I've browsed this topic several times and enjoyed seeing the mask develop into a cracking display.
You said the dreds were single seamed foam but did you document how you made them, as I can't see any reference?
Making your own dreds will save you a ton, since you appear to be fairly knocking out the masks for yourself and other folks.
Great work once again.
I don't intend making much more Predator stuff so not really in the market for buying or selling masks. I just wondered how you actually made them. Might be of interest to me for other non Predator related projects. Certainly looks as though your process was successful.
Take 1 pool cue , and shape sand to a dread shaped object.
Bolt it into a section of white pvc tubing ( white is important )
Pour silicone in.
Then i cut a 1 inch wide section of the tube out the whole length, this enabled me to flex the pvc and pop out the silicone inner.
i then removed the pool cue from the silicone mould, i then realised i would have trouble getting the foam dred out, so my solution was to cut down the length of the silicone mould on 1 side.
reinsert the silicone back into the pvc tube with the cut of the silicone facing the inside of the tube ( opposite the missing 1 inch section ) this holds the cut closed fairly well as long as i have a look down the tube to make sure its closed.
Pour your foam
wait 30 mins
Pray the humidity and temp has not alterd too much. ( or they wrinkle and collapse on themselves )
removed silicone and pop out your dred, with hopefully minimal seem line, which doesnt really does not matter as you could hide the seem facing backwards if you get a bad one.
Booie/Hez and others probably have much much more efficient ways of making foam dreds, but this worked for me.
Yep, that sounds like the way to do it, but it must be tiresome repeating the casting process 40+ times. I suppose you could make multiple moulds but if you're not going into mass production....) One more question and then I'll shut up - what kind of foam did you use? I understand Babmbooie uses a self skinning foam that consists of some rather nasty chemicals. Do you use the same or is it ordinary expanding foam (that's one and a half questions )