Hey there everyone! @avesstudiollc sent me some #ApoxieClay and asked me to review it for you all. I'll be doing a video review (or series of them) shortly that will cover mixing, adhesion, detail hold, strength, and overall usage of the product. Before I delve into video editing and the like let me give you my initial thoughts on it. Full disclosure, this Apoxie Clay was provided free of charge and as you all know I've been using #Aves products for well over a decade. That being said I actually DESPISE SCULPTING. It's my least favorite part of customizing and I'm brutally harsh on sculpting compounds for even the tiniest thing that irritates me or drags the process out. Let's begin!
Mixing: Wear gloves because this stuff is sticky! Moreso than Apoxie Sculpt and it lacks the light oily feel that AS has when you're mixing it. Imagine mixing a gooeyer version of Milliput.
Setup time: Kick back for at least 30-40 minutes u less you're gap filling because Apoxie Clay needs the same length of setup time as Apoxie Sculpt
Application: It's...like Milliput. Seriously, if I didn't mix this by hand from the Aves containers and just started using it I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. It smooths easily with water (or Aves safety solvent). It feathers INCREDIBLY well, better than AS and won't pill up when you rake it across plastic. It adheres better too.
Detail: Depending on what stage of setup you're at you can get as much detail from Apoxie Clay as you can from Sculpy or Fixit Sculpt. It will pick up the lightest fingerprint after 30 minutes of setup and doesn't have the gloss Apoxie Sculpt gets at certain stages.
Strength: I've gone through a few pieces rolled out into 1/4" snakes, tested their give and breaking points. Fully cured it's rock solid and takes effort to snap. Waaaay more effort than Milliput. But not as much as Fixit which still holds the record for being like a piece of metal. It's somewhere in-between AS and FS. It holds in joint holes better than AS and Fixit however due to it's stickiness.
Usage: So far I've used Apoxie Clay to sculpt neck muscles, fill joint holes, feather into muscles, and layered it onto styrene sheeting.