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Better ways to paint Platsil Gel 10 ?

Howdy y'all! I'm having some difficulties with painting Platsil Gel 10, I was recommended as a cheap solution to buy regular oil colors mix…

Started by Frej Bengtsson & Stellan Rutstam

15 Jun 5
Reply by michelangelo

Mixed up about mixing plaster

Does anyone have any tips on mixing small quantities of Hydrocal/Ultracal? As much as I love casting all sorts of oddball "things" for my d…

Started by Animatters

1 May 2
Reply by StopmoNick

Ideas for this mold?

Hello All, Iv'e been working on this sculpt and getting ready to make a mold of it (probably in hydrocal) for a cast in DragonSkin 10.  An…

Started by t. r. burns

8 Apr 27
Reply by t. r. burns

Ask a Model Maker...

Howdy y'all! My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and ha…

Started by McKinlay

0 Feb 15

Hyrdocal vs Ultracal vs Resin

Hey there folks, Quick (maybe) question... So I've been unsuccessful finding any local supplier of Ultracal-30. Any SFX people I know order…

Started by Mike

5 Feb 15
Reply by McKinlay

molding/casting plastic figures to make puppets

Ive been looking at trying some molding and casting lately with different objects for props and puppets and what not for some stopmo videos…

Started by vanilla gorilla

12 Jan 24
Reply by StopmoNick

Making silicone puppet

Hi everyone I'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result…

Started by Hani

20 Nov 25, 2014
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

casting a character in pieces

Hello, Wondering everyone's thoughts on this - for a few different reasons I'll be casting most of my new puppets in multiple pieces (i.e.…

Started by emmyymme

15 Sep 8, 2014
Reply by StopmoNick

3d printed mold cast in gel-foam

Hi everyone!  I've been working on a new short film and experimenting with new ways to produce my puppets.  I decided that I was going to p…

Started by Dieter Wagner

7 Sep 5, 2014
Reply by Dieter Wagner

PAX painting secret

Hi folks, Taking a page from Rick Baker's policy not to have a "magician's code", I want to share a "magic trick". The brush is a silicone…

Started by Don Carlson

4 Jun 21, 2014
Reply by Don Carlson

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Puppet Putty

Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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Change to look of site?

Started by StopmoNick in SITE FEEDBACK. Last reply by Anthony Scott 35 minutes ago. 10 Replies

Since yesterday, the whole look of the site has changed... or is it just me?  It is now a wide blinding landscape of pure white, such as Scott of the Antarctic would have faced!   Text is in black.Windows like the one to add an image have a clear…Continue

Wombok's got a trailer 2015

Started by Miles and Jules in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Miles and Jules 52 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Hi Gang..we finally decided on a trailer for our film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ANhKKgF5Tglet us know war you think?cheersM&JContinue

Tags: forest, wombok

Armature components

Started by Spencer McCarlie in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Roos Mattaar 8 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hey guys, I'm on the hunt for some armature joints and useful pieces.All I can find online are quite expensive so I was wondering if anyone had came across cheap parts?I do try and make my own for now but that's just from wire and I'm trying to get…Continue

Tags: Armatures

Home set up for silver soldering

Started by Roos Mattaar in MACHINE SHOP. Last reply by Jim Arthurs 16 hours ago. 40 Replies

Hi there,Not a very much used part of the message board it seems here, but seems most appropriate for my question...I finally have a great space to use as my own stop motion workshop/studio, hooray!I have done some ball and socket armature making…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Jim Arthurs yesterday. 23 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

latex build up trio & newbie hello

Started by Skylure Genavieve in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by Don Carlson on Sunday. 9 Replies

hi everyone,I'm very new to the forum and the world of stop motion, but I wanted to show my face a bit so I don't feel like such a lurker!I am saving up for a desktop and camera so I can work on animation tests, but I couldn't help but get started…Continue

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