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MarcellusWallaceMarcellusWallace
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That of course would be a great idea. Or maybe even some sculpting tips, depending how much our Head is is into it.

Until then you can watch one of the first “Preparing Deadzone” videos (i think?). In the preparation of the minis, he covers greenstuff filling of the gaps, too.

Also, as i’ve had my first experiences with greenstuff now, i can share some of the lessons i learned (partly also covered and learned from videos here or elsewhere). I did a lot of gap filling for the brimstone swamps figures (which are done since last saturday, yay!) and also some sculpting for the base of the Harbinger.
Since i like all crafty/creative/designing things i actually started by just sculpting some things for fun and get a feel for the stuff.

1. You can actually control the hardness and how fast it dries by adjusting the amounts of yellow/blue. I never tried that though, just used the standard amount.

2. Most importantly use water or something similar to wet your fingertips and sculpting tools, otherwise it will be too sticky. Don’t wet the miniature though as that makes it harder to get the greenstuff to the spot you want it (not very much fun if you spreaded it all across the gap and it kind of floats around).

3. Right after being put together the greenstuff can be VERY sticky and hard to work with sometimes. But after 5-10 minutes of waiting/working i always found it much nicer and easier to do what i wanted. If you just want to quickly fill a small gap you don’t really have to worry about that.

4. To get larger flat surfaces you will probably need some kind of “spoon” sculpting tool. Use some water and smoothen it.

5. When i wanted to fill gap after gap, i found it practical to make a big sausage, put it on some plastic and when i need a gap filled, i’d cut of a piece of it to create the small sausage. That let me control the amount better than ripping it apart with my fingers.

6. Practise is the only way to really learn how to work with it. I still have to learn a lot.