Post by GunZ McGraw on Jan 10, 2015 22:58:59 GMT -5
I've had the tools to work with styrofoam for a number of years but never really got in to it. This winter has been full steam ahead. Along with the simple Dino /Dragon reliefs posted in the guest board I've been working on a few other models.
A new fairy door about half done. A star on a round base and another star on a free standing base stone. With exception of the 2 star features the rest of the models are styrofoam coated with a homemade mixture to add texture and stop foam from melting from heated plastic. Still need some sanding and touch ups & details.
Post by GunZ McGraw on Jan 11, 2015 14:46:00 GMT -5
A short time lapse video on door construction. Hot wired the basic shape with good draft on the table then split it in half. Cut out 2 openings and glued back to base. My entry wire points on the top have been filled with my DIY foam coat.
Wow that's fast.Better in what sense ,softer,detail,less mess? Sorry for all the questions I'm in sponge mode.
Better as it mixes easier then plaster. Can start to dremel it just over a hour after casting. Still messy but debris come off larger and don't break off like plaster. Sanding is about the same compared to plaster mess wise. I've never tried to carve fine detail in it. The resin is a little softer then plaster but if I drop the tool it will survive. So far they have anyways and I tend to drop things. Lastly it stands up well under heat & pressure of forming. For the numbers I pull anyways. Only draw back is price but it's not terribly expensive.