i am looking to make latex foam rubber so i can make predator skin if anybody knows a list of stuff to make it let me know.
its sounds like its more expensive than just buying itfoam latex is a complicated method ..many FX supply places carry the kits ( not cheap BTW) but its not really the price or the availability that is the issue. Have you ever worked with it before? do you have a positive and negative core mold? ..Is your oven big enough to house something the size of a human body and slowly cook something that will smell akin to cat piss for up to 5 hours? Foam latex is an organic material that at times has a mind of its own ..it is very sensitive to environment and its mix must be precision and quickly poured. If you are staring at anything I am writing with a blank expression, its alright ...The process of making something in foam latex is a learned skill. In the meantime check out plain old slip latex ..and check out the Mr I tutorial for making your skin ..such a fantastic and economical method for making a skin with out a sculpt or mold
thanks i mite have badly **** up.Yes, no one on here uses foam latex for the body skins. Quite apart from the difficulties in using it in the first place, it also breaks down a lot faster than regular latex. The Hobbit feet in Lord of the Rings were foam latex, and were worn for one day then thrown away.
I'm sure other people who make the skins will be able to point you in the right direction for which kind of latex works best. As an aside, this should probably be in the materials section rather than the buy/sell...