Need help shading large areas on foam pumpkin

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michelekirkland
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:11 am

First attempt at shading on foam pumpkin. Found it quite easy on real pumpkin with the right tools and I am hoping that will be the case with foam too. I have been using a dremel, but I am finding it to be quite a slow go on large areas to shade. Any suggestions on a bit for shading larger areas? Thanks!
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:15 am

I use a large, four flute, end mill. I think it is 1/8" or 1/4"...what ever fits into the keyless chuck.

It is el rapido.
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:50 am

I use dremel high speed cutter bits.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:47 pm

Then to smooth out the shading you can use some pink bits...does anyone have a pic of them? It really sucks that my computer has been out of commission so long and I can't upload pics from my phone or iPad. Also, there should be a tutorial for shading foam pumpkins that might have pics of the bits. Hope this helps!
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:48 am

I used the diamond 1/4 " bit, but it made it pretty rough (I was not being careful, just trying to remove material) so I had to go back with a wire brush.

You can see my full video off of my other post here : viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5023 where I show my complete carving process.

Others here probably have more expertise, but this is my process.

Somewhere in there I show an example of the pink stone mentioned above.
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