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This is going to make far more sense to you folks who grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and visited Kennywood Park. :) At Kennywood, they have an attraction called Noah's Ark, which is entered through a whale's mouth as seen below.



The red tongue of the whale is a type of soft/spongy material that you kinda sink into when you're walking on it, which is why the hand rails are there. You have to hold onto them to keep from falling over.

I wanted to make about a 10ft by 4 ft section of our maze into a similar experience only you would be stepping on what appears to be dead, decaying, bodies. We have several mannequins to make casts of, and I was thinking we would attach rib cage fronts from vinyl skeletons to the mannequins before making the casts to make the rib bones pronounced, then use paint and latex techniques to make the bodies look rotting.

The question is what could we cast the "bodies" in? I'm sure it's some type of rubber, but don't know what it would be. We need something like memory foam that compresses and then returns to it's normal shape. Any ideas???
 

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take a look here at the mold making products !!! this place is in Canada, but you can surely find the same products in the USA
where I started and tracked things back to Canada .the casting section has some interesting stuff like foam silicone ??ver it but the description sounds interesting :)
http://www.mmc-canada.com/en

then this place, they have all kinds of products for molding casting and brushing.
https://www.polygem.com/products/zoopoxy/flexible-coating-vines

I was going to say maybe a type of silicone could work, it's squishy and returns to form, but not always resistant to abuse..
 

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I hope you can pull it off...I don't know much about the products you'll require. This is a project you will definitely have to share if you decide to move forward with it. Brick in the Yard Mold Supply does a lot of You-Tube videos and are out of Texas. I have no personal experience with them except to watch a few videos every now and then. Take a quick look at some of their videos and if you feel comfortable call them and ask for some guidance. Hopefully they can lead you in the right direction.

Company Home page:

https://www.brickintheyard.com/

YouTube page

https://www.youtube.com/user/brickintheyard
 

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I wrote to the folks at Kennywood and got a quick reply from a Mr. Rob Henninger, who is the Director of Maintenance and Construction. He wrote:

Bruce,

Yes, it is a rubber product. There are thicker pieces of recycled black rubber as a base. The colored rubber top coat is made up of much smaller pieces that are mixed with an adhesive product and then troughed on top of the
base.

They use this for playgrounds.

The old whale tongue was nothing more than a piece of foam wrapped in a thin carpet.

My contact is listed below.

Good luck!

Rob
 
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