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Old 09-10-2019, 08:01 AM
Mike Motage Mike Motage is offline
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Default Modeling clay at Oblong

I will be attending Metal met again this year and will bring automotive modeling clay with me. Please let me know if you would like to purchase some, $2 per pound. The clay is made in cylinders. It is quite dense, so it's difficult to explain weight versus size. I used 100lbs to model the side of a whole car. Fenders, facias or hood scoops would use a fraction of that amount.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:31 PM
mastuart mastuart is offline
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Mike could you take a guess at what a 4 in or 6 in square would weigh?

Also do you have any idea of the affects of freezing on the clay. Say you model up something and it has to stay in an unheated area of the shop. My shop can get well below zero.

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Old 09-10-2019, 06:55 PM
cliffrod cliffrod is offline
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Mike- I would expect you used a hot pot or some method to warm/heat the clay to help make it more pliable to apply? Do you know details about the specific manufacturer, if it's sulfur free or not, ?? How thick did you apply it over your buck, <1/4" ?

I ended up with some via Will & looking forward to working with it. More would be more fun. Gotta grow more fun money first...
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:00 PM
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If Autostyle, each 2-lb block is @2.5in diameter x 11in long. That is a fantastic price for it! If you were coming to Arizona, I'd take at least one 40lb box of it at minimum. Great stuff to work with.
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