View Full Version : What to Use?????
04-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Im making a tentical. Any ideas on what to use as a skin without it kinking like latex? Foam latex falls apart after a couple of years
Must be light weight and durable.
Also, thinking of sculpting it sraight instead of putting it curves in . Im thinking silocone might be to heavy.
Thanks in Advance,
04-11-2013, 06:10 PM
Carve down a pool noodle, paint or cover in spandex.
04-11-2013, 08:16 PM
Silicone is quite heavy and also very expensive.
Latex will kink.
I think your best option is to carve and glue upholstery foam into the correct form.
04-12-2013, 01:04 AM
Im going to second Kevin and suggest foam. A thin closed cell foam (like black jack underlayment) or 1/4" upholstery foam would work best. Lycra with a layer of silicone sprayed on would also work well.
04-13-2013, 05:53 AM
Thanks guys...I will give it a try.
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