FLESH LIKE rubber ( SKIN GEL )

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  1. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    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 :love
     
  2. frosty

    frosty Sr Member

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    Sounds good whats it going to be like to paint though, most silicones are a pain to paint
     
  3. weaselflinger

    weaselflinger Sr Member

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    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.
     
  4. BatDemon

    BatDemon Active Member

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    Is it one of the products developed for the "adult industry"?
    Let us know how it works out.
     
  5. Kris

    Kris Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Cyberman @ Jun 16 2006, 09:35 PM) [snapback]1262777[/snapback]</div>
    Anyone else tought something was wrong when he wrote that ? :p
     
  6. buckettt

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    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.
     
  7. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Kris @ Jun 16 2006, 09:34 PM) [snapback]1262838[/snapback]</div>
    Anyone else tought something was wrong when he wrote that ? :p
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    SHAME ON YOU .... Reading between the lines like that. :$

    Thats very rude.
     
  8. hansicle

    hansicle Sr Member

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    was the box previously in his "pants"?
     
  9. neosporing

    neosporing Sr Member

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    ever google realdoll? They paint a lot with this type of material. They advertise as being a former hollywood SPFX company turned...moneymaking business.
     
  10. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    what is this material?
     
  11. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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

    Cyb. :confused
     
  12. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    Wow, that was helpful.
     
  13. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    im in the uk too, who's the supplier?
     
  14. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 12:46 PM) [snapback]1263104[/snapback]</div>

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

    Need to talk to Ian Wrightson.
     
  15. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    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. :)
     
  16. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    thanks, what product do i ask for?

    <div class='quotetop'>(Cyberman @ Jun 17 2006, 03:38 PM) [snapback]1263138[/snapback]</div>

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

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

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jun 17 2006, 02:56 PM) [snapback]1263145[/snapback]</div>

    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.
     
  18. bleyd

    bleyd Sr Member

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    Is it available in the U.S. and do you have to cook it or is it coldcast?
     
  19. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    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>

    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]
     
  20. DarkLordSalvo

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    I forsee alot of 1:1 "Natalie Portmans" being cast up soon. :rolleyes
     
  21. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(DarkLordSalvo @ Jun 19 2006, 05:20 PM) [snapback]1264030[/snapback]</div>
    :angel I'm to innocent to understand.

    Cyb.
     
  22. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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

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    Cyb.
     
  23. propsculptor

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    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?
     
  24. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks delicious.

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

    - k
     
  25. Beagle Bill

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

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    <div class='quotetop'>(propsculptor @ Jun 23 2006, 05:34 PM) [snapback]1266748[/snapback]</div>

    A price of £35 per kilo was mentioned... but nothing confirmed as yet... This is apparently quite a new materal.

    It really is as soft and flexible as foam latex. :)
     

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