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This pigmented, oil-based modeling compound is a favorite of sculptors, model makers, clay animators, and artists of all ages.
The clay has a smooth consistency and brilliant color range. Mix colors with ivory and white to obtain tints, with black to achieve shades, and with each other to achieve intermediate hues.
Model with the hands or with clay tools for fine detail. Van Aken clay never hardens. It remains pliable and plastic, and it can be used over and over. In fact, its consistency improves with age.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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from Rockford, IL
Comments about Van Aken Plastalina Modeling Clay:
My son asked for clay that won't harden, and I purchased this clay based on the description. Although it does not dry out and become hard, it is already a very stiff clay. I have used oil clay in the past and that is what I was hoping for. I assumed this was the same thing, but clearly it is not. It is not very pliable, and I would definitely not recommend it for small tots. It is more appropriate for adults or those with stronger hand muscles.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. If the clay has been in a cool or cold environment, gentle warming (such as placing it near an incandescent light bulb) will make it more malleable. Please know that our Product Specialists would be happy to assist you in working with this clay or in choosing another that would be more to your liking. We hope you'll feel welcome to call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Van Aken Plastalina Modeling Clay
Consistent price and quality oh and delivery
Super happy with my purchase!!!
from San Jose, CA
I love this clay! And got a fantastic deal! This is not the first time I have used it. It lasts a very long time before hardening at all - years. It is also very true to its colors - no mixes in the packages or discoloration. I use it in my classes for the students to make clay models of things in the different subjects. We are all very happy with our recent clay purchase and it's used every day!
Aken Plastalina Modeling Clay
from Rome, NY
Building a large scale sculpture to be bronzed.
Great for Mold making
from Hoodsport, WA
It's non sulfur and easy to use qualities make it perfect for castings in mold making.
Use this product for three dimensional representationso of study concepts.
I would buy this product again
By Steve K.
from Yuccca Valley, CA
This clay was used for a class product and performed as needed to produce a good result.
Ken Plastilina Modeling Clay
Used the clay for large sculpture to be bronzed. So far, so good.
Great for printing fish
By Dr. Fish
I use this to support the fins of fish when I do Japanese fish printing (gyotaku). This modeling clay is flexible and strong. I lasts almost indefinitely. Does not stain my prints. I prefer white.Plastalina is a bit heavy to transport or mail.
Best prices, great service!
By Sup ML
I use this clay in my classroom to help students demonstrate the ideas they are learning. I usually buy it from another supplier but Blick had it a lot cheaper so I tried them. I was very happy with the prices and speed of their service. I will definitely go with them again!
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