So I was asked to order some short fur for a head my friend is working on for herself (it looks like a sort of Hyena?) and I was hoping someone could help with two questions I had about it all.
When it comes to animals with really short fur, do you recommend getting regular long fur and shaving it all down or simply getting short fur (I've seen also called soft fur), minky, or beaver fur? And how does it look on a fursuit head? Would anyone happen to have pictures of one using these short furs?
She has no idea which type of fur is best so we're going to get some samples as well.
i thought it was just because it wasent mixed properly, but now im serious confused. On random areas of my sculpt the silicone is still coming off on my finger, yet most of the sculpt is the way the rubber should be. I applied the first thin layer at 2:30 today, its now practically 5 and its still like that in random areas. The silicone that came with my brushable kit, Rebound 25, said it had a 10min potlife and a 4 hr cure time, and i could apply a new layer after about 60min according to the directions. I ordered more rebound 25 from the same supplier (dickblick.com) and i noticed on the label it said it had a 20min potlife and a 6hr cure time. My mold wasent fully cured and very thin on some spots even tho i spread it evenly when coating, and after 3 castings it was coming apart and leaving sticky residue on my blanks. I ordered more silicone and got the same stuff, but i figured my mixing was off so i paid extra attention today and painted on a thin layer. Did smooth-on change the formula for that specific silicone or am i not waiting long enough for this newer stuff? The kit said this stuff is the same as what ive ordered. Anyone else have this problem? Should i wait 6hrs between layers instead? i cant afford to have this be another restart, its really starting to bug me.
EDIT: looks like it was a bad batch of silicone, i called dickblick and they are replacing both my orders for no charge! should have effective silicone by the end of the week, if not ill call again. thanks everyone for your input and advice!