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Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

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    Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    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]
    http://www.bergdahl.com/
    http://www.bergdahl.com/Semco.htm
    http://www.efd-inc.com/products.html

    Flocking
    http://www.donjer.com/

    www.monstermakers.com
    great fx supply company for all molding, casting, make up needs

    Coast Fiber-tek Products
    http://fiber-tek.com/

    Colorants
    http://www.wholesalecolors.com/index.php?category=1

    The Mold Makers Store silicone life casting Azsil brush-on P6 and Hardmother water activated polyurethane tape
    http://townsendatelier.com/store/index.php

    Eager Plastics
    Great supplier of metal fillers and layup resins for cold casting! (Thanks Cruzer)
    http://www.eagerplastics.com/

    Smooth-on (maker of great resin, silicone, and Platgel products)
    www.smooth-on.com

    Reynolds Advanced Materials
    A seller of great clays, Smooth On Products and many other things to fulfill your casting and molding needs.
    http://www.reynoldsam.com/

    Fibre-Glast
    Milled fiberglass uses are thickening agent, more importantly as a mold strengthener. Other potentially useful products are carried.
    http://www.fibreglast.com/showproduc...llers-111.html

    Miller-Stephenson
    Epon Epoxies. Epon 862 is a very good all around material
    http://www.miller-stephenson.com/

    Soygold 1000
    This solvent is top notch for cleaning up unsured silicone among other things. Enviromentally safe.
    http://www.soygold.com/products/solv...isontables.htm

    Ticgums
    http://www.ticgums.com/store/default.asp

    Silicones-inc
    XP429 platinum gel for prosthetics
    Cheap Chemicals
    Sorbitol
    http://www.cheap-chemicals.com/chemicals.asp?Sort=S

    US Plastics
    A great source for vacuforming plastics and a lot more!
    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/cat...lickid=leftnav

    EyeCo glass and silicone eyes
    http://www.eyecoltd.com/

    FX Contacts
    http://www.9mmsfx.com/about.html
    Last edited by stormtrooperguy; Oct 14, 2008 at 11:24 AM.

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    DOOD...thank you!

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Make sure and post demand to make this bad boy a sticky... other wise this great list will sink to the neither regions of this forum...

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Just want to bump this to the top as I am already seeing threads asking about where to get stuff telling me this thread is not helping like it should.

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Im really curious why its so difficult to get certain posts 'stickied'. For example the WOF templates. Or create a forum for just the template. The amount of post I see that say 'try searching for it' would seem to justify making them stickies.

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    The mold makers link doesnt work properly.


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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Stormrider said: View Post
    The mold makers link doesnt work properly.

    Fixed the link, Thanks for the heads up!

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Stormrider said: View Post
    Im really curious why its so difficult to get certain posts 'stickied'. For example the WOF templates. Or create a forum for just the template. The amount of post I see that say 'try searching for it' would seem to justify making them stickies.
    I would agree with you to a degree but keep in mind the admins are a busy bunch and its folks like you who use this stuff that need to make your needs know. I alone cannot justify making something a sticky, but the forum members as a whole posting that they would like this to be sticked would be more effective.

    I did PM the mods to make them aware of this thread and its purpose. I am sure if enough member post in this thread about wanting it stuck to the top they will make it happen.

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    YES... this should definitely be a sticky, very nice!!!

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    www.monstermakers.com
    great fx supply company for all molding, casting, make up needs.
    and a husband and wife team run the company and are more than happy to talk to you on the phone for any questions or help you may need

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Thanks a lot :thumbup


    great job


    Regards

    Alfredo

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    ELVEZ said: View Post
    www.monstermakers.com
    great fx supply company for all molding, casting, make up needs.
    and a husband and wife team run the company and are more than happy to talk to you on the phone for any questions or help you may need
    Agreed, will add this to the list! Thanks!!!

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Since this sucker gets buried I figured I would bump it up to the top for all of you folks making Halloween Costumes.

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Great job!!

    Thanks

    Alfredo

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    thread stuck and a link added to the wiki:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/wiki/26267

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Rock on.... glad to see this as a sticky... I think this thread can help lots of folks on here.

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    I wanted to mention that there are two other sites that have been extremely helpful to me with silicone and liquid plastics.

    alumilite.com is a company that went so far as to replace 5 gallons ($500) worth of silicone when it didnt live through the expected amount of pulls and has answered any and all mold questions I have ever had. They have went so far as to look at my ideas and let me use their facility on tough projects.

    I had ordered online before I realized they had a store front and were equally as helpful via the internet.

    I highly recommend their resins, and their rubbers. if your in it for the long term, their silicones have a lot less 'additives' than some of the others.

    polytek is another place that is in PA, shipped foams and plastics to me fast, and when they messed up my order, shipped another order out the morning I called them and I had it the next day.

    Polytek also has some really good tutorials. So does alumilite.

    M2

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    Just thought I'd say that in the UK, CFS Fibreglass is a great site that will supply pretty much everything you could possibly need to scratch build and make castings. The prices are also the cheapest I've encountered, though postage is by weight so better for big orders.

    http://www.cfsnet.co.uk/

    Another place which is same same, but different is East Coast Fibreglass Supplies which has similar things at similar prices.

    http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/

    Hope they help other UK guys who have trouble finding reasonably priced materials.

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Amazing thread, i have been looking for products names for a while now to get started.

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    To see my original listing of suppliers go here. I've added more and so have other members
    Monster Lab http://www.theeffectslab.com/ -->
    http://www.theeffectslab.com/forums/index.php --> http://www.theeffectslab.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=6

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    hi everybody, im new to the forums but ive been tinkering with building some armor for awhile now out of cardboard or foamboard and ive located a site that i think has the sintra you guys are talking about but they call it Sintra PVC 2 mm,

    the site is
    http://store.foamboardsource.com/sintra-pvc-foam--sintra-pvc-board--sintra-pvc-2-mm.html

    I hope its the right stuff because its been the biggest obstacle in my way to start making the armor

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    wow awesome compiled list. Definitely a great place to start, thanks.

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    Re: Suppliers for prop making and mold making supplys

    Another one for us Brits is

    http://www.tiranti.co.uk

    This has all your supply needs for casting and the like.......Not sure about sintra though.

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    This is a fantastic list of suppliers, thanks so much for listing them!

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    Thanks

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