Your link doesn't seem to work???I think what you are looking for is a polyurethane foam. You want something like this: http://www.generalplastics.com/products/pr...ail.php?pid=19& it is pretty expensive through this site, but I offer it as an example.
Try looking in your local Yellow pages under "Insulation" and call around for a 4 lb urethane foam. They make it in various densities, and the higher density costs more money. 2 lb density is very light and I use it for sculpting armetures. 4 lb is better for general purpose, and 8 lb can be vacu-formed right over.
I've heard about this too but from what I have heard it is too soft as it indents to easily. I'm trying to find the name of the foam which if I remember is pink in colour and you can shape it with a Stanley knife or and sand paper to get your desired effect. I have looked all over and had no success though. So I am watching this thread with interest.I've heard people use floral foam, that green stuff that florists use for flower arrangments.
I sir have found what we both are looking for lol. This is a page which tells you what it is called and also if you click on the correct name it takes you to a link where you can buy the foam from lolWhat would be a good "carving foam"? By that I mean, a good foam or material that can be carved and shaped without a crapload of it falling apart like, say, styrofoam. So a more dense foam I guess.
Any help would be grand.
Do you have any links for it at all. I am after two to three large cubes about 3ft squareI know there are a vaiety of very dense foam matrerials out there for prototyping and such, other than the stuff generally developed as housing insulation. It's pretty tough, but easy to carve. One just has to search for it.
That's awesome matey. I live in the UK so we don't have those depo places but I have found a supplier and some other places online where it can be bought in the UK.I've had pretty good success using the pink sheet insulation you can purchase at Home Depot. It runs about $12-$20 for a 4' x 1-' sheet depending on the thickness you want (from 1/4" to 2").
It can be cut with a razor, jig saw or wire foam cutter and sanded with a palm sander or regular sandpaper. Spray adhesive works very well for layering it if you need a greater thickness (or to adhere it to itself). It does need to be sealed before it can be painted.
My latest project using it is a Boba Fett Jet pack (the tubing is PVC).
My daughter and I also used it to build Jabba's Palace.
Sorry I have no information on what is available in the UK, but as mentioned sign or plastic suppliers should carry it.Is it possible to get in the UK?