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Topic: Broken Mannequin Help? Right place to ask?  (Read 672 times)
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« on: May 20, 2009 12:12:55 PM »

Included with the business I bought last December, were a bunch of full size and pieces of mannequins.  Problem is, alot of them have cracks, chips, or just plain holes in them.  To me this doesn't give the feel I want from the store.  Does anyone have any suggestions of something durable I could use that would be self-drying, moldable, sandable, paintable... you get the idea.  I thought of drywall mud.. but that would recrack too easy I think, being as they are moved alot for re-dressing.  Any idea's?  or perhaps a better community to ask?

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009 03:28:44 PM »

What about something like fimo.. from what I recall, it doesn't crack easilly, but then again, I haven't used it since I was a child.
OR sealing stuff like you use in your bathroom for tiles..?

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009 11:20:31 AM »

You can spackle them and fine sand when dry. For the ones with holes you need to stuff the hole with newspaper or cotton and some screen (like window screen) or whatever you use to cover it will just cave in.

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