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    Slime pit slime how would you do it?

    So I 'm working on a slime pit But I'm stuck on how I'll handle the slime.. I googled the ingredients to make slime (apperently you can make slime) but that doesn't really work for permanent display of a slime pit. I cant see sculpting it into the piece maybe using siliconeand painting it a transucent green? Ideas anybody I think I'm still gonna try a make some slime . The kid in me cant resist the urge to relive that moment



    EDIT:this is the finished product for now comments are still welcome here or in my fright zone post
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    Perhaps a hot glue gun? You could drip some of that into drips and puddles then hit it with translucent yellow/green paint.

    Hot glue won't stick to petroleum jelly, so you could coat a surface or an object with a similar shape to an MOTUC figure with it and drip some hot glue on it. Once it dries, you may be able to peel the hunk of glue off and paint it. You could end up with a dripping slime type of shape that you could drape over figures with little harm.

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    At my local dollar store, I can get vials of green slime (or other colors) to reenact either Slime Pit (Mutant or original). Hot glue is an excellent idea, as would be a Gack-like putty (if you remember Nickelodeon Gack). The Gack would dry in the air but retain a slimy look to it. Silly Putty might work that way too. If nothing else, build the "slime" out of clay, pose it how you want, let it dry, then spray it with bright colors and enamel over that to give it a "wet" look.
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    I have seen hot glue in colors around the holidays, but I haven't actually purchased any that didn't have glitter in it.

    I bet if you do a search on the net you might find some.

    The only other thing I can think of is Tool dip, I have seen it in multiple colors and i used this to make a muck monster from the battle beast comic series, so it would look like he had layers of mudd dripping off of him.

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    I don't think I can post outside links, but I just saw that Nickelodeon is bringing their own Gak back. You've got to order it online, like some infomercial type of thing.

    Warning though! I bought some slime from a vending machine recently and dumped it on an MOTUC for fun. Lots of joints on the new figures make the clean up much more time consuming.

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    What about using something like transparent green fimo you could roll it out drape it ver a rough shape of a figure and bake it. perminant and looks glossy plus non toxic

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    It is dyed cornstarch syrup I think - that's what the Madballs: Slimeballs line had printed on the packets in the late nineties.
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    Depends on what kind of slime you are after. For a pool of slime, I'd buy some liquid plastic and mix in green paint and pour where I wanted my slime pool.

    For a 'waterfall' of slime, I'd buy some make a clear caulk. Some variations are not paintable, so make sure you have the paintable kind. You can lay out the basic shape you want the slime waterfall in clear blister card plastic and add the caulk to that. Look up wargaming models or model railroad methods for making waterfalls on google and you'll see a bunch of tutorials. You can buy clear green paint from a craft store to get the color you want. I usually find the clear stuff near the glass crafts.

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    Thanks for the ideas I have to finish up some details on the pit and the dinosaur head is just started (lower jaw is formed up with tin foil) I purchased everything I need for real slime I'll post pics or something when I get that done cause it will probably be done before the rest of the sculpting painting. I thing that for permanent display I'll try using hot glue with trans paint.
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    Green shampoo is safe and won't mess anything up.Not good for long term display, obviously... but will make for good pics.

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    Here's where I'm at with slime pit a WIP



    Jaw is still soft here and being worked on.
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    This palyset will be for sure awesome.
    Great job.
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    Seriously? You're sculpting all of that? Shouldn't we be asking you for tips instead? It looks excellent. Very, very impressed by this.

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    I look forward to seeing this finished

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    WIP shots of building upper dinosaur head of slime pit- a how to guide if you will

    STEP 1. protect what you need to sculpt over. I've wraped tin foil over the back of the jaw so I'll be able to remove upper head when finished sculpting to add other details to the skull.



    STEP 2. build the mouth cavity/front of skull



    STEP 3. top of skull brow



    I still hope to have the top skull plate so I can let ooze pour through entire skull like original playset.
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    This was one of my first projects, so at some point I want to go back and make adjustments



    More pics here

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    Thanks to every one for their comments help on the slime I'm working out the kinks with making real slime still my fourth batch was so close but then it seperated back to its seperate parts

    Kastors that slime pit /frightzone is awsome it was a shot in the arm I needed to keep going on mine. Here's another wip



    The white thing in the back is the old fright zone It's going to be scrapped in favor of a newer one the accomodates the Slime pit has straighter floors ....
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    Great stuff... not sure how I missed it the first time through.

    I would have a couple puddles of green resin on the base where they stand... and some green resin on the teeth as if it had just dumped out some slime... but I wouldn't mess with any real slime (unless you have one or two figures that you bought for the specific purpose of being 'slimed").
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    wow! I wish I had the balls to try playsets out. Smanomega your sculpting skills are great!!!
    Amazing work!

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    Very nice work.

    One thing that I just this minute thought of that would be awesome for the MOTUC version if they ever do it, and you may like as well, is to put a flat stand on the back at the top, just behind the bonehead for a Horde member to stand on. I think that would be a simple addition and add quite a bit to the displayability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholighkun View Post
    Very nice work.

    One thing that I just this minute thought of that would be awesome for the MOTUC version if they ever do it, and you may like as well, is to put a flat stand on the back at the top, just behind the bonehead for a Horde member to stand on. I think that would be a simple addition and add quite a bit to the displayability.
    That was actually kind of the plan with my fright zone it was to sit in front of the cave where the snake like monster came out of so horde troopers or whoever could stand behind and dump slime into the skull that may be the case with the new version as well of course the platform idea sounds good too.

    On a side note never EVER use styrofoam as a base to use with super sculpey or anything else you have to heat up to cure it is giving SO many problems right now that I'm fearing for the base . ( stryofoam shrinks under the heat of a heat gun and it's really hard to cure sculpey close to the foam) I think I have a cure for it but it's quite a setback seeing I'm almost done the whole thing, just some rocks around base of it and attaching the skull with a latch.
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    Oh I see! I didn't even realize that the part behind it was another playset. Can't wait to see this finished. What's with that Weaver? Looks like you made your own with extra articulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholighkun View Post
    Oh I see! I didn't even realize that the part behind it was another playset. Can't wait to see this finished. What's with that Weaver? Looks like you made your own with extra articulation.
    Yup and it seems like days after I finished her we got the news about filmation rights here's a closer look for you PLUS the near finished skull head

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    I said it before I'll say it again NEVER USE STYROFOAM AS A BASE FOR SCULPEY the back piece just snapped off from the base I'm so happy right now...
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    Thanks to everybody for their advice the slime for the mouth is done so here it is



    It's made with hotglue if you want to try something like this yourself basically use a thin layer of vaseline over the main piece ( the jaw) then attach card board coated in vaseline to the lower jaw for the drips. I used an un lubed piece of foil worked ok but I'll never get the foil off I may just burry it under more hot glue soon.

    I'll post the finished project soon see you all then..
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