What You Need to Know Before Using Liquid Green Stuff

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Liquid green stuff is a versatile material used for various miniature projects. It’s easy to use and helps create quick and accurate results.

Liquid Green Stuff is a product developed by citadel specifically designed to fill in gaps and recesses on your miniatures. Liquid green stuff is applied with a brush to the area and will contract once applied. The end result should leave a smooth surface for priming.

To get the most out of this material, there are a few things you need to know before you start. This article will cover how to apply Liquid Green Stuff with ease and provide tips to gain a perfectly smooth surface. By the end of this article, you will be ready to start using liquid green stuff like a pro!

What is liquid green stuff?

Liquid Green Stuff is a two-part epoxy putty used to fill in gaps and recessed areas on your miniatures. It is composed of a resin and a hardener mixed together to create a putty-like consistency. Once applied, the Liquid Green Stuff will begin to cure and harden. Once hardened, the area can be primed and painted with a smooth finish.

What can you use liquid green stuff for?

Liquid green stuff can be used for various tasks, such as filling in gaps between components, filling in recesses, and smoothing air bubbles from fine-cast miniatures. It is also helpful for creating smooth surfaces for painting. One main advantage of Liquid Green Stuff is closing gaps between limbs and connecting parts of your models. With certain models, you may find that there are obnoxious creases where parts join.

These connecting parts can lead to your models not having a smooth and natural finish. By applying Liquid Green Stuff to these areas, you can create a soft, natural look that removes the unnatural appearance of these connecting pieces.

An example of this would be the connection point between an arm and a torso of a model. In some instances, the fit of these models can lead to small (or even large) gaps between the components. By adding Liquid Green Stuff to the gap – the finish becomes smooth, and the torso and arm look like they are part of one whole body.

When should you apply Liquid Green Stuff?

You should apply Liquid Green Stuff to your model once it has been assembled and before you apply any paint (including your primer). This will help to close any gaps between components and create a smooth surface for painting.

How to apply liquid green stuff

Identify unnatural gaps in your model: The first step is to identify any gaps or recessed areas you want to fill. It’s essential to take note of the size and depth of the gap, as this will determine how much liquid green stuff you’ll need.

Mix the Liquid Green Stuff: Once you’ve identified the areas you want to fill, it’s time to mix the Liquid Green Stuff. To do this, take a toothpick or a wooden stirring utensil and stir the pot. It’s essential to make sure that you mix the liquid thoroughly to ensure that the putty cures properly.

Add a small amount to your brush: Once you’ve mixed the Liquid Green Stuff, it’s time to add a small amount of putty to your brush. You want to avoid adding too much, as this can make it difficult to control the putty.

Apply the Liquid Green Stuff: Once you’ve added a small amount of putty to your brush, it’s time to apply it to the gap, recess, or air pocket. Gently push the putty into the gap until it’s filled. Liquid Green Stuff is applied the same way as paint on your model.

Wash your brush with water: Once you’ve finished applying the Liquid Green Stuff, it’s important to wash your brush with water. This will help remove any excess putty and prevent the putty from hardening on your brush.

Take your wet brush and smooth: The final step is to take your wet brush and smooth the putty surface. This will help create a perfectly smooth surface for priming by blending the Liquid Green Stuff into the miniature surface. Brush away from the recess or gap, smoothing the liquid green stuff against the surface of your miniature.

Allow the area to dry: Once you’ve finished applying and smoothing the Liquid Green Stuff, it’s essential to allow the area to dry. Depending on the temperature and humidity, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for the putty to completely cure.

Apply another layer: In some instances, you may need to apply another layer of Liquid Green Stuff to fill the gap fully. If this is the case, repeat the steps above, ensuring the surface remains smooth. Don’t worry about the green on your model, as this will be primed and painted over.

Prime your model: Once the Liquid Green Stuff has completely dried, you can now prime your model. This will help create a smooth surface for painting and provide a surface that your base coat can easily adhere. We encourage you to check out our priming guide that will help you get that perfect finish.

How to remove Liquid Green Stuff?

If you need to remove the dried Liquid Green Stuff for any reason, you can do so by using a hobby knife. Gently scrape away the putty until you’ve removed it all. You may need to use a hobby file to remove any excess putty.

You can also use paint-stripping products if your miniatures are made from metal. These products will remove the Liquid Green Stuff without damaging the metal surface.

What is the best brush for using Liquid Green Stuff?

We recommend using a small to medium base brush when applying Liquid Green Stuff. This will help ensure that the putty is applied evenly and with precision. A brush with stiff bristles is best, as it will help the material grab onto the surface better.

Tips for a smooth surface finish

Here are a few tips to help you achieve a smooth surface finish when using Liquid Green Stuff:

  • Use a wet brush: Applying a wet brush to the surface of the putty will help create a smooth finish.
  • Avoid over-brushing: When smoothing the surface of the putty, avoid over-brushing, as this can create brush marks.
  • Ensure to prime your model: Priming your model after the putty has dried will help create a smooth surface for painting.

We hope these tips have been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Where can I buy Liquid Green Stuff?

You can purchase Liquid Green Stuff from your local hobby store or online. We recommend purchasing from a reputable source to ensure you get the best product for your money. You can also get Liquid Green Stuff from Amazon, which has fast shipping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Liquid Green Stuff any good?

We highly recommend Liquid Green Stuff for miniature projects. It’s an easy-to-use putty that can fill in gaps between components, air pockets, and recesses. It dries quickly and cures completely, allowing you to prime and paint your model easily.

Is Liquid Green Stuff better than Milliput?

Both putties have their own advantages and disadvantages. However, we recommend Liquid Green Stuff for its ease of use, quick-drying time, and smooth surface finish. Milliput can be hard to mix and dries much harder than Liquid Green Stuff. If you are working with details, go for Liquid Green Stuff, if you are working with large areas, go for Milliput.

Does Green Stuff need to be primed?

Once the Green Stuff has dried, you need to prime your model. This will help create a smooth surface for painting and provide a surface that your base coat can easily adhere to. We always recommend using a high-quality primer on your miniatures for a great finish.

Final Thoughts

We hope you found this article helpful. Liquid Green Stuff is a great way to fill in gaps and recesses on your miniature. By following the steps above, you can create quick and easy projects that look great and are ready for painting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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