I wanted to create a sticky worthy informative thread to help those making there own helmets, armor, and even make up effects have access to a easy to use directory of suppliers. The way I want this thread to work is if you have a supplier not listed Post It! and give a review and maybe a pic of two of it in use or an example of what you were able to create with it. I will then add it to the master list on the top post.
This thread is meant to be a master list of informative links and not a question and debate on the products or suppliers so if you have a question about any of them shoot me a PM or better yet contact the supplier as they all have customer service that can help you find what you need for your project.
I hope this information will help those on this board who are aspiring prop makers create new and wonderful things.
Special thanks go to members of this board who turned me on to a number of these I use currently, members of the RPF who have helped me, and members of The Effects Lab that allready found a great deal of these as well and though of the idea long before I did of having a sticky directory of vendors like this.
Here is my list as of (10-23-07)
Dispencing tips,cartridges and syringes[silicone appropriate]
great fx supply company for all molding, casting, make up needs
Coast Fiber-tek Products
The Mold Makers Store silicone life casting Azsil brush-on P6 and Hardmother water activated polyurethane tape
Great supplier of metal fillers and layup resins for cold casting! (Thanks Cruzer)
Smooth-on (maker of great resin, silicone, and Platgel products)
Reynolds Advanced Materials
A seller of great clays, Smooth On Products and many other things to fulfill your casting and molding needs.
Milled fiberglass uses are thickening agent, more importantly as a mold strengthener. Other potentially useful products are carried.
Epon Epoxies. Epon 862 is a very good all around material
This solvent is top notch for cleaning up unsured silicone among other things. Enviromentally safe.
XP429 platinum gel for prosthetics
A great source for vacuforming plastics and a lot more!
EyeCo glass and silicone eyes