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face skin mold

Curious if anyone knows how they made that skin mold for Uncle Creepy, Was it a silicone prosthetic over the original head sculpt or someth…

Started by patrick wave

1 Jan 25, 2017
Reply by Simon Tytherleigh

what do you do with stuff you've used to make resin?

I resolved not to ask any questions until I'd read every question on here, for fear of boring everyone with the same old questions that you…

Started by David Braga

4 Nov 16, 2016
Reply by David Braga

Puppet Putty is compatible with silicone!

Hi folks, my buddy Martin found a way to make silicone molds directly over Puppet Putty. Until now, it was not known that you could do it w…

Started by Don Carlson

0 Nov 3, 2016

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

11 Oct 1, 2016
Reply by Jason Whetzell

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016

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, 2016
Reply by Ethan Bartholomae

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

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