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Awh yeah.

My Dragon Skin will be here Wednesday.

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madcap23
May. 14th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
OK I am WAYYYYY to lazy to do detective work today, is the Dragon skin for the Facade that you are making? Also I am assuming that the Facade is for a party room at CON-vergance is this right... Soooooo many questions...
magicmarmot
May. 14th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Heh.

The facade is actually for mainstage at CONvergence; the theme this year is "Creature Feature".

The Dragon Skin is a silicone product used for animatronics and special effects makeup. It's made by Smooth-On. And no, it's not for the facade, it's for something different.
madcap23
May. 14th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Cool... I used to do Liquid Latex to make sfx stuff... Like chicken Leg and wing bones, when cleaned (and disinfected) coated with Liquid latex can make a convincing chopped off finger... and the cracking sound of the bones helps a lot too...

Is Dragon Skin a liquid or sheet material? Also ever work with Foam latex? It was just coming out when I got too busy to dabble in SFX any more.
magicmarmot
May. 14th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
I do a lot of stuff with liquid latex, but it's pretty limited if you want to do anything realistic makeup-wise (or even with animatrionics) because it's so stiff unless it's really thin.

Foam latex is really difficult to work with IMHO. It's difficult to mix accurately, needs to be cooked, smells bad, and if you screw up the mix... ugh. Kryolan has a cold foam stuff, but I've never really tried it. I've done foam urethanes, but they start to set so damn fast. Last time I only really had success when I mixed the foam urethane with a soft solid urethane. I made a set of foam pistols for movie props.

Something I want to try is gelatin makeup. I've seen some really awesome gelatin prosthetics up close, and they're freakin' seamless.

The Dragon Skin is a two-part mix 1:1 by volume, which is awesomely easy-- no measuring with the triple-beam scale. 20-minute pot time, 5 hour cure, pigmentable. You can vaccuum degas it with a shop-vac. I really like silicone. It takes a particular kind of adhesive, but that's actually pretty easy to get.
sageincave
May. 16th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
And I'm thinking:

magicmarmot is a furry. Whooda thunk it?
magicmarmot
May. 16th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
Furry, not a furry.
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