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Sand bags and making of them.
sgtreef
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 09:26 PM UTC
Well as I am going to be doing a few Nam Dio's I am going to need a bunch of sand bags.
Can I use air dry clay for most and cap with two part epoxy putty ones?
Are there any good places out there on making them?
I have looked but none seem correct.

Thanks


Jeff
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:07 AM UTC
Strips of tissue, wrapped into a tube around a knife handle and one end glued closed. Fill with sand, glue other end closed. Place on model, soak in water/white glue solution. Gently work into place. Takes some practise.
Knuckles
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 09:55 AM UTC
I have used Sculpey (bake it in the oven) with good results before. My GF also tried to "show me up" and made a batch out of red earth potters clay. They turned out not-too-bad. A little soft on detail, maybe.
retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:23 AM UTC
[Excepting ComaBlack's technique(of which the use of tissue is inherent)] You should wrap sandbags in a tissue dampened, with glue and water.
sgtreef
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:42 AM UTC
All good ideas.

Jeff
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:22 PM UTC
If you are going the clay/epoxy route and you want to add fabric texture to the sand bags, organza is excellent. Lightly pressed into an uncured sandbag it's delicate enough to provide a reasonably realistic weave, assuming the type of bag you are replicating had it.