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ProCreate Putty

ProCreate is an epoxy putty that is specifically made for professional sculptors and artists to make miniature sculptures. And while it is for professionals it is not expensive so amateurs and beginners can use it too.

 

About ProCreate: It comes in the standard two part package. One part is the hardener and one part is the resin. You mix these two together and they begin to harden. Typically you have two hours until it sets. But you can manipulate this hardening time by changing the mixture. You get a generous 2.5 ounces out of this package and it is a nice amount that you can get a lot of miniature sculptures out of.

ProCreate

 

ProCreate

ProCreate Putty, 90 grams

ProCreate is excellent for creating extremely detailed and stunning miniature sculpture.

  • "Stay where you put it" consistency makes ProCreate Putty especially well suited for the beginning sculptor.
  • Extra long 90 minute work life.
  • Smooth, non-grainy texture.
  • Less sticky so won't mess up your tools
  • Light grey color makes it easier to see fine details while sculpting.

This is an outstanding 2 part epoxy that is perfect for exceptionally fine detail of small miniatures. If you are making minis in the 25mm range this is the product for you. Has about a 2 hour working time before auto hardening. This workable time can be adjusted a bit. It has good consistency and doesn't stick to your tools much. This is my favorite. I have an extensive tutorial where I use this putty.

 

The picture below shows the package of ProCreate, the two bars, and a ball that has been mixed together and is ready to use in sculpting.

Hardener and Resin Photo

The picture below shows the ball of mixed putty. The hardener is black and the resin is white. So, when you thoroughly knead them together you get a gray colored clay. Notice the armature in the background. it is of a small humanoid. This is what you apply the clay to.

Mixing the Putty

One of the best things about ProCreate is that it is very malleable yet holds its shape very well. It has minimal stick and you can use all kinds of tools to work it. And, once it hardens you can file and drill it. So it is a very reasonably priced, high quality product. If you are considering doing miniature sculptures I recommmend you give ProCreate a try.

Tooling the Putty

Recommendations for Beginners: If you are an absolute beginner and have never sculpted any type of miniature you might find your first experience with ProCreate rather challenging. This is because the material sets and you only have about two hours to work with it. I recommend you get some practice with another type of clay before you start using this. Super Sculpey Firm is a good choice. It stays soft and takes tooling and detailing reasonably welll and you can harden it, when you choose, by baking it in an oven.

Some Tips for using ProCreate Putty

  • Slowing down the hardening process: Normally you mix 50/50 of resin and hardener and this gives you about two hours of working time before it hardens. But you can tinker with this time and either speed it up or slow it down by changing this 50/50 ration to 60/40. Instructions for this come on the package.
  • Another way to slow down the hardening - You can also place the sculpture in a freezer to slow down the hardening. This often gives you the ability to finish for the night and then start up again in the morning.
  • About the life cycle of the hardening - When you first start using ProCreate you should work on it continuously for the first two hours. You will notice it changing. At first it is a bit sticky and tacky, It will pull on the tool and your fingers. But you will notice that this changes over time and it becomes less sticky. There is a definite feel you will get for this putty.

 

ProCreate

ProCreate Putty, 90 grams

This is an outstanding 2 part epoxy that is perfect for exceptionally fine detail of small miniatures. If you are making minis in the 25mm range this is the product for you. Has about a 2 hour working time before auto hardening. This workable time can be adjusted a bit. It has good consistency and doesn't stick to your tools much. This is my favorite. I have an extensive tutorial where I use this putty.

 

How to Sculpt a Miniature

In this tutorial I show you step by step how to sculpt a neat little fantasy miniature. I make a battlemage. I show you everything including the armature and the materials to use. How to Sculpt a Miniature BattleMage