Smoothing Monster Clay

Discussion in 'Predator Costumes' started by Dillonusob, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Dillonusob

    Dillonusob Blooded

    hey guys! Trying to smooth out my bio sculpt, and wondering if there was a quicker or better way than I have tried. I have tried-

    Freezing with duster, sanding
    Mineral spirits and sponge
    Heat gun on low
    Buffing while cold

    Cant seem to smooth some of my tool marks. Suggestions appreciated!!!
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  2. LunaticNic

    LunaticNic Hunter

    I first use a beard sponge, and then use either a torch or heat gun.
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  3. Wreav

    Wreav Community Staff

    Wait... let me revise what I just said. How I achieved the smooth look was by using wet sandpaper. After a while and as you progress with the grit paper it should reach something like this consistency in the picture.
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  4. Dillonusob

    Dillonusob Blooded

    Thanks again for the help Wreav!! You tha man!
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  5. Isubomo

    Isubomo Hunter

    The master at work there :D
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  6. sandhunter

    sandhunter Blooded

    I use a stiff brush with lighter fluid
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  7. sandhunter

    sandhunter Blooded

    I use a stiff brush with lighter fluid ,it slightly melts the outer layer of monster clay
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  8. MystxXxHunter

    MystxXxHunter Unblooded

    So like wet sanding before rebuffing clear coat on a car?
  9. Wreav

    Wreav Community Staff

    I am not too sure MystrxXx, I've never done things to a car before so I wouldn't know
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  10. XilianX2010

    XilianX2010 Blooded

    A great method I found for oil based clays like monster clay is to get a those green scrubbing sponges, used for dishes that have a kinda of rough texture. And use it with lighter fluid or 99% Rubbing alcohol (lighter fluid tends to soften the clay better, but either work fine). It works great as a start to a smooth surface, getting major rough textures or tool marks out. Then I would use an alcohol torch (a squeeze bottle can he found on Amazon) that uses denatured alcohol and can smooth the clay like glass! It has great control and it's a life saver for situations likes this.

    But keep in mind, this takes time and you will probably have to go over the sculpture many times. Smoothing clay is never really a quick part of the sculpting process, and the more patient you are about it, the better! (y)
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