Orlando Community Stories

Jurassic Merman Productions: How Wesley Croft Turned His Mermaid Passion into a Career

Wesley Croft, founder of Jurassic Merman Productions, has transformed his lifelong passion for mermaids into a thriving business. Wesley's journey began with a love for sculpting and art, a hobby that provided solace, especially after a car accident left him with spinal injuries. Swimming, particularly as a merman, became a therapeutic outlet for him, blending his interests in free diving and mermaids. (read more)

The Creative Journey of Selman Markovic and Shadow Studio FX

Selman Markovic has over 12 years of experience in the special effects industry. His journey began with a simple desire to create a Batman™ costume for Halloween. Today, he's turned this hobby into a thriving small business. His impressive mold library, nearing 300 items, possibly constitutes the largest collection of Batman™ costumes and cowls. Selman's portfolio also includes creations like Ahsoka Tano headdresses, Grinch™ mask prosthetics, Ninja Turtle™ suits, and many more. (read more)

Epic Cosplay Creations by Dovah Design

Sam Geist, owner of Dovah Design, is an imaginative cosplayer and propmaker who epitomizes the essence of learning through doing. Her cosplay journey, sparked by the enchanting realms of the video game Skyrim in 2014, rapidly transitioned from experimenting with basic materials like Worbla, expanding foam, and EVA to mastering the art of mold making and casting. (read more)

A Full House At Our October Let’s Talk About Silicone Wounds Session

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando held a Let’s Talk About: Silicone Wounds discussion on October 9, and the turn out could not have been better. (read more)

Full House at the Reynolds-Orlando Intro to Lifecasting Seminar

Reynolds-Orlando had a full house for their Intro to Lifecasting Seminar on October 4th, 2019. Attendees from all backgrounds, came with a thirst for information on the different techniques used in creating lifecastings. (read more)

Reynolds – Orlando hosts an Informative Spotlight on Fillers, Colorants and Tints

On September, Friday 13th 2019, Reynolds-Orlando held their Materials Spotlight reviewing and demonstrating the different types and uses of Fillers, Colorants and Tints. Participants learned the differences between colorants available such as UVO™, SO-Strong™, and Silc Pig™ and the different applications they can be used for. (read more)

Highlights From Orlando’s January 2019 Mold Making Seminar

During the Reynolds Basics of Moldmaking and Casting seminars, instructors use slides, lectures and demonstrations of various techniques and materials to maximize your learning experience. Questions about your projects are welcome. (read more)

Reynolds – Orlando January Material Spotlight Sellout

At the latest Reynolds – Orlando Material Spotlight featuring resins and foams, they welcomed a full house of individual hobbyists and beginners, students from universities, professional artists and more! (read more)

Record Breaking Crowd at Reynolds – Orlando RAM FAN Materials Event

Over 200 people attended the November, 2018 Reynolds – Orlando RAM FAN event. Attendees were treated to demos of new materials from Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products, food, drinks, music and fun! (read more)

Reynolds – Orlando Hosts Annual Basics of Lifecasting Seminar

Last week, Reynolds – Orlando welcomed a sold-out crowd for their annual Basics of Lifecasting Seminar. (read more)

Reynolds – Orlando Hosts Standing Room Only Mold Making Seminar

Reynolds Advanced Materials in Orlando hosted their Mold Making and Casting Seminar last week to a 20+-person crowd. The informative seminar helped prepare new users to ask material questions to future projects. (read more)

No Bull – Galaxy America Creates Mechanical Shark!

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando’s spotlight is back on Galaxy America. Galaxy America, a manufacturer of mechanical bull rides, is based out of Port Charlotte in Florida. The company has been around since 1985 and has created many innovative products. (read more)

Reynolds – Orlando Hosts RAM FAN Event For Over 100 Attendees

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando staff hosted their free RAM FAN open house event last night, opening their facility to more than 100 customers. Special effects artist Michael Burnett was on hand to demonstrate skin FX techniques, along with other live demos. (read more)

Reynolds – Orlando Creates an Innovative, Free, Fun Event for Fans

On November 17, 2015, Reynolds Advanced Materials Orlando hosted their annual RAM FAN event. The specialized event drew in a full house of over 90+ people. (read more)

Check Out Images from the Latest Reynolds – Orlando Seminar

Reynolds – Orlando recently held their mold making and casting seminar. The event drew over a 30+ crowd of ambitious learners. Patrons witnessed demonstrations where they learned the basics of moldmaking and casting from the Reynolds staff and season nine Face Off contestant Scott Fensterer. (read more)

Announcing the RAM FAN Materials Event – November 18th. Material demos, BBQ & Fun

