Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Great Stuff Foam Casting Failure!..Kinda...

So I think the video will say it all and I am sure there will be a few laughs here! I am really trying to "expand" (no pun intended) the use of Great Stuff foam insulation. We all use it for vines, guts, slime and even a skull cast here or there but I really want to try and perfect some sculpting techniques with it and I know that is going to be hard given the expanding qualities of great stuff, it's just tricky to work with as you can see in the video but I am dedicated to trying to break the mold of what we use it for currently and come up with some really cool stuff..some "Great Stuff" god I am a laugh riot huh!


3 comments:

Dawn said...

Well, I would not have expected that! I expected it would look completely different than that... I wonder what would happen if you let it dry longer in the mold, seems like it would work? Hmmm. I hope you try it again, I want to see what happens on take 2.

Mr. Macabre said...

It's pretty cool as it is!
Have you tried the minimal expanding Great Stuff? It's a little denser and has smaller bubbles in it. You might consider putting a little in at a time to give it a chance to expand and dry thoroughly and capture the details and then add more.

Grimlock Manor said...

Im goung to try it again. I think you are both right. Dawn, I did need to leave it to set longer. I was tricked by the back half because it was completely dry so when I went to pull it from the mold I found the inside was still wet and thats when I pushed it back in figuring it wasnt going to work but as u can see it kinda did it just separated from itself. Mr. Macabre, I do think I need to do a little at a time as the great stuff expands so much and the air bubbles in it can really do damage to the funal results. I will try a can of the great stuff you had suggested and do it in steps..round two on its way!

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