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  1. Omega_Man's Avatar
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    Jan 14, 2003, 2:28 AM - Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #1

    Anyone use Gapoxio?

    Its an Epoxy putty which has 2 parts, when equally mixed you
    have 1 hour before it air dries. When it dries you need a
    jackhammer its very strong stuff. Nice thing about it is that
    its a water cleanup and you can use water to smooth the surface of the finished product.

    Bad thing about it on the package it says "This product has
    known ingriedients that cause cancer in the state of California"......???? oh i get it iam safe here in Vancouver
    from cancer...
  2. Zam I Am's Avatar
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    Jan 14, 2003, 10:39 AM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #2

    lol. I am totally a sculpey advocate. I always need extra time to rethink my greeblie so i havent used something that dries so quick. I think there is other modeling clay that dries, but not as fast. Sculpey, once baked is tuff enuff. Tru about the great part of using water for smoothing out though.
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    Jan 14, 2003, 2:30 PM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #3

    Zam

    I forgot to mention above that i have used sculpey.....gapoxio
    tends to show smaller detail better and really easy to work
    with....but its the health warning that makes me iffy.

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    Jan 14, 2003, 2:33 PM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #4

    Here are some specs on Gapoxio:
    Tensile strength psi......4000 wow!
    compressive strength psi...12000 WOw!!
    bond strenght psi...........375
    maximum temperature use ....350 F

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    Jan 14, 2003, 2:38 PM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #5

    Hopefully this link works:

    www.boxstar.com/Gapoxio/gapoxio.htm
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    Jan 14, 2003, 8:20 PM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #6

    I tend to stay away from stuff that sounds like "epoxy" cause of the health damages...hehehe. Actually, I just do the rubber mold/resin casting which is a lot more time consuming, but that way, the sculpey can be sanded down without problem after it's baked and i have a problem with the original. Do you find that it's worth it to get stuff that smooth? I mean, eventually mostly everything gets weathered anyway...But I can definately see your point. And 6 lbs really is a good amount of gapoxio. sculpey is more expensive it seems.
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    Jan 15, 2003, 10:42 AM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #7

    I like sculpty, though it does have some disadvantageds in that you can't hit it with a sledge hammer.

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    Jan 19, 2003, 10:33 PM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #8

    I'm a Sculpey III fan, personally. Greeblies on my ROTJ blaster and my left gauntlet (the rocket tip) are made from Sculpey III. True, it's not as tough as steel, but if I wanted something THAT tough, I would have made them out of something like "QuikSteel" epoxy putty!
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    Feb 12, 2003, 11:22 AM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #9

    I must say, I got some of this stuff the other week, and it's awesome! Finally, I can sculpt stuff! After you have it mixed together, it feels a little thicker than play-doh.
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    Feb 12, 2003, 12:12 PM - Re: Gapoxio vs Sculpey Modeling Clay Battle #10

    I'm partial to Aves modeling clay. It's a two part product as well, long working time, air drys solid and sturdy.

    www.avesstudio.com

    take care all,

    -Rex

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