You’re Invited to our Annual Open House! Be Our Guest For Dinner, Beer, Wine And Fun! Full buffet provided by 4 Rivers Smokehouse known for their barbecue. (read more)

Resource Factory Creates Polo Player Statue

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando is focusing their spotlight on the Resource Factory in Sarasota, Florida. Resource Factory has been a leading manufacturer of themed environments over the past three decades. (read more)

A Great Time At Spooky Empire 2014

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando was at the Spooky Empire 2014 Show, and we had a fantastic time! The Spooky Empire’s Show is a horror event that has a permanent home in Orlando, Florida. This convention brings people from all around the world to attend its ultimate horror weekend. The event itself offers attendees over 200 vendors and artist, with guests such as movie and TV stars. (read more)

Reynolds – Special Effects Makeup Demos with Scott Fensterer

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando recently was at a tradeshow; where show attendees were able to experience and learn about “Materials For Doing Things.” Special FX Makeup Artist and Face Off Contestant Scott Fensterer was at the show doing multiple special effects makeup demos. (read more)

Reynolds Orlando – RAM FAN Open House 2014

Our Orlando location hosted their Open House, and everyone had an awesome time. The turnout was great with over 100 guests. Guests were able to enjoy new product demonstrations, food, and even learn some tips and tricks from other guests and staff members. Reynolds – Orlando would like to thank everyone for coming out to the Open House and cannot wait to see you again at the next one. (read more)

Customer Project Spotlight – Pizzazz Scenic ‘Titanoboa’

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando focuses our spotlight on Pizzazz Scenic and their amazing ‘Titanoboa’ project. Pizzazz Scenic in Jacksonville, Florida helps their customers’ dreams come true with the help of materials from Reynolds – Orlando. (read more)

Roundtable Productions, LLC props for Tampa Bay Comic Con 2014

Roundtable Productions shares their process for several props created for a Live Action Show featured at Tampa Bay Comic Con 2014. (read more)

Customer Spotlight – A Howling Good Time With Moore Art Expressions

Scott J, Moore is the latest customer to be featured in Reynolds – Orlando’s spotlight. Scott is the owner, creative director, and head sculptor at Moore Art Expressions (MAE). His company is based in Port Charlotte, Florida. Over the past year, Scott has been expanding MAE in more ways than one, relying on Reynolds Advanced Materials in Orlando for the materials needed to make incredible things. (read more)

Clockwork Carousel Creations Hosts Successful Material Workshops at Metrocon 2022

Reynolds - Orlando customer Clockwork Carousel Creations has been hosting panels at conventions since 2012. Over the years their skills have grown to include special FX makeup, prosthetics, silicone molds, and resin casting. Their panels focus mainly on advanced materials classes including silicone mold making and making resin water effects. (read more)

Duplicating a Cast Iron Lampost – Tutorial by Orlando Customer Jordan Reed Chapman

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando’s Spotlight is on Jordan Chapman – a mold maker and caster. Chapman creates many super hero masks, but this spotlight is capturing his process to recreate an original cast iron lamppost cover that will blend right in with the rest of the lamppost. (read more)

Education In Orlando – Our Latest ‘Let’s Talk About’ Session

We just cannot wait to tell you about our recent ‘Let’s Talk About’ series at Reynolds– Orlando. Our sunshine state staff has all the answers you need for your personal project. We enjoy educating people on the materials we offer, even more so when they enlighten us in how they use our materials. We host many seminar-like discussions throughout the year. They are free to the public, and there are no commitments. (read more)

Faux Toxic Bath Created In Time for Halloween

Reynolds Advanced Materials gets quite excited around Halloween time. The Reynolds – Orlando staff created an eerie Halloween decoration this year. Mediocre, it is not, the 55-Gallon drum of fake toxic vat was created using an array of Smooth-On Materials. (read more)

Galaxy America Takes Bull Riding To a New Level

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando has their spotlight on Galaxy America, a manufacturer of mechanical bull rides, based out of Port Charlotte in Florida. The company has been around since 1985 and has created many innovative products. (read more)

Introducing The 'Clays For Makers' Material Spotlights

Learn about these NEW events where Chavant Brand Manager Janessa Porter takes you on a hands-on tour of different clays and how they best align to your unique workflows. (read more)

Face Off Contestant Scott Fensterer Brings Swarms Of People To Reynolds-Orlando Booth

Reynolds Advanced Materials – Orlando recently exhibited at a trade show where crowds surged to over 50,000 attendees. Patrons of the show were able to watch special effects makeup done by Face Off Season 9 Contestant Scott Fensterer. (read more)