Friday, February 16, 2007
(I wish I could run the old "Benny Hill" sound track for you here.)
Today I set up a little set base test with built up newspaper bumps on a box. On top of that I taped down strips of; 1/8" square hardware cloth, perforated plastic rain gutter, aluminum rain gutter mesh, and plaster bandage. I made up two small batches of the Rockite portland/gypsym extra strength anchoring cement (gray) and plain plaster of paris (white) as a topping.
The idea is to see if any of these materials will create a hard shell surface, in conjuction with layers of papier mache, that will be strong and secure enough for fairly heavy hardware tiedowns for puppetry animation.
The results and more cRaZy antics tomorrow!