Hi fellow sculptors,
I have used this product to produce a number of wildlife sculptures and found it excellent for the purpose. I usually construct a wire cardboard and paper mache armature first and then apply a thin layer of DAS over that on which to do the fine sculpting and detail work. It is grey when wet but dries to a clean white when dry. I have never experienced any bad cracking,hairline cracks are easily filled with more wet material after wetting the area a little. It sands, drills, files perfectly and I have found it durable and robust even when applied thinly. I use acrylic paint to finish but seal it with white PVA first. I get some great faux bronze or metalic finishes and people have mistaken the final sculpture for bronze. It does smell a little (but then so do I!) but it is not offensive and after a couple of minutes you don't notice it. This stuff is great to use if you want to produce larger sculptures and dont have use of a kiln. If you want to see sample of what can be done type in"Bwana Foster" in YouTube and you will find a number of pieces that I have completed. Enjoy!