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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:49 PM

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Does anyone make ballistic gel? I have made various polymers in gel form for infusion into hollow parts. Can not believe it would be too hard?
Does anyone practice this?

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:04 PM

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http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1138001/make_mythbusters_style_ballistic_g...
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http://www.myscienceproject.org/gelatin.html

ITS REAL EASY TO MAKE AND FUN TO SHOOT AT

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:09 PM

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thanks

I will let you know if I can get it right.
am hoping its simular to making microbiology media like blood plates etc.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:13 PM

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it's more like making jello in your kitchen. just gotta do it slow so you get no air bubbles. i would like to figure out a way to make a "blood" cavity about an inch under the surface without compromising the integrity of the stuff.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 12:04 AM

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How similar is it?

Actual ballistics gelatin performs similarly to humand flesh. My question with the home gelatin stuff is how close is it to human flesh in terms of determining penetration?

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 8:50 AM

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http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1138001/make_mythbusters_style_ballistic_g...

And you can buy gelatin like that from SYSCO for really cheap, we used to use it back when I worked in a restraunt years ago, probably can pick up a 20 LB Jar for under 20 bucks.

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