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    Collodion?

    Anyone know how to get hold of some collodion to make wet plates with?
    I can get flexible collodion through retro but apparently that is not really suitable. Seems hard to find
    Picking up my 12x10 sliding box camera tomorrow
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    I get collodion from www.artcraftchemicals.com and www.mavidon.com. These are both in the US, so probably won't help you if you're in the UK. Have you done wet plate before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David White
    Anyone know how to get hold of some collodion to make wet plates with?
    I can get flexible collodion through retro but apparently that is not really suitable. Seems hard to find
    Picking up my 12x10 sliding box camera tomorrow
    best,
    David White
    www.nospin.co.uk
    http://www.altphotosource.com/ will sell you a complete setup if you need. Good prices, good people.

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    Bostick and Sullivan also carry collodion.
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    Collodion, Ether, and 190 proof Alcohol are not usually posted overseas. In the UK you are best off contacting another wet-plater in the UK and finding out where they get their chemicals. Try asking at either of these forums:

    http://www.collodion.com/forum/default.asp

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/cgi-bin/...00/dcboard.cgi

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    Thanks all.

    Does anyone know if flexible collodion will work? I think it has oil and camphor in it, at least the brew I've seen has.
    No, I haven't done wet plate before. Off on journey, that's me

    best,
    David White
    www.nospin.co.uk

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    David,

    Flexible collodion won't work according to what I've read on the forums listed above and the reference materials I have.

    There's a guy in the UK named Sean IIRC who does wetplate and posts to the civil war reenactors forum. You might send him an email asking for a supplier in the UK. Also, astronomers use collodion to clean their telescopes so a local astronomy club might also be a source of information.

    Joe

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    Nobody here makes their OWN guncotton ?

    For shame.
    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell
    Nobody here makes their OWN guncotton ?

    For shame.
    I think most people like their fingers and toes still attached, not to mention hands and other useful appendages

    Unless you're a die-hard Civil War reenactor- then you play with 150 year-old firearms, so a little collodion is a relatively low-risk proposition

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    Yeah, making guncotton is not particularly safe; if you're not REAL careful, the results are not pretty.

    I attempted to make collodion from homemade guncotton once, and the vapors release were awful, not to mention that fact that working with sticky, gooey guncotton is not easy.

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