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Posted by NightOwl, on 2008-01-13 23:29:44

Plaster

Hi Hi everyone! I read somewhere on here and i cant seem to find it through all these posts, how you can put some kind of cloth over chicken wire and similar stuff like that and then pour the plaster over it to basically make the whole thing solid. Does anyone know what kind of cloth it was?? I remember it was just come stuff that they had at like home dept??

Posted by castlegardener, on 2008-01-14 00:21:16

In the fiberglass section they have fiberglass cloth that is designed to hold liquid resin. The only problem with this is you do not want to breath any fiberglass dust from cutting or grinding. I would think this would work ok, but please use the proper safety precautions like a recommended type of mask.

Posted by Strider, on 2008-01-14 00:24:43

Burlap is good for that, or cheesecloth. Burlap is better because of the larger openings that let plaster get through, then when it sets up it's a solid mass with the burlap inside.

Posted by castlegardener, on 2008-01-14 02:49:19

That sounds like a much safer route.

Posted by Strider, on 2008-01-14 05:01:07

The fiberglass cloth is good too, but like you said, it's nasty stuff to work with, and more expensive. It results in a much stronger end product than burlap or cheesecloth though, strong enough to make a surface you can drill tie-down holes through, so it can be great for making a hilly set where characters need to walk. But for less critical applications, burlap is our friend! :)

Posted by NightOwl, on 2008-01-15 17:27:30

Thanks everyone!!:-)