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I took the Make: Believe crew back to see our favorite action-figure sculptor, Scott Hensey (see our first interview with him on our YouTube channel) and this time we got to talk to him about his  toy sculpting wax he uses.

Scott was more than happy to share with us his own personal sculpting wax recipe he has crafted over the years. He also shows us a few tricks on how to to cast with wax properly, and some finishing techniques.

Here is the “Scott Hensey Toy Wax Recipe”

  • 240 grams of Carnauba
  • 240 grams of Candelilla
  • 60 grams of Bee wax
  • 1350 grams of Paraffin wax
  • 1500 grams of Talc
  • ? Red, ? Brown, ? White Crayons for color: Come up with your own color!!

Scott is currently purchasing his ingredients through makingcosmetics.com.

I’m making my first batch up this weekend. I ordered through the website and it came to around $57 for ingredients and shipping. It should be almost enough to cast up an entire 1/6 scale figure I’m working on.

Let me know if you make it yourself!

Jason Babler

Jason Babler

I’m the Creative Director of Make: magazine.


9 Responses to Make Your Own Toy Sculpting Wax

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  1. Carnauba Wax is spelled wrong.

    • mexoplex on said:

      so instead of emailing the author, you’d like to put him on blast for the world to see how smart you are? Now that it’s corrected, why dont you delete yourself jive Turkey?

      • Lol….the beauty of language is that it belongs to no one and to everyone, but here will always be those, who for lack of anything better to do, will try to correct everyone else’s use of it. Some of us never get out of Jr High:-) and most of us don’t understand the evolution of language to begin with.

  2. I haven’t tried to mix my own wax, but did have good luck with Monster Clay. I would describe it as closer to wax than clay. It holds detail well, melts at a non-scalding temperature, and is re-useable. I made a plaster cast for a latex mask using that particular product. This links to where you can buy one, but I’m mostly just wanting to share my results with folks interested in the process: https://www.etsy.com/listing/112561649/plague-doctor-mask-in-latex

    – James B

  3. I can’t find Paraffin on makingcosmetics.com. Where am I not looking?

  4. Alexander Xavier Gerena on said:

    Go to Hobby Lobby or Joan fabrics store, for the wax, or even any Art store!

  5. Marcello xavier on said:

    I made this recipe was very good result.

  6. I made this too. It’s nice stuff.

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