foam, latex, foam rubber... what is the difference?


Active Hunter
I'm curious as to what each of these would be used for. Latex is usually thinner right, its what is commonly used in masks and prostethics (sp?) correct?

So, I guess really the difference between foam and foam rubber. I'd think what I want to used for modeling with is foam rubber, I need something somewhat stiff that can be cut/carved. Almost like the texture of those wedge sponges that come with halloween make-up.

If anyone knows of an online supplier for this stuff as well I'm going to need a few chunks of the stuff.

judz dwedd

Well-Known Hunter
Burman Industries and Smooth-On, both carry what you're looking for. Monster Makers usually does, but it's frequently out of stock.


Active Hunter
Started reading up on the stuff. The kind of stuff i'm looking at making is latex that is foam filled.

I guess I need to just working with it.

Thanks for the tip on smooth-on.