Hi There,I have been a long time reader but have just joined the group!I recently made a horse with a wire armature and articulated jaw which I cast in silicone but it is too heavy and there is not…Continue
"Thanks everyone for sharing your experiments and ideas.
Time to update my methodologies- I cast it a few times and I think im going to have to swallow using a foam- I techinically would not need to use the gel 10 on the top with the hair flocking…"
"I have done a couple of experiments using cushion foam coated with builders silicone. You are right that the gel10 does not stick very well to it, although it does have some adhesion. But it should be possible to shape a few bumps and hollows in the…"
"Smooth-On makes a platinum-cure silicone foam called Soma Foma-15 that might work well as a filler; it does expand four times its starting volume, so it would require some experimentation on your part and it has a density of 15 pounds per cubic…"
I'd re-do my horse from scratch if it was a major character, but I made a Hansom cab and realised it needed a horse in front of it to make any sense at all! It only has to stand there, possibly at night or in the fog, and…"
Thanks for the response, yes mine is 1/12th scale too.
I used Gel 10 silicone so it was nice and soft with good definition.
Spreading the legs out looked like a good solution for the mould, did you find that worked well?
Im at the…"
"I tried a horse, in 1:6 scale to use in the background. I cast in foam latex because it would be too big and heavy in silicone. The wire armature would need to be pretty thick to support it at that size.
Yours looks good (def a…"
Hi There,I have been a long time reader but have just joined the group!I recently made a horse with a wire armature and articulated jaw which I cast in silicone but it is too heavy and there is not enough movement in the neck. When I tried to build up the body with more foam the silicone did not stick. I am hapy with how it looks....just not the movement.Is the only solution foam latex? (I have not used this before)See More