Using SUGRU putty on customs

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Using SUGRU putty on customs

Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:53 am

I'm planning on using this material to sculpt some flexible hair pieces. has anyone has had any experience with it?
Procreate is really hard to come by where I live so i thought, why not give this one a try?

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Re: Using SUGRU putty on customs

Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:41 am

I have a packet I bought for this same reason but never got around to opening. Came highly recommended for its versatility but I don’t know if it will take paint or what the capability is when adding to existing hair sculpt. Will let you know if I get around to trying it but I’ve not had much time to customise for a while and was planning on building a custom workspace for it before getting back into anything more complex than simple kitbashes.


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Re: Using SUGRU putty on customs

Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:24 pm

Don't bother, it's totally useless for sculpting hair. First off, it's extremely soft and almost impossible to get any fine detail before it cures. Second, unless you're using specialist paints for silicone, you won't get any paint to stick to it - it'll bead up and then flake off when dry.

I'm sure it has some customizing potential, but in my (admittedly limited) experience I've not found anything I can use it for.
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Re: Using SUGRU putty on customs

Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:40 pm

I have used it many times and I actually love working with it. It is difficult to paint however I usually buy the white and use a resin dye to color it to my desired base color. After that I will tint with paint (basically washes only no thick applications). I used it to do Scorpions yellow on Shinigami's 2016 summer swap gift as well as Quistis, Rick from splatterhouse shoes, and a couple original characters. It works great in areas where you will have joint rub (for example where Rick's shoes meet his legs) you can check these out on my IG @squall_dravenz as I don't believe I have all of them uploaded to my page here. I definitely reccomend it and will encourage you to form your own opinion after using it. May not be for everyone but I really love it and use it on an as needed basis. I hope this helps.

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