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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



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Software for making a workshop

Started by Marcs in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Marcs 14 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hallo friends,i will make a stopmotion-workshop at my University. I usually work with dragon frame and ask them if there are temporary licenses for the students. But there is just the option to buy licenses a litte cheaper. The students have to do a…Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole 23 hours ago. 270 Replies

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


Started by Alex Sdraub in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Alex Sdraub yesterday. 2 Replies

i just watched last animation on youtube by StopmoNick the SteamWalkerTest and it is awesome on any point of view!Continue

Puppets with five fingers

Started by bigbossross in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 2 Replies

I am planning a 1:6 scale foam latex puppet, and I have a wire armature made with five thin fingers. Very few puppets I see have more than 4 fingers, which imagine is due to a technical limitation.  I am wondering how hard it would be to align the…Continue

Designing a dedicated studio. Any advice greatly appreciated!

Started by Hendrikus De Vaan in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by StopmoNick yesterday. 11 Replies

Hi guys, I've been given some land to build on, and over the next two years I want to build a dedicated stopmotion animation studio, in Taranaki, New Zealand.The land I've been given restricts me to a build of 14m x 8.4 m. And my budget restricts me…Continue

Foam latex puppet making - Oven types

Started by bigbossross in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by bigbossross on Tuesday. 3 Replies

I am hoping to buy a tabletop oven specifically for baking foam latex puppets. From what I understand, you must use a convection oven, and I have found a large toaster/convection oven but am unsure if this type of oven will work for baking the…Continue



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