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Urethane foam puppets?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ethan Bartholomae Apr 8, 2016. 6 Replies

So I've been trying to cast puppet heads from platinum cure silicone lately with limited success, mostly because it's easy to inhibit the cure and it can't really be painted after it's cured. I know…Continue

 

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Ethan Bartholomae replied to Hayden Setlik's discussion Urethane foam puppets?
"I definitely wouldn't advice Oomoo for puppets. It is too hard of a durometer and yeah the nice purple color isn't too nice to have to paint over :PIf you're trying the tin cure route, I'd recommend Smooth-On's Mold Max T,…"
Apr 8, 2016
Hayden Setlik replied to Hendrikus De Vaan's discussion Mild steel vs tool steel vs brass (with stainless balls)
"I've been using brass sandwich plates with steel ball bearings from the hardware store recently, brass is much easier to work and so far it hasn't bent and the threads have held up just fine. I could definitely imagine brass bending or…"
Apr 8, 2016
Hayden Setlik replied to Hayden Setlik's discussion Urethane foam puppets?
"Yeah, based on yours and Ethan's advice I think I'll be trying to learn more about working with silicone, I tried a head cast with Dragon Skin and Silc-Pig last night, I'm hoping this one turns out. Thanks for the the response. …"
Apr 8, 2016
Hayden Setlik replied to Hayden Setlik's discussion Urethane foam puppets?
"Hmm, I've used the OOMOO tin silicones in the past for molds, but it cures a pretty vibrant purple, do you know of any way to color it/ other silicones that cure clear? Thanks for the tips."
Apr 8, 2016
Ethan Bartholomae replied to Hayden Setlik's discussion Urethane foam puppets?
"Another thought I just had if you do end up going back to silicone is trying tin cure silicones. Although it's usually for mold making so very soft durometers aren't easy to find, several companies make soft tin cure silicones. In the 10A…"
Apr 8, 2016
StopmoNick replied to Hayden Setlik's discussion Urethane foam puppets?
"The 2-part soft urethane foam is not that good, it bends and compresses but doesn't stretch much.  But yes, it can be painted easily with acrylic or acrylic/pros Aide mix.  Or you can build up onto it with liquid latex. I've used…"
Apr 7, 2016
Ethan Bartholomae replied to Hayden Setlik's discussion Urethane foam puppets?
"There was a discussion about this a while back. I may try to fish it up if I can. But I'll offer my 2 cents.I personally don't like using urethane foams for my puppets as I find even the very low density variants of it urethane tends to…"
Apr 7, 2016
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Urethane foam puppets?

So I've been trying to cast puppet heads from platinum cure silicone lately with limited success, mostly because it's easy to inhibit the cure and it can't really be painted after it's cured. I know foam latex is a common material for puppet casting, but I was at the art supply store and I saw this stuff: …See More
Apr 7, 2016

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