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PostSubject: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 05 2013, 19:57

Hello comrades, I recently converted a Baron Sathonyx model, the skyboard I used the back part of Raiders/Ravagers to make it bigger, but I'm not much of an expert at using green stuff.. Sad

Is there any way I can fix the mudiness of the green stuff (either by resculpting or painting)?
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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 05 2013, 20:41

Taking a little water on the fingers and the GS makes it considerably easier to work with - it have at least done so for me so far.


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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 05 2013, 21:06

Post drying i would suggest going over the surface with a sharp knife to bring it nearly down to surface level with the plastic then file/ sand until all is level. Liquid greenstuff over the top to hide the sanding marks and then give it a final sand with a very fine sandpaper. I

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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 05 2013, 22:01

@spellcheck2001 wrote:
Post drying i would suggest going over the surface with a sharp knife to bring it nearly down to surface level with the plastic then file/ sand until all is level. Liquid greenstuff over the top to hide the sanding marks and then give it a final sand with a very fine sandpaper. I

Thank you for your response, I've tried thinning it as much as possible but I'm afraid if I thin it anymore the outside parts of the board (raider bits) will fall off.

I'm pretty new at converting and such, when you talk about "sanding" you mean using citadel sand with PVA glue? I've never used it like this. You would use it to cover the already dry green stuff?
Also, what does "file" mean and what's a "sandpaper"? Sorry, English is not my native language Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 05 2013, 22:32

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandpaper

Sanding is the act of using sandpaper.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_%28tool%29

A file is another abrasion tool.

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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 05 2013, 22:41

Thanks thor Razz
I suppose I only need to use one of the two (file or sandpaper)?
What tool would you recommend and what brand? Or grits in the sandpaper's case?
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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 05 2013, 22:47

Files are good for flat surfaces while sandpaper is better for rounded or uneven surfaces. I'd indeed try to do both on your model since you have a lot more control with the sandpaper. Put it over your finger and rub the spot you want to sand gently .

I'd do the rough shape with a knife, but for smoothing the thing out do a 400 grain at least (depending on if you're measuring in cm or inches).
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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 06 2013, 14:01

Sand paper will sort it mostly I expect. In future, working with green stuff try Vaseline or similar. So long as its water based it will make the GS less prone to sticking to the sculpting tool and easier to work

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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 06 2013, 14:22

@Massaen wrote:
Sand paper will sort it mostly I expect. In future, working with green stuff try Vaseline or similar. So long as its water based it will make the GS less prone to sticking to the sculpting tool and easier to work

Vaseline is petroleum based.  

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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 06 2013, 14:33

That's why it burns awesome.

But does it work with GS - in what way compared to water?

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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 06 2013, 14:38

@Thor665 wrote:
That's why it burns awesome.

But does it work with GS - in what way compared to water?

I assume it's to stop the GS sticking to your sculpting tool. Maybe use KY instead...Razz 

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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 06 2013, 23:34

I use regular hand lotion to "unstickyfy" my tools. Has worked well so far, is definitely water based and as a side effect it keeps the skin on your thumb smooth Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help me fix my Baron conversion!   Help me fix my Baron conversion! I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 07 2013, 06:44

Might be different here in Oz but mine is water based

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