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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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I would definitely buy this product again.
from Prescott, AZ
Comments about Amaco Sculptamold:
I have used this product for many years for sculpturing miniature craft pieces and as a workable fill-in for anchoring small ceramic miniatures to a foundation, and other useful purposes. When I ran out it was difficult to locate anyone who carried this product until I learned thru a search that Blick carried the item. It works well since it is a dry product that can be mixed with water to shape and use in a way that bulk clay cannot be used.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Midwest, USA
I used this as part of the base for a sculpt for a brush-on silicone mold. I used the Sculptamold over a Styrofoam skull to make a head. Sculptamold can be difficult to smooth. I use plastic wrap to help with smoothing and sanded it after, but for my purposes the Sculptamold didn't need to be completely smooth. It is quite heavy if you use a lot of it. Dries quickly and I have not had issues with it cracking.
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from Portland, Oregon
I use Sculptamold for model railroad scenery - pretty much a hobby standard as it is so easy to work with - plenty of working time, less messy, somewhat lighter than plaster or Hydrocal, though Hydrocal is still best for castings and details.This on-line purchase was for two 50 pound boxes (not carried in the store), which are actually pretty large parcels, but this is much more efficient than many 3 or 5 pound boxes. Shipment was prompt. One box was a little ragged from handling, but that didn't matter. I download the Sculptamold into smaller manageable bags.Good transaction.
from Pawtucket, RI
I have found that this paper based material is very easy to use and has great results for my project
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.
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