Signed up on Yahoo! personals last night, because I figure the best time to fill out information about myself is when I'm throttled to the gills with NyQuil. After looking though, I did find more interesting women on there than any other site so far. Nobody that made me sit up and take notice immediately, but some that were definitely more interesting than the mundane.
I still feel pretty confident that if I'm going to meet someone interesting (in my sense of the word), it's likely going to be through some social or performance-based activity. I really tend to gravitate toward performers, primarily actors, dancers, and musicians. Creative folks.
Wow, I wish I could be home in bed right now.
I have to make some prop swords and at least one prop gun. I have the originals of both, which I need to mold in some material and then cast in some material that is rubbery and flexible. My original ides was to make the molds of silicone, then cast in urethane rubber. However, I've discovered that the urethane rubber isn't particularly tear-resistant.
My other thought is to cast in silicone, or in latex, or a latex/urethane foam mix. I like the latex/urethane foam mix because it's much more forgiving and still pretty durable, and it takes paint pretty well.
Now that means that I have to make the mother mold out of plaster. Plaster is easy to work with, but it's solid, and I'm molding solid pieces, and that's not generally a good idea. Trying to remove a sword blade from a plaster mold sounds like a great recipie for frustration, even with plenty of mold release.
Now I could do something like make an original mold out of latex, then cast a wax positive and make a plaster mold of that. Or I could make an original mold of silicone and do much the same. Or I could try slip-casting latex in a silicone mold, and then backfilling with flexible urethane foam.
'Tis a quandry.