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Old 03-16-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
 
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Sculpey for decor

i was wondering if anyone has used sculpey for any home made decor or for fixing old decorations. my uncle passed me the idea of using it to make a viking ship for my aquarium (my ancestors will be proud.)
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:40 AM   #2
 
There was something in DYI about that a few months ago, but I can't find it now. Have you looked?
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:10 PM   #3
 
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i did but i didnt find anything. i looked it up on google, one site i found someone has used it for 2 years without problems, but i wanted to get some more opinions before i use it for anything.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #4
 
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I just had a good look around, and haven't really found anything of much use on Google either.

All I can find is people who have used it for a short period of time with no detrimental effects, but nothing long term. I've also seen it suggested that you should glaze it to ensure it's completely water resistent.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
 
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I just had a good look around, and haven't really found anything of much use on Google either.

All I can find is people who have used it for a short period of time with no detrimental effects, but nothing long term. I've also seen it suggested that you should glaze it to ensure it's completely water resistent.
well, seen as its a polymer plastic, it shouldn't deteriorate. and most polymer plastics are water resistant. the only problem i have with it is a few toxins might be left after the baking process, in which most would come out after a good weeks worth of soaking in a water bucket. my uncle has used it alot for crafts and small details on halo weapon models (he makes halo weapons and has a few paper craft helmets).
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