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  1. Cyberman's Avatar
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    Jun 16, 2006, 2:35 PM - #1

    Hi Guys.

    I was popping around to the silicone rubber suppliers today and was shown some of the new products they have... My main goal was to obtain some RTV for a project i'm working on, at the moment. I asked the rep. if he had anything that might double for foam rubber that has the softness of human flesh and can be painted.

    Suddenly he pulled out of a box this pink blob of something, that looked like a sea cucumber in shape. I touched it and it was the softest material I've ever handled... you could easily squeeze it down from 1inch to less that 1mm. It had a dry surface to it but the core was very sticky but didn't leave a residue of any kind on my fingers.

    At LAST I've found the material I need to make prosthetics and masks with rather than foam latex which is so costly and hard to work with.

    Cheers

    Phil
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    Jun 16, 2006, 2:40 PM - #2


    Sounds good whats it going to be like to paint though, most silicones are a pain to paint
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    Jun 16, 2006, 4:08 PM - #3

    Dragon skin from Smooth-on seems to be gaining popularity as an over the head mask making material and they make pigments that allow it to be painted.
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    Jun 16, 2006, 4:11 PM - #4

    Is it one of the products developed for the "adult industry"?
    Let us know how it works out.
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    Jun 16, 2006, 4:34 PM - #5

    <div class='quotetop'>(Cyberman @ Jun 16 2006, 09:35 PM) [snapback]1262777[/snapback]</div>
    Suddenly he pulled out of a box this pink blob of something, that looked like a sea cucumber in shape. I touched it and it was the softest material I've ever handled... you could easily squeeze it down from 1inch to less that 1mm. It had a dry surface to it but the core was very sticky but didn't leave a residue of any kind on my fingers. [/b]
    Anyone else tought something was wrong when he wrote that ? :P
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    Jun 16, 2006, 7:18 PM - #6

    I always thought that these statue/bust replica places should use the silicone flesh like material for their sculpts... minatures would look so much cooler with flesh instead of painted plastic.. I know it would be expensive...but hey so are some of these sculpts.
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    Jun 16, 2006, 10:03 PM - #7

    <div class='quotetop'>(Kris @ Jun 16 2006, 09:34 PM) [snapback]1262838[/snapback]</div>
    <div class='quotetop'>(Cyberman @ Jun 16 2006, 09:35 PM) [snapback]1262777[/snapback]
    Suddenly he pulled out of a box this pink blob of something, that looked like a sea cucumber in shape. I touched it and it was the softest material I've ever handled... you could easily squeeze it down from 1inch to less that 1mm. It had a dry surface to it but the core was very sticky but didn't leave a residue of any kind on my fingers. [/b]
    Anyone else tought something was wrong when he wrote that ? :P
    [/b][/quote]

    SHAME ON YOU .... Reading between the lines like that.

    Thats very rude.
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    Jun 16, 2006, 11:40 PM - #8

    was the box previously in his "pants"?
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    Jun 17, 2006, 12:05 AM - #9

    ever google realdoll? They paint a lot with this type of material. They advertise as being a former hollywood SPFX company turned...moneymaking business.
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    Jun 17, 2006, 2:39 AM - #10

    what is this material?
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    Jun 17, 2006, 5:58 AM - #11

    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 07:39 AM) [snapback]1263068[/snapback]</div>
    what is this material?
    [/b]
    Its some kind of rubber.

    Cyb.
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    Jun 17, 2006, 7:03 AM - #12

    Wow, that was helpful.
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    Jun 17, 2006, 7:46 AM - #13

    im in the uk too, who's the supplier?
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    Jun 17, 2006, 9:38 AM - #14

    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 12:46 PM) [snapback]1263104[/snapback]</div>
    im in the uk too, who's the supplier?
    [/b]

    THOMSON BROS. Limited (Newcastle)
    Tel: 0191 2160397
    enquires@thomsonbros.co.uk

    Need to talk to Ian Wrightson.
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    Jun 17, 2006, 9:42 AM - #15

    If you are able to post photos, I'd be interested in seeing some shots of this material -- in its normal state and compressed.

