File puptcrit/puptcrit.0602, message 145

Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 08:55:05 -0500
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Subject: [Puptcrit] Another option to Plastic Wood

  The following are not a replacement for Plastic Wood of yester year
but these techniques are used to make molds of heads and body parts for
puppets and ventriloquist dummies. The resins used are not the only
resins available. There are many suppliers. I have no stock in these
companies nor do I work for or distribute their products, but I do find
their instructions helpful.


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Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] another rod puppet - teddy bear

Thanks William,

The cast is so clean. 
As is, it looks like it woudn't require much touch up before painting. 
Or, do you plan to cover the entire head with fur fabric? 

Still searching myself for the 'perfect' replacement for Plastic Wood. I
to work a head after I've cast it. Right now, for my larger heads, I'm 
carving them from Styrofoam and covering them with paper and glue. So
far, I've 
found them to be quite durable. (I might add that I install an
interlocking wooden 
armature inside the foam to take the strings and mechanical connections
- the 
foam 'floats' on the armature.)
The new Plastic Wood isn't as strong as the old formulation....
I'll keep looking....


> Thanks! Actually he is cast from high quality rubber latex.
> Regards,
> William

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