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AICUSV12 Mar 2019 4:52 p.m. PST

Forgive me if you already have heard this. I recently decided to engage in a major conversion project. I figured I best get the Green Stuff out a refresh myself with working with it ( last time I used any was to fix a water leak years ago). After mixing a batch up and then making the couple of pieces I wanted to, I discovered that I had way too much putty remaining. What to do with this extra putty? I started to make a backpack, then while cutting a piece off for the pack it dawned on me. I could use the extra to make sand bags. Although I don't need any right now, you can always use sand bags. They are simple and quick to knock out and is better than wasting putty. Other type general purpose items (sacks, boxes, etc).
Hope this was of interest to some.

haywire12 Mar 2019 6:11 p.m. PST

sandbags, mushrooms, balls as a base for later sculpting projects, tree trunks,

Twilight Samurai12 Mar 2019 7:37 p.m. PST

I usually make 15mm compatible skulls and rib cages (I blame GW for that) for scatter on bases.

Gokiburi13 Mar 2019 1:52 a.m. PST

I make little alien beasties, mostly grub and isopod analogs.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 11:27 a.m. PST

I have an index card where I write and scratch off possibilities for extra GS or clay.

Skulls, bottles, vases, and books are my go-to. Stuff to put on shelves later on.

Grubs/giant maggots are also a good one along with giant egg clutches and sacs. The eggs end up being nice objective markers.

Bags, backpacks, and satchels also get a lot of play for extra clay. Usually, though, I want these custom fit to a figure. But they can go on bases and shelves without that.

Tools are another good one. Hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, bolt cutters, various types of saw, and on and on. Tools are nice because you can make a variety of little bits as opposed to generic thing rinse-repeat, if that's the current mood.

Office gear is also good if you're doing modern terrain. I dislike empty desks, so computers and notebooks, and supplies help liven up the scene.

The last one is baskets and bags, either empty or full of food or other supplies. Good generic, all-genre fare. Who doesn't need a sack of potatoes?

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