Hi everyone! I'm currently undertaking a project at university to make a stop motion plesiosaur puppet. The current plan is to cast into a polyester resin mould with a condensation cure silicone,…Continue
"I have dealt with Neill's Materials, and they are a good company. I also use the Plat-sil to paint with, and like Nick, sometimes it works well,sometimes not. Naptha evaporates very fast, so you have to keep topping it up, I also use…"
"I'm not familiar with Sil-Paint, but it sounds pretty similar to Smooth-On's Sil-Poxy. Neills Materials' website didn't have a ton of details about it so I'm not exactly sure how close to Sil-Poxy it is. Neills Materials…"
"Hi Ethan, thank you so much for your input, it's given me lots of food for thought. I've given the silicone caulk a search, however I feel I'm going to struggle getting a hold of the right one given the current global situation!
"If you do search out silicone caulk to use be careful of the type that you get, there's several types of acetoxy silicones. Like Nick said, some are opaque white and much firmer durometer. I'm not sure about naming conventions with brands…"
"The main advantage of tin silicone is that (I believe) it can be cast over latex. So you can cast a puppet in foam latex, trim it back, and then cast a tin silicone skin over it. Platinum won't cure if it comes into contact with…"
"I've used a couple different methods to paint silicone, but primarily paint with the process you described; thinning a batch of silicone with naptha and silicone pigments. Now it's not necessarily true that platinum silicones won't…"
Hi everyone! I'm currently undertaking a project at university to make a stop motion plesiosaur puppet. The current plan is to cast into a polyester resin mould with a condensation cure silicone, 'Tinsil Gel 10'. My question is, what is the best method, and the most inexpensive, to paint my cast? My favoured solution from what I've found would be to thin the silicone I have (Tinsil Gel 10) with naphtha (or lighter fluid) and add silicone pigments. However, the complications I have is I know…See More