ALRIGHTY HOMESTUCKS LISTEN UP
Let me tell you about Smooth Finish.
See that lil bin right there? That’s it. And let me tell you how it will improve your life.
Ok so everyone know how lovely and light ModelMagic is for making horns, right? And everyone also knows how it loves to crack in the drying process. Well here is your solution. This stuff is like a super light crack filler meant for foam. It dries over night, doesn’t crack, sands baby smooth very quick and is paintable with no priming.
It looks like this when you open it (minus the fingerprints of course)
Then you just spread it in the cracks of your horns, gobbing up the stuff a little bit so you make sure it is filled, you can sand it when its dry. And its is a miracle worker. My Karkat and Kanaya horns were the first I had ever made and they were a mess. Cracked literally right to the core.
I just filled up the holes and let it dry. Here’s what my Karkat ones look like after being cracked, filled, then sanded.
See how wide those cracks are? Well let me tell you, the surface is so smooth now. Proof? My Kanaya horns were cracked even wider and deeper and look how nice they are now.
I even used it to fill the gap between the horn and the headband to make it look like they were properly growing out of my head.
This stuff saved me over 15 dollars by being able to fix up these horns instead of pitching them and making new ones, plus i smoothed out cosmetic dents and scratches in two other pairs. I have fixed 4 sets of horns with this stuff and it has hardly made a dent in the supply. The bin says it can cover a 12 foot by 24 foot area with one coat. Intense.
So yes, the stuff is 5 dollars at Walmart. Its made by FloraCraft, which is a really cool company thats based in the USA so thats a plus. I hope this has been really helpful to all you cosplayers out there!! Happy crafting!!