Sanding or sculpting cured latex/ Skin question

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

WhiskeyBeard

New Member
My question is this:

If I applied latex directly to a lycra dive/whatever suit, could it be sanded wth a super fine grit to get the desired smoothness?

Also, if the latex was given the right thickness to work from, could I sculpt it into the shapes/forms (bumps, scales, etc.) I want with a dremel and then go back and smooth that with the same fine grit?

Obviously, I can use shaped foam or the like on top of the lycra and under the latex to get the basic masses and musculature for the anatomy, but in terms of getting the details carved into the latex, I need to know if the latex will allow for this.

I know this is a little unconventional, but it makes sense to me to do it this way to get the detail and quality I seek.
If anyone could also recommend a quality and cost-friendly respirator, that would be great.

Sorry I keep asking all these weird questions before I have even started.

Thanks in advance.
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

Darkwolf1

New Member
I think they use a eraser wheel on a dremel tool to carve the laytex. I think so anyway. I'm sure it won't be long before someone comes in with the correct answer but I thought I saw someone doing that on a post awhile back?
 

Termokk

New Member
Hey! I use the cotton wheel on the dremmel to smooth latex. You can use the cotton wheel to take off flashing edges on molds and air bubble imperfections. As for sculpting, you can dip cotton balls into latex and sculpt with that. Hope that helped.
 

WhiskeyBeard

New Member
Hey, mucho thank you. I have been meaning to get a Dremel forever anyway. Need to create a workspace now that I am ready to get rollin'.

Billy
 

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

Don't want to see this ad? Sign up for anRPF Premium Membershiptoday. Support the community. Stop the ads.

Top