Northern wing of the estate.
A stone-paved path leads to Morezmore Studio.
Inside you find:
3 lb of Magic Sculp
(sometimes called Magic Sculpt)
Two-part Epoxy Putty
Sculpting and Modeling Compound
Color: 1 lb Flesh, 1 lb Tan, 1 lb White
Magic Sculpt Doll or Puppet Flesh Color Experiment
As you might or might not know, Magic Sculpt color "Flesh" is, unfortunately, not really doll-friendly "flesh". It is more like "Painfully Scalded Skin Flesh" or "Freshly Butchered Meat Flesh".
Recently, Magic Sculpt brought new color "Tan". Good try, but still not quite there.
So, here is my attempt to make "Doll Flesh" color.
1 part White, 1 part Flesh, 1 part Tan produces this decent-looking "Flesh" (in my hand on the photo below). Also, possible to play a little more with proportions to get just the right shade.
Welcome to Magic Sculp - the two-part epoxy putty specifically designed to meet the needs of modelers, crafters and sculptors alike. One of the few epoxies that will smooth out with water.
Its grain structure is finer than any other product available and will not shrink or crack even when formed in large structures. It can be shaped by hand or with modeling tools, sanded, carved, painted; you can attack it with a grinding tool and the cured material will not break apart or lose its shape.
Magic Sculp will cure at room temperature.
- Magic Sculp will adhere tenaciously to most any surface, and can be sanded and painted when hard.
- Easily mixed (Resin and Hardener slightly color coded: mix until one solid color).
- Good adhesion to almost all clean surfaces, including glass.
- Excellent malleability.
- Good sculpting media: as easy to work with as oil clay.
- Surface may be smoothed out with water.
- Water and soap clean up.
- Completely inert when cured.
- Accepts all types of paint.
- Surface may be sanded or ground when cured.
- No measurable shrinkage.
- Good for repairing anchoring bases and armature rods.
- Indefinite shelf life.
- Very forgiving on mixing ratio. Ratio may be varied to slow or speed up time.
- Repairs low pressure leaking pipes of plastic, cast iron, stainless steel, and copper.
Not only Magic Sculp is great for building armatures and bases because of its superiour strength but it has fine enough grain to actually sculpt from it - see the 2" tall Firefly sculpture on the picture below.
To use Magic Sculp, you simply mix equal parts of the resin and hardener, then knead together until a uniform color is obtained.
It can then be shaped, sculpted and smoothed with a wet finger or modeling tools.
It will harden in 1 1/2 to 3 hours.
Do not go into the jars with dirty hands - use separate tools! Even minute amount of the other ingredient will start the chemical reaction and will ruin all the entire jar of clay.
If you think you have sensitive skin, use gloves. If gloves are not an option, wash your hands promptly after you finish working with Magic Sculp with soap and water. Do not touch your face.
Magic sculpt is a 2 part epoxy putty, it comes in 2 containers. Once two ingredients are mixed (equal amounts), it hardens to rock-hard state. It takes about 1.5 hours for Magic Sculpt to start hardening (from the time of mixing) and it completely cures after 12 hours. It needs to be mixed well. To check whether it is properly mixed, here is a test that you can use.
Mix 2 parts, roll into a ball, flaten it into a pancake on flat surface. The two parts are of different color, but the mix should be one uniform color. If there is any kind of "marble effect", keep kneading. Here is the picture - the one on the top still needs mixing, the one on the bottom is good to go:
Also check out Magic Smooth - Magic Sculpt companion product - epoxy compound with a vaseline- or petroleum jelly-like consistency. A very useful product anytime you need a very strong glue at a spot where the working surface is small and the grip must be strong (consider repair of a broken porcelain figurine, for example). Petroleum jelly-like texture allows for it to get into smallest cracks as well as adhere tenaciously to almost any surface, including glass and metal. It is also great for filling small holes, anchoring nails, screws, rods, as well as miscellaneous household repairs of china, porcelain, dolls, etc. See the picture below - the goo on the toothpick is the Magic Smooth:
Magic Sculp in Action: