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This white, non-toxic, cellulose-based compound combines the best features of clay, plaster, and papier maché.
Sculptamold is lightweight like papier maché, but it does not shrink. It models and casts like clay, and sets up hard like plaster in about 30 minutes. Cast it in molds made of rubber, plastic, plaster, or even sand. It can be worked with tools, or by hand.
While wet, it adheres to almost any clean surface, including glass. It can be applied to an armature, or over any core, without cracking or shrinkage. Apply wet material over dry to add finishing details.
Cure the finished piece by allowing it to air dry for several days. The curing process can be speeded up in a low oven. Sculptamold dries exceptionally white, with a matte finish. Once it is dry, Sculptamold can be sawed, sanded, smoothed, carved, or nailed.
Surfaces can be decorated with any paint. Sculptamold is not waterproof, but a finished piece can be made water resistant with clear lacquer, varnish, or gloss acrylic. Finished pieces are lightweight, but also strong and durable. Sculptamold pieces are shatter and break resistant.
Sculptamold is furnished as a dry powder, and can be prepared easily within minutes by adding water. To prepare, blend approximately two parts Sculptamold with one part water. Mix only an amount that can be used in less than 30 minutes, and clean the mixing container before preparing a new batch, because hardened material acts as a catalyst, speeding the hardening of a new batch. Use a slightly thinner mix for molding and finishing.
Note — Any combination of clay, plaster, sand, and molding material totaling 50 lbs or more does not qualify for our free shipping offer.
® Amaco is a registered trademark of American Art Clay Company.
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from Pawtucket, RI
Comments about Amaco Sculptamold:
I have found that this paper based material is very easy to use and has great results for my project
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Perfoms very well
By the modeller
Filling voids in a pattern for a mold.
from DEL RIO TX
I DO REPAIR RELIGIOUS IMAGES. THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT HELP FOR ME BECAUSE DRY AND SIGN SOON AND A GREAT LASTING FINISH
By RR man
from Northwest Washington
using it for land formations on model railroad
Classic modeling compound
from Northern Arizona
This is a long time for modeling. I use it with a model railroad for scenery areas. It is easy to use, just mix it with water, I add a bit of detergent to help adsorption, mix it and apply. Depending on the thickness, it will dry in a day or two.It can be sculpted to shape although it is not designed for fine carving.
Great product for Model Railroads
from Flagstaff, AZ
Easy to work with and many applications. Colors easily when mixing and takes paint well. Used for rock formations, steam beds, roads, base material in a variety of scenes.
Best plaster to use for model railroad
By Mr B
from Menifee, CA
Used to create rocks, rock wall, slopes and flat areas for model rail road. Can be used immediately after mixing, with other plasters I tried you have to wait for the plaster to soak up the water for 2 minutes and then stir for two minutes and then the plaster is not thick enough to build hills or create rock without a mold. Sculptamold is much more economical than plaster cloth for covering flat areas. Wish I had tried using Sculptamold sooner.
Better than plaster of paris
from Denver, CO
Great for sculpting rock formations for a mountain in a train layout.
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Not even a modeling compound at all
from Los Angeles
I usually only review products I'd enthusiastically recommend (see my other reviews) but this stuff is so bad I feel motivated to warn others to stay away from it. I'll start with a concession: if you're using this to fill a mold and make a cast of some kind, it might for all I know work splendidly. If however you intend to use it as sculpting material, it is *entirely* unusable. This is not an exaggeration. How can I make such a sweeping claim? It comes as a powder (or rather little dry flakes) that when wet becomes an oatmeal-like substance that is extremely sticky. It is utterly impossible to thin to any consistency that will be malleable in such a way as to allow you to (say) roll it into a smooth ball or flat sheet, or indeed to pull your fingers away from it without raising little peaks like on ceiling stucco. My futile attempt to sculpt a head with this goop resulted in what looked like a big mound of sheered sheep's wool. Contrary to what is claimed on the box, this goop most assuredly cannot be modeled like clay and indeed its consistency is about as dissimilar to clay as it is chemically possible for a moistened powder to be. (I guess it could be even stickier...)I will say it does dry plaster hard, so I suppose *maybe* you could mass it into a roughly egg shaped lump of cotton candy, let it dry, and then carve it like stone, but you're not going to model it when most like clay, I promise you. It simply cannot be done. I am not exaggerating.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great place to buy supplies
from Alta Loma, Ca
Used the sculptamold the day I received it. Worked out great for the mountain scene I was building.
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