Is there a material I can use that has a rubbery feel to it?
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Is there a material I can use that has a rubbery feel to it?

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I'm working on a custom figure right now, and I'm coming across a big problem. I need to place some armor on the figure that will hang in front of the legs, meaning I may have to sacrifice articulation to finish the figure, and I'd really like to avoid that. I've made a mold of the armor to create a new cast but I can't find any material to use that can fill in the mold, harden, and still be movable after it hardens. I thought about trying to put a thin layer of hot glue in the mold. Would that work? Or are there any materials out there that can make help me finish this? I appreciate any and all help.

Posted by timone317
on Tuesday, November 2, 2010
User Comments
Anthony's Customs -
Sunday, November 14, 2010
yeah. if you use 3 parts blue to 1 part yellow, you can achieve a sort of flexibility, but I wouldn't recommend using it for anything. I've tried lots of different combos and none of them were satisfactory imo. to each his own, but I wouldn't suggest getting green stuff just for this application.
leafman343 -
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I've actually heard of green stuff being flexible as a result of changing the mix ratio. I don't know the proper ratio but I remember reading about it a few years ago.
Anthony's Customs -
Sunday, November 14, 2010
green stuff cures hard like plastic...not flexible at all...unless by flexible you mean able to break if stressed the brown stuff doesn't flex either. I use both all the time.
pock63 -
Monday, November 8, 2010
If you can't paint the rubber than you could mix ink with it when you pore it. I know that works.
leafman343 -
Friday, November 5, 2010
I'm not sure if this will work, as I don't know if you can paint silicone rubber, but you could make the cast out of more molding rubber. it will bend and flex all you need it to.
Darththomas -
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
If the figure is going to have a belt you could sculpt around some old pieces of cloth, anything will do but try to use the colour you plan on painting it. then stick the cloth to his waistline and work the belt over it that way the pieces would move but still be solid, that's what I did on this guy http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=24818 hope this makes sense??
bobtheodd -
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
That is my understanding too, but I've never used it before. The hot glue idea was brought up here before by Pock, he said he had fair results from it, again, never done it myself.
OneUpMario -
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
If I remember right. I think some customizers say that Green Stuff can give a rubbery feel. Maybe someone could back that up.
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