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January 15, 2013


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Good clay for clay animation?

Lobotis-lipsum Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi. Like.. I need to buy some clay for a animation project from the internet this week. Do you know any good Internet stores?(Europe please)I live in Finland btw. And I do not own a Visa card :(

I plan to use hard clay for the body, head and eyes (Sculpey good?). Maybe non self-drying clay for eyebrows hands and joints. Is Plasticine good for that? Is there any okay similar kind of clay brands like plasticine?

which brand is better Fimo or sculpey?

I dont want to use play-doh it sucks. I use iron armature for the puppets.

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Glori305 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I have not done claymation, but a few notes on clay from what I have done.

After baking, Kato is strongest, Next step down in strenth arePremo or Fimo at about the same strength, Sculpy would be the next step down, and super Sculpy is the weakest.

I think if you combine plasticine modeling clay that does not harden, and baked polymer clay (Kato, Fimo, Premo and Sculpy are different brands of polymers) you are going to find the plasticine damaging the polymer.

The few people I have seen do claymation use all plasticine.
Lobotis-lipsum Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:) okay. thank you
miasmic-mind Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
well in the past i've used sculpey. haven't tried much else though.
Lobotis-lipsum Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
okay thanks
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