Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:42 am
So if these newest (unmarked, non-dated) foam pumpkins are harder than usual... well that makes me wonder if the manufacturer finally listened to the pleas of the public - removing the supporting "ribcage" lines on the inside, but instead making the foam a harder consistency in order to give it strength.
The removal of the interior lines is good news, but the harder foam concerns me. Personally, I'd rather risk the instability (I really don't think it would be a problem) and have a pumpkin with no lines and a soft foam. With my style of patterns and carving, I like to use the versa-tool heat knife, and I'm worried the new foamkins won't work as well.
I prefer the softer foam because it has a little "give" which allows you to put some pressure on the surface while carving, without worry of snapping off pieces accidentally. It's pretty forgiving, like a real flesh pumpkin.