Hi all, I’m really struggling to find any decent quality plasticine (aka modelling clay) in Australia for the purpose of animating. I used to buy Belgrave brand which was firm and resistant to the heat from lighting. That product went through a recipe change a few years ago, the change was horrible and they completely ruined it, this change was met with a huge customer backlash, followed by the product being discontinued altogether. It does say on a lot of websites that they still have it, and I’ve called warehouses and they’ve said, oh sorry, we should keep our website up to date, that product was discontinued.
If anyone out there has stockpiled the Belgrave brand and wants to sell it to me, I’d buy it in a heartbeat, or if you know of any brand sold in Australia that has a range of colours and is firm, Please let me know. My other option is buying the kiddy crap they sell in most art stores and experimenting with firming it myself with chalk, (I’d rather not go down that road just yet) I guess option c would be to import newplast and give that a go (I hear it’s what aardman uses as a base for their own secret recipe.)

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Newplast appears to be available online at Fishpond.  "Free" shipping in Australia, but priced high to cover the cost of shipping from the UK it looks like.  https://www.fishpond.com.au/Toys/500g-Newplast-07-Red-Plasticine-Al...

All the art stores - Dean's, Eckersley, etc, as you already found, seem to put coloured plasticine in their kiddie section and say how "fun" and non-toxic it is.

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