latex choise

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pro predator

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hi everybody
well...
i molded my krueger head sculpt
and now it's ready for casting it in latex
only problemo here is what latex is best to use for this kind of work?? (mold made of industrial plaster)
 
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pirkleations

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I sometimes use MOLD BUILDER latex. It can be bought in nearly any large craft store. I also use a lot of Tap Plastics brand latex by the gallon.

MonsterMakers is sure to have some quality stuff as well.

Make sure that it is a nice, thick liquid latex so that the castings will be thicker as well. You can always thin it with a bit of amonia or water as well.

DangerDavey
 
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pro predator

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wow thanks
but i went to those big crafting shops in town
they don't have latex so i'll have to ship it to belgium
it'll cost me more but i want this mask to work

thanks;
 
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Zealwing

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The Best Latex to get is RD-407 Casting Latex this is one site you can get it from but its in the usa and one of the best and most used plaster is Ultra-Cal 30 for fx work mask etc etc.

www.fxwarehouseinc.com/
 
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The Mortal Immortal

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Db and I use rd-407 from Motion Picture F/X. It cost less and works great. Leave it in for 8 min and you get a nice thick mask. Let it dwell for 18 min it will stand up on its own without foam head. Here is a link.
Motion Picture F/X
 
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pro predator

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is 25$ much for 1 gallon slipcast rd-407 latex??
seems to me like thats the cheapest i've seen till now.
maybe i'll ship it over from that site.
how about the shipping costs??
says here shipping weight 10 pounds
and i don't know where the latex is coming from UK or america
 
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The Mortal Immortal

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I read it wrong. If your making a mask you need at lease 3-4 gallons for it to dwell in the mold.
 
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pro predator

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you mean like it can't be done by the sluch method?
 
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The Mortal Immortal

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You can slush it, but the mold will eat alot of latex. For a full head mold it will eat the gallon to nothing. But someone else might have there own thoughts about it. I just speak for myself.
 
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pro predator

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i don't get it :s now i'm so confused
i don't want to mess my mask up pls i need more information?
 
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