A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 302,370
Currently Running With Scissors:
641 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Broken Mannequin Help? Right place to ask?  (Read 520 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
9thLife
« on: May 20, 2009 12:12:55 PM »

Included with the business I bought last December, were a bunch of full size and pieces of mannequins.  Problem is, alot of them have cracks, chips, or just plain holes in them.  To me this doesn't give the feel I want from the store.  Does anyone have any suggestions of something durable I could use that would be self-drying, moldable, sandable, paintable... you get the idea.  I thought of drywall mud.. but that would recrack too easy I think, being as they are moved alot for re-dressing.  Any idea's?  or perhaps a better community to ask?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

loukr
Tutorial Contributor

Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle . .
Offline Offline

Posts: 1446
Joined: 27-Aug-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009 03:28:44 PM »

What about something like fimo.. from what I recall, it doesn't crack easilly, but then again, I haven't used it since I was a child.
OR sealing stuff like you use in your bathroom for tiles..?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tutorials, features, bloggyness http://www.dearestjackdaw.com/

Do you have an ever increasing pile of scraps waiting for the perfect project? Why not join in our Altered Fashions sew-along! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354356.0
CraftyChef
Offline Offline

Posts: 2898
Joined: 26-Jun-2005

Am I retired yet?


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009 11:20:31 AM »

You can spackle them and fine sand when dry. For the ones with holes you need to stuff the hole with newspaper or cotton and some screen (like window screen) or whatever you use to cover it will just cave in.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Spinning Flax Fiber Into Linen
How to Set Up a Warp for Weaving
How to Prepare Wool Fiber for Spinning
How to Make a Laptop Skin
How to Make Dinosaur Masks
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.