    Thanks.

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    Jun 17, 2006, 9:56 AM - #16

    thanks, what product do i ask for?

    <div class='quotetop'>(Cyberman @ Jun 17 2006, 03:38 PM) [snapback]1263138[/snapback]</div>
    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 12:46 PM) [snapback]1263104[/snapback]
    im in the uk too, who's the supplier?
    [/b]

    THOMSON BROS. Limited (Newcastle)
    Tel: 0191 2160397
    enquires@thomsonbros.co.uk

    Need to talk to Ian Wrightson.
    [/b][/quote]
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    Jun 17, 2006, 11:48 AM - #17

    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 02:56 PM) [snapback]1263145[/snapback]</div>
    thanks, what product do i ask for?

    <div class='quotetop'>(Cyberman @ Jun 17 2006, 03:38 PM) [snapback]1263138[/snapback]
    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 12:46 PM) [snapback]1263104[/snapback]
    im in the uk too, who's the supplier?
    [/b]

    THOMSON BROS. Limited (Newcastle)
    Tel: 0191 2160397
    enquires@thomsonbros.co.uk

    Need to talk to Ian Wrightson.
    [/b][/quote]
    [/b][/quote]

    Just describe it... Its a new product they've only just got in but I didn't get the name... Ian will know what you're talking about.
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    Jun 19, 2006, 10:52 AM - #18

    Is it available in the U.S. and do you have to cook it or is it coldcast?
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    Jun 19, 2006, 11:52 AM - #19

    thanks, i appriecate the info, now hurry up and get that fine yoda sculpt finished and painted up

    <div class='quotetop'>(Cyberman @ Jun 17 2006, 05:48 PM) [snapback]1263185[/snapback]</div>
    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 02:56 PM) [snapback]1263145[/snapback]
    thanks, what product do i ask for?

    <div class='quotetop'>(Cyberman @ Jun 17 2006, 03:38 PM) [snapback]1263138[/snapback]
    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 12:46 PM) [snapback]1263104[/snapback]
    im in the uk too, who's the supplier?
    [/b]

    THOMSON BROS. Limited (Newcastle)
    Tel: 0191 2160397
    enquires@thomsonbros.co.uk

    Need to talk to Ian Wrightson.
    [/b][/quote]
    [/b][/quote]

    Just describe it... Its a new product they've only just got in but I didn't get the name... Ian will know what you're talking about.
    [/b][/quote]
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    Jun 19, 2006, 12:20 PM - #20

    I forsee alot of 1:1 "Natalie Portmans" being cast up soon.
  21. Cyberman's Avatar
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    Jun 19, 2006, 12:37 PM - #21

    <div class='quotetop'>(DarkLordSalvo @ Jun 19 2006, 05:20 PM) [snapback]1264030[/snapback]</div>
    I forsee alot of 1:1 "Natalie Portmans" being cast up soon.
    [/b]
    I'm to innocent to understand.

    Cyb.
  22. Cyberman's Avatar
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    Jun 23, 2006, 12:03 PM - #22

    I managed to get a sample of this material today to test its properties and see how good it is... Its call SKIN GEL.




    Cyb.
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    Jun 23, 2006, 12:34 PM - #23


    That looks like interesting material, I emailed Ian asking for more info, thanks for letting us all know about this.

    Do you know anything about pricing?
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    Jun 23, 2006, 1:40 PM - #24

    That looks delicious.

    Some fava beans, a nice Chianti... :P

    - k
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    Jun 23, 2006, 2:06 PM - #25

    <div class='quotetop'>(phase pistol @ Jun 23 2006, 02:40 PM) [snapback]1266786[/snapback]</div>
    That looks delicious.

    Some fava beans, a nice Chianti... :P

    - k
    [/b]

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