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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member05 Jul 2018 7:37 p.m. PST

I came across these videos and it made me wonder how many TMP members here may have given homemade air dry paper clay a shot?

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Seems like that recipe of hers produces a fairly strong mix, to be able to do this:

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A) So … anyone here on TMP make their own air dry paper clay from scratch, for terrain and other gaming needs?
B) If so, what recipe(s) do you prefer?
C) How do you mitigate the shrinkage issues with those homemade paper clay mixes?
D) Do you then seal it with Mod Podge, or do you use something else?


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2018 7:50 p.m. PST

Not me.
Too much other stuff to do.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member05 Jul 2018 7:52 p.m. PST

Well, to be honest, I'm just lying down watching sculpting videos and came across those.

There's no way that my back would let me mix or knead any of those materials right now. Not yet anyway.

Blame it on Etotheipi. He posted this cool project of his, and I then decided to look on YouTube where one clay video took me to another, and another:

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PS. I'm really liking the final consistency of this "microwaved" mix though, with the oil content used I'm not exactly sure how it would affect the painting process:
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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 2:31 a.m. PST

I haven't done that in decades, since I was a young'un. The big pots of air dry clay are (1) really cheap, and (2) very consistent, so easy to work with. Buying the stuff saves space, clean up, and time that could be spent coming up with a justification to buy more minis … :)

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian07 Jul 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Interesting videos but it looks like too much hard work when DAS is so available and reasonably cheap.


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member20 Jul 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

And apparently not all store-bought air dry clays are alike:

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