The Tungsten Powder Experiment, Part 2

I’ve weighted the bases of all 18 Genestealers with the PVA and tungsten powder mix, and I have some additional observations to make.

First, I went to a drier, somewhat more crumbly mix that had a higher proportion of powder, and this mix is noticeably heavier. It’s also a bit messier while kneading, but still cleans up easily.

Second, I believe I’m down to about 70% of the original amount of powder after weighting 20 bases. I had some leftover putty that I didn’t want to waste, so I also weighted the bases of two of my other plastic figures. Once I run out of powder, I’ll post again with a final count of how many slottabases can be filled with one can of this stuff.

Third, the added amount of heft from the new mix is unbelievable. If you flip a Genestealer over just right, it’ll do a little ninja roll and snap back to its feet, which is kinda funny to watch.

Overall, I’d have to say that while this stuff works nicely, the normal price point of $20 USD per 8-ounce can is steep enough that I would only recommend it wholeheartedly if you have absolutely no access to #9-#12 lead shot in small quantities. If you can find the shot, go with that instead…it’ll be heavy enough, and if you’re lucky enough to know someone who loads their own shotgun shells, you might be able to buy a pound’s worth from that person at a better price.

If you’re in the same boat that I am (not knowing anybody that loads their own shells, and not keen on buying 25 pounds of shot for $50), then the tungsten powder is an acceptable alternative despite its price.

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