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Plaster Types for making a mould

Hi, I'm trying to make a stop-motion puppet out of silicone. I've sculpted my character from Chavant sulphur-free clay, can anyone suggest…

Started by Nat

22 Aug 24
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

Monster Makers Foam -- New Mix Ratios

Hello all, I'm not sure how many of you out there use Monster Makers foam latex -- for me, it's the ONLY foam I ever use and have recommend…

Started by Santino Vitale

5 Aug 9
Reply by Santino Vitale

Has anyone cast from polyamide 3d prints?

Polyamide plastic will apparently break down with water exposure, so this rules out gypsum molds. I'm curious if anyone here knows whether…

Started by Joshua Liebling

2 Jul 29
Reply by Joshua Liebling

Casting Silicone In Spite of Sulfur Clay

Looked around the site and couldn't tell if anyone had already covered this -- I'm making a puppet -- my original intent was to cast in foa…

Started by Santino Vitale

2 Jul 5
Reply by Santino Vitale

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



Message Board

Copper wire fingers?

Started by Angus Lamont in ARMATURES. Last reply by Greyguy 9 hours ago. 7 Replies

HiI recently bought a beautiful looking ball and socket H1 Pro armature from Malvern Armatures. I also bought a pair of hands with it, and the fingers are made up with twisted copper wire. I've never used copper wire for fingers, only aluminium, but…Continue

Tags: copper, armature

Cleaning non digital noise from shots

Started by Waya Malling in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Waya Malling 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi I shot cut out animation under a sheet of glass and as a result of the glass I have a lot of "dust" ( not sure what to call it) noise on my shots . Does any one know of an effective way to clean this ?I use after effects CS6 so any method…Continue

Tags: CutOut, AE

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 9 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue

'soft' steel balls... good idea? + silver solder question

Started by Roos Mattaar in ARMATURES. Last reply by trikfx on Thursday. 17 Replies

Hello everyone,Just a quick question about ball bearings... I came across these ball bearings which say they are 'machinable' and low carbon... …Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole on Thursday. 260 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Start of a new puppet

Started by Greyguy in ARMATURES. Last reply by Miles and Jules on Thursday. 56 Replies

Here's a new puppet I startedIt will have mouth open and side to side jaw motionContinue



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