you're doing any fine detail work.

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