How to build Chains with Green Stuff Step by Step

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Video Tutorial

Step By Step

  • Project-Chains
  • Layers-One Layer
  • Sculpting Type- Relief
  • Application-Adhere to glass surface for later removal.
Note- Details can be sculpted on a glass surface for later removal. A circular glass surfaces can be purchased at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. It’s an ideal surface because when cutting greenstuff, it won’t slice into the surface like u can w plastic or even metal. A surface w any texture will be transferred onto your green so you want it free of scuff and marks.
Tools for this project

(L-R) 3 tweezers large, medium n small. 3 ball styluses large, medium n small. Clay shaper chisel point. Lil Wax (similar to a wax 5 sculpting tool but smaller). GDub tool (similar to the GW tool but rounded on one end rather than flat).

  1. Roll 3 varying tubes of greenstuff.

  2. One of the best tools at your disposal is your pinky, gently glide it across the top to adhere the tube to the sculpting surface
  3. Using the chisel headed shaper, in one motion glide it across the top to level off the surface of your tubes. You want to flatten it out but still retain some thickness.
  4. Cut of the ends using your lil wax tool so you now have long rectangles.
  5. To straighten out your long rectangles, use your GDub tool

    or if your tubes are curved use the chisel shaper.

  6. Get your tweezers ready.
    Now using your tweezers, press in (do not squeeze in too much or there will be no link) to create the center link, and gently pull up to create a little height to it. Top view tweezing.

    Side view tweezing

    Completed tweezing top view

    Completed tweezing side view

  7. Get your ball styluses ready.
    Now using the ball stylus place a center hole in the flat area. Make sure the hole is a little larger than the center link.

    Larger holes

    Larger holes

    Center holes made top view

    Center holes made top view

    Center holes made top view

    Center holes made side view

  8. Now using you Lil Wax tool, make a little mark in all 4 sides of each center link. You can refer to the larger image of the chain section. These little marks will further define the center link. It will also give the illusion that the link goes into the hole.
    larger view, please note that the marks are small and made on all 4 corners of each center link.

    larger view, please note that the marks are small and made on all 4 corners of each center link.

    Larger view, please note that the marks are small and made on all 4 corners of each center link.

    larger view, please note that the marks are small and made on all 4 corners of each center link.

    larger view, please note that the marks are small and made on all 4 corners of each center link.

    Side view with marks made to define center link.

    Side view with marks made to define center link.

    Side view with marks made to define center link.

  9. Links are complete!
    Options:

    – Before it dries decide if you want your links rounded or squared. The dot created from the stylus will round your links. If you want them squares then pat in the sides. Also gently pat down the center links also to square.

    Last but not least:

    – Once cured gently scrape the surface of the green to get rid of the doughy surface

     

Now what?!

Once cured you can glue them wherever you like. You can also sculpt them directly onto an existing model if the surface is is smooth and level if not you will need to lay a foundation of green tube directly on the model n let cute before sculpting.
Excess Green…what do I do with it?!!!
Make rope!
  1. Roll out varying sizes of tubes. Make sure to pair them up in size and set aside.
  2. During the middle cure ( time when not fully cured. Green is still playable but handling won’t leave marks)
    Line your greenstuff at the top.
  3. Twist the two pieces o green together. You may want to twist aim sections top middle n bottom so that your coils are uniformed.
Examples of rope and chain in use:
Chains: