Problem Arms & Legs Using Mmp

Decorating By Meg147 Updated 7 Nov 2012 , 3:11am by Chellescakes

Meg147 Posted 6 Nov 2012 , 12:29pm
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Hi I made a gymnast out of MMP, however, I think I've messed up.  I let the arms, legs & body completely dry out before attempting to stick them together and now I'm struggling.  My reason for doing this, was I wanted to paint a sparkly 'leotard' onto the body and by this time I'd made the limbs, so I wanted this to dry completely so I didn't spread the red sparkle over the limbs.  Now I cannot get the limbs to stick to the body using edible glue.  Does anyone have any suggestions or do I have to start again  icon_sad.gif ???


Thanks in advance

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Crazy-Gray Posted 6 Nov 2012 , 2:19pm
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You can melt a little white chocolate, not so warm that its very runny but still pretty thick and sticky, doing one leg at a time might be handier: support the body on sponge or kitchen paper, apply some choc, put the leg where you want it, support the leg well so it doesn't roll about, then leave it to set hard, overnight is best. You could rush it by putting it in the freezer for a couple of minutes but when you take it out your MMP might suffer some condensation damage. A cold spray works well too but make sure it's a food safe one :)



Chellescakes Posted 6 Nov 2012 , 2:29pm
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Melt down a small ball of fondant with a little tylose and a little water in the microwave . I use the same colour that I have been using to make the figures. You only need to microwave 8 seconds at a time give it a stir and move quickly as it sets like concrete in no time. PS , don't touch it it will be very hot. 

Meg147 Posted 6 Nov 2012 , 3:12pm
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Thanks so much for the advice.


For future reference, I take it, it's best to stick the whole figure together before letting it dry out?

Chellescakes Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 3:11am
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It really depends on the model , I just did a set of bride and groom dragons that I let the arms dry first as I wanted them in particular positions and it was easier to mould them onto the body to the way I wanted them and then dry them and put them on later.  I didn't want them to sag and they were too heavy to dry the way I wanted them to on the figure. 

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