CASTING (55)

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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

6 Aug 3
Reply by Jonathan Jehin

Casting Van Aken Clay

I've seen the process for making an Army of Gromits, and think it would be very useful for making my characters.  I would like to melt Van…

Started by Michael

6 Jul 27
Reply by Strider

Laika is looking for an experienced Caster for short term work

Hi all We are looking for a very experienced Caster/Mold Maker to work until the end of July to help us get through a hump in production.…

Started by Angela Geier

0 Jun 13

Urethane foam puppets?

So I've been trying to cast puppet heads from platinum cure silicone lately with limited success, mostly because it's easy to inhibit the c…

Started by Hayden Setlik

6 Apr 8
Reply by Ethan Bartholomae

Casting silicone in silicone

I have had success casting platinum cure silicone like Ecoflex into other platinum cure silicone like Moldstar from Smooth On and was wonde…

Started by Tim Daniel

10 Dec 21, 2015
Reply by Greyguy

Plastic casting questions

Hey everyone, I'm not new to animation, but I am new to casting and puppet making. I'm currently in pre-production of a shortfilm, so I tho…

Started by rioforce

1 Dec 21, 2015
Reply by Strider

FOAM FLEX-IT V - anyone tried it out?

Been looking at options of what material to cast my Cyclops stop motion puppet in. My initial idea was to go with silicone, but I have just…

Started by Angus Lamont

10 Dec 11, 2015
Reply by James Krysa

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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Reply by Joshua Liebling

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