File puptcrit/puptcrit.0602, message 198


Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 03:37:01 EST
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org, Marionettes-AT-yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Puptcrit] Sculpt or Coat & Still Standing


Dear Friends,

About 10-15 years ago, I met Sculpt or Coat at a PofA Festival, where the 
manufacturers set up a demo workshop.   I've used it for several purposes over 
the years...it definitedly has advantages, but is not a cure-all for everything. 
  I have made some L200 puppet heads..some very large, twice to 3 times life 
size, using 3/8 L200 material which would not stand up for touring, BUT by 
coating it with cheesecloth and SorC, the L200 becomes like a lightweight shell, 
to be painted, etc.   I have not heard of anyone using it successfully over 
latex or polyfoam, but it might work, as long as it sticks to the underlying 
foam.

 BTW, I've also had success injecting insulation foam...the flexible kind 
inside of very flexible neoprene heads to form a skull. (Buy it at Home Depot or 
Loews.)   I ruined only a half dozen heads before I found that the regular 
non-flexible insulation foam expands, then retracts, taking the smooth skull with 
it.   Be careful not to put it around a flexible mouth, otherwise you have a 
non-flexible one, which was the whole point in using very flexible neoprene.

Questions?   Jim Gamble.

I'm glad you liked my stripper on "Still Standing." It was Greg's idea after 
he began work on the episode.    Sorry I missed seeing the episode on the 
air.!   If anyone knows when it will replay, let us know.   Jim G
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