Making minis isn't quite as hard - green stuff xp

So after trying out the bake pardo clay, my daughter and I decided to try out greenstuff.  
This was after a bunch of research to make sure it was safe and non-toxic.  And it seems to have been based on the putty used in aquariums for repairs(since it will cure even if wet), and if you have kept tropical fish, you know how sensitive some of the fish are, so if it is safe enough for them, it is fine to hold(don't eat it though... duh).
I was still a little worried it might have strong fumes or smell, but it didn't, even when mixed.

So the warnings on stickiness are completely true, green stuff is really sticky, and its really sticky
when it is still yellow and blue stuff.  The people who say to use water on your fingers to make it stick
less, are completely right.  You should have a small bowl of water next to you when you use this clay.

Now part of the making minis for me is I have very little natural artistic talent, but I try, and can usually
up with something interesting, or that matches what I am trying to create, even if its not super detailed, or
"pretty", and I am just good enough with painting w/acrylics after a couple years now to help out my bad sculpts.

After mixing my daughter and I both had a chunk o' greenstuff to work with, so we started scuplting....  And obviously the coolest thing for greenstuff compared to the bake clays is being able to apply it directly to existing minis or to work directly on the bases... this is not so good when you have the pressed cardboard bases and are using water to make the greenstuff not stick - the water dmg'd a couple of bases(6 year olds can get messy with greenstuff and a bowl of water)

The biggest problem we had is that it is a cool green color... so you find yourself wanting to make green things.... so far a tiny green fairy dragon, a tiny green wyrm, a green pudding, slimer, baby the hutt, those sorts of things, and you don't really want to paint it as much as it looks cool as is... as opposed to the white clay witch screams out to be painted for most things.....

The greestuff itself before mixing - got this on amazon

made a tiny dragon head on the card board

bow for the mini in the below pic and a bow tie for a certain Doctor

tiny green fairy dragon(my daughter wants to paint it red though, as red is her favorite color) if she had told me that before hand, I would have made it a red dragon.  ;-)

a tiny huminoid

tiny green dragon before his head was added... testing out how the clay stuck to another mini(very well)

tiny huminoid, key shaped like a cobra, baby the hutt, small altar bowl, mushroom

tiny huminoid, key shaped like a cobra, baby the hutt, small altar bowl, mushroom all with flash

the pudding my daughter made, looking all creepy with no flash

the pudding my daughter made, she said the thing on the left is a little old lady... maybe I will see the little old lady better after she paints it.

I dub thee funny angled head dragon

my daughter made this - looks like cool roman armor on the dragon... I want her to let me paint it  antique bronze, but she wants to paint it her favorite color red....

another side


baby the hutts good side.. his arms are a little big

top side


an aggressive pudding

slimer... sadly I had his arm just right before he accidentally got tipped over, then I just couldn't get it right again.

In conclusion greenstuff is great for making minis 4/5... it lost a point since it sticks so readily to skin and metal scuplting tools... it would be perfect if it didn't, and the water is an okay work around, but not perfect.